Post Date: 12/02/2019
Close Date: 12/12/2019
Is your expertise with children/youth suicide prevention, intervention and postvention? Is your expertise with ACEs and trauma prevention and intervention? Apply here for a rewarding career!
The Oregon Health Authority is currently seeking an Adult Suicide Prevention Specialist (Operations and Policy Analyst 3) to join the Health Systems Division in Salem, Oregon. This position focuses specifically on the planning, policy and program development, system performance and implementation of specialized programs serving adults at risk of suicide. It is responsible to manage and improve outreach to special populations of adults at risk of suicide and their families.
What you will do!
You serve as a resource and expert for OHA in the areas of suicide intervention, prevention and postvention, psychosocial risk and protective factors, and effective best practice. You are the link to a variety of Federal, State and local partners in the pursuit of OHA goals through leadership and participation in appropriate tasks forces, committees, workgroups, and advisory panels.
This position is composed of two major duty areas briefly described below.
Provides Leadership and Manages Special Projects
Manages system improvement and coordination;
Develops funding opportunities;
Collaborates on authoring technical reports, findings, and recommendations to improve system effectiveness;
Evaluates research literature related to assigned areas of expertise;
Presents plans of action.
Training, Consultation and Technical Assistance
Initiates and monitors training and develops plans for evaluating effectiveness;
Provides training, consultative advice and technical assistance to foster implementation of current, state-of-the-art methods to address suicide risk factors, including economic, psychosocial, mental/physical factors, adverse childhood experiences and trauma;
Monitors suicide deaths statewide through collaboration with community mental health programs;
Recommends programs and provides technical assistance to reduce the risk of contagion related to suicide deaths.
In this position you will frequently prepare and/or present technical and professional material within tight deadlines.
What's in it for you!
We offer employees a culture with emphasis in public service and collaboration. We offer fantastic benefits including full medical, vision and dental insurance, a competitive salary, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per year!
This is a full time permanent, management services – non-supervisory position, and is not represented by a union.
Overnight travel throughout the state is required from time to time. Occasional nationwide travel to participate in federal planning and policy development and grant compliance relative to mental health treatment services is expected. Travel is often at the request of the local partners and may not be according to the employee’s preferred schedule.
The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class under state or federal law. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.
What we are looking for!
Preference will be given to those who: possess a master’s degree in mental health or related field and expertise with mental health treatment services related to adult suicide; and, has expertise deciding on how to present complex information used to develop reports to the legislature regarding suicide intervention, prevention, and postvention.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social and Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree related to behavioral or mental health; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work with mental health treatment services related to adult suicide
OR; Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work with mental health treatment related to adult suicide;
Experience developing policy that guides the implementation of ACEs and trauma prevention/intervention, suicide intervention, prevention and postvention, and mental health treatment. This includes services and programs delivered in all counties and tribes dependent upon these policies;
Experience making decisions about the structure of data collection systems including MMIS/MOTS, and outcome measures related to ACES and trauma prevention and intervention, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, and mental health treatment services;
Experience making funding recommendations for ACEs and trauma and intervention, suicide prevention, intervention and postvention, and mental health treatment services and special project;
Experience developing plans for use of adequate and sufficient HSD resources to provide training and technical assistance within OHA and to outside stakeholders for program implementation;
Experience developing plan and strategies to implement state identified priorities in federal and private funding opportunities;
Experience making recommendations for new or continued funding from federal partners and successful implementation of grant application awards;
Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.