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Director, Suicide Prevention and Wellness Initiatives

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Director
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Master's Degree

Published on 11 Jan 2021

Expires on 30 Jan 2021

Director, Suicide Prevention and Wellness Initiatives

United Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in our community. 

General Description: This position is responsible for the planning, coordination, and overall leadership in the development of strategies for United Way of Broward County’s (UWBC) Broward Suicide Prevention Coalition. This position promotes systemic engagement through working with various members of Broward County System of Care promoting suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention services.  (This position is Grant funded – subject to renewal)

Primary Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Has the primary duty of managing the day to day operations of the Broward Suicide Prevention Coalition.
  2. Responsible for the development, operation and evaluation of all Behavioral Health initiatives related to the Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, and its key committees. 
  3. Responsible for the development and execution of the Broward Suicide Prevention Coalition Annual Strategic Plan.
  4. Carry out new public awareness prevention strategies in coordination with the Recovery System of Care in Broward County.
  5. Monitor relevant community indicators to evaluate current community problems and programs to measure progress on key outcomes as well as working with community leaders in the development of tools to strengthen the community’s abilities to identify, address and fund priority issues
  6. Responsible for contract management, including service/utilization management and outcomes management.

Other Job Duties:

  • Participate in the coordination and implementation of the UWBC’s BBHC Annual Behavioral Health Conference. 
  • Outreach to community organizations, groups and agencies (ex. Schools, Non-profits, Business, veterans, primary care clinics), to develop and strengthen partnerships with the Broward Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Represent the Coalition at various behavioral health meetings taking place in Broward County and responsible for creating linkage and cohesion between multiple community efforts addressing trauma and suicide prevention.
  • Implements policies and procedures as it relates to the Coalition and its programs and activities
  • Serves as a key UWBC resource for the Suicide Prevention Coalition, facilitating the development of shared community goals and agenda as it relates to behavioral health.
  • Coordinate and provide suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and Adverse Childhood Experience trainings.
  • Responsible for annual end of year report of the Broward Suicide Prevention Coalition.
  • Responsible for execution and management (including monitoring/evaluation) of all contracts related to assigned Community Impact field.
  • Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes data pertinent to community impact vision specific to behavioral health, wellness and resiliency.
  • Coordinates activities and communications with appropriate organizations, i.e., state, county, local commissions, networks, councils, etc., as they relate to community impact area of focus.
  • Actively helps create and monitor program outcomes of UWBC funded organizations on a continuous basis.
  • Creates informational documents, gives presentations, and acts as the agency’s lead authority, both internally and externally, on assigned Community Impact area.
  • Establishes baseline data for measurement of program and team results.
  • Staffs the Community Impact Allocations Committee specific to the health pillar and assures the recruitment, training, evaluation and motivation of volunteers is completed according to guidelines.
  • Stay current and up to date on issues and statistics relevant to assigned Community Impact Area.
  • Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
  • Due to the leadership role United Way is called upon to play in the community, particularly during times of crisis, it is the expectation that all United Way staff will be fully engaged in the organization's crisis plan and response efforts.

Supervises: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education & Experience:

  • Master Degree in Human Service related field required. (Licensed preferred, for example LMHC, LCSW, LMFT).
  • Minimum of five years related experience in Human Service delivery and/or administration.
  • Experience working in Behavioral Health and Behavioral Systems required.
  • Experience with human services program monitoring, contract management and evaluation.
  • Administrative and supervisory experience working with volunteers and staff preferred
  • Proficiency required in MS Word, Excel and other related computer programs. 

Core Competency Requirements:

  • Excels at customer service – Serves (treats) all customers (internal and external) with utmost respect and responsiveness in order to deepen relationships and advance UWBC’s mission.
  • Drives for results – Has a passion for innovation and risk-taking, meets and exceeds qualitative and quantitative goals in a thoughtful and time-driven manner.
  • Commits to the organization – Has the responsibility for aligning one’s own behavior, leadership and commitment with the needs, priorities, goals and culture of UWBC.
  • Embraces diversity and inclusion – Creates an atmosphere that respects and embraces engagement of all people, ideas and backgrounds and aligns with United Way’s values.
  • Seizes learning – Able and willing to learn new skills and knowledge and accept new challenges to further United Way’s mission.
  • Manages multiple projects and tasks – Effectively manages time and resources to respond to emerging needs while continuing to deliver on organizational goals, objectives and timelines, and seeks help when needed in juggling priorities.
  • Personifies teamwork – Demonstrates good collaboration and communication to be effective in any team setting.