Life Is Precious Prevention Specialist - ZSI Funded (Contractor or Full Time)
WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
POSITION: LIFE IS PRECIOUS PREVENTION (Contractor or Full Time) SPECIALIST – ZSI GRANT FUNDED
CLASSIFICATION CODE: NON-EXEMPT FULL TIME OR CONTRACT POSITION
DEPARTMENT: LIFE IS PRECIOUS
REPORTS TO: LIFE IS PRECIOUS PROGRAM MANAGER
DEPARTMENT: Apache Behavioral Health Services/Nowhi’ Ida Bagoye (Life Is Precious) Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Postvention and Outreach Program
STATEMENT OF JOB: This is a grant funded position that will be effective until the Zero Suicide Initiative grant funds are no longer available. This position serves to provide suicide prevention, intervention, and Postvention outreach services to the people and organizations of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide ASQ screenings for all guests coming into the ABHS office.
2. Outreach services as assigned by program manager; to include home, school, and hospital visits to assess suicide risk, provide support, and engage tribal members in services that include intervention and Postvention services.
3. Follow appropriate referral procedures as outlined in the outreach triage protocol to ensure clinical services are provided as indicated.
4. Conducts a minimum of 8-15 hours per week of direct client face to face services: including individual and group services (psychoeducational, skills training, therapeutic, case management, family support services, and other direct services as indicated).
5. Completes all necessary documents in adherence with ABHS policy for billing purposes.
6. Coordinate and facilitate organized trainings to Tribal/Federal/ Community organizations and individuals utilizing the LivingWorks model for suicide first aid (ASIST and safeTALK) Program. Implement custom designed trainings and presentations tailored to unique audiences as requested by Tribal Community organizations.
7. Support clients in accessing needed services via referrals to and collaboration with service agencies in the areas of: transportation; financial assistance; housing; state/federal entitlement programs; medicine; schools; churches; and other Tribal/Federal/community agencies to assure continuity of care.
8. Provide services in collaboration with ABHS, IHS, community providers, members and natural support systems utilizing the State of Arizona’s DBHS Services model as modified and outlined in the Zero Suicide Grant guidelines.
9. Participates in clinical staffing with other members of the clinical team to review client progress and service requirements. Attend all appropriate program team meetings both within and outside of ABHS.
10. Act as an ABHS representative in dealing with system/interagency issues related to suicide and suicide prevention programming as assigned by the program manager.
11. Adhere to the accepted and published ethical standards.
12. Adhere to and maintains all program schedules and vehicle log, in compliance with ABHS policies.
13. Attend program related training activities, as necessary.
14. Organize and participate in Nowhi’ Ida Bagoye’ community outreach prevention events outside of office hours if needed, such as walks, conferences, prevention fairs, media campaigns and other related gatherings.
15. Performs all other administrative and clinical duties as assigned by program manager.
16. Maintain fingerprint and background check qualifications while employed.
- Ability to pass all pre-employment testing, including, but not limited to, fingerprint clearance, drug testing and background check.
- Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent; personal experiences in mental health/human services or related field preferred; experience working with Native Americans preferred.
- AA degree in mental health/human services or related field preferred.
- Actively seeks, achieves, and maintains current state certification as a behavioral health technician.
- At least one-year work related experience in mental health field engaged in case management, mental health, developmental disabilities, aftercare, substance abuse or related areas.
- Ability to speak both Apache and English preferred.
- Valid Arizona Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
- Ability to correctly operate the following: basic computer skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, copy machine, fax, and calculator.
- Must have a working knowledge of the needs, strengths, and services in the tribal community.
- Effective written and oral communication skills; ability to speak the Apache language preferred.
- Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving and organizational and time management skills with ability to work independently, with flexibility within prescribed deadlines.
- Interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, managers, supervisors.
**NOTE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473).
The physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Constant: standing. Frequent: repetitive use of hand, walking, standing, bending neck and waist, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting neck and waist, simple grasping of left and right hand, power grasping right and left hand, fine manipulation right and left hand, pushing and pulling right and left hand, reaching above shoulder level, reaching below shoulder level, lifting objects weighing up to 25 pounds from below the waist to a height of 3 feet.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The employment is considered “at will” and agree that employment can be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time at the option of either the employee or the company.