The Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator (CEPC) serves as a content matter expert for suicide prevention and facilitates integration of suicide prevention education throughout the community by developing and organizing community partners and coalitions aimed at reducing Veteran suicide at the state and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) level. Duties include, but are not limited to: Develops, facilitates, and strengthens suicide prevention coalitions in the community. Connects with VA programs and stakeholders including, but not limited to, Veterans, Veteran Service Organizations, congressional staff, media, community business partners, and community members throughout the health care system and VISN catchment areas to provide education on suicide prevention related topics and services. Serves as a SME, supporting coalitions by providing new or existing education and outreach initiatives on behalf of the assigned VA Health Care facility and the 2 surrounding catchment area. Fosters strong collaborative relations with the suicide prevention team in the development and implementation of suicide prevention educational programs and initiatives. Disseminates relevant research findings through practice, education, and consultation with non-VA community partners as well as other VA health care professionals and administrators. Comprehends and maintains knowledge of current VA guidelines, policies, Federal regulations, and laws governing benefits for Veterans. Works with the SP team members, and other facility and VISN stakeholders and the National OMHSP office to implement SP communication plans, both internal and external to the VA. Develops materials and training programs, in coordination with the SP team members, other facility and VISN stakeholders, and the National OMHSP office/MIRECC for staff and external stakeholders regarding suicide prevention in VHA and the facility. Collaborates in the development and delivery of education and outreach services that encompasses underserved veteran populations and expands SP coalition building in communities in the Facility's geographical catchment area, and may include regional or state events. Serves as a member of facility SP committee. Develops and maintains content expertise in SP through peer review, networking, internet access, published literature, national conference calls, and educational offerings and professional meetings. Creates or strengthens new and existing community partnerships aimed at reducing Veteran suicide. Ensures the community is informed on services offered by Veteran's Health Administration and Veterans Benefits Administration. Utilizes multimedia campaign materials (e.g., printed articles, brochures, videos) to educate and engage target audiences. Consistently grows community network of unique stakeholders through actively engaging a variety of venues and audiences. Seeks out opportunities to broaden the network of outreach to the Veteran population to achieve optimum saturation in the catchment area. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM Telework: Telework, if approved, will be on an Ad-Hoc basis Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598981200
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.