Job opening: SELF-DIRECTED HARM PREVENTION SPECIALIST (PREV WF) (T5)
Salary: $82 830 - 107 680 per year
Published at: Aug 31 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a SELF-DIRECTED HARM PREVENTION SPECIALIST (PREV WF) (T5), Position Description Number T0031P01 and is part of the AL HQ AL ANG, National Guard.
ORGANIZATION: JFHQ-IPP, MONTGOMERY, AL
SELECTING OFFICIAL: MS. S. NEAL
1. Acts as subject matter expert (SME) on Integrated Primary Prevention (IPP) as applied to Self-directed harm prevention. Advances policies outside of the existing Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention (R3SP) (Army) and Suicide Prevention (Air) office for equities specific to self-directed harm primary prevention. Facilitates dialogue between state programs, divisions, directorates, and other areas to capture existing upstream drivers and measures relevant to the earliest prevention of self-directed harm. Maintains insight into the National Guard Bureau (NGB) IPP office to track efforts, measurements, and councils. Supports engagement in existing state tools and programs. Establishes measures of effectiveness in the primary prevention of self-directed harm. Consults with and obtains consensus with NGB IPP SME cell.
2. Assists with IPP needs assessments. Collects qualitative and quantitative data from Wing/Region activities relative to integrated self-directed harm prevention to ensure program fidelity. Utilizes outcome data and metrics from the civilian sector within their S/T/DC or region for comparison to NG data. Works with other JFHQ divisions and offices to evaluate relevant NG programs for effectiveness and impact to the primary prevention of self-directed harm efforts. Reviews environmental/climate qualitative and quantitative survey data collected. Analyzes and recommends changes to surveys and trainings for self-directed harm, sharing findings with appropriate stakeholders. (30%)
3. Maintains an understanding of self-directed harm policies and the working dynamics between primary prevention and secondary prevention and post intervention. Maintains collaborative relationships with the JFHQ, Wing and Brigade (BDE) Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention, Drug Demand Reduction, and Resiliency program personnel, the NGB self-directed harm Primary Prevention SME, and other relevant support programs. Has an in-depth knowledge of the programs, policies, and processes which drive Army National Guard (ARNG) and Air National Guard (ANG) drug deterrence, substance abuse, suicide post intervention and response efforts within their S/T/DC. (10%)
4. Supports and participates in state-level committees, boards, and working groups. Provides self-directed harm prevention data and metrics to Wing/Region Primary Prevention Integrators (PPIs), all councils and boards within the S/T/DC in coordination with and as requested by the IPP Officer. Coordinates with Directors of Psychological/Behavioral Health, and other response/post intervention personnel to ensure alignment of messaging to JFHQ council or board leadership regarding self-directed harm. (10%)
- Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position. The incumbent of this position description must have at a minimum, a completed National Agency Check (NAC) prior to position assignment.
- May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE POSITION.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training analyzing problems, identifying significant factors, gathering pertinent data and recognizing solutions; preparing reports, plans, policies and various correspondence; evaluating objectives and develop plans to facilitate the availability and effective utilization of various social science resources. Must have knowledge of the organization and its mission and utilized the organizational staff procedures. Experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of social science program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions.
For Supervisory Positions, add the following Specialized Experience:
Experience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- Knowledge of Primary Prevention efforts relating to self-directed harm.
- Knowledge of social-ecological systems theory.
- Knowledge and experience in the organization, management, and administration of programs and services to participate in self-directed harm prevention program planning.
- Skill in development and maintenance of public understanding and sound working relationships with State, local, and community agencies.
- Skill in applying professional community organization abilities related to the formulation of needs assessments, development of self-directed harm prevention programs, and the marketing of programs.
- Knowledge of complex helping systems and professional organizations, how they positively or negatively affect individual and family welfare, and the multiple ways these systems and organizations operate to deliver services.
- Excellent skills in oral and written communication to include report writing and maintaining proper records to document services provided.
- Knowledge of and skill in planning, conducting and evaluating self-directed harm prevention training programs.
- Knowledge of laws, regulations, executive orders, issues, etc., relating to the primary prevention of self-directed harm (i.e., self-cutting, drug and alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, self-directed abusive thoughts, suicide attempts and suicides) and the development of healthy behaviors, averting harm or abuse before it occurs.
- Ability to plan and adequately support the needs of National Guard members by determining what the future needs of the Service Member are through the interpretation and analysis of studies, and trends.
- Knowledge of policies and requirements for the development and analysis of the self-directed harm prevention efforts in order to integrate effective prevention measures.
- Knowledge of automated data systems to maintain information.
- Knowledge of analytical techniques to identify, analyze and/or recommend solutions to problems encountered and to develop Statistical data and narrative reports.
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field that included at least 24 semester hours of course work in the behavioral or social sciences.
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the education requirements for this position.
- Address AL HQ AL ANG
1720 Congressman Dickinson Dr
MONTGOMERY, AL 36109
- Name: Ms. Sharon Neal
- Phone: 334-271-7228
- Email: [email protected]