The Program Manager will support the work of 1N5 in decreasing youth suicide, by acting as a resource for youth, school staff, parents, and caregivers on youth mental health and mental illness. This individual will not provide mental health treatment or direct care through this position, but instead will provide mental health education and resources and act as a connector to care for individuals when needed.
- Provide consultation and insight on youth mental health education programs delivered to schools, community groups and organizations
- Develop educational literature on issues related to mental health illness and wellness, and prevention
- Assist in implementing 1N5’s evidence-based, mental health programming in partner schools
- Screen educational materials to determine if resources are viable, safe, and effective for 1N5’s use
- Manage contact and communication with mental health providers in the community to create and expand resource networks for local youth
- Work closely with 1N5’s social media personnel to enhance educational content shared
- Provide insight and support for 1N5’s evaluation efforts
- Support the advancement of statewide mental health policies through written and verbal advocacy.
- Provide professional presentations educating on youth mental illness and mental health to a variety of groups both small and large
- Will require working evenings and weekends
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Knowledge of youth mental health and illness
- Experience with social emotional/mental health prevention and intervention for students in grades K-12
- Dedication to evidence-based programing
- Excellent public speaking skills
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an eagerness to interact with all community members
- Ability to explain mental health and mental illness to a variety of populations varying in factors such as age, socioeconomic status, and knowledge level
- Experience with both clinical work and community work a plus
- Research experience in the area of youth mental health a plus
- Professional judgment and discretion
- Ability to handle confidential information and situations
- Sense of urgency and ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
- Strong work ethic and dedication to a team-based work environment
- A passion and interest for improving the state of youth mental health.
Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Social Sciences (e.g. public health, counseling, psychology, education, etc.)
Prevention Certification (RA, OCPSA, OCPS, OCPC) preferred but not required.