Suicide Prevention Transitional Specialist in Sedalia, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 6/22/2020

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Job Description

Compensation: 18.27


The Suicide Prevention Transition Specialist is responsible for receiving warm hand-offs for people at risk of suicide who do not require hospitalization. The specialist conducts screening for suicidality, collaborates with clients to create safety plans, and collaborates with primary care and mental health providers to insure appropriate treatment modalities are implemented.


• Respond to inbound calls/texts to the Specialist from ZS partners
o Demonstrate sensitivity, empathy regarding human service issues. Project a non-judgmental attitude toward those requiring service
o Use evidence-based tool to assess suicidality
o Answer and provide appropriate intervention for warm handoffs from Sedalia 200 School District and Bothwell Regional Health Center according to policies and procedures. Prevent suicides by intervening with emergency personnel as needed
o Help provide coverage or other needed assistance during times of disaster
o Be knowledgeable and current about trends in suicide/suicide prevention
o Provide required reports
o Provide post-intervention support as necessary
• Maintain awareness of ZS protocols and resources
o Attend all scheduled staff meetings, in-service meetings, and annual staff retreat
o Complete on-going training assignments as required
o Review email, announcements, resource books, manuals and national directories during each shift worked
• Professionalism
o Support and carry out the mission of the agency
o Follow agency policies, including personnel and programs
o Participate in the agency, demonstrate team participation and a work place philosophy that enriches staff’s ability to reach goals and provide high level of customer service
o At times, staff will be required to perform additional duties beyond those specified


• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity



Job Requirements


Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a human service-related field required


• Strong oral and written language, as well as organizational skills preferred
• Demonstrated interest and skills in human services
• Strong desire to provide non-judgmental, appropriate assistance to persons in need
• Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with people from all economic, racial, age, ethnic, and social groups
• Ability to effectively motivate/train others, as well as deal with complex issues
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program staff and service providers


PLPC or LMSW required


Compass Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other federal, state, or local protected class.