Reports To: Clinical Training Strategist
About the Organization: Lines for Life is a regional non-profit that is dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide and promoting mental wellness. We offer help and hope to individuals and communities, and promote mental health for all. Our work addresses a spectrum of needs that include intervention, prevention, and advocacy. We educate, train, and advocate to prevent issues of substance abuse, mental illness, and thoughts of suicide from reaching crisis levels. But when a crisis arises or support is needed, we are available 24/7/365 to intervene with personalized help.
Position Summary: The QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Statewide Coordinator will provide statewide logistical support and technical assistance statewide for QPR trainings and trainer support to support the achievement of the following goals and objectives: increase access, availability and quality of QPR programming in Oregon; increase knowledge among youth-serving adults of warning signs of suicide in youth in Oregon; increase confidence and competence of youth-serving adults to intervene when warning signs of suicide are recognize; increase access to suicide prevention curriculum that align with ODE standards for Oregon health classes; and decrease the youth suicide rate in Oregon.
- Recruit and register individuals statewide to be trained as QPR trainers.
- Generate interest in QPR training for trainers by collaborating with the Communications department to develop outreach and marketing strategies and to design registration website, recruitment and marketing materials.
- Track participant recruitment and attendance to ensure program achieves geographical diversity and reaches target populations.
- Maintain accurate training records.
- Build and maintain partnerships with community mental health agencies and education service districts across the state to recruit participants and secure training space in target locations.
- Develop collaborative relationship and meet regularly with designee from University of Oregon’s Suicide Lab.
- In collaboration with Suicide Lab, identify key regions and demographics for targeted recruitment and to determine training locations.
- Coordinate with University of Oregon suicide lab to evaluate impact and effectiveness of QPR statewide training program.
- Attend weekly internal progress meetings, and organize and participate in external meetings with key partners.
- Coordinate with the Communications department to develop & maintain searchable database of QPR trainers across the state.
- Coordinate and facilitate monthly, phone-based learning collaborative meetings with QPR trainers across the state.
- Provide ongoing logistical support and technical assistance statewide for QPR trainings and provide trainer support, including coordinating the logistics of hosting up to 6 Training for Trainers (T4T) in a year.
- Interface with OHA and school districts statewide to collect mini-grant applications and distribute mini-grant funds to awardees.
- Monitor project plan, schedule, communications, budget and expenditures.
- Facilitate problem-solving to overcome obstacles and ensure deliverables are achieved within the proposed timeline.
Required knowledge, skills, abilities:
- Ability to coordinate large, diverse groups of people
- Demonstrated success in planning, coordinating, and implementing complex projects
- Proficiency with web-based communication and/or education platforms
- Strong analytical skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
- Ability to organize and prioritize work
- Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work effectively in a team environment
- Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and community partners
- Current certified QPR trainer or ability to complete QPR T4T within two weeks of hire date.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree preferred.
- Experience planning, organizing and delivering evidenced-based curriculum
- Experience in crisis intervention and/or suicide prevention strongly preferred
- Certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) or certified ASIST trainer preferred
Work Schedule & Physical Requirements:
- This position will work 40 hours per week, typically during the day Mondays through Fridays, but may require working occasional evenings and weekends to provide technical assistance.
- This position will require occasional travel to provide statewide technical assistance.
- Work is primarily conducted in an office environment but may require standing for long periods of time during trainings. This position requires high energy, patience and controlling one’s emotions, as well as the ability to think analytically.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company. Lines for Life is an equal opportunity employer.
Compensation: The salary for this position is between $41,000 – $49,000, depending on education and experience. Lines for Life also offers a great benefits package valued at over $9,500 that includes full coverage for employee health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance premiums; a matching 401K plan; a flexible spending plan; an employee assistance program; and a Fitbit tracker.
Lived Experience: Lines for Life encourages individuals with lived experience to apply. This includes individuals who have undertaken their own recovery journey or supported someone through a recovery journey from mental health conditions, suicidal struggles, and/or substance abuse. They have the capacity to draw upon and use their own lived experiences to help others and prevent suicide and substance abuse and promote mental wellness.
EEO: Lines for Life strives to create a diverse, inclusive environment to better represent the communities that we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer.
All Lines for Life employees must be approved to work by the Oregon Department of Human Services’s Background Check Unit. Background checks are completed after a conditional offer of employment has been extended.