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Posting Date: 05\/15\/2018 Closing Info: Closes On 05\/30\/2018 Salary: Pay Rate is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through April of 2019. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation\u2019s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Program Manager for their Forefront Suicide Prevention program . Volunteer Management (50%): - Develop, promote and maintain volunteer opportunities within Forefront Suicide Prevention. This includes grief companions for Forefront Cares, Community Organizers for other Forefront Suicide Prevention programs, and volunteers for major Forefront events. - Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work. - Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers. - Maintain volunteer service descriptions for all assignments. - Conduct volunteer orientation and training and schedule all volunteer activity. - Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events. - Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend\/implement changes as appropriate. - Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation. - Participate in systematic data collection in an accurate, complete and timely manner. - Ensure that the program conforms to institutional and departmental policies and regulations. Forefront Cares (25%): - Connect new suicide loss survivors with seasoned loss survivors (also known as grief companions) who will provide peer support, primarily through active listening with empathy and validation. - Create and schedule regular trainings to educate grief companions on offering effective peer support and drawing on common experience to validate a newly bereaved suicide loss survivor\u2019s experience with loss, grief and trauma. - Develop and nurture ongoing relationships with partner and referral service providers. - Support grief companions in understanding and execution of active listening, and in their ability to offer a secondary level of support that models the restoration of hope and an understanding of the evolving nature of a suicide-loss grief journey. - Oversee the creation and implementation of \u201cCares\u201d packages. Community Organizers (25%) - Recruit, interview and select suicide attempt survivors and suicide loss survivors who are emotionally prepared to take on an advocacy role in supporting Forefront\u2019s work. This will involve working with partners and volunteers around the state. - Develop, schedule and implement trainings for Community Organizers, in concert with the Safer Homes program coordinator and the Higher Education Coordinator. - Collaborate with the Safer Homes program coordinator around needed capacity for Community Organizers well in advance of major Safer Homes events, particularly those events held in different regions of the state. - Recruit and\/or assign Community Organizers to help in implementing specific Forefront programs including community LEARN training, #stickit2suicide, Safer Homes, and in preparing for and executing major Forefront events. REQUIREMENTS: - Bachelor\u2019s degree in related field. Significant work experience may substitute for education. - Previous experience working with loss survivors and\/or in suicide prevention. - Exceptional written and oral communication skills. - Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and internet usage. - Uses creativity, problem solving and organization skills. - Attention to detail and sensitivity to the private nature of suicide. - Ability to Work hours that include occasional evenings and weekend time. Desired: - Experience with suicide loss for five years or more. - Ability to work independently or as a part of a team to deliver services. - Familiarity with best practices in suicide prevention and suicide postvention. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and\/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select \u201cApply to this position\u201d. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your \u201cMy Jobs\u201d page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your \My Jobs\ page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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