Suicide Prevention Coordinator CVI Position

Division: Bureau of Housing & Development

Department: SSG Fox Suicide Prevention Program

Shift: 1st

Pay Rate: $25.00 – $28.84 per hour.

Status: Full Time Exempt

Reports to: VP of Housing & Development


Job Purpose

The Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator (SPPC) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the SSG Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. The SPPC will supervise the Suicide Prevention Case Managers (SPCM) and the Suicide Prevention Administrative Assistant ensuring program objectives are being met. The SPPC will receive support in the form of technical assistance provided by Mental Health America of Wisconsin.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor progress on the program implementation plan ensuring program objectives and goals are met and exceeded
  • Develop, monitor, and revise program policies and procedures on an on-going basis
  • Develop, review, and adjust an overall outreach strategy and disseminate to SPCMs
  • Build on and expand existing networks of clinical and supportive services providers ensuring a continuum of supportive care
  • Supervise all direct reports directing activities to ensure program goals are met and exceeded
  • Ensure initial and ongoing training for all program staff on administration of the Columbia Suicide Severity rating Scale and the baseline mental health screening
  • Ensure initial and ongoing training for all staff in the functions of their positions
  • Ensure timely collection of required program data and its entry into the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) online data portal
  • Ensure compliance with all grant requirements and applicable federal and state laws
  • Review records, reports, case notes, and other program documentation to ensure program goals and objectives are being met and exceeded
  • Other duties as assigned or requested

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to manage individuals
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical and statistical data and generating reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively in all modes of communication


  • Minimum five years of experience in case management or a related position
  • Minimum two years of experience in program coordination and supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, Master’s preferred
  • Experience working with Veterans strongly preferred
  • Experience delivering services to individuals with complex and intensive needs, including mental disorders and/or substance abuse, strongly preferred
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license in good standing and current/valid auto insurance

Working Conditions

General office environment.  The working environment is generally favorable.  Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions.  Work is performed in an office environment with standard office equipment available.  Travel will be about 30% and is generally local.

Physical Requirements

Work is generally sedentary in nature and will require standing and walking for up to 25% of the time. There will occasionally be bending, lifting and carrying of up to 10-15 pounds.

Direct Reports

Three full-time Suicide Prevention Case Managers and an Administrative Assistant.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.