Juneau Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Coordinator
The AmeriCorps Member will support our efforts providing Sources of Strength in our high schools and support outreach efforts in the community. Working with our Sources of Strength Coordinator, the AmeriCorps Member will support Sources of Strength programming at Thunder Mountain High School.
This program is designed to create an atmosphere of help-seeking behavior among high school students - seeking help both for themselves and on behalf of friends. The Sources of Strength program meets multiple times each week. The AmeriCorps member will lead group discussions with the youth participants as well as plan larger, school-wide activities with school staff.
In addition to supporting Sources of Strength, the AmeriCorps member will aug-ment our training and outreach efforts to break stigma and educate the community about suicide. This will include tabling community events and handing out brochures, bracelets and other items and planning larger outreach events throughout the year. For example, JSPC holds a Walk of Hope in December where people walk all night at the field house to raise money for suicide prevention.
This acts as both a fundraiser and an outreach event. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Major Duties: Plan and perform bi-weekly Sources of Strength events Coordinate with school staff to plan and perform larger, school-wide Sources of Strength events Plan and attend outreach events and activities in the community Distribute resources to partner organizations
Program Benefits : Stipend , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Health Coverage , Bus Pass .
Car recommended , Uniforms provided and required , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Health , Community Outreach , Education .
Team Work , Communications , Public Speaking , Education , Writing/Editing , Conflict Resolution , Youth Development , Leadership .