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Job Opportunities

San Francisco Suicide Prevention has opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief positions, as well as internships.

It is our belief that staff diversity promotes appropriate responsiveness to community needs, provides representative role models for all clientele, and improves the quality of our services in a host of ways.

Employment decisions and services provided to clients are not based on race, color, citizenship status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. San Francisco Suicide Prevention fully supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable state disability law.

Current Job Openings:

Job Title: GRIEF PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Hours: Part Time (20 hours a week), Exempt. Compensation based on experience

Benefits: Prorated Health, Dental, Vacation, Holidays

SFSP seeks a qualified individual to coordinate the SFSP Grief Programs. This is primarily a pilot program that will respond to requests from public safety officials to provide on-scene practical and emotional support to survivors of the sudden death of a loved one.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Complete training of Grief Response Coordinator
  • Build and maintain relationships with external grief programs and first responders
  • Expectation to perform core tasks of program on regular weekly shifts
  • Coordinate program administration and operations.
  • Provide post-incident client follow-up as needed.
  • Prepares reports as needed.
  • Present information on program to potential funders if needed.
  • Coordinate Grief Support Group inquiries.
  • Interview Grief Support Group applicants and clients.
  • Communicate regularly with Group Support Group Facilitator (volunteer)
  • Other tasks as requested by Executive Director

Qualifications:

  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
  • Solution and detail oriented
  • Crisis Intervention, grief support, or emotional support/mental health background
  • Experience and comfort working with people who have experienced extreme loss
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with grief programs or first response desirable
  • Able to work flexible hours (including evening, overnight, weekend and holiday hours as needed)
  • Computer literate and familiar with computer information systems and programs.
  • Bachelor degree required, psychology or social work background preferred
  • and experience with the above tasks

Supervision:

  • Reports directly to the Director of Operations and Development

Apply:

  • Resume and cover email to Meghan Freebeck at [email protected]

 


Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: FTE 40 hours

Benefits: Full health coverage, full dental coverage, paid sick time and vacation leave.

Major responsibilities:

  • Schedules all daytime counseling shifts at San Francisco Suicide Prevention’s crisis center hotline.
  • Arranges shift coverage and emergency substitutions for all hotline volunteer programs.
  • Fills in for needed shift coverage.
  • Supervises 150 volunteers, acting as primary contact for volunteer issues and needs.
  • Evaluates applications of new volunteers, schedules and performs interviews.
  • Collaborates with Hotline Manager and Overnight Coordinator to adjust protocol, and improve caller directives.
  • Manages contracts with outside agencies, including Suicide Prevention of the Central Coast and Family Services Agencies.
  • On-call from 7am Monday morning until Friday at 11pm for crisis consultation.
  • Evaluates weekend volunteers and provides quality control of weekday services.
  • Assists with outreach and development tasks as needed.
  • Helps maintain and update client records, referrals, emergency, and info sections of database.
  • Assists with special projects for improving agency operations, as determined by Hotline Manager.

Experience & Skills Required:

  • 3 years or more crisis or mental health experience
  • Experience managing volunteers.
  • Computer literate and familiar with information systems, networks and programs such as Filemaker Pro, Google Apps (Docs, Calendar, E-mail) and familiarity working on a Mac platform.
  • Experience providing phone-based counseling
  • Self-motivated, solution oriented
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech
  • Professional conduct, including modeling healthy boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching, leading support groups and/or public speaking
  • Interview and volunteer management experience
  • Data management, analysis and evaluation experience
  • Research experience.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports directly to Hotline Manager
  • Works closely with Overnight Coordinator and Weekend Associates

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

SFSP encourages a supportive environment where differences of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability and age are valued and appreciated. We seek candidates who share this vision.

To Apply: Email a brief cover letter and resume to Courtney Brown at [email protected] No phone calls please.

 


Weekend Associate (Two Available Positions, I & II)

Hours: 20 hours (Part Time)

Benefits: Prorated health coverage, prorated dental coverage, paid sick time and vacation leave

Major responsibilities:

  • Assists with preparation of materials and assistance in teaching new volunteer training classes.
  • Evaluates applications of new volunteers, schedules and performs interviews.
  • Oversees training assessments and improves training protocol as needed.
  • Assists Volunteer Coordinator in maintaining coverage and standards on Saturdays (I) OR Sundays (II).
  • Position I: On-call from 7am Friday morning to 11pm Saturday night for crisis consultation Position II: On-call from 7am Sunday morning to 11pm Monday night for crisis consultation.
  • Reviews computer call records and coordinates caller case management with Hotline Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Evaluates weekend volunteers and provides quality control of weekend services.
  • Helps maintain and update client records, referrals, emergency, and info sections of database.
  • Assists with outreach and development tasks as needed.
  • Handles data acquisition and input for special reporting projects.
  • Assists with special projects for improving agency operations, as determined by Hotline Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

Experience & Skills Required:

  • 2 years or more crisis or mental health experience.
  • Computer literate and familiar with information systems, networks and programs such as Filemaker Pro, Google Apps (Docs, Calendar, E-mail) and familiarity working on a Mac platform.
  • Experience providing phone-based counseling.
  • Self-motivated, solution oriented.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speech.
  • Professional conduct, including modeling healthy boundaries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching and/or public speaking.
  • Interview and volunteer management experience.
  • Data management, analysis and evaluation experience.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports directly to Hotline Manager.
  • Works closely with Volunteer Coordinator and Overnight Coordinator.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

SFSP encourages a supportive environment where differences of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability and age are valued and appreciated. We seek candidates who share this vision.

To Apply: Email a brief cover letter and resume to Courtney Brown at [email protected] No phone calls please.