TSPN Hiring for West TN Regional Director

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network has an opening for a full-time Regional Coordinator (RC).

Duties will include:

  • Oversight and facilitation of training sessions involving the evidence-based “Question, Persuade, and Refer” (QPR) suicide prevention training protocol for substance use professionals and program administrators as part of a program funded by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Services within the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
    • universities and college students and/or faculty in accord with the grant application
    • other groups as designated in the grant application
  • Instruction and elaboration upon the “TIP 50” protocols published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
  • Coordination of gatekeeper and lethality assessment training using the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale for groups designated in the grant application.
  • Coordination of the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) gatekeeper training.
  • Provision of general information and education about suicide prevention to targeted groups as requested.
  • Development and dissemination of regional mental health resource directories, youth wallet cards, posters and magnets to promote access to mental health services.
  • Participation with the cultural competency plan and a sustainability plan.
  • Presentations to professional conferences, trainings, and in-services to provide suicide prevention workshops.
  • Preparation of reports as necessary and required by the grant.
  • Assistance with the coordination of the TSPN regional network and meetings of this group.
  • Promotion of regional suicide prevention activities by initiating implementation of the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention upon development and approval of specific plans.
  • Facilitation of post-vention operations at schools, businesses, and other agencies affected by recent suicide deaths.
  • Fulfillment of any and all other requirements of the grant and the scope of service with the State of Tennessee when indicated.


Bachelor’s degree required with master’s degree preferred. Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field. A minimum of four (4) years related experience in public health and/or mental health preferred, as well as experience working in suicide prevention and/or crisis intervention. Experience in training, coordinating regional activities, developing new and innovative programs and supervising volunteers and/or field placement students.

Skills: Proficiency in MS Windows, and MS Office proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Valid Tennessee driver’s license, a vehicle that can be used on the job, and valid vehicle insurance. Must be able to travel regional at least 50% of the time. Ability to train and instruct. Familiarity with use and promotion through social media. Personal Qualities: Must be able to motivate others, work as a team member, value cultural differences, resolve conflicts, and display genuine interest in working with at-risk persons and with people who want to make an impact. Must possess a high regard for confidentiality. Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000

Contact Information and Procedure: NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED.
E-mail your resume with salary requirements, and a letter of interest why you meet the Qualifications to tspn@tspn.org

or if you have any questions, please send email to tspn@tspn.org.


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