Alternatives to Suicide On-Line Coordinator

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The Consortium
187 High Street
Suite 202
HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Phone:(413)536-2401
Fax:(413)538-6336
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Company Description:
The Consortium is a learning organization, committed to creating conditions in which people with lived experience pursue their dreams and strengthen our communities through full participation.
Alternatives to Suicide On-Line Coordinator
Per Hour
HOLYOKE, MA
Full / Part Time
Human Services
Some High School Coursework

THE CONSORTIUM – WILDFLOWER ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES A JOB OPENING FOR THE POSITION OF ALTERNATIVES TO SUICIDE ON-LINE COORDINATOR

Bilingual & Bicultural experience (English/Spanish or English/ASL)

The Alternatives to Suicide On-Line Coordinator will support the growth of our Alternatives to Suicide on-line supports and community. Responsibilities will include coordination of on-line groups and supervision of on-line facilitators, moderation of Discord server and related supports, and facilitation of on-line groups and community forums and some 1:1 peer support. Will also include collaboration on management of social media accounts and Alternatives to Suicide webpage. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Compensation:           $25.00 - $27.00/per hour based on completion of core trainings, skills, and experience.

Hours:                              25 to 30 hours per week. 

Location:                        This is primarily a remote position, with the ability to set your schedule in collaboration with other team members with whom you’ll be working.

Requirements: 

  • Investment in the value of peer support and alternatives to conventional clinical systems
  • Overall familiarity with peer support principles and approaches
  • Your own experience living through trauma, psychiatric diagnosis, houselessness, problems with substances and/or a variety of other life-interrupting challenges
  • Your own experience with suicidal thoughts and/or attempts
  • Investment in non-carceral and harm reduction approaches to suicide
  • Understanding and commitment to examining and undoing systemic oppression related to racism, gender, psychiatric diagnosis, etc.
  • Familiarity with Zoom, Discord, social media and other on-line venues and tools (Familiarity with some and willingness and ability to learn others considered)
  • Prior group facilitation experience and familiarity with facilitation strategies and principles
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to participate at least periodically in meetings and trainings in Springfield and/or Holyoke Area.

Strongly preferred:

  • Resident in or adjacent to Massachusetts with familiarity with Massachusetts-based communities and resources
  • Some coordination experience (scheduling, supervision, etc.)
  • Experience moderating on-line groups and communities.
  • Some evening and/or weekend availability
  • Prior completion of Alternatives to Suicide group facilitator and/or When Conversation Turns to Suicide trainings.

A Plus: 

  • Intentional Peer Support, and/or other trainings relevant to peer-to-peer support (Hearing Voices, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/ASL)/Bicultural

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info@wildfloweralliance.org. Your cover letter is the most important part! Use it as an opportunity to tell us why you are invested in this work, and how you meet the qualifications listed. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

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