Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Specialist II - Sign-On Bonus!

Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Specialist II - Sign-On Bonus!

Nationwide Children's Hospital | Columbus, OH, 43215, US

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Behavioral Health Suicide Prevention Specialist II


The Suicide Prevention Specialist is instrumental in meeting the needs of schools and the community in preventing youth suicide. This individual works with a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for implementing suicide awareness and prevention programs based out of Nationwide Children’s Center for Suicide Prevention and Research. The Suicide Prevention Specialist also provides direct clinical service to youth with mood and anxiety issues. There are opportunities to collaborate with our nationally recognized research team and to contribute to the development of innovative youth suicide prevention approaches.


Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)



Big Lots Behavioral Health Services | Nationwide Children’s Hospital

444 Butterfly Gardens Dr.,

Behavioral Health Pavilion, Suite 2B,

Columbus, OH 43215

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  • Implements evidence-based suicide prevention programs such as the Signs of Suicide prevention program in partnership with schools throughout Central and Southeastern Ohio. Conducts trainings with school/agency staff, students, and/or families in best practices related to pediatric suicide prevention.
  • Conducts suicide risk assessments as part of school-based suicide prevention programming. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for providing training to school staff and community partners in risk assessment, safety planning, and referrals for youth at-risk for suicide.
  • Maintains a small clinical caseload with appropriate assessment, documentation, treatment planning, and evidence-based treatment for youth presenting with a range of mood and anxiety concerns.
  • Collaborates with schools or other agencies following a suicide using established postvention guidelines to decrease risk of suicide contagion and to increase healing within the school and community.
  • Attends routine staff meetings. Supports events/conferences/trainings that increase awareness of suicide and contribute to the dissemination of established suicide prevention methods.
  • Meets regularly with Suicide Prevention Coordinator or designee.
  • Attends in-service trainings, other intra-agency meetings, and supervisory activities.
  • Demonstrates willingness to seek/accept direct supervision as well as respect productive feedback from colleagues and others.
  • Strives to maintain positive consumer/family satisfaction and supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


  • Masters or Doctoral Degree from an accredited university or professional school of Counseling, Social Work, or related fields.


  • Appropriate Independent Ohio licensure preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license with ability to maintain reliable transportation, and both an acceptable driving record and automobile insurance, with acceptable coverage for business driving, in accordance with NCH policies.


  • Demonstrated skills in providing assessment and treatment to children and adolescents.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing training or instruction in group settings with a priority placed on experience working within school settings or with adolescents.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with school staff, administrators, families, students, and community representatives.
  • Willingness to contribute in thoughtful and innovative ways to the development and implementation of new suicide awareness and prevention programming.


  • Strong knowledge base and clinical experience with mood disorders, suicidality, risk/protective factors associated with suicide, and awareness of evidence supported suicide prevention strategies.=

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


EOE M/F/Disability/Vet