Peer Prevention Coordinator
Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation - Dillingham, AK

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To coordinate training and activities for the Peer Prevention Program (PPP) in the Bristol Bay Area. Serve as a liaison between the local school districts and the BBAHC Behavioral Health (BH) Department.

  • Associates degree in Human Services or related field, or equivalent experience as a coordinator/supervisor of high school age students.
  • Must be able to travel on a monthly basis to overnight visits in rural villages.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, maintain a good rapport with adolescents, lead groups and serve as an appropriate role model for same required.
  • Must be able to lead groups (i.e., Medical Home Team, Injury Prevention, schools).
  • Must display a high level of self-motivation with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to work closely with BH staff, Medical Home Team, Health Education, Environmental Health, CHAP and Injury Prevention staff, school counselors, PPP Advisors, students, and other local agencies required.
  • Must be organized and work independently to create schedules, ensure program attendance and maintain program evaluation records.
  • Preference to Alaska Native and/or familiarity with community and customs of Bristol Bay.

  • Essential Functions:
  • Complete Peer Prevention Program training and work with the Suicide team in the development of the Peer Prevention Program in the villages..
  • Engage the Wellness Teams in the villages or the tribal councils to identify and engage youth to become leads in the Peer Prevention Program in their communities.
  • Identify and engage at least one elder that can serve as the elder/mentor for the Peer Prevention Program in each community.
  • Provide presentation in the communities on suicide prevention to build awareness of the issue.
  • Create training and activity schedules coordinated with Behavioral Health staff, school districts, state and local agencies for services to be provided in the communities.
  • Create and utilize cultural relevant activities for village based PPP programs.
  • Create, implement, and maintain an evaluation system for program coordination.
  • Responsible for acquisition and maintenance of program materials.
  • Meet monthly with PPP groups to provide support and resources.
  • Coordinate and organize retreats that will bring PPP groups together for training and sharing of ideas.
  • Act as a liaison for PPP students and adult advisors to appropriate referral agencies.
  • Track and maintain the budget for the Peer Prevention Program as defined by the BH department.
  • Mentors, coaches, and counsels PPP staff to develop excellent contribution to the BBAHC mission and assist in understanding the individual’s role in the strategic plan.
  • Fully document PPP staff issues and resolves issues at the lowest level possible. Keeps supervisor informed of staff issues as they arise. Maintains full compliance with the laws, regulations, grant terms and BBAHC policies pertinent to the PPP. Actively avoids fraud, waste and abuse.
  • Prepares reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Directs PPP Performance Improvement initiatives. Tracks reports accomplishments. Develops Quality Calendar activities.
  • Works with BH staff to implement and keep current the BBAHC Suicide Prevention Plan.

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