Suicide Prevention Coordinator

$25.00 – $30.00 per hour based on experience
Posted Date
Closing Date

Bureau: Behavioral Health Services / Adolescent and Family Services

Full-time County Contractual
Open to all qualified candidates.
Date Posted: 6/13/23 | Date Closing: Open until filled
Location: 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $25.00 - $30.00 per hour based on experience
Benefits: Participation in the County’s group health plan including prescription, dental, and optical, paid holidays and sick leave. Optional deferred compensation program at employee's own expense.

Job Description

Nature of Work:

Organize and lead suicide prevention program planning efforts, including the convening of community stakeholders to establish a community-based coalition. Coordinate and oversee training for county clinicians in an evidence-based assessment and treatment framework for suicide prevention. Synthesize stakeholder data and feedback to identify opportunities to expand the suicide prevention work plan, including opportunities to implement evidence-based interventions. Coordinate with community stakeholders and the Local Behavioral Health Authority for strategic planning initiatives related to suicide prevention activities. Educate community members and providers on Anne Arundel County’s suicide prevention campaigns for reducing stigma and increasing dialogue about suicide across the lifespan. Oversee short- and long-term grant projects as appropriate. Provide consultation and linkage to care for service providers and consumers in need of resources along the suicide prevention, intervention and postvention continuum. Serve as a representative on community teams. Will create and coordinate the Suicide Fatality Overdose Review Team.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, social work, psychology or related field from an accredited college or university.


Two years of related professional work experience OR master’s degree in one of the fields listed above and one year of related experience.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to relate to and effectively communicate with people from all economic, racial, age, ethnic and social groups. Strong oral and written English language skills. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of public health principles relevant to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies. Understands the sensitive nature of the work and the need for confidentiality and discretion. Ability to effectively lead, organize and work as part of a team.

How to Apply

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications can apply. Send a completed County application or resume to: 

Human Resources   
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway   
Annapolis, MD 21401 

Fax to 410-222-4392 or email

An Equal Opportunity Employer 
Smoke-Free Workplace

Additional job opportunities with: 
Anne Arundel County 
State of Maryland

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