Community Program and Peer Network Coordinator
General Dynamics Health Solutions/ ARMA has an opening supporting the DOD POTFF Program: he Community Program and Peer Network Coordinator (Coordinator(s)), will be responsible for comprehensive and effective coordination, development, and evaluation of programs and services that contribute directly and positively to resiliency of the assigned unit’s force and families. The Coordinator shall organize and oversee peer support networks for their assigned commands. The Coordinator shall recruit active duty and family member peer support counselors, ensure participating peer support counselors are vetted and trained according to USSOCOM CPPNC standards. The Coordinators shall be responsible for collecting and reporting data for the purposes of formative and outcome evaluations of peer support programs and other community based support programs. Coordinators shall collect original data and data from secondary sources in support of program assessments. This data includes, but is not limited to focus group and/or unit meetings convened by leadership; POTFF Family Resilience Program evaluation results; trend information from POTFF Psychologist, Chaplains, Ombudsmen, or Family Readiness Group (FRG) staff. Coordinators shall support commands at multiple levels and in multiple locations. The Coordinator shall identify and document program/service needs and evaluation data. The Coordinator shall develop needs-based programming to service specific demographic groups and geographic locations. The Coordinator shall also have extensive knowledge of DoD resources, such as the Military OneSource, Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Personal Financial Counselors (PFC), and Military Crisis Line. The Coordinator shall lead and/or assist in the coordination and/or development of official processes, functions and networking opportunities for subpopulations served. Specifically, Coordinators shall:
- Establish, maintain, and report activity of peer counseling networks for supported unit’s Service members and family member spouses.Report activity using specified reporting tool and frequency identified by Psychological Performance program manager or other POTFF staff as required.Conduct and/or contribute to Family Orientation, Information, Outreach and Referrals;Conduct and/or contribute to Pre and Post-deployment Preparation, Reintegration, and Decompression.Conduct and/or contribute to Family Relational Enhancement activities, to include suicide prevention and family relationship enhancementConduct and/or contribute to Social/Family and Psychological Program implementation to include suicide prevention and cognitive agility training; maintain awareness of and conduct or contribute to education/communication of installation and/or local community behavioral health and resiliency resources.Assist with development of standard operating procedures and service provision protocolsServe as Commander’s liaison for matters related to community and family supportCommunicate on behalf of the Command utilizing a variety of media/social mediaMaintain awareness of emergency response protocols.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, human/social services or related field or four years’ experience providing social service education, or work/family life consultation or coordination services.
- SECRET ClearanceBachelor’s degree in education, human/social services or related field or four years’ experience providing social service education, or work/family life consultation or coordination servicesThe Coordinator shall have a minimum of two years’ experience coordinating social service education programs. The Coordinator shall have, or be willing to receive, specialized training on peer support counseling, community resources and referrals and suicide prevention. The Coordinator shall remain current on their knowledge of best practices and developments in areas of peer support counseling and suicide prevention, and will keep abreast of DoD, Services and community sponsored resources intended to promote the wellbeing of service members and their families.