This position is located in an Army National Guard brigade level headquarters, with no subordinate units assigned.
Individuals MUST HAVE experience in the fields of Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program
The purpose of this position is to serve as the Administrative Officer and Program Manager for the Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program (R3/SPP) to accomplish the Army National Guard 's goal to help Soldiers, families and units develop the resiliency to overcome and respond positively to adversity, while simultaneously to minimize risky behaviors and suicides. These efforts will be implemented through guidance, advice, and decision support to the ARNG. Position is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and guidance in the performance of such functions as: (a) developing, monitoring, revising, coordinating, and implementing a resilience/risk reduction/suicide prevention program that reduces incidents of high risk behaviors. (b) developing, monitoring, revising, coordinating, and implementing resilience training, risk reduction and suicide prevention policies and programs. (c) providing in-depth research resulting in new doctrine, training, and mitigation of risks (d) providing continuity and coordination expertise for issues affecting soldiers and civilians; (e) serving as a quick reaction capability to gather relevant data and information for the Army National Guard (ARNG), and then advise on courses of action; and (f) coordinating and implementing components of resilience training to help shape positive behaviors and successful reactions to traumatic experiences.
Serves as the staff consultant on all aspects of the Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program and training and is the focal point for analysis on a full spectrum of issues affecting Soldier accession and recruitment. Plans and develops approaches, methodologies, policies, and procedures for attacking major problems frequently characterized by a lack of precedent studies to expand knowledge in the area. Assesses feasibility of new institutional training and performs research in support of findings from assessment visits. Develops partnerships with state, local and community agencies to support the R3/SPP. Participates in the State Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC).
Conducts and/or participates in inspections, staff assistance visits, special advisory teams; provides papers and presents briefings.
Serves as the Resilience and Risk Reduction Program Coordinator with the responsibility for the overall planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, standardization and promoting of a comprehensive and effective program aimed at the reduction of Soldier and civilian high-risk behaviors (e.g., domestic violence, drug and alcohol, suicide, etc.). Recommends policy, procedures and methodologies to commanders to assist them in reducing both the probability and severity of high-risk behaviors. Provides program guidance to technical specialists involved in readiness, resiliency and retention throughout the ARNG as well as, high-risk operational activities in order to reduce high-risk behaviors. Identifies new resilience, prevention and intervention behavioral risk management programs needed to foster coping skills and reduce high-risk behaviors. Analyzes reports and statistical data, and coordinates with subject matter experts for pertinent information on behavioral and environmental factors; the assessment or prediction of their interaction under varying conditions; and the effectiveness of current or proposed risk reduction measures/programs. Establishes program accountability and program effectiveness measures to ensure continuity and quality of program services through staff assistance visits, process reviews, studies, surveys, and inspections. Participates with military and other government agencies in the definition of research requirements, the planning for research utilization, and the establishment of objectives and policies pertaining to resilience and risk reduction. Plans and coordinates efforts of committees tasked with R3/SPP oversight. Delivers oral presentations to include briefings, speeches, and training sessions, in areas of technical expertise.
(1) Ensures goals are in consonance with higher headquarters direction and local limitations. Oversees the development and execution of long and short range plans and programs. Provides a focus for all unit functions and activities.
(2) Makes assignments based on priorities, degree of difficulty, and requirements of the assignment.
(3) Promotes acceptance and adherence of programs.
(4) Provides oversight for readiness reports. Evaluates organizational readiness reports and develops recommendations for improvement/modification to the organizational priorities based on ever-changing needs of the organization. Analyzes proposed changes and determines effects on organizational readiness and the ability of organization to accomplish assigned missions.
(5) Conducts reviews and recommends changes to command policies, activities, programs, and ensures the organization is progressing toward the desired readiness goals.