Volunteers of American Northern Rockies Moral Injury Specialist in Miles City, Montana
Summary/ObjectiveThe Moral Injury Specialists provide expertise, education, and training in the area of moral injury and its effect on Veterans. This position will educate community partners on moral injury and its impact on suicide ideation and attempts. The Specialists will identify and train volunteers to establish moral injury groups as upstream suicide prevention efforts in local communities throughout MT, SD, and WY.Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.Complete initial and ongoing education and training to become the moral injury subject matter expert.Responsible for connecting community partners with Moral Injury training in rural communitiesResponsible for initiating, cultivating, and maintaining productive community partnerships to enhance Moral Injury referrals per community.Conduct outreach activities in respective communities to identify Veterans or family members who are candidates for either being peer leaders or candidates for moral injury groups.Work with Veteran Services leadership to implement and integrate moral injury best practices.Lead the development of community Veteran-led peer programs as assigned by the position's direct supervisor.Oversee PHQ9 and MIES questionnaires to identify the best candidates for moral injury groups.Maintain case management data in CaseWorthy as assignedReport to the position's direct supervisor as determined for all outreach efforts, referrals made to the position, assessments completed to identify suicidality and potential moral injuries, and referrals made to community partners to help Veterans or family members through a process of healing.Other duties as assigned.CompetenciesEffective communicatorProficient writing skillsTeam orientedProficient organizational skillsProficient technical presentation skills with Microsoft Powerpoint, projectors, audio equipment, etc.Continuous demonstration of behaviors aligned with a posture of servant leadership and our cultural valuesSupervisory ResponsibilityThis position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for peer leader volunteers.Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. This would require lifting files, opening filing cabinets, and bending or standing on a stool as necessary.Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.TravelThis job will require extensive travelRequired Education, Experience, or Eligibility QualificationsA bachelor's degree in social service, clinical-related field or theology/ministry and one year of counseling, coaching experience, or case management experienceAssociates degree in social service, clinical-related field or theology/ministry and two years of counseling, coaching experience, or case management experiencePreferred Education and ExperienceMasters degree in social service, clinical-related field, or theology/ministrySpecialized training in moral injuryThree to five years of counseling or coaching experienceEEO StatementVolunteers of America Northern Rockies is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristics. Volunteers of America Northern Rockies will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 307-672-0475.