Release the Grip Cure Violence
Outreach Worker for the 48th
BronxConnect-Release The Grip is a Cure Violence program in the East Concourse neighborhood of the Bronx. Cure Violence is a cutting-edge gun violence prevention model that aims to reduce and prevent shootings through the use of public health strategies. Release the Grip is a coordinated strategy to address local shootings.
Skilled Outreach Workers are key to the success of this initiative. Outreach Workers will work individually and as a team to prevent neighborhood shootings and killings.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Maintain a 10-15 participant caseload and enter participant interactions and reporting requirements in the database on a daily basis.
· Work closely with Violence Interrupters to identify youth who are involved in high-risk activities and intervene in their lives through case management.
· Perform daily canvassing with Violence Interrupters in the catchment area (Morris Ave to Clay Ave - 165th Street to 168th Street) to identify, prevent or interrupt potential conflicts.
· Seek to contact and aid every participant on your caseload in both the solving of current and preventing of future problems.
· Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them.
· Work to intervene in circumstances where gun violence is likely, including possible retaliation.
· Conduct outreach to the community (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships with youth, residents, businesses, and community groups.
· Report to the Outreach Worker Supervisor and keep him/her informed of all relevant community activities.
· Provide clients with support and linkages to programs and opportunities in or outside of the community (e.g., job programs, GED, drug treatment, and mentoring).
· Participate, as necessary and instructed by the Program Manager, in organizing shooting responses and increasing visibility when shootings/killings take place.
· Research causes of shootings/killings to assist in mediating situations and preventing retaliation between individuals and groups (e.g., working with the community and outreach programs to gain information that may be helpful in preventing additional killings).
· Document all work including shootings and other acts of violence prevented, case notes, referrals, and changes in participant’s status as directed by Program Manager.
· Attend all mandatory program trainings.
· Work with community partners to identify and diffuse “hot spots” for shootings and violence
· Respond to shootings in other communities, when necessary and approved by the Program Manager.
· Attend, help facilitate and plan community events, participant activities and shooting responses.
· Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, as well as other team meetings when required.
· Attend weekly supervision and keep Outreach Worker Supervisor informed of all work-related activities.
· Basic experience and knowledge of computers, data entry and Microsoft programs (Word and Excel)
· An in-depth knowledge of the previously noted catchment area, in particular the target areas or hot zones.
· Experience working with at-risk youth and gang members.
· Reside within and are familiar with the catchment area preferred.
· Knowledge of the street sets, crews, gangs and or groups.
· Able to walk 30 blocks or more on a regular basis.
· Able to pass drug screenings.
· Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends and holidays.
· Committed to working toward positive community change.
· No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence.
· Excellent communication skills.
· Experience or training in crisis intervention.
Position Type: Full-time; requires evening, late night, and weekend hours Compensation: Competitive salary. Excellent benefits
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY
STEP 1: Write a cover letter that tells us:
- The position(s) you are applying for
- How you learned about the position
- The reason you are qualified for this position
- Desired Salary.
STEP 2: EMAIL your Resume & Cover Letter to: Jobs.firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Director Brown-Arnell, BronxConnect
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