Outreach Worker
Court Innovation - New York, NY

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Conduct outreach to the community (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships with youth, young adults residents, businesses, and community groups.

Form relationships with the highest risk persons in the community, as well as the people who know them.

Work to intervene in circumstances in which gun violence is likely, including possible retaliation.

Keep the Crown Heights Outreach Supervisor informed of all community goings-on

Identify youth who are gang members and those at-risk for joining gangs and intervening in their lives through case management to aid in solving current problems and preventing future ones

Provide clients with support and linkages to programs and opportunities in the community (e.g., job programs, GED, drug treatment, and mentoring)

Plan and implement regular programs for participants in caseload

Support Program Manager in planning events that support the efforts to reduce gun violence.

Participate, as necessary, in organizing responses to shootings 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, outreach programs and local law enforcement to gain information that may be helpful in preventing additional killings)

Work with community partners to identify and diffuse “hot spots” for shootings and violence (e.g., conducting eyeball surveys with residents and community based organizations to identify areas frequented by potential offenders)

Document shootings and other acts of violence prevented.

Respond to shootings in other communities, when necessary.

Document detailed client case notes and other duties as assigned.

Attend all required meetings including staff meetings, event planning meetings and regular supervision.

Qualifications

Experience working with at-risk youth and gang members.

No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence.

Excellent communication skills.

Experience or training in crisis intervention.

An in-depth knowledge of Crown Heights and surrounding communities.

Position Type : Full-time, requires evening, late night and weekend hours

Languages:
English

Salary:
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Deadline to Apply:
December 15, 2012

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Attn / Subject line: SOS Crown Heights Outreach Worker Search

E-mail: jobs@crownheights.org

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