Outreach Worker, BIVO Cure Violence Program

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA’s Cure Violence Program works with 16 – 24-year-old at-risk youths who are or may have been involved in street violence, community residents, businesses, and community-based organizations to implement Cure Violence: The Campaign to Stop the Shooting.  Cure Violence is a public health strategy to reduce and prevent shootings and killings.  This program will focus on a defined area identified as a “hot spot” in Brownsville, Brooklyn for shooting violence within the 73rd Precinct. The program works to prevent gun violence by 1) mediating conflicts that may end in gun violence, 2) changing the thinking of individuals who are most at risk of being victims or perpetrators of violence, and 3) working closely with a broad coalition of local partners to promote a visible community-wide message that shooting is unacceptable behavior.

Position: Outreach Worker

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager 

Location: 1667 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

What The Outreach Worker Does:

The person filling this position is expected to:

  • Reach out and market the program to the community via street outreach in order to recruit clients.
  • Assist in organizing responses to all shootings that occur in the targeted catchment area within 72 hours of receipt of notice of the shooting or killing.
  • Prepare marketing materials and market the program to the community.
  • Attend and help facilitate social/peer support events (i.e., community events and shooting response meetings, etc).
  • Review all documentation establishing clients’ eligibility for the program and make file copies.
  • Assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • Create and maintain client files.
  • Conduct initial intake or assessment of clients and clients’ families and/or periodic reassessments.
  • Follow-up with clients and with referral organizations regarding client contact and progress with referral organization.
  • Work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Recommend and implement strategies to persuade clients to participate more fully in this process.
  • Act as client liaison/client advocate with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, etc.
  • Monitor clients’ progress toward their goals (dates achieved) via regularly scheduled telephone contact and/or face-to-face home and office visits, and document via progress notes.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma and three years of applicable experience, or
  • Associate’s degree and two years of applicable experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in a related field.

Other Requirements:

  • Equally at home conversing with gang members, community activists, law enforcement personnel, and public officials.
  • Subject to a criminal background check and random drug testing.
  • No pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence, or history thereof.
  • Strong knowledge of the Brownsville community.
  • Familiarity with Brownsville 73rd Police Precinct community challenges of teens and young adults there; strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, and weekends as needed.
  • Must have an understanding of, sensitivity, and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun-related trauma.
  • Case Managers should be prepared for various outdoor weather conditions during their regular workday

Compensation: $50,000 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

 

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