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, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive. We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in: Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth. CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.
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: Violence Interrupter
Reports To: Assistant Program Manager
Location: 1667 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
What The Violence Interrupter Does:
The person filling this position is expected to:
- Be a client liaison with community members in the target area, providing violence mediation services
- Assist program in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
- Maintain professional relationships with clients and client confidentiality.
- Practice Universal Precautions/Standard Protocol & Procedures.
Minimum Education/Experience Required:
- High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.
- 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 understanding of, sensitivity and commitment to working with families of youth that have experienced gun related trauma
- Client Advocates should be prepared for various outdoor weather conditions during their regular workday.
Compensation: $34,000 – $37,500 annually
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.