• Outreach Worker - SNUG

    Location US-NY-Bronx
    ID
    2018-3889
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Medicine
    Hospital
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
  • Overview

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is the largest public hospital in the Bronx (500+ beds) and a Level 1 Trauma Center.  Jacobi is a major academic affiliation and teaching site of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Recognized as the regional hyperbaric center and regional snakebite center for the tri-state area, Jacobi offers state of the art medical care, delivered with compassion, dignity, and respect.  From preventive medicine to cutting-edge specialty services, Jacobi provides first class care in a wide range of services and specialties.

    Responsibilities

    • Recruit and manage a caseload of 15 "high risk" gang/crew members and provide case management services. Responsible for mentoring these participants with a focus on providing alternatives to high-risk and violent behavior.
    • Rotate through "Hospital responder" position with 5 other OWs for 1-2 weeks at a time. Work in the hospital with hospital-based team ( doctor and social worker ) to respond to violent trauma and support patients and families
    • Build and maintain relationships with gangs/crews. Stay up-to-date on rivalries and plans for retaliation, facilitate conflict mediation
    • Canvass the target area on foot and identify and " diffuse " for shootings and violence
    • Link participants and individuals in the target area to opportunities and programs in the community including vocational, educational, recreational and social services
    • Plan and participate in monthly community activities in order to strengthen community awareness and garner support
    • Engage in community shooting responses ( marches, vigils, etc ) within 72- hours after  shooting in order to mobilize the community against gun violence and change community norms
    • Document all participant interactions and conflict mediations in the program's computer database
    • Attend on going training, individual supervision and weekly staff meetings
    • Communicate effectively with the team including other OWs, and supervisors
    • Adhere to program safety regulations and remain in contact with a supervisor at all times

    Qualifications

    • Familiar with gang/crew members and specific high-risk individuals and seen as " credible " in the communities where we work ( Pelham Houses, Parkside Houses, the Coops, Gun Hill Houses, White Plains Rd up to E 229th St )
    • Those with a history of criminal justice involved are encouraged to apply

     

     EOE M/F/D/V

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