DescriptionThe Temple Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy is has an opportunity in the Philadelphia CeaseFire program and will hire an Outreach Worker that has in-depth knowledge of the the 24th, 25th, 26th, 22nd and 39th Policy districts in North Philadelphia. CeaseFire is a public health violence intervention program designed to reduce homicides and shootings. The outreach team consists of credible messengers who are responsible for mediating conflicts, working with high-risk youth, and community based organization. The Outreach Workers will serve as a credible messenger who is able to engage with high risk individuals and important stakeholders; making the community aware of cure violence and the support that can be offerer while serving as resource for community members when shootings occur. The outreach worker will also be working to intervene in circumstances in which violence is likely, including possible retaliation; working to understand why a shooting happened; developing strategies to be better informed the next time; working to gain trust of the community and the high risk individuals and important stakeholders so that they know why you are there. The worker will receive ongoing training regarding all job functions. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience:
At least one year of directly related experience working with at-risk community members. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Prior experience or training in crisis intervention. *Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. *Demonstrated knowledge of North Philadelphia communities. *Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend.
TempleUniversity values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for allpersons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status,national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or anyother status protected by law.
ComplianceStatement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the positiondescription employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial andother conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activitiesdo not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at theinstitution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliancewith applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations,including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essentialfunctions cause them to interact.
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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular