Outreach Worker

Job description

DescriptionPhila.CeaseFire a national Cure Violence Replication site is working with the ChesterMinisterial Alliance to replicate the Cure Violence street outreachinitiative in Chester, PA in Delaware County. Cure Violence is a coordinatedstrategy to address shootings in Philadelphia and other communities throughoutthe nation. Skilled Cure Violence outreach workers are a key ingredient to thesuccess of this initiative.


EssentialFunctions include; Stopping shootings by doing all that is required individuallyand in a team to prevent all shootings in the neighborhood assigned, including,getting to know all the highest risk persons in the assigned area, making thecommunity aware of your presence and serving as resource for community memberswhen shootings occur, working to intervene in circumstances in which violenceis likely, including possible retaliation, working to understand why a shootinghappened and to determine why it is that you and the team were not informed –developing strategies to be better informed the next time, working to gaintrust of the community and the highest risk persons so that they know why youare there – to help prevent shootings and violence, and to help highest-riskpersons in any way you can, calling for assistance when situations require it.


Fullparticipation in the Chester program, which includes: Anticipate and beresponsive to Outreach Supervisor’s requests and needs, continuously keepOutreach Supervisor informed as to what is going on; this includes what isgoing right, what is going wrong and anticipating what might go wrong, work asa member of a team to ensure that shootings are reduce, conduct outreach to thecommunity (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationshipswith youth, residents, businesses, and community groups, identify youth who aregang members and those at-risk for joining gangs and intervening in their livesthrough case management to aid in solving current problems and preventingfuture ones, serve as linkages and support for individuals to enhance theirassistance and use of opportunities and programs in the community (e.g., jobprograms, GED, drug treatment, and mentoring), advocate for youth through courttestimonies, when necessary, participate, as necessary, in organizing responsesto shootings and increasing visibility when shootings/killings take place(e.g., developing networks with other outreach program workers to coordinate aninclusive and strategic response), investigate causes of shootings/killings toassist in mediating situations and preventing retaliation between individualsand groups (e.g., working with the community, outreach programs and local lawenforcement to gain information that may be helpful in preventing additionalkillings) and provide documentation, identify and diffuse “hot spots” forshootings and violence (e.g., conducting eyeball surveys with residents andcommunity based organizations to identify areas frequented by potential offenders)and provide documentation, document shootings and other acts of violenceprevented, respond to shootings in other communities, when necessary, documentdetailed client case notes and other duties as assigned.


RequiredEducation & Experience:

At least oneyear experience working with at-risk youth and gang members, and experience ortraining in crisis intervention.  Must have valid PA driver’s license,insurance, and good driving record. An equivalent combination of education andexperience may be considered. 


RequiredSkills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated verbal, written, and interpersonalcommunication skills.

*Demonstrated knowledge of North Philadelphiacommunities.

*Ability to work flexible schedule, includingevenings and weekend.  



Thisposition requires a background check


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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You may requesta copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Medical Education and Research Building
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 9/18/2020
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