The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.
The Bronx Community Justice Center, one of the Center's newest projects, works to create a safer, more equitable Bronx through community-driven safety initiatives, violence prevention, youth opportunity, and economic development efforts. Save Our Streets South Bronx is a replication of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention’s evidence-based Cure Violence program, a cutting-edge gun violence prevention model that aims to reduce and prevent shootings through the use of public health strategies.
The Bronx Community Justice Center is seeking an Outreach Worker Supervisor for the Save Our Streets South Bronx program. Reporting to the Program Manager, Community Safety the Outreach Worker Supervisor will supervise a team of outreach workers and violence interrupters and support the management of day-to-day program operations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist the Program Manager to coordinate regular mobilization of staff to respond to community needs around violence incidents and the provision of social service supports;
- Identify and form relationships with individuals who are at high risk of involvement in shootings and killings to help them rethink the impulse to act violently and redirect their lives in more positive directions;
- Supervise Outreach Workers, and based on program staff structure, supervise Violence Interrupters to ensure staff duties are fulfilled adequately;
- Facilitate daily meetings with Outreach Workers and Violence Interrupters to review current shootings, trends and to plan the day-to-day and week-to-week activities;
- Conduct weekly one-on-one check-ins with staff to assess the mental wellness of staff in the field; provide/offer support services, as needed;
- Ensure field staff accurately document their daily activity and enter data into the required reporting tool/mechanism in a timely matter;
- Document staff activities and assist Program Manager in submitting accurate and complete monthly reports;
- Participate in community outreach to build strong relationships with youth, residents, businesses, and community groups;
- Identify and diffuse "hot spots" and increase staff visibility when violent incidents occur;
- Ensure staff are trained and adequately prepared to fulfill duties;
- Attend Outreach Worker Supervisor meetings, ad hoc meetings and all trainings coordinated and required by OPGV;
- Report on call when Outreach Workers and Violence Interrupters are scheduled to work;
- Help strategize on the ground efforts (i.e. mediations) and/or provide guidance to staff regarding their caseload and management;
- Interact with Credible Clinician to facilitate group and/or individual sessions for staff and participants, as needed;
- Support and assists the Program Manager, as needed;
- Additional relevant tasks, as needed.
Position Location: South Bronx
Position Type: Full-time, evenings and weekends. Schedule may be flexible, changing, and include late nights.
Qualifications: Candidates who are formerly incarcerated or have other experience in the criminal justice system are particularly invited to apply, but must have no pending criminal cases or prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse, or domestic violence. The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma as well as a minimum of 4 years’ experience OR the equivalent in a related area, knowledge of mental health, youth engagement, and community organizing. The candidate should reside in or have an in-depth knowledge of Morrisania or Mott Haven. Experience working with at-risk youth and gang members, and knowledge of the street sets, crews, gangs, and or groups is a must. Candidate must be able to walk 30 blocks or more on a regular basis, pass a drug screening, and work a flexible schedule that includes late evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be willing to work in inclement weather. Excellent communication skills, commitment to working towards positive community change, and interest in learning new skills and information are a must for this position.
Compensation: The hourly rate is $29.67 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Center for Court Innovation offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, free basic dental coverage, vision insurance, short-term and long term disability, and life insurance. All healthcare benefits are effective on the date of hire. Paid time off includes 20 days of paid vacation per year, 15 paid sick days, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, commuter FSA and offers a 10% employer match on the 403(b) retirement plan.
The Center for Court Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities as well as individuals with prior contact with the criminal justice system.
As of September 9, 2021, all new hires are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for medical, disability or religious reasons by the Center’s Human Resources Department.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete an employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.