Outreach Worker Supervisor
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (preferred), however candidates with some college and a proven track record of working with vulnerable, high-risk and/or opportunity youth and young adults will be considered.
- At minimum 2 years of demonstrated successful experience working with vulnerable, high-risk and/or opportunity youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 required.
- Personal or professional Experience working with gang-involvement or gun related violence preferred
- Must have an understanding of, sensitivity and commitment to working with youth and families that have experienced gun-related trauma
- Previous experience in a supervisory role.
- Strong organizational and leadership skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
- Proficiency in data entry and documentation.
- Familiarity with community outreach and building relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Ability to assess and support the mental wellness of staff.
- Knowledge of violent intervention strategies and resources.
- Willingness to attend meetings and training courses as required.
- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and provide guidance in challenging situations.
- As required by the contract candidate must: 1) clear through hiring panel comprised of program and community partners; 2) complete a criminal background check; and 3) submit to drug testing and agree to periodic drug testing as part of a program of random testing or for cause
- Director in coordinating the mobilization of staff to respond to community needs related to violence incidents and the provision of social service support.
- Supervises Outreach Workers and, if applicable, , ensuring proper fulfillment of staff duties.
- Conducts daily meetings with Outreach Workers to review current shootings, trends, and plan day-to-day and week-to-week activities.
- Conducts weekly one-on-one check-ins with staff to support their mental wellness and provides/supports necessary services.
- Ensures accurate documentation of staff activities and timely data entry into required reporting tools/mechanisms.
- Documents staff activities and assists the Program Director in submitting accurate and complete monthly reports.
- Engages in community outreach to establish strong relationships with youth, residents, businesses, and community groups, identify and diffuse "hot spots," and increase staff visibility during violent incidents.
- Ensures staff receive proper training and are prepared to fulfill their duties.
- Attends Outreach Worker Supervisor meetings, ad hoc meetings, and all training coordinated and required by OPGV.
- Remains on duty while Outreach Workers are working.
- Assists in strategizing on-ground efforts, such as mediation, and provides guidance to staff regarding caseload management.
- Collaborates with the Credible Clinician to facilitate group and/or individual sessions for staff and participants as needed.
- Conduct annual staff evaluations and submit timely appraisals to HR.
- Provides support and assistance to the Program Director as required.
- Handle other related duties as assigned by Supervisor, Youth Services AED and other Executive Leadership staff of University Settlement
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