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School Violence Prevention Specialist- Youth Advocate

Kings Against Violence Initiative, Inc

Summary

KAVI is seeking qualified School Violence Prevention Specialists (SVPS). The SVPS will act as a liaison
between students, school administration, and KAVI staff to create supportive relationships, promoting
continuity of care and minimizing conflict in the school setting. SVPS utilizes interruption and
de-escalation techniques within the school setting, provides support and intervention during KAVI
school programs, and facilitates conflict resolution discussion groups and one on one conversations
with teenagers. The School Violence Prevention Specialist’s role integrates the functions of case
assessment and advocacy in the school setting for program participants.
As a KAVI School Violence Prevention Specialist, you will be a cohort member of the KAVI site team
of Violence Intervention professionals, working alongside a Social Worker and the School Programs
Manager within a school setting. With training, support, and utilizing KAVI curricula, you will design
and facilitate conflict resolution workshops, provide mediation and mentorship support to students,
and manage a caseload of KAVI VIP participants. Workshops and sessions are held in person at your
assigned KAVI Site.

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good writing skills and the ability to maintain correspondence with a variety of agencies,
    clients, and stakeholders
  • Highly developed ability for problem-solving
  • Knowledgeable in crisis intervention principles and practices
  • Demonstrates adaptability to perform a variety of duties, occasionally changing from one task
    to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Ability to maintain integrity and professional rapport towards students, school staff, and other
    KAVI team members
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice system
  • A passion for the work of community development, youth development, and social equity
  • A desire for professional growth
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team
  • Basic computer skills are a plus but not required
  • A basic ability to work independently and or as a team player
  • Attention to detail and customer service skills are a must

Duties

  • Attend team and staff meetings with your site Social Worker, School Programs Manager, and
    School Point Person.
  • Design, plan, track participant's progress, facilitate, and run workshops for young people.
    Regularly update your caseload management spreadsheet. Communicate availability and
    actively engage with your site social worker and supervisor.
  • Provide input to and support the development of program materials, ensuring they are
    effective for the relevant youth audience.
  • Support young people in navigating life, making wise choices, and understanding their rights
    and responsibilities.
  • Contribute youth perspectives in meetings, project working groups, recruitment processes, and
    training workshops.
  • Strengthen the conflict resolution capacity of young people in KAVI programs.
  • Maintain appropriate notes to document outcomes of meetings, conflict resolution sessions,
    and training workshops.
  • Debrief sessions with the social worker and School Programs Manager.
  • Ensure professional standards are upheld, including KAVI principles, Child Safe Standards,
    and the Code of Ethical Practice framework in Youth Empowerment Work.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to jobs@kavibrooklyn.org and include “School Violence
Prevention Specialist” in the subject line. KAVI offers a comprehensive employee benefits package.
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  • Date Posted

    May 31, 2024

  • Salary

    $30 per hour, up to 19 hours per week max, based on qualifications

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