Hospital Responder: B.R.A.G. Cure Violence Bronx
Company: Good Shepherd
Posted on: May 14, 2022
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Cure Violence Bronx works with community residents, businesses and
community-based organizations to reduce and prevent shootings and
killings in defined hot spots within the 46th Precinct, which
comprises the following Bronx neighborhoods: Fordham, University
Heights, Morris Heights and Mount Hope; the 47th Precinct, which
comprises the following Bronx neighborhoods: Woodlawn, Wakefield,
Williamsbridge, Baychester, Edenwald, Olinville and Fishbay; the
52nd Precinct, which comprises: Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge,
Norwood, Bronx Park, and University Heights The Hospital Responder
develops strong relationships with St. Barnabas and Jacobi Hospital
staff, patients and people in the neighborhood who are known to be
or likely to be involved in gun violence, to learn about and
mediate issues and conflicts with the goal of stopping escalation
to gun violence. He/she must be comfortable in a hospital setting
and on the streets when and where violence is likely to erupt, and
must have and maintain the confidence of gang members and other
perpetrators of violence.
Reports to: HOSPITAL RESPONDER COORDINATOR, B.R.A.G. Cure Violence
Location: Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY
Hours: 40 hours/week, Non-Exempt
* Work closely with staff, St. Barnabas and Jacobi Hospital to
reduce the possibility of retaliatory violence and the return of
the victim to the hospital.
* Help prevent retaliatory shootings by meeting with a shooting's
victim(s) and the victim's family in the hospital, or elsewhere, to
calm the situation, providing mediation and assistance, including
referral to any relevant support and mediation resources, and
remain in contact.
* Maintain an active caseload of victims of violence due to
guns/assaults while in the hospital.
* Perform Admission Criteria Screenings for approval.
* Conduct frequent contact with victims on a monthly basis until
* Identify individuals who are high risk in order to connect them
with Cure Violence programs to help them rethink the impulse to act
violently and redirect their lives in more positive directions.
* Educate the victims and family members about trauma and typical
responses to trauma and chronic stress.
* Encourage victims to involve themselves in stopping the cycle of
* Schedule home visits upon the release of the victim(s) from the
hospital if the victim(s) lives within B.R.A.G.'s Catchment Area or
otherwise and the visit is warranted.
* Provide feedback to the Hospital Responder Supervisor and Program
Manager on the hospital protocol and making recommendations for
improving the quality and success of the program.
* Program activities include having a scheduled shift in the
Emergency Department and/or responding in an "on-call" 24-hour
manner and canvassing the Catchment Area as directed by
* Ensure that the data regarding hospital calls and responses are
kept up to date and notify leadership if there are significant
* Work with Hospital Responder Supervisor to ensure that there is
back-up coverage if you are unable to respond because you are not
* Complete a daily log which includes hospital activations,
interruptions, de-escalations, case notes and referrals.
* Provide participants with support and linkages to programs and
opportunities in the community (e.g., job programs, GED, substance
use, and mentoring).
* Conduct outreach to St. Barnabas and Jacobi Hospital
(individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships
with other stakeholders, youth, residents, businesses, and hospital
* Report to the Hospital Responder Supervisor and Program Manager
and keep them informed of all relevant hospital activities.
* Participate in responses to shootings that take place in the
Catchment Areas or otherwise.
* Plan, attend and help facilitate events within St. Barnabas and
* Build network with other Hospital Responder workers.
* Provide age-appropriate engagement and interaction with youth and
young adults encountered and adhere to all agency guidelines and
ethics regarding treatment of participants.
* Enter all such information timely into the prescribed database on
handheld devices or office computers.
* Be in contact with Hospital Responder Supervisor and/or Program
Manager, always, to be accountable for effective use of time and to
receive guidance and direction.
* Attend all staff meetings timely, and attend other internal and
external meetings as directed.
* Participate in training programs prescribed by DOHMH, MOCJ, St.
Barnabas and Jacobi Hospital and by GSS supervisors, including
conflict mediation, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed
practice, and other tools for effective work.
* Lean and use trauma-informed practice (TIP), which may include
tools from the Sanctuary Model of TIP.
* Facilitate Groups.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* An in-depth knowledge of the Bronx 46th, 47th and 52nd Precinct
* Residence within the area strongly preferred.
* Familiarity with hospital settings is a plus.
* Ability to work with individuals and families in the midst of
* Experience and direct knowledge of at-risk youth and gang
* Ideal candidate is someone very close to the streets with the
ability to communicate effectively with gang members and other
high-risk individuals, and able to gain trust of the highest risk
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Computer literate and able to enter notes and activities into
databases via handheld devices and office computers.
* Ability to work a highly flexible schedule that includes late
evenings, weekends and holidays
* Ability to pass drug screening.
* No pending criminal cases or convictions for sexual assault,
child abuse or domestic violence.
* Criminal justice history preferred but may not be under current
criminal justice supervision.
* Committed to working toward positive community change.
* Commitment to work from a strength based, trauma informed youth
and family development perspective.
* Valid, clean NYS driver's license strongly preferred.
* Ability to use public transportation.
* Ability to travel intensively, stand and walk for long periods,
able to lift 25 lbs., bend and lift and be otherwise physically
* Bilingual Spanish-English & Patois a plus.
Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is
proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural
organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome
prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative
support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us
on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our
mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative
leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we
work in partnership with.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and
welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants,
volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender
expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital
status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our
activities or operations. These activities include, but are not
limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of
volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
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