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Hospital Responder, Save Our Streets South Bronx

Company: Center for Court Innovation
Location: Bronx
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

THE ORGANIZATIONThe Center for Court Innovation is committed to reducing crime and incarceration, addressing violence, supporting survivors, and building communities while strengthening public trust in justice. The Center seeks justice for marginalized groups, bringing an equity lens - particularly a racial and gender equity lens - to its work. For 25 years, the Center has worked to foster justice and equity to create safe, healthy, and thriving communities and, ultimately, to transform the justice system.The Center is an 800-employee, $100 million nonprofit that accomplishes its vision through three pillars of work: creating and scaling operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performing original research to determine what works (and what doesn't), and providing expert assistance and policy guidance to justice reformers around the world.Operating ProgramsThe Center's operating programs, including the award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center and Midtown Community Court, test new ideas, solve difficult problems, and attempt to achieve systemic change within the justice system. Our projects include community-based violence prevention programs, alternatives to incarceration, reentry initiatives, and court-based initiatives that reduce the use of unnecessary incarceration and promote positive individual and family change. Through this programming, we have produced tangible results like safer streets, reduced incarceration, and improved neighborhood perceptions of justice.ResearchResearchers at the Center conduct independent evaluations, documenting how government systems work, how neighborhoods function, and how reform efforts change things. We believe in the "action research" model; accordingly, our researchers provide regular feedback on the results of the Center's own operating programs. The Center has published studies on topics including youth in the sex trade, reentry, gun violence, and drug treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Our researchers have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.Policy & Expert AssistanceThe Center provides hands-on, planning and implementation assistance to a wide range of jurisdictions in areas of reform such as problem-solving courts (e.g., community courts, treatment courts, domestic violence courts), tribal justice, reducing incarceration and the use of fines/fees and reducing crime and violence. Our current expert assistance takes many forms, including help with analyzing data, strategic planning and consultation, policy guidance, and hosting site visits to its operating programs in the New York City area. THE OPPORTUNITYThe 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 Bronxis 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.Bronx Community Justice Centeris seeking a HospitalResponder. Reporting to the Hospital Responder Coordinator, the Hospital Responder will provide supportive services to crime victims and their family members.HospitalResponders are notified when a victim of a gunshot wound, stabbing or other assault-related injury is taken to LincolnHospital.AHospitalResponderis expected to report immediately to thehospitalwhere theywill stay with the victim and actively work to de-escalate traumatized and angry family members and friends who may be planning retaliatory violence. The HospitalResponderwill help the victim and their family at thehospitalcope with their shock and their grief, while working with the greater S.O.S. team to identify and intervene with others in the neighborhood most likely to instigate retaliation. The overall goal is to keep the peace and prevent further shootings and deaths.Responsibilitiesincludebut are not limited to:Report to LincolnHospitalto meet with crime victims and their friends and family members;Educate the victim and family members about trauma and typical responses to trauma and chronic stress;Work closely with staff from S.O.S. South Bronx and Morrisania, other Bronx Cure Violence partners, Guns Down Life Up and LincolnHospitalto reduce the possibility of retaliatory violence and the return of the victim to thehospital;Encourage victims to involve themselves in stopping the cycle of violence;Schedule and conduct home visits upon the release of the victim from thehospital, as needed;Provide feedback toHospitalResponderCoordinator and Associate Director of Programs on thehospitalprotocol;Makerecommendations for improving the quality and success of the program;Work scheduled shifts in the Emergency Department and/or responding in an "on-call" manner, as necessary;Ensure that the data regardinghospitalcalls and responses is kept up to date; notify leadership if there are significant trends;Work withHospitalResponderCoordinator to ensure that there is back-up coverage at times theHospitalResponderis not working;Complete a daily log including hospitalactivations, interruptions, de-escalations, case notes and referrals;Identify individuals who are high risk in order to connect them with Cure Violence programs, helpingthem rethink the impulse to act violently and redirect their lives in more positive directions;Provide clients with support and linkages to programs within their zip code and opportunities in the community (e.g., job programs, GED, drug treatment, and mentoring);Conduct outreach to the LincolnHospitalCommunity (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships with other stakeholders, youth, residents, businesses, andhospitalstaff;Participate in responses to shootings that take place in the target area of Save Our Streets Bronx;InformHospitalResponderCoordinator and Associate Director of Programs of all relevanthospitalactivities;Plan, attend and help facilitate events within LincolnHospitaland Guns Down Life Up;Attend and participate in all mandatory staff meetings, trainings, workshops and other team meetings, as required;Attend weekly supervision and keepHospitalResponderCoordinator informed of all work related activities;Additional responsibilities, as needed.Qualifications:Individuals who are formerly incarcerated or have other experience in the criminal justice system are particularly invited to apply;Associates Degree (or higher) in human services field or equivalentexperience preferred;In-depth knowledge of the South Bronx, with particular focus on Morrisania and Mott Haven area, or near this area, is highly preferred;Experience and knowledge of at-risk youth and gang involvement, with a commitment to stopping violence and working towards positive community change;The ability to communicate with and build positive relationships with high-risk youth;Comfort managing a large number of diverse tasks;Familiarity withhospitalsettings preferred;Ability to work with individuals and families in the midst of extreme crises;Excellent verbal and written communication skills;Able to pass drug screening;The ability to use a computer and Microsoft Office required;Strong team skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment;Strong administrative and computer skills for timely comprehensive tracking.Position Type:Full-time, MUST be able to work a flexible schedule of late nights, over-nights, holidays and weekends.Must be able to report to thehospitalwhen on call.Compensation: The compensation range for this position is $25.58 - $30.32per hour based on a 35-hour work week and is commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for overtime at 1.5x the hourly rate above 40 hours per week. The Center for Court Innovation offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive healthcare with a national network, free basicdental coverage, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts including commuter FSA. We prioritize mental health care for our staff and offer services like Talkspace and Ginger through our healthcare plans. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan with a two-to-one employer contribution up to 5%.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.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Center for Court Innovation, New Rochelle , Hospital Responder, Save Our Streets South Bronx, Other , Bronx, New York

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