Status: Full Time Salary FLSA Classification: Exempt
Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in over 30 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year. Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.
Summary of Position: Violence Interrupter provides conflict mediation services with a designated target area. Violence Interrupters are expected to work 40 hours per week according to site specific hours. Duties of the Violence Interrupter include but are not limited to: Detecting potential shooting events and identify individuals at the highest risk of involvement in a shooting or a killing, will formulate action plans to resolve conflicts, develop relationships with key individuals and meet with them daily, coach individuals on how to handle stressful events without shooting, mediate conflicts between groups and individuals, prevent retaliatory violence before it occurs, train individuals and groups specific strategies to bring about behavior change, document daily log of all efforts as required in the designated database, attend daily briefings and debriefings, attend team meetings weekly, and submit all required documents and reports as scheduled by OEMII
Qualifications/Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or GED Equivalent. 4 years of experience in youth development, violence prevention, and/or case management. Extensive experience working with at-risk youth and adults. Excellent communication and writing skills.
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and car insurance limits with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability.
Benefits Available: Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, UNUM, Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.
Contact information: Submit a cover letter, resume’, two (2) professional and one (1) personal references to ATTN: Hiring Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, genetic characteristics, or disability unrelated to job performance.