Interested in Joining Street Corner Resources?

The Street Corner Resources – Speak Peace Forward (SCR-SPF) Team operates one of the 18 Cure Violence sites in New York City. Following the Cure Violence Model, our team (1) works to detect and interrupt potentially violent conflicts, (2) identifies and works with persons at the highest risk of being involved in gun violence and (3) mobilizes the community to change social norms around gun violence. SCR-SPF Team members are expected to understand their job duties and to work cohesively together to ensure the best results. To learn more about the Cure Violence approach to gun violence, go to www.cureviolence.org. The following are positions on our team we are hiring for. Please send your resume along with a cover letter to scrcareer@gmail.com.

Cure Violence Job Descriptions:

Violence Interrupters

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  • Identify and diffuse “hot spots” for shootings and violence, learning about the causes of shootings and severe violence in order to assist in resolving situations and preventing retaliation between individuals and groups
  • Form relationships with the highest risk youth in the community, as well as the people who know them
  • Participate in organizing responses to shootings and increasing visibility when shootings take place
  • Follow the program’s supervisory structure and keep the appropriate supervisor informed of all relevant community activities
  • Work hours include late evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Attend meetings and trainings coordinated and required by DOHMH

Hospital Interrupters

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  • Function as Violence Interrupters in a hospital setting
  • Follow a response protocol at a partner hospital to enter the facility and visit with a patient when s/he has been injured by gun violence or other severe forms of violence
  • Work with patients and their families and friends to help prevent future violence, and provide linkages to resources
  • Work to de-escalate emotions at the hospital scene and coordinate street level intervention when applicable
  • Work hours include late evenings, weekends, and some holidays
  • Participate in weekly supervision and meetings with program staff
  • Participate in regular implementation meetings at the partner hospital and meetings and trainings coordinated by DOHMH.

Outreach Worker

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  • Identify individuals in the service area who are at high risk of involvement in shootings and other serious violence and engage these individuals in mentoring sessions and activities designed to understand and reject the impulse to act violently and to set more positive life goals.
  • Build a caseload of a minimum of 10 program participants (and a maximum of 15) by the worker’s fourth month on the job and maintain a minimum of 10 high-risk participants thereafter
    • Develop and implement a risk reduction plan with each participant.
    • Maintain regular contact with program participants through face-to-face contacts (minimum 6 per participant each month) and telephone communication (minimum 8 per participant each month)
    • Document all referrals and program/service enrollment for all participants on the caseload.
  • Conduct outreach to the community (individually and as a team member) to build strong relationships with youth, residents, businesses, and community groups
  • Conduct daily (team) community canvassing - walking the service area to establish program presence, understand current and past conflicts, create opportunities for informal contact with those at risk of involvement in shootings and other serious violence and become familiar with community members. Must meet a minimum of 15 hours per week of team canvassing.
  • Work with team members to coordinate an inclusive and immediate strategic response when shootings and other conflicts take place
  • Work hours include late evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Attend meetings and trainings coordinated and required by DOHMH