SITE DIRECTOR: Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site

Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) is looking to fill the position of Site Director, for its Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site. Please send resumes to Erricka Bridgeford at director@communitymediation.org. We are looking to fill this position by November, 2021.

Salary: $60,000 + benefits

Each Safe Streets Site Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and expanding the goals of the Safe Streets program at the site level.

The Site Director for Safe Streets is responsible for:

  • Management of all components of the Safe Streets model:

    • Community Mobilization - ensuring that all Safe Streets communities develop a coalition made up of key stakeholders to implement violence prevention strategies.

    • Outreach - Oversee the development and implementation of all outreach activities, including recruitment and training of outreach staff (this does not include MONSE or Cure Violence training).

    • Public Education - Responsible for coordinating the development and production of Safe Streets materials to be distributed in the communities.

    • Faith-based Leadership - Oversee the coordination of clergy recruitment efforts.

    • Criminal Justice Participation - Communication with MONSE to communicate with BPD to gain support for shooting responses and other Safe Streets activities.

  • Management, support, and professional development of all Safe Streets site staff

  • Develop and reevaluate community engagement plans for site twice a year

  • Develop and lead innovative programming initiatives for the site

  • Regular communication with MONSE on site status and implementation

  • Working with the vendor community-based-organization (CBO) hosting the site to meet the needs of the staff and community

  • Attending Safe Streets Monthly Site Director Meetings

  • Submission of Monthly Audit Reports to MONSE at Site Director Meetings

  • All administrative activities in the site including timesheets, budgeting, invoicing and fiscal documentation, etc.

  • Represent Safe Streets Baltimore site at conferences, governmental events, and other venues (as needed).

  • Other duties as assigned

VIOLENCE PREVENTION COORDINATOR: Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site

Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) is looking to fill the position of Violence Prevention Coordinator, for its Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site. Please send resumes to Erricka Bridgeford at director@communitymediation.org. We are looking to fill this position by September, 2021.

Salary: $42,000 + benefits

Violence Prevention Coordinator

Reports to: Site Director

Each Safe Streets Violence Prevention Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Together with Outreach Staff, identifying needs of participants and other high-risk individuals, connecting them to appropriate resources, and following up to ensure success

  • Developing relationships with local providers to ensure seamless links to high-quality resources for participants. This includes but is not limited to:

    • Employment opportunities

    • Educational opportunities

    • Substance use treatment

    • Housing

    • Mental Health Services

  • Publicizing Safe Streets educational messages throughout the year and ensuring materials are widely displayed throughout the target community

  • Planning, promoting, and implementing strong shooting responses within 72 hours after an incident with Outreach Staff, community residents, and other local partners

  • Planning and hosting at least one community event per month to spread the Safe Streets message and build relationships with community members

  • Convening and leading a monthly community meeting to develop support for the work of Safe Streets. Ensuring that this group:

    • is representative of the target area community

    • has the ability to assess the nature and extent of shootings and killings in the Safe Streets community using data and other community input;

    • utilizes the framework for violence prevention to prioritize strategies and identify outcomes;

    • is willing to offer partnership and resources for responses and events;

    • has a working knowledge of community barriers and needs.

  • Building a youth council of young people age 14-25 who live in the target area to inform the work of the site and assist with community engagement. Facilitating monthly youth council meetings.

  • Facilitating implementation of the strategies identified in the site's community engagement plan with an emphasis on maximum engagement of community residents and existing community services

  • Conducting a community assessment to identify resources and community organizations in/near the target area that can assist in furthering the mission of Safe Streets Baltimore

  • Other duties as assigned

Administrative Responsibilities:

 

  • Completing a daily log in the Cure Violence database

  • Recording all community events and new partnerships in the Cure Violence database

  • Documenting minutes and recording attendance at community and youth council meetings

  • Compiling copies of flyers, minutes, and sign-in sheets from community events to be submitted in the monthly audit

  • Attending weekly site administrative meeting with Site Director and Violence Prevention Coordinator

  • Attending monthly Violence Prevention Coordinator cluster meeting facilitated by MONSE

  • Other duties as assigned

VIOLENCE INTERRUPTER: Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site

Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) is looking to fill the position of Violence Interrupter, for its Woodbourne-McCabe Safe Streets Site. Please send resumes to Erricka Bridgeford at director@communitymediation.org. We are looking to fill this position by October, 2021.

 

Salary: $40,000 + benefits

 

Violence Interrupter

 

Reports to: Site Supervisor

 

Each Safe Streets Violence Interrupter is responsible for:

 

Participant Support/Community Engagement:

 

  • Building relationships and rapport with high risk individuals in the community within the target age range of 14-25 years old

  • Engaging high-risk individuals in the community as participants

  • Meeting with key individuals on a daily basis to gather information on potential conflicts/retaliation

  • In coordination with the Violence Prevention Coordinator, referring participants to l1igh­ quality services and opportunities in the community (e.g. workforce development programs, GED tutoring, drug treatment, mentoring)

  • Ensuring participants remain engaged in services and opportunities they have been referred to

  • Following up with each participant in their caseload on a weekly basis

  • Actively engaging and educating the community on the Safe Streets Baltimore model and mission

  • Advocating for participants in court, when necessary

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Violence Interruption

 

  • Mediating conflicts between individuals and/or groups

  • Canvassing the community on a daily basis to build rapport with high-risk individuals and gather information on conflicts

  • Identifying "hot spots" for shootings and violence in the target area

  • Working to intervene in circumstances in which violence is likely, including possible retaliation from previous incidents

  • Working to understand why a shooting happened and to determine why the team was not informed; developing strategies to be better informed the next time

  • Participating, as necessary, in organizing responses to shootings and increasing visibility when shootings/killings take place, including developing networks with other outreach program workers to coordinate an inclusive and strategic response

  • Understanding the causes of shootings/killings to assist in mediating situations and preventing retaliation between individuals and groups

  • Working with the community and other outreach programs to gain information that may be helpful in preventing violence

  • Formulating action plans to resolve conflicts

  • Helping individuals deal with "in the moment" stressful events or situations without shooting

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Administrative Responsibilities

 

  • Documenting all conflict mediations in the Cure Violence database

  • Completing a daily log in the Cure Violence database

  • Documenting detailed case notes in the Cure Violence database after every contact or attempted contact with a participant

  • Completing a comprehensive Risk Reduction Plan in the Cure Violence database each month with every participant to assess their progress in the following domains: Behavior Change, Employment, Substance Use, Mental Health, Education, Family/Home, and Justice System Involvement

  • Attending daily briefings and debriefings at the start and end of each shift led by the Site Supervisor

  • Attending weekly team meeting

  • Attending monthly citywide Violence Interrupter cluster meeting facilitated by MONSE

  • Other duties as assigned