POSITION: APPS Intervention Specialist
Intervention Specialist will work in our Applications, for Purpose, Pride and Success (APPS) department as a liaison between youth, parents and teachers providing high-risk youth with strategies for violence intervention and crisis response actions that include responding to specific gang-related confrontation, mediating and diffusing hostile tensions, and promoting conflict resolution and peace by building activities in the community and surrounding neighborhoods. These individuals will work with primarily youth and young adults ages 14-23.
A Bachelor’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences or related field is preferred, or a high school diploma or equivalent with three years of professional experience in the social service field. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Must possess a basic understanding of violence intervention and gang awareness and its related problems. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to considerable (3 – 5 years) full-time employment in progressively responsible counseling or social services, particularly involving youth and gang remediation activity. Send Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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