YVRP STREET WORKER

Division / Program: 
Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN)
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Wed, 11/01/2017
Program Summary: 
The Youth Violence Reduction Prevention (YVRP) project is a unique partnership involving public and private leaders working towards the common goal of reducing violent crimes committed by and against children and young adults. The goal for YVRP is to protect and steer at-risk youth away from violence and toward productive and positive lives.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
The primary responsibility of the YVRP Street Worker is monitoring assigned youth partner’s activities to deter them from situations that may lead to a youth becoming a victim or perpetrator of crime. The Street Worker should have substantial experience working with at-risk youth and young adults who have been affected by violence. The Street Worker must have creditability within an identified community. It is imperative that the Street Worker knows how to build, to strengthen, and to sustain a positive relationship with the assigned youth partner.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct the required number of monthly contacts with all assigned youth partners, and accurately document into the Management Information System (MIS);
• Meet weekly with assigned Probation Officer to discuss progress and status, risk classification level of assigned youth partners, and document/enter information into MIS;
 • Supervise a minimum active caseload of 25 selected youth or young adults;
• Maintain and complete the appropriate reports and files for the youth partners;
• Create goals and strategies each quarter to support youth partners’ positive development, by collaborating with youth partners and the significant role-players in their lives, including Probation Officers;
• Establish and maintain community visibility at hangouts, recreation centers, and schools;
• In order to support the implementation of youth partners’ quarterly strategic plan, initiate and maintain communications with youth partners’ precinct police, their formal and informal support network, and community resources within and outside of their assigned police precincts;
• Assess the activity of hostile youth gangs/groups within their assigned police precincts;
• Investigate, intervene and follow up incidents involving assigned youth partners, their families and peers;
• Be on a 24-hour call to respond to crisis involving youth partners, their families and peers;
• Perform other related duties as assigned by the YVRP District Supervisor.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
• A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) is required;
• Must be able to obtain a Criminal Background, Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Clearance as needed;
• Must be bilingual - able to speak and read Spanish;
• Demonstrate ability to work with at-risk youth and their families;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, etc.) and database experience;
• Must be willing to work in all areas in Philadelphia, possess a valid driver’s license, and have a good driving record. Must be willing to drive company-owned vehicles when required;
More Details: 
In addition to the above, the Street Worker must be familiar with various high risk areas in the city of Philadelphia, must be bilingual, and able to speak, comprehend, and write Spanish and English with accuracy to effectively service the youth partners in the 25th and 26th Districts (Philadelphia areas – Kensington and Frankford).
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume (mail or fax) to:Interested Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Ronald.Brown@paan.us UAC/PAAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer