The Manager of the Violence Prevention Program is responsible for coordinating an innovative comprehensive mental health intervention aimed at decreasing self/interpersonal harm through utilizing cultural arts to promote positive trauma-coping skills, improve access to clinical mental health services, and increase provider capacity to support LGBTQ and homeless youth experiencing crisis. This role requires a dynamic integration of transformative justice frameworks with youth development best practices and program evaluation with the goal of improving LGBTQ/street-based youth access to affirming and culturally competent mental health services.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Recruit, hire, train, supervise and provide ongoing leadership development for Violence Prevention Specialist and Crisis Intervention Specialist.
- Collaborate with Associate Director of Broadway Youth Center and Human Resources department to recruit, train, supervise and provide ongoing leadership development for Violence Prevention volunteers and interns.
- Coordinate multidisciplinary staff meetings, development opportunities, trainings, and initiatives related to improving the quality of the Violence Prevention program.
- Serve as member of the Howard Brown Health Sexual Assault Response Team by participating in monthly meetings.
- Orchestrate and evolve the provision of high quality group support and education workshops for youth who have experienced trauma and whose coping mechanisms may involve harming themselves or others.
- Increase staff capacity for responding to program participants experiencing crisis through developing crisis intervention trainings.
- Engage transformative justice and youth development frameworks to provide high quality one-on-one supportive counseling to youth participating in BYC’s drop-in programming.
- Facilitate healing circles for and in collaboration with young people involved in conflict at the BYC.
- Foster youth leadership by training interested youth in bystander intervention and peace circle keeping.
- Engage both qualitative and quantitative tools to document and disseminate best practices for culturally competent crisis prevention programming targeting LGBTQ/street-based youth and their providers.
- Ensure the proper documentation of services rendered and provide accurate reports through electronic health records and HMIS (Homeless Management Information System).
- Maintain accurate sexual/intimate partner violence prevention knowledge and develop prevention skills by attending regular trainings.
- Uphold agency and programmatic policies and procedures, including confidentiality.
- Build relationships with various community stakeholders to support the violence prevention program and promote visibility and awareness of LGBTQ and street-based youth mental health issues.
- Coordinate ongoing outreach violence prevention education targeting LGBTQ and street based youth to build awareness and access to supportive services.
- Support initiatives as requested by the Director of the Broadway Youth Center.
- Conduct all other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIRED:
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalency.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience (three or more years) in a social service/public health field.
- Two or more years of professional experience working with adolescents/young adults, especially youth of color, identified as LGBTQ, and experiencing homeless.
- Supervision Experience
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office
- Bilingual-Spanish/English fluency.
- Strong communication skills with a demonstrated ability to use a youth-centered, trauma-informed, anti-oppression, and harm reduction framework within diverse communities
- Requires ability to speak audibly and listen actively.
- Requires ability to use computers, telephones and other office equipment.
- Requires ability to sit for extended periods of time.
- May require occasional bending and lifting up to 25 pounds.
- May require periodic travel.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at Howard Brown are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statutes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for this position, please start the application process using the link below. Applicants should submit both their cover letter and resume into our ADP system for consideration.