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Violence Intervention Specialist

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Atlantic City, NJ



REQ_NUM: 10-30627

Department: Violence Intervention Program

Hours Per Week 37.5

Holidays Required? No

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Atlantic City

Weekends Required? No

Reports To: Director Hospital Based Violence Intervention Program

Trainings: Annual, CPI and BLS required within 90 days of hire or transfer

Position Summary: The Intervention Specialist is a 12 month position primarily responsible for responding to hospital, community and other places deemed appropriate as a first responder to potential program participants who present to the Hospital following a violent injury. The Intervention Specialist will engage potential program participants to forge important relationships with program participants, friends, family members and community in an attempt to assess potential for retaliatory behaviors and to encourage engagement in psycho-social resources and other services. The Intervention Specialist will have direct knowledge and understanding of the target geographic and/or have strong relationships and ties to the community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Responds on site to the hospital, community or home of potential participants immediately or as soon as possible following a violent community injury
* Completes program consents and gathers pertinent data and information from participant via screening and assessment tools and enters it into the electronic health record within 24 hours
* Manages and carries a caseload of up to 20 program participants with varying degrees of weekly contact responsibilities
*Provide daily, weekly or monthly contact to participants based on the assessed level of support needed and accurately document case management services
*Provide strength-based, trauma informed, motivational support to participants to ensure that they graduate from the program
* Coordinates with the Violence Intervention Team to provide linkages to critical psycho-social services as determined by assessment
* Accompany program participants and/or family to community based services, when indicated
* Develop, implement, monitor and update the Individualized Violence Prevention Plan (IVPP) (Service/Treatment Plan) which is used to mitigate or resolve vulnerabilities to community violence
* Professionally engaging participants, family, friends and community partners providing critical services to participants and/or families and friends
* Documents all aspects of interactions with program participants according to set standards within the Electronic Health Record within 24 hours of occurrence
* Engages in all trainings and learning activities with enthusiasm
* Provides relevant feedback to the Program Director, Senior Therapist, Lead Intervention Specialist or the Violence Intervention Team

Minimal Qualifications:
Entry level knowledge, lived experience or basic employment skills, High School Diploma

Knowledge of geographic, cultural/linguistic match to community

Licensure: Valid NJ driver's license

Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile, and shredder. Driving record to pass check and ability to drive in day/night and reasonable weather conditions.

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Posted: 2022-09-15 Expires: 2022-10-17

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