As a Cure Violence site, it is 696 Build Queensbridge’s mission to strengthen the community and prevent future conflicts by enhancing awareness, promoting health and encouraging professional advancement opportunities. Modeled closely after the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention’s evidence-based CeaseFire: The Campaign to Stop the Shooting program, a revolutionary anti-violence model that aims to reduce and prevent shootings through the use of public health strategies.
- Assisting participants in obtaining and maintaining employment that is consistent with their individual vocational goals.
- Assessing participants’ vocational functioning on an ongoing basis utilizing background information and work experiences.
- Conducting job development and job search activities directed towards positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the population served.
- Providing outreach to employer contacts and serving as an advocate for participants and staff; providing necessary engagement with participants and staff to connect them to opportunities both within CMS and outside of CMS.
- Assisting participants and community partners with the Anti-Gun Violence Employment Program paperwork and documentation requirements.
- Assisting participants and staff with concerns including housing, health care, social service and educational issues.
- Delivering organizational development and data management skills.
- Excellent communication, planning, organizational and multi-tasking abilities
- A baccalaureate degree from and accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
- High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above;
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.