• SNUG Outreach Worker


    Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based Wraparound provider of Social and Mental Health services with emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill a Full-Time SNUG Outreach Worker position in the agency.  (Click here for program information.)

    The SNUG Street Outreach program is an evidence-based, violence reduction initiative that treats gun violence as a disease by identifying its causes and interrupting its transmission. There are currently twelve DCJS SNUG Programs across New York State. At each SNUG site, outreach teams of “credible messengers” – individuals who are hired from within the communities in which they work and have backgrounds similar to those with whom they aim to connect – mentor the highest risk youth with an emphasis on conflict mediation and violence prevention.

    The SNUG Outreach Worker works to provide the community with a resource that will assist the victims of crime and improve community safety by changing behaviors, attitudes, and social norms related to gun violence.  The SNUG Outreach Worker responds to shootings in the targeted community to prevent retaliation and to assist family members of those who have been injured or killed.  The SNUG Outreach Worker will support the philosophy and mission of the agency by performing the following duties.


    • Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday through Saturday 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm but may vary based on the needs of the program.

    Please make sure to apply for this role - even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. We welcome your application and would, in particular, like to know what about the role and our organization interested you.

    • Canvas designated zones or other areas that have been identified and assigned by Supervisor.
    • Visits high risk participants (must have a minimum of six in person contacts per month) to assist with overcoming any identified obstacles.
    • Works with both victims and perpetrators of crime (who are often victims themselves) to provide connections to services.
    • Meets with high risk youth involved in the program to set goals with an emphasis on providing educational and job opportunities. Additional services may include connection to substance use treatment, education and college prep, resume building, job readiness skills, anger management groups and positive life skills groups.
    • Works with community stakeholders to educate the community about violence.
    • Mediates conflicts that could lead to violence in target area.
    • Engages the community, religious organizations/clergy, and local businesses through rallies and special events.
    • Participates in weekly one on one supervision with management.
    • Participates in weekly staff meetings.
    • Enters daily log, case notes, and mediations in SNUG database.
    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Must have lived experience with background similar to the high risk youth being served by this initiative.
    • Preferable that the applicant live in the targeted community and be known to the target population.
    • Valid Driver’s License is required.
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 401K Retirement Plan
    • Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Personal Time
    • Paid Bereavement Time
    • Paid Birthday Leave
    • 9 Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Assistance Program
    • Employer Paid Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Insurance Buy Back
    • Employee Wellness Benefit
    • Longevity Awards
    Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references at our ICAN Career Center.
    ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.
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