Community Intervention Specialist, The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

Posted by Drexel University on September 22, 2014

Healing Hurt People, a program of the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel University, is looking for a Community Intervention Specialist to join the team.

Job Overview

Position requires a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter for the provision of acute intervention and intensive follow-up services based out of Hahnemann Hospital and provided by the Healing Hurt People Program (HHP). HHP is a program of Drexel University dedicated to reducing violent injuries, deaths, and the long term consequences of trauma amongst young people in Philadelphia. HHP is a hospital based and community-focused strategy that provides trauma informed intervention, intensive case management, and mentoring/modeling to young people injured as a result of interpersonal violence (non-domestic/sexual in nature).

The Community Intervention Specialist will provide acute intervention, outreach/advocacy, counseling, and case management for young victims of interpersonal violence between the ages of 18 and 30. The position requires the ability to provide clinical services in a non-traditional manner/setting, utilizing a wide range of strategies to address symptoms of trauma and disruptions in daily living (safety, emotional management, loss, and future). The candidate must also be able to provide case management services, and to support the young people in the program in increasing connection to school, family, social supports, and social services. Job requires a significant amount of community/home based work, and a willingness to engage within a diverse range of neighborhoods in Philadelphia


  • Masters level degree in Social Work (with license or willingness to obtain) required
  • Applicants with work experience in trauma services/trauma informed care are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants with personal experience in overcoming adversity and/or violence related injuries are encouraged to apply
  • Reliable personal transportation required, car strongly preferred
  • Must express a basic belief that people can change in positive ways
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to offer marginalized individuals a high quality of service
  • Ability to motivate and establish therapeutic alliance with clients
  • Computer literacy required (ability to compose and send emails, draft client case notes, use an internet-based database system, compose documents in Microsoft Word, and perform basic internet research)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage work at different sites (in-office and off-site)

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