Southwest Key Programs Inc.

Gang Intervention Specialist PT

Location US-NY-Buffalo
Posted Date 5 months ago(3/2/2022 11:46 AM)
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Job Summary:



The Gang Intervention Specialist is responsible for providing gang prevention and intervention education and services to youth in coordination with the referral source (school and County staff and community agencies). Proposed strategies should build upon the principles of the following core strategies in the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model: Community Mobilization, Opportunities Provision, Social Intervention. In addition, the Gang Intervention Specialist is responsible for operational and administrative duties relating to the program.  The Gang Intervention Specialist represents Southwest Key Programs in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current youth/families, funding sources, suppliers and the community served.  Required to work flexible schedule to facilitate program services.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide case management to youth and familes for the purpose of addressing and resolving gang related issues.
  • Refer targeted youth to alternative activities for the purpose of providing support and encouraging a disassociation from gangs and creating connections with positive peer influences.
  • Serves as a liaison between the school, home, law enforcement and/or other community organizations (e.g. SWK Gang Task Force) for the purpose of facilitating communication between participants.
  • Create, present and distribute program materials as needed for outreach, etc.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate program data collection, as well as documenation in all required systems.
  • Manage peformance outcomes and submit reports as needed.
  • Cultivate community partnerships that will provide additional suuport and resources for program participants.
  • Assist with planning and implement public awareness campaigns.
  • Staff or arrange for staffing of community events, fairs and festivals.
  • Adhere to and implementation of the terms of the program contract in accordance with the funding source and Southwest Key’s Programs policy and procedures.
  • Ensure all reports required are submitted to the Clinical Program Director in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all billings and documents that are submitted to national headquarters are complete, accurate and on time.
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with organization, licensing, and funding source for all program departments.

Other Functions:

  • Maintain open and consistent communication with Clinical Program Director.
  • Maintain all required trainings and certifications.
  • Travel as needed for trainings, meetings and conferences.
  • Initiate and maintain effective communication with community partners.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a social service or related field with at least three (3) years of prior relevant experience.
  • Skills and knowledge around violence prevention.
  • Experience and ability to facilitate groups/workshops.
  • Understanding and knowledge around gang culture, mindset and behaviors.
  • Ability to deliver engaging and clear workshops and presentations.
  • Cultural competency and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity to issues of race and equity.
  • Competency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills, and be able to work under pressure.
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, excellent follow-up and organization skills, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Clear background check from appropriate entity.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license, registration and maintain state mandated car insurance.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Physical Demands:

Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of workstation and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

General office environment with moderate noise. This position may require work in the field.  This position may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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