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Ascension Health Behavioral Health Hospital Responder- Violence Interrupter in Baltimore, Maryland

We Are Hiring

FT, Rotaing shift: usually afternoons or evenings. sometimes day shift based on department needs.

What You Will Do

The Hospital Responder of St. Agnes Safe Streets Hospital Responder Program will beresponsible for:

  • Implementing the direct intervention activities of the Safe Streets Hospital Responder Program including supporting the work of the Hospital Case Managers and the Hospital Responders.

  • Implementing trauma-informed and culturally relevant programming in coordination with Safe Streets Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Cure Violence.

  • Meets with interested patients and loved ones following a violent injury for follow-up assistance during their recovery from their injuries

  • Assesses patients and visitors for follow-up needs and facilitates linkage to appropriate supportive services

  • Facilitates linkage of injured individuals to appropriate Safe Streets community sites for those residing in Safe Streets communities

  • Facilitates linkage of injured individuals to community resources and/or other programs that assist the participant develop resources and establish a relationship with positive social support networks.

  • Travels extensively to community locations and various agencies and outreach organizations within the community to establish relationships with providers of services needed by at-risk participants.

  • Acts as participant advocate, coordinates and makes referrals for services. Monitors and tracks services provided and must document all participant encounters and contracts made on behalf of participants.

  • Coordinates and monitors services, including comprehensive tracking of participant activities in relation to action plan.

  • Collaborates with other staff to formulate action plans and strategies to help resolve conflicts and prevent shootings.

  • Develops relationships with key community partners to identify issues, as well as offer alternatives to at-risk individuals.

  • Maintains records and participant related files, writes reports, composes letters and completes forms, as appropriate.

  • Participates in regular staff meetings conducted by Safe Streets Baltimore and the hospital.

What You Will Need

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • BLS Provider preferred.


  • High school diploma or GED required.

Additional Preferences

  • Experience working with at-risk youth and gang members.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with Community groups and gang members.

  • Skill in interviewing participants to determine their needs to reduce violence within the Community.

  • Comfortable working with participants recently violently injured in a medical setting

  • Knowledge of Safe Streets target communities and the ability to closely interact with gang members and high-risk individuals.

  • Must have demonstrated the tenacity and audacity to approach members of prominent gang factions in the area to gain credibility.

  • Knowledge of community health care and vocational services.

  • Ability to monitor, assess and record participant progress against plan and make adjustments to plans and services.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Experience or training in crisis intervention

  • Able to build relationships with high risk individuals in the community.

  • Familiar with the West and SW communities of Baltimore City.

  • Previously known to persons conducting criminal activity on the streets and now interested in making positive change for their community.

  • Ability to communicate with persons living outside of mainstream society.

  • Must have a vehicle and basic knowledge of community resources and services for patients who are victims of violence.

Why Join Our Team

Serving the greater Baltimore area, Ascension Saint Agnes is recognized as an employer that provides an open, highly collaborative work environment where our workforce reflects the diversity of those we serve. We offer a place of respect and inclusion for all associates as well as a rich learning environment and countless opportunities for career growth and professional development. As an associate, you will find rewarding career opportunities within our 254-bed, full-service teaching hospital, the Saint Agnes Medical Group, Seton Imaging Center and Saint Agnes Foundation. When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Ascension Saint Agnes is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.Pay Non-Discrimination Notice: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdfFor further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfEEO is the Law Poster Supplement (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf) Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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