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Job Title: Violence Prevention Specialist
Job Number: 14061
Organization: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted: 9/27/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Care - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Philadelphia,  PA    USA
Compensation: Unspecified
Position Description: Job Summary

The Violence Prevention Specialist will assist with the CHOP: Violence Intervention Project. This project promotes a “trauma-informed” approach to helping patients who have been admitted to the CHOP trauma service due to an interpersonal assault. The Violence Prevention Specialist will receive training and supervision to conduct community-based case management in partnership with master’s level clinicians. This includes working within the hospital and the community, completing intake and consent forms with families, ongoing face to face contact with clients and families, transporting clients to community resources, and completing weekly patient updates. Additionally, the Specialist will enter patient data into applicable databases, and document all encounters (by phone and face to face).

Job Responsibilities

Identify eligible patients and visit patients and families in the home, school and community

Participate in weekly team meetings, case reviews, and psycho-educational groups

Attend court hearings, school visits, psychiatric evaluations, client therapy sessions, etc. as necessary.

Assist in school transfers and referrals to community resources, e.g. mental health therapy, including arranging for transportation needs

Complete documentation, including intake and consent forms, encounter forms, weekly patient updates, etc. in a timely manner that is legible, clear and organized according to department, hospital and legal standards.

Identify and communicate with hospital and community resources on behalf of patients

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

DRL - Driver's License

Required Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree along with 3-5 years experience as it relates to trauma Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Master’s preferred ( MSW) 2 plus years social work experience preferred Previous experience in working with children and diverse populations is an advantage. Additional Technical Requirements

Employee should be comfortable in working throughout the city and must have a valid drivers license, since travel is required. Excellent problem identification and problem solving skills. Excellent written and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle confidential matters and materials. Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans. Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions. CHOP Careers Contact : Talent Acquisition Address: 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Phone: 866-820-9288 Email:

Organization Description: Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.

Today, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the leading pediatric hospitals and research facilities in the world. Our 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare providers and pioneering significant research initiatives.

Closing Date: 12/27/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Ashley Quinn,  Violence Prevention Specialist
Contact Location:

United States
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How to Apply: All interested candidates will want to visit the CHOP website and apply at:

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