THIS IS A SIX (6) MONTHS SUMMER AND FALL SEASON ONLY POSITION.
Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
The City of Boston seeks to hire twenty (20) Community Ambassadors to engage, inform, and assist the members of Boston’s community who are most directly impacted by gun and gang violence. Community Ambassadors work in diverse neighborhoods to promote safety and connect people to services. Community Ambassadors will report to the Mayor’s Senior Policy Advisor for Public Safety, and work in partnership with the Boston Housing Authority, Boston Public Health Commission, Human Services Cabinet and representatives from the City’s Street Outreach, Advocacy, and Response (SOAR) to ensure that our approach is effective and integrated into our broader framework.
Scope of Work
The Twenty (20) Community Ambassador positions are seasonal employment for a six (6) month period commitment providing coverage through the summer months and into the first quarter of the school year, two (2) periods during which shootings and homicides generally tend to increase.
Community Ambassadors will work in two (2)-person teams (with a total of ten teams). Ambassadors will work on-site from a vetted referral group, and will support community members in their transition from high risk activity to resourced and engaged community work. Both the City’s Street Outreach, Advocacy, and Response team (SOAR) and the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) have extensive touch point and case management matrices that this team will seek to utilize, both to create synergy and to allow for a smooth transition/continuation of services.
The City of Boston’s public safety framework focuses on addressing violence through the public health and equity lenses of prevention, intervention and response. The City works to address the social determinants of violence and create pathways to opportunities for all Bostonians. Through enhanced and intentional communication and coordination between internal departments and our external community partners, we seek to maximize impact and more effectively respond to community needs.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI) checks required.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED.
Expected Start Date: June 6, 2022
Expected End Date: December 2, 2022
Compesation: $25K per the six (6) months position period
Hours Per Week: 35
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Non-Union/ Non-Graded