Credible Messenger (CAP-VIP)

University of Maryland Medical SystemUniversity of Maryland Medical System

Largo ,MD ,US
Job Description
Job Description

The Capital Region Violence Intervention Program (CAP-VIP) Credible Messenger will leverage their position, reputation, and credibility to disrupt the cycle of violence; identify conflict and provide mediation services while serving as a conduit to the CAP-VIP team.Identify and establish rapport with vulnerable populations who may benefit from the CAP-VIP, using strong and effective communication skills.
 Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served, including individuals with limited English proficiency and disabilities.
 Recruit, obtain consent, and engage participants in the CAP-VIP program activities.
 Collect preliminary data for enrollment into the CAP-VIP program.
 Refer potential participants to Social Worker/Case Worker/Navigator.
 Ensure participants have access to and are utilizing/optimizing identified resources.
 Gain information on real and potential conflicts in community service areas, responding as appropriate.
 Conduct participant welfare checks via telephone or home visits.
 Serve as an additional form of social support, maintaining contact throughout the entire length of involvement in the program.
 Research causes and formulates action plans to aid in conflict resolution and acts of violence.
 Outreach; identify and develop partnerships with influential individuals/groups/businesses in the community.
 Ensure familiarity with service areas.
 Participate in violence prevention efforts with other providers, as appropriate.
 Attend all CAP-VIP meetings.

Company Description

Located in Largo in the heart of Prince George’s County, our new state-of-the-art regional medical center (UM Capital Region Medical Center) will provide improved access to primary and ambulatory care services and serve as a tertiary care center for critically ill patients. In addition, our new space will allow us to expand our offerings as a community partner to help improve the health status of Prince George’s County residents.


Required: Current Maryland driver’s registration; good standing as a U.S. Citizen

Equivalent to a High School diploma or GED; basic employment skills Required

Equivalent to an Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge and experience of a specialized field preferred 

Knowledge of Field Work
Completed Course Work/Program: Cure Violence Training program
Applicable Experience
Experience (years): Required 1-3 years Preferred: 3-5 years
Experience (describe required & preferred): Experience as a Credible Messenger, Violence Interrupter, Hospital Responder working with populations vulnerable to violence.

Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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