Credible Messenger (CAP-VIP)
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.
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
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.