Job Title: Staff Programs — Conflict Mediation

Reports To: Program Manager

Department: Programs | SAVE — Cure Violence

Job Type: East Harlem & Non-Secure Juvenile Detention Centers in the Bronx

Salary Range: $22.50/hourly

Objective of Role: Objective of Role: Getting out and Staying out (GOSO) is implementing a SAVE Wagner Houses Cure Violence team, a replication of the gun violence prevention model conducted successfully by Ceasefire Chicago. Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO), Cure Violence Agency, Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE) is a community-based gun violence prevention program that aims to reduce and prevent shooting through the use of public health strategies. The Program is a replication of the evidence-based Cure Violence Model. (The job requires traveling borough to borough)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct at least 3 workshops each week in NSD and create opportunities for sharing experiences- A curriculum will be provided
  • Facilitate conflict mediation in the facility. Staff|Programs – Conflict Mediation will assist facility staff in mediation conflicts and disputes between youth
  • Form relationships with high risk in the facility
  • Engage high risk to rethink the impulse to act violently and to invest in redirecting their life goals to reject violence
  • Work with staff members in the facility to ensure the environment is safe and welcoming
  • Mentor a caseload of After-Care Participants
  • Provide aftercare participants with support and linkages to programs and opportunities (e.g., Job Programs, GED, Mentoring, Anger Management etc.) -assisting youth in re-entering back into the community
  • Responsible for intake when and if ACS refers to a participant (youth); communicate with the parties involved- Stay in contact with all parties involved
  • Attend Meetings & Court Dates for participants
  • Document all work including detailed case notes, referrals, program/service enrollment for participants and changes in participant status
  • Responsible for data/reports and documents that need to be filled out
  • Report to the Program Manager and keep him/her informed
  • Attend all mandatory program training, meetings (Bi-Weekly & CV/CM3 Monthly Meetings) and events.
  • Communicate with CCC (Citizen Crime Commission-partner organization that assists in this process) & ACS when/if possible
  • Communicate with other CV/CMS sites if the participant is from their target/catchment area
  • Create and continue developing relationships with NSD and other juvenile facilities

Essential Skills:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the East Harlem Community and commitment to working towards positive community change
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Time Management and reliability
  • Interpersonal skills with a positive attitude

Core Competencies: 

  • Excellent work ethic
  • Commitment to working in a mission driven organization
  • Demonstrated personal ethics and values
  • Cross-team collaboration and cooperation
  • Team-player who works well with a diverse group of people


  • High School Diploma preferred
  • Experience working with High Risk youth and gang members
  • Experience and/or training crisis intervention
  • No pending criminal cases and no prior convictions for sexual assault, child abuse or domestic violence
  • The job requires traveling borough to borough

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience. GOSO offers a competitive salary and benefits package

Please send a resume with cover letter to: Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

GOSO is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About GOSO: Getting Out and Staying Out has a vision of a world where neither a person’s race nor their prior contact with the legal system determines their future. To work toward that vision, we partner with young people impacted by arrest or incarceration on a journey of education, employment, and emotional well-being. For many of our participants, that journey begins while they are detained or incarcerated, on Rikers Island or in youth detention centers. We work with all interested individuals, regardless of the charges that they face, engaging them in future planning through programing focused on education, employment, and emotional well-being while helping to meet their immediate needs, whether physical (warm clothing, commissary supplies), psychological (correspondence and communication to help maintain links to the outside world), or legal (coordinating with public defense attorneys on courtroom advocacy). Among the major programs that are under the GOSO umbrella are Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), GOSOWorks, and multiple education programs (including Pathways-to-Graduation, a high school equivalency program). GOSO served its participants and the Harlem community throughout the Pandemic and, in fact, expanded its budget in the past few years. We are currently building our external relations functions, including development, in order to position GOSO for continued growth and expanded impact on those at the heart of our mission.