Victim Advocate- Human Trafficking
September 20, 2017
Provides emergency mobile crisis intervention and advocacy, counseling services for human trafficking victims; liaison with relevant police departments, prosecutor's office, community and agency organizations, and coordination of program evaluation
- Provide direct mobile services to human trafficking victims and their families, including but not limited to: crisis intervention, including telephone; face-to-face assessment; information and referrals; intensive case management; crisis counseling, information and assistance with filing claims with the Compensation Board; support and advocacy during criminal investigation; emergency advocacy at hospitals and police departments; and support and advocacy during prosecution including courtroom accompaniment.
- Perform emergency assessments in a variety of community settings, including hospital emergency rooms, county and local jails, schools, shelters, community centers, etc.
- Maintain accurate and thorough records of all service activities according to Common Ground procedures.
- Develop and maintain positive liaison relationships with law enforcement agencies, hospitals, schools and relevant community organizations, as well as interagency relationships where appropriate.
- Develop and conduct all relevant training for volunteers and staff.
- Develop and conduct all relevant training for community public safety, hospitals, schools and legal/judicial system employees to identify and assist victims of human trafficking.
- Provide ongoing coordination of Victim Assistance Program Volunteer Advocates.
- Assist in the collection and reporting of human trafficking statistical data and program evaluation as required.
- Develop and maintain community awareness.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- SUPERVISION: None
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Master's degree in a human service field, specifically Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling required; Limited licensure in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling preferred.
- Experience in victim services or crisis intervention/mental health services.
- Bi-lingual a plus (Spanish, Arabic, or American Sign Language).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Ability to understand and apply the dynamics of the crisis intervention model and engage in problem solving process.
- Ability to relate to clients with a variety of age, economic, and educational backgrounds, personality types, and problems.
- Ability to form positive relationships with co-workers and work effectively with other community services.
- Ability to advocate for victims which include research of all relevant resources.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
JOB CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- The work environment may subject staff to behavioral and medical problems that could be physically hazardous.
- Works in an office/clinical environment.
- Adheres to Common Ground policy on confidentiality.
- Rotating 24-hour emergency response (on-call).
To apply, please visit: https://commongroundhelps.applicantpro.com/jobs/639763.html