Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force Coordinator
Department: Cascade Youth & Family Center, (CYFC)
Reports to: Projects Director; Operations Director
This position supports the Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Task Force by convening and coordinating partner agencies and advocates to develop and implement a coordinated trauma informed response across Deschutes County. The incumbent provides team facilitation and technical assistance, outreach and is responsible for coordination of client care and communication support. The incumbent will coordinate data collection and evaluation efforts in support of service improvements.
This position will coordinate with task force members to build capacity to screen, serve and refer identified minor victims of human trafficking, provide training and technical assistance to partner agencies as they serve victims of human trafficking, expand access to J Bar J – DVHTP services for all child victims, and continue building response protocol driven by the Oregon Department of Justice (ODJ), continue partnering with the KID Center, Deschutes County Victims Assistance, FBI, Deschutes County Juvenile Department, Deschutes County Behavioral Health, Department of Human Services – Child Welfare (DHS) Law Enforcement, Deschutes County District Attorney and The Guardian Group to strengthen Deschutes County’s infrastructure to better identify, serve and protect children and youth victims of human trafficking by leveraging resources and creating sustainable solutions to system gaps.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise on the topic of human trafficking and demonstrate the ability to respond to the emotional/physical needs of trafficking survivors; act as a support as survivors stabilize their lives; provide legal advocacy and administer services that provide measurable safety and security.
* Expand and enhance the Deschutes County CSEC Task Force by convening and coordinating partner agencies and advocates, including law enforcement, social-services providers, hotels, health clinics, schools, DHS Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, prosecutors and defense counsel. Develop effective working relationships, and ensure coordination between teams to provide unduplicated services countywide to referred youth, including outreach, advocacy, vocational, education, and trauma and substance-abuse treatment.
* Meet with agencies to identify and engage key individuals to participate in CSEC training and service provision.
* Develop, implement and monitor use of protocols across partner agencies to ensure 24/7 response to identified youth. Monitor and track referrals, engagement by youth with the task force and with needed services, outcomes, and successful recoveries.
* Ensure that the task force can be readily contacted by victim advocates. Develop protocols and quality assurance practices for the task force. Ensure training, technical assistance and case consultation expertise is provided.
* Conduct communications and assist the Deschutes County CSEC Task Force Chairs in convening members, developing agendas and monitoring Task Force recommendations.
* Coordinate data collection and evaluation. Establish data tracking and monitoring mechanisms in partnership with the state-wide data tracking system Service Point, United States Office of Trafficking in Persons, and the Oregon Department of Justice. Coordinate communications regarding monitoring and evaluation of findings to program directors and task force co-chairs. Use data and evidence to drive the Deschutes County CSEC Task Force service coordination improvements.
* Engage in ongoing, continuing education/training as required by the 2018-2020 Victims of Crime Act- VOCA grant
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Projects Director or Operations Director
* Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to communicate effectively with victims of human trafficking, community-based agencies including law enforcement, and co-workers. Knowledge of community resources including criminal justice system, area service systems, educational institutions, emergency shelters, job skills development agencies, transportation resources, health clinics and relevant state agencies. Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team. Ability to prepare concise, thorough referrals, reports and documentation. Strong desire to assist and aid individuals overcoming trauma.
* Experience and Training: Bachelor’s degree with major study in psychology, sociology, social work or a closely allied field and two (2) years of experience in the care and rehabilitation of victims of crime, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience as an individual who is a survivor of human trafficking preferred. Experience in working with diverse groups including individuals from a variety of social economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Valid Oregon driver license and CPR/1st Aid certification required.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change