Position: Anti-Trafficking Alliance of Central Oregon – Task Force Coordinator
Department: at:project (anti-trafficking project)
Reports to: Program Manager
Position Summary This position supports the Anti-Trafficking Alliance of Central Oregon (Human Trafficking Task Force) by convening and coordinating partner agencies to develop and implement a coordinated, trauma-informed response to all forms of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in Central Oregon. The Coordinator provides team planning, policy development, facilitation and technical assistance; coordinates specialized training opportunities for partner agencies; supports partner and community outreach and awareness strategies; and is responsible for facilitating coordination of cases and communication between partner agencies. The Coordinator also manages data collection and evaluation efforts to support task force and service improvements.
This position will coordinate with task force members to build capacity to screen, serve and refer victims of human trafficking, provide training and technical assistance to partner agencies, expand access to J Bar J – at:project services for all victims, and continue expanding the response plan in coordination with task force partners and the statewide effort under the Oregon Department of Justice – Human Trafficking Response and Intervention Program. The collective goal is to strengthen the region’s infrastructure to better identify, serve and protect victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation by leveraging resources and creating sustainable, collaborative response plans.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in collaborative, multi-disciplinary team coordination. They will also have a strong commitment to providing a trauma-informed, strengths-based and survivor-center approach to all aspects of the position, including creative approaches to individual, team, and community strategies to address human trafficking.
· Expand and enhance the Anti-Trafficking Alliance of Central Oregon (Human Trafficking Task Force) by engaging, convening and coordinating partner agency professionals, including advocates, law enforcement, social services, victim’s services, schools, child welfare, juvenile justice, healthcare and mental health, adult parole and probation, district attorneys’ offices, and other responding partners.
· Develop effective working relationships and ensure coordination between partners and teams to provide unduplicated services countywide or region-wide to referred individuals, including outreach, advocacy, investigation, legal, educational, healthcare and treatment services.
· Develop, implement and monitor use of protocols across partner agencies to ensure effective identification and responses to identified or potential victims. Ensure that
trained task force members can be readily contacted by victim advocates, and that victim advocates are accessible to task force member agencies.
· Convene Case Staffing’s, as requested, monitor and track referrals, facilitate communication between partners, coordinate case planning and/or needs, and follow up on outcomes.
· Plan and coordinate specialized and/or advanced training opportunities for task force members.
· Develop protocols and quality assurance practices for the task force.
· Ensure training, technical assistance and case consultation expertise is provided in a responsive and flexible manner to accommodate partner agency needs with respect for each agency’s mandates and operations.
· Lead communications and support the Anti-Trafficking Alliance leadership in convening members, developing agendas, setting priorities, promoting best-practices, and monitoring recommendations and improvements.
· Coordinate data collection and evaluation. Establish data tracking and monitoring mechanisms in partnership with agency, state, and federal funding agencies. Coordinate communications regarding monitoring and evaluation of findings to program directors and task force members. Use data and evaluation to drive the Anti-Trafficking Alliance’s response and service coordination improvements.
§ Engage in ongoing, continuing education/training as required or recommended by funding agencies and as indicated by emerging best practices in the field.
§ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Manager.
§ Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations and multi-disciplinary teams, including victims of human trafficking, community-based agencies, government agencies including law enforcement, and other allied professionals. Knowledge of community resources including criminal justice system, child welfare system, area service systems, educational institutions, emergency shelters, child advocacy center, health care systems/providers and relevant state agencies. Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Ability to navigate complex systems and cases involving multiple partners. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team. Ability to prepare concise, thorough policies, protocols, referrals, reports and documentation. Strong desire to strengthen community collaboration and assist 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 working with multi-disciplinary teams and/or across systems to coordinate care with survivors of complex trauma and 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.