Position: Human Trafficking Advocate– Human Trafficking Response Project
Department: at: project
Reports to: Program Manager and Community Programs Director
The Human Trafficking Advocate will provide services to victims of human trafficking in the Central Oregon utilizing CYFC’s in-house services, contracts, partner agencies, and other collaborations. This position will provide outreach, crisis response on-call and service coordination. The Advocate serves as primary counselor and treatment provider for CSEC clients. Ensures daily needs of clients are met and assists them in working towards, understanding and implementing therapeutic goals and objectives as outlined in their individual treatment plan. Responsible for accurate and timely written documentation of services and data collection. Responsible for working with other J Bar J programs and community partners to assist with emergency and crisis response to victims of human trafficking.
This position also will assist the CSEC coordinator in gathering, tracking and developing a statewide service map to assist trafficking survivors.
This position is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with variable shifts including days, swing, weekends and holidays. This position includes on call responsibilities.
- Risk assessments and safety planning; Assess each CYFC client for issues related to risk of further abuse; provide options in planning for personal safety on an ongoing basis.
- Crisis Intervention and peer counseling: Guide, empower and educate client in achieving safety and recognizing options; provide intensive strength-based, solutions-oriented support; and maintain confidentiality.
- Client advocacy and case management: Provide support to CSEC survivors and other CYFC (runaway, homeless and vulnerable youth) clients that address housing and legal needs, immigration remedies, emergency food, clothing and supplies; relationship building and empowerment of the individual’s community; arriving at a mutually agreed upon and achievable goals; and referral and coordination with community partners.
- Outreach: Coordinate with community partners, businesses to provide outreach and awareness on human trafficking to increase victim identification and support services; be present at CYFC’s Drop-In Center providing support services; and provide agency linkage to increase a tri-county/ state-wide response.
- Accompaniment: Provide advocacy and accompaniment during law enforcement interviews, child forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, prosecution interviews, court proceedings, and other community placed meetings.
- Indirect services: Attend staffing, monthly staff training, Deschutes County CSEC Task Force meeting, case review and coordination; assist with CYFC’s crisis line; maintain client files; other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to develop an environment where clients can succeed by ensuring the atmosphere and basic supplies for education, work, activities and similar are provided. Ability to effectively facilitate and document individual counseling and groups. Ability to interface effectively with other staff, referring agencies, parents, schools and others and maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Ability to provide crisis intervention to clients and remain calm and in control during crisis situations. Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a team. Demonstrate strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge regarding issues related to runaway, homeless and street youth; domestic violence; and human trafficking.
- Experience and Training: A master’s degree with major study in social work or a closely allied field and one (1) year of experience in the care and rehabilitation of client, or a bachelor’s degree with major study in social work, psychology, sociology or a closely allied field and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the care and rehabilitation of clients, or equivalent combination of education and experience, Associates Degree with (5) years of experience in the care and rehabilitation through direct client service. Experience working with victims of Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence preferred. Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Valid Oregon driver license and CPR/1st Aid certification required at time of hire or immediately after hiring.
- Physical Requirements: While performing the duties for the job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee occasionally is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change