Position: Labor Trafficking Coordinator
Reports to: At:project Program Manager
The Labor Trafficking Coordinator is responsible for engaging and coordinating community partners to serve victims/survivors of human trafficking in Central Oregon utilizing at:project and J bar J in-house services, contracts, partner agencies and other collaborations. This position will lead the development of and coordination of a new multi-disciplinary effort addressing labor trafficking in the region. The Labor Trafficking Coordinator is responsible for working with law enforcement agencies to provide crisis response and victim advocacy to human trafficking victims/survivors during law enforcement led operations. This position also participates in collaborative evaluation with at:project Program Manager and staff to assess and enhance program development. They also complete accurate and timely written documentation of services and data collection.
This position is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with variable shifts including days, swing, weekends, and holidays. This position includes periodic on call responsibilities. This position can primarily be done remotely with some in office and in the field requirements.
- Develop and lead the coordination of a new multi-disciplinary effort to address labor trafficking in the region.
- Coordinate with Law Enforcement Agencies and community partners to provide a multi- disciplinary response to human trafficking operations and the identification of labor and sex trafficking victims/survivors.
- Outreach: Coordinate with community partners and businesses to provide outreach and awareness on human trafficking in order to increase victim identification and support services; plan and execute outreach plan/strategy for client-specific outreach; assist with the development and implementation of supportive services as needs and opportunities for expansion arise; and provide agency linkage and awareness support to increase a tri-county/state-wide response effort.
- Crisis interventions: Guide, empower, and educate clients in achieving safety and recognizing options; provide intensive strength-based, solutions-oriented support; and maintain confidentiality during law enforcement operations.
- Client advocacy: Provide trauma-informed, client-centered support to human trafficking survivors during law enforcement operations that address emergency food, clothing, and supplies; assist with emergency housing/shelter, legal advocacy, immigration support, relationship and rapport building, arriving at mutually agreed upon and achievable goals; and provide referrals and coordination with community partners.
- Coordinate data collection and evaluation. Establish data tracking and monitoring mechanisms in accordance with the Criminal Justice Commission. Coordinate communications regarding monitoring and evaluation of findings to program director and Labor Trafficking Task Force members. Use data and evidence to drive the labor trafficking program service coordination improvements.
- Other duties and responsibilities: Attend meetings as required, case reviews and coordination; maintain client files and data tracking; attend professional development opportunities; perform other duties as requested by the program manager.
- Bilingual and Bicultural preferred: Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish verbally and in writing.
- 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: Persons with lived experience with human trafficking are encouraged to apply. Disclosure to the public is not required. 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 in working with diverse groups including individuals from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Valid Oregon driver license and CPR/1st Aid certification required.
- 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 fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arm, 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. Willingness to be subject to a background check and drug testing on demand.
This job description is not meant to be all inclusive, and it is subject to change