Post Date: 07/30/2020
Close Date: 07/30/2021
Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist
Part-time (32hours/week); Non-exempt
Reports to: Case Manager Supervisor
Through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals, and to support their physical and social well-being. Catholic Charities is the official domestic relief agency of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
The Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist provides comprehensive case management services, including referrals and emergency assistance, to foreign-born survivors of human trafficking. The Specialist assists clients in gaining access to housing, employment services, mental health and medical screenings, legal services with the goal of enabling clients to live free of violence and exploitation. The Anti-Trafficking Specialist will build and maintain relationships with service providers, immigration legal services providers, law enforcement, and anti-trafficking coalition members to provide wraparound support to survivors.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works within a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach.
Provide comprehensive case management services to survivors of human trafficking to ensure acute needs are met in a timely and culturally appropriate manner for each program participant.
Maintain case file documentation to conform to contract and agency requirements as well as to reflect the needs of the individual client, including the maintenance of clear and concise case notes.
Network with local social service providers, immigration legal attorneys, and law enforcement to build relationships and understanding concerning the role in supporting survivors of human trafficking.
Provide wrap around services to address the assessed needs of clients through collaboration with partnering agencies, volunteers and other community partners.
Provide outreach and training to community partners including healthcare providers, law enforcement, educational institutions, non-profit organization and other social service agencies.
Attend local coalition meetings and participate in coalition events and trainings.
Manage client financial assistance funds, including creating and sending monthly invoices to funder.
Participates in the development and implementation of new programs, operating protocols and communication initiatives related to service provision.
Effectively serve an ongoing caseload of at least 20 TVAP clients, representing 0.75FTE.
Contributes to goal setting, process improvement and achievement of desired care team outcomes.
Supervise volunteers and interns associated with the program.
Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.
Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in human services or equivalent lived and or worked experience required.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Demonstrated relevant work experience in human services field and case management; preferably in a non-profit or social services agency environment.
Demonstrated prior experience with survivors of gender-based violence including sex trafficking, sexual assault and domestic violence strongly preferred.
Must be skilled in assertive engagement, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and
Knowledge and understanding of the Anti-Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of October 2000, accompanying regulations, reauthorizations and related policies concerning trafficking.
Demonstrated competency working with people from diverse cultures. Ability to assess and treat clients in a culturally competent manner.
Ability to effectively work with standard office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint.
Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Commitment to Catholic Charities mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Ability to provide trainings and group presentations.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings and weekends.
Travel between sites in Portland required. Must have driver's license, access to vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required.
COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.
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