Center for Family Services is looking for a responsible and organized individual to fill the Anti-Trafficking Advocate position in the Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV) program. SERV provides crisis intervention, counseling, and support to survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. The program provides personalized care to help people follow a path to healing.
The Anti-Trafficking Advocate is responsible for the direct services of the Center’s SERV HT Programs, providing identification of foreign and domestic victims of human trafficking, monthly check-ins following client discharge to discuss immigration/HHS certification progress, outreach, education, and public awareness for the project. The Anti-Trafficking Advocate reports directly to the Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify domestic victims of human trafficking
- Provide case management, crisis counseling, advocacy, and referrals for domestic victims of human trafficking
- Make connections with community service providers as well as local, state and federal law enforcement
- Provide outreach and public awareness on human trafficking, including distribution of materials and presentations to the community on human trafficking
- Collaborate and coordinate services with external partners to provide a continuum of care for victims
- Assist with the development and ongoing activities of the Anti-Trafficking Coalition
- Facilitate a systematic outreach plan targeting social service agencies, community and professional organizations and secure training and outreach presentations at schools, agencies, and throughout the community
- Produce weekly updates on identification and referral progress, outreach activities, and trainings and technical assistance provided in the communities
- Provide coverage for on-call schedule as needed
- Assist with office procedures pertinent to the operation of the project
- Conduct intakes with HT residents and ensure residents follow Safe House Expectations
- Maintain client files, following state and agency guidelines
To apply, please submit salary requirements and cover letter.
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required (may be substituted with years of experience); a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred.
- Must complete 40 hour New Jersey State Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy crisis training and the 40 hour Domestic Violence Training provided by SERV
- Experience working with people on a one to one basis while showing sensitivity towards victims
- Must have 3 or more years experience in providing direct social services to victims of violence and/or trauma, preferably to survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or torture.
- Crisis intervention, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills required.
- This position must be able to work independently and as a team member.
- The Anti-Trafficking Case Manager will be able to work collaboratively with community members, coalition members, governmental agencies, service organizations and funding sources. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills is required.
- Current driver's license with a good driving record of at least three years
- Vehicle with current insurance and registration