Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

Salvation Army USA Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Position: Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

Department: PSSM- New Day to Stop Trafficking

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM/flexible some nights and weekends required

Reporting Relationship: PAD Program Manager

Salary and Grade: $41,000 Annual; Grade 10, Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.

  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)

  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles

  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Remitted Tuition Program

  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!

Position Overview:

The PAD Victim Advocate will work with the PAD Program Manager, the Director of Anti- Trafficking and Prevention Point Philadelphia as an integral part of The Police-Assisted Diversion (PAD) program. PAD is a Pre-Arrest Diversion model, which takes a social services approach to law enforcement. It involves a unique, active collaboration between police officers, social service providers, and local government. The PAD Victim Advocate will provide immediate contact, screening and assessment to individuals arrested for the crime of prostitution and for those encountered during street-based outreach, who choose to enter into the diversionary program. The Victim advocate will provide trauma informed clinical case management to all clients and will work with the area service provider partners to ensure follow up and coordination of all immediate aftercare services.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial screening and intake of all individuals referred to PAD program.

  • Participate in managing a 24/7 hotline for response to victims of HT and coordinate services needed for all potential victims.

  • Provide trauma informed care and victim center approach to all operations.

  • Build rapport and relationships with VICE and local Law Enforcement to ensure ongoing communication and victim centered policies.

  • Keep up to date case notes, ensure client confidentiality, and conduct ongoing data collection and entry into Service Point for all cases.

  • Manage a direct service caseload of 15-20 clients at any given point.

  • Provide mobile case management in the community, accompanying clients to necessary appointments.

  • Support clients in reintegration into the community to develop a sense of voice and regain power and control after suffering forms of severe trauma.

  • Develop individualized trauma informed and culturally sensitive service plans for self sufficiency with clients to coordinate ongoing short and long term aftercare services.

  • Assist all clients through linkages to area resources as identified in individualized service plan for obtaining self sufficiency such as employment, education, training, detoxification, mental health, physical health, legal, family, and financial.

  • Provide street based outreach, multiple days a week based upon direction and need, to clients in commercial sexual exploitation along with the Anti-Trafficking Outreach Specialist.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • MSW degree or BSW with minimum two years experience working in human trafficking or a related field (e.g. domestic violence, immigrant rights, workers' rights) in a role that involves service provision, training, and/or advocacy.

  • Experience with trauma informed care preferably a working knowledge of Sanctuary Model for Trauma informed services.

  • Must have an understanding of the issue of Domestic and Foreign Human Trafficking and prostitution.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to travel from site to site as may be needed in the performance of duties.

  • Professional-level communications skills verbal and written

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every five years thereafter.

  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.

Contact: Please submit your resume and cover letter as instructed below.

External candidates interested in this position please apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org.

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com.

No Phone Calls Please.

Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department 9/8/21._____________________________________________________________

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Salvation Army's Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 1623

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