Victim Advocate- Human Trafficking - Full-Time (40/Hr Per Week)

Common Ground Pontiac , MI 48341

Posted 2 months ago

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Provides emergency mobile crisis intervention and advocacy, counseling services for human trafficking victims; liaison with relevant police departments, prosecutor's office, community and agency organizations, and coordination of program evaluation

JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide direct mobile services to human trafficking victims and their families, including but not limited to: crisis intervention, including telephone; face-to-face assessment; information and referrals; intensive case management; crisis counseling, information and assistance with filing claims with the Compensation Board; support and advocacy during criminal investigation; emergency advocacy at hospitals and police departments; and support and advocacy during prosecution including courtroom accompaniment.

  • Provide crisis line support via telephone and/or chat/text to callers routed to the Resource & Crisis Helpline from the Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force website.

  • Perform emergency assessments in a variety of community settings, including hospital emergency rooms, county and local jails, schools, shelters, community centers, etc.

  • Maintain accurate and thorough records of all service activities according to Common Ground procedures.

  • Develop and maintain positive liaison relationships with law enforcement agencies, hospitals, schools and relevant community organizations, as well as interagency relationships where appropriate.

  • Develop and conduct all relevant training for volunteers and staff.

  • Develop and conduct all relevant training for community public safety, hospitals, schools and legal/judicial system employees to identify and assist victims of human trafficking.

  • Provide ongoing coordination of Victim Assistance Program Volunteer Advocates.

  • Assist in the collection and reporting of human trafficking statistical data and program evaluation as required.

  • Develop and maintain community awareness.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • SUPERVISION: None

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in a human service field, specifically Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling required; Limited licensure in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling preferred.

  • Experience in victim services or crisis intervention/mental health services.

  • Bi-lingual a plus (Spanish, Arabic, or American Sign Language).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Ability to understand and apply the dynamics of the crisis intervention model and engage in problem solving process.

  • Ability to relate to clients with a variety of age, economic, and educational backgrounds, personality types, and problems.

  • Ability to form positive relationships with co-workers and work effectively with other community services.

  • Ability to advocate for victims which include research of all relevant resources.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

JOB CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • The work environment may subject staff to behavioral and medical problems that could be physically hazardous.

  • Works in an office/clinical environment.

  • Adheres to Common Ground policy on confidentiality.

  • Rotating 24-hour emergency response (on-call).

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Victim Advocate- Human Trafficking - Full-Time (40/Hr Per Week)

Common Ground