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Anti-Trafficking Specialist

Sacramento (Brazil)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento (Brazil)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7048

Job Title: Anti-Trafficking Specialist

Sector: Social Work

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Sacramento, CA USA

Job Description

The Anti-Trafficking Specialist is responsible for conducting direct outreach and providing services and case management to survivors of human trafficking. The Anti-Trafficking Specialist will coordinate outreach events and screenings to increase the identification and referral of potential survivors. This position will also work as part of a team to provide direct, trauma-informed case management services to foreign-born survivors of both labor and sex trafficking, including the provision of housing and shelter assistance, access to benefits and health services, safety planning, and referrals to legal and other services. This position reports to the Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of human trafficking laws, regulations, and local issues relating to human trafficking;

  • Assist in the development of a comprehensive outreach plan to reach potential survivors of human trafficking throughout Northern California, with a focus on the Spanish-speaking and migrant farmworker communities;

  • Facilitate direct outreach events throughout Northern California, in coordination with key partners, to increase the number of survivors identified and referred to services;

  • Implement an evidence-based, trauma informed screening tool to assess potential victims of human trafficking; train CBOs throughout Northern California on how to utilize the screening tool;

  • Provide direct, comprehensive case management services to victims 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 requirements as well as to reflect the needs of the individual client, including the maintenance of clear and concise case notes;

  • Identify new resources and services in the community; build partnerships with coalition members and providers and work to connect clients available resources;

  • Build and maintain relationships with various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and with their assistance, develop safety plans/protocols for VOT clients, staff and the office;

  • Attend local coalition meetings and participate in coalition events and trainings;

  • Supervise volunteers and interns associated with the program;

  • Assist with grant reporting on program objectives and accomplishments;

  • Travel in and around the Northern California region to deliver and coordinate services;

  • Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team;

  • Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;

  • Other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Work, International Relations, or related field preferred; relevant job experience may be substituted;

  • At least 2 years of related professional experience; preferably with vulnerable populations in a social service setting;

  • Experience working with victims of trafficking, immigrant populations or vulnerable populations required;

  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaker required; excellent English written and spoken language abilities;

  • Excellent partnership building, public speaking, and presentation skills required; ability to represent the IRC and the HOPE Anti-trafficking program in an engaging and professional manner;

  • Experience working with law enforcement and leading community-wide initiatives strongly preferred;

  • In depth knowledge of the Anti-Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of October 2000, accompanying regulations, reauthorizations and related policies concerning trafficking;

  • Able to network and communicate effectively and work as a team member with partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment;

  • Strong computer literacy, data base experience preferred;

  • Able to work independently and be a flexible team player;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.

    Working Environment:

  • Standard office work environment coupled with frequent travel around a 30 county service delivery area;

  • Recurring need to provide services outside of traditional work hours (evenings and weekends).



 

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