Anti-Trafficking Casework Intern
Scope of volunteer work: IRC’s Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Program offers support to survivors of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives free from trauma and exploitation. Casework Interns work alongside IRC Case Managers/Advocates to support and access services for survivors. Interns also assist with other duties including case file documentation, scheduling appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, and other related activities. Interns may also participate in outreach efforts aimed at providing access to services to individuals and communities vulnerable to human trafficking. This internship is a great opportunity to gain professional experience in a multi-cultural, social service setting.
Time commitment: Minimum 15 hours/week during IRC office hours (M-F, 9am-5pm PST). Regular schedule required. Minimum 3 month commitment – 6 month commitment preferred. Position begins June 14th, 2021.
Essential position functions:
•Complete intensive IRC training on victim advocacy and trauma-informed service provision
•Supporting clients in making and keeping appointments and interviews with community service providers (such as DSHS, public health, health clinics, Social Security Administration, and DOL). If in person – potential to accompany clients to appointments.
•Assist with housing outreach to secure housing options for survivors
•Provide public transportation orientation and guidance
•Help survivors become oriented to new neighborhoods and local resources
•Manage client case files and document services (electronic and hard copies)
•Maintain a professional attitude and appearance as an IRC representative
•Fulfill other case management responsibilities assigned by supervising Case Manager/Advocate