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Bilingual WARN Advocate

Seattle

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Seattle
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:

Job Overview:

IRC’s Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) Program offers support to survivors of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives free from trauma and exploitation. The Bilingual WARN Advocate provides person-centered, trauma-informed support to minor victims of labor trafficking; developing service plans to match individual and family needs utilizing a range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources based on participant needs, eligibility, and priorities. The WARN Advocate also participates in program planning, outreach, training, and service development through committees, task forces, and work groups.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

         Provide developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed, person-centered intensive case management and advocacy to minor victims of labor trafficking based on individualized needs.

         Provide individualized, age-appropriate intake, assessment, orientation, support, referral, and advocacy services by assessing and evaluating each participant’s distinct needs.

         Develop reasonable service plans and timelines with each participant and manage participant expectations during the service period.

         Act as focal point for wrap-around services engaging with relevant systems, agencies, and community resources.

         Ensure that participants are provided the services, resources, and tools they need to meet their self-identified goals and objectives.

         Assess and monitor participant progress to ensure goals are being attained, designated resources are being maximized, and modify plans as required.

         Engage in outreach and training with key partner organizations and vulnerable communities in order to increase identification of minor victims of labor trafficking and referral for services.

         Maintain accurate records and consistently ensure the confidentiality of information relevant to children and their cases.

         Ensure compliance with case file management and reporting requirements.

         Adhere to organizational policies including IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.

         Other activities as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  WARN Advocacy Coordinator

Indirect Reporting:  WARN Sr. Program Manager, WARN Services Coordinator

Position Supervises: Volunteers and Interns

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: WashACT Coordinator, WARN Program Team, Youth Program Team, New Roots Team, Health Empowerment Team, Family Wellness Team, and other relevant IRC programs

 

External: WARN partner organizations - KIND, REST, API Chaya; WashACT; Local and State systems working with children and families such as Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Juvenile Justice systems; community partners and other providers throughout the service area

Job Requirements:

·       Relevant degree or equivalent professional and/or lived experience

·       Lived experience as immigrant, survivor, or related lived experience preferred

·       In lieu of lived experience, experience working with immigrants, survivors of human trafficking or other abuses, child, or youth survivors; cross-cultural or overseas experience accepted

·       A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience

·       Experience working with children, family reunification/preservation, kinship care, foster care, child welfare

·       Strong intercultural communication skills: demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and across language barriers

·       Experience and training in trauma-informed services

·       Demonstrated experience and understanding of professional boundaries

·       Understanding of mandatory reporting and other child safeguarding laws and regulations

·       Knowledge of local community social services and systems serving vulnerable children and youth

·       English proficiency, both spoken and written, and professional proficiency in Spanish, required

·       Comfortable working in high-stress environments; must be adaptable, flexible, and patient

·       Well-developed ability to support personal well-being and life balance

  • Commitment to anti-racism and ongoing learning

·       Strong organizational and time management skills

·       Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member

·       Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively

·       Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook), Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and other platforms.

·       willingness to learn new software

·       Access to a reliable transportation to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area

Working Environment:  

  • Standard, professional office environment (flexible remote and in-office)
  • Access to a reliable transportation to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: 

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.  

 

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