LABOR TRAFFICKING ADVOCATE / CASE MANAGER
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (Innovations HTC)
824 5th Ave. SE Olympia, Washington 98502
www.innovationshtc.org / [email protected]
About the Organization
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative is an Indigenous survivor-led social justice non-profit based in Olympia WA. IHTC is action-focused and our mission is to engage first responders, tribes, and other stakeholders in eliminating human trafficking through solution-based knowledge and trauma-informed strategies, and to empower survivors to heal and build self-sufficient, affirming lives. Our goal is to ensure that the voices of those with lived experience are elevated and inclusive of all forms of exploitation. This position is for a sex and labor trafficking advocate/Case manager. Spanish bilingual prefered.
Job Description: The Anti-Trafficking Advocate is responsible for engaging and serving at-risk populations who have been identified as potential victims of human trafficking with the goal towards self-sufficiency and empowerment. This position provides initial victim assistance. This includes outreach in identified communities, being part of the first responder team, as well as continually building a referral network of options. This position requires responding after-hours as necessary.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Risk assessments and safety planning: Assess each client for issues related to risk of further abuse; provide options in planning for personal safety on an ongoing basis.
- Crisis intervention and peer counseling: Guide, empower and educate client in achieving safety and recognizing options; provide intensive strength-based, solutions-oriented support; and maintain confidentiality.
- Provide stabilization support for clients in emotional distress.
- Client advocacy: Provide support to human trafficking survivors that address emergency needs, such as food and clothing; relationship-building and empowerment of the individual’s community; arriving at mutually agreed upon and achievable goals; and referral and coordination with community organizations.
- Outreach: Coordinate with community partners to provide outreach and education on human trafficking to increase victim identification and support services; plan and execute client-specific outreach strategy.
- Cooperate with other agencies in the social service system to provide good networking of client services.
- Accompaniment: Provide advocacy and accompaniment during law enforcement interviews, child forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, prosecution interviews, court proceedings, and other supportive meetings.
- Indirect services: Attend staffing and other meetings as required; case review and coordination; maintain client confidential files; other duties as assigned.
- Become an expert on resources and community services that meet the needs of survivors of human trafficking.
- Implement comprehensive, culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate case management and victim assistance for survivors of human trafficking.
- Manage intake, create individualized goal plans, and maintain progress notes for each client
- Explore each client’s strengths, needs, and culture across life domains to build an informed and integrated goal plan
- Use a holistic approach to care, providing opportunities for clients to explore emotional, physical, cultural and spiritual needs
- Advocate will provide support alongside the Case Manager and the Resource Navigator.
- Coordinate with medical and mental health providers to meet the health needs of clients
- Provide culturally-appropriate and responsive care to all clients
- Utilize motivational interviewing as a primary tool for enhancing each client’s self-efficacy and sense of agency
- Build trust with clients, helping them to develop a sense of belonging and increase their overall sense of self-worth
- Follow agency guidelines related to professional boundaries with clients, colleagues, and partner agencies at all times
- Utilize prevention and de-escalation tactics to avoid violence or behavior problems, and follow the escalation protocol in the event of unsafe behavior
- Assist in supporting and/or facilitating daytime/evening programing with partner agencies
- Maintain self-awareness, monitoring and regulating personal responses to stressors in order to maintain personal health and demonstrate professionalism in often complex and high-stress situations
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as assigned by supervisor
- Maintain confidentiality, per agency guidelines
- Maintain 100% compliance related to reporting for IHTC to meet the requirements of the grant
- Maintain case notes and files in an orderly, up-to-date manner
- Complete monthly reporting for IHTC
- Other duties as assigned by the Programs Director/ Executive Director
Lived experience and survivors of human trafficking and those who have been justice impacted. are highly encouraged to apply. Lived experience/survivorship counts and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- Bachelor’s degree in social services or similar, or 2+ years working directly with vulnerable populations.
Experience, knowledge, and skills
- Should have a history of demonstrating a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to care for victims of sex trafficking, the sex trade, and labor trafficking or vulnerable trauma victims
- Knowledgeable on the topic of both labor and sex trafficking and a passion for issue
- Should be able to work in harmony with people of diverse cultures and indigenous practices
- Ability to respond to crisis and/or escalated behavior with calm and confidence
- Ability to self-regulate and maintain professionalism in high-stress situations
- Deep awareness of issues related to power, privilege and difference, with a desire to build bridges across difference
- Able to effectively contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in group environments
- Ability to organize, discern, and problem-solve creatively and under pressure
- Demonstrates initiative in researching and accessing relevant client resources in the community
- Excellent writing skills – the ability to use precise grammar and construction while communicating complex information in a way that allows your personality to come through.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills that allow you to establish rapport and a supportive relationship with clients ·
- Efficient workstyle, indicated by the ability to quickly execute routine tasks and to intelligently prioritize workflow
- Must have a valid drivers’ license and insurance. Should be willing to drive the IHTC vehicle when transporting clients.
- Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, and lift up to 30 lbs.
- Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPointOutlook
- Zoom and/or other virtual meeting platforms
- Web-based CRM
- Google Workspace (Gmail, google docs, etc.)
- Nextiva App (phone system)
Innovations HTC offers a generous benefit package after 90-day probation period that includes;
- Paid Time Off (13 Federal Holidays, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days , birthday leave)
- Paid sick time – accrued (maximum of 10 days/year)
- Life insurance
- Health insurance, including vision and dental
- IRA with matching
- Performance bonus
- Paid professional development and training.
SCHEDULE: Typically, Mon-Fri, though occasional evenings and/or weekends are expected HOURS:40 per week
LOCATION: Based out of the IHTC office, but many clients will be met in the community at various locations throughout Thurston, Lewis, Mason,and Parts of Pierce, Counties SALARY:$48,000 – $52,000 (Annually) DOE
How to Apply:
Please email a current resume and cover letter to Eden Ancheta, Human Resource Director [email protected]
Please provide the following information in your cover letter:
- Three professional references
Answer the following questions:
1) What is it about this position that most appeals to you and why?
2) What professional experience do you possess that aligns to Innovations HTC’s mission?
3) What is your philosophy on contributing towards an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment?
Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Innovations HTC. We are committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy, and respect. We are committed to non-discrimination in all of our non-profit operations and embraces diversity as a key strategic philosophy and strength of how we do our anti-trafficking work. Innovations HTC actively seeks diverse candidates for employment.
We believe in diversity, inclusion and equity. Join our diverse staff! This is a position with upward mobility with the opportunity for growth, professional development and unique endeavor with a fun, professional team.
BIPOC and those with lived experiences are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until OCT 31, 2023
Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Who we are
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (Innovations HTC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Olympia, WA, dedicated to combating human trafficking and supporting survivors. Founded in 2016 by Jeri Moomaw, a renowned leader and survivor of human trafficking, we have 21 years of experience providing essential training and assistance.