The Salvation Army

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Outreach Worker

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    2019-5358
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt

    Hours Per Week: 28

    Schedule: Flexible schedule available with ability to complete hours in three days Monday-Friday; hours will include one weekday evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

     

    The Salvation Army’s Anti-Human Trafficking Bloom Initiative works alongside survivors of sex or labor trafficking on their journey from exploitation to empowerment. The Outreach Worker coordinates and conducts community outreach efforts, weekly street outreach, and weekly drop-in services to increase human trafficking awareness and victim identification. This position serves as a point of contact for survivors of human trafficking not yet engaged in program services and serves as a liaison for the program for volunteers and community partners.

    Responsibilities

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Develop and implement an outreach plan that involves community awareness campaigns and weekly street outreach efforts.
    • Coordinate and conduct comprehensive community and street outreach to increase awareness and identify and locate survivors of human trafficking that follows a trauma-informed, harm reduction approach.
    • Coordinate and conduct weekly drop-in services for women in the commercial sex industry to meet basic needs (food, clothing, hygiene products) and provide access to needed services.
    • Engage and educate the community by participating in community events and meetings and by making presentations on the program and human trafficking issues.
    • Provide survivors with an initial screening for safety concerns and information on community resources available and complete safety planning when appropriate.
    • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers to assist with outreach efforts and drop-in services.
    • Help survivors locate emergency shelter and other supportive services.
    • Collect and compile data from all efforts.
    • Network with social services agencies, schools, businesses, and churches to educate the community about the issues of human trafficking.
    • Learn about services available that would benefit this population and disseminate information regarding those services during street outreach and drop-in hours.
    • Serve as a liaison to community partners and disseminate information about the program.
    • Draft reports as requested.
    • Attend relevant trainings, seminars, conferences and other professional development opportunities as instructed.
    • Attend monthly department staff meetings.
    • Participate in biweekly case consultation meetings with pertinent staff, i.e. Greater Hartford Divisional Social Services Director, AHT Survivor Support Specialist, Corps Officers, and Divisional Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator upon request.
    • Work closely with Greater Hartford Director of Social Services and Corps Officers to connect survivors to Corps ministries programs to include; pastoral care, youth and adult programs, Celebrate Recovery, etc.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in a related social services field preferred; two years of outreach required.
    • Prior experience of 1-2 years working with youth and/or survivors of human trafficking or other victims of crime preferred. Experience should include providing direct service to underserved populations. Survivors of human trafficking are encouraged to apply.
    • Linguistic and cultural competency to holistically serve youth and survivors of human trafficking.
    • Computer proficiency required.
    • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the trauma informed care approach.
    • Bilingual a plus.
    • Excellent organizational and documentation management skills.
    • Knowledge of the functions of community organizations and related human services.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Working knowledge of social services, public benefits, and health care systems.
    • Experience in public speaking and/or speaking to small groups preferred.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including empathetic listening.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
    • Ability to maintain ethical conduct in accordance with organizational policy, and carry out business in a manner consistent with the mission, values, and policies of the organization.
    • Ability to work without close supervision on assigned duties and willingness to seek and accept supervision as needed.
    • Unquestioned confidentiality with sensitive personal information.

     Work Environment/Physical Demands:

    ACTIVITY

    AMOUNT OF TIME

    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance

     

     

     

    Lift up to 20 pounds

    X

     

     

    Lift up to 50 pounds

     

     

     

    Sit

    X

     

     

    Stand

     

    X

     

    Use hands

     

     

    X

    Use sight/vision

     

     

    X

    Walk, bend, kneel

     

    X

     

     

    Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army

    Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.

     

    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

     

    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

     

    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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