The Salvation Army

  • AHT Outreach Worker

    Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
    Job ID
    2020-6635
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Greater Hartford Area Services (Hartford, CT)

    FLSA Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt

    Hours Per Week: Up to 28

    Schedule: Monday: 11am-5pm; Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm (1/2 hour unpaid lunch break); Thursday*: 1:30pm-10:00 pm (1/2 hour unpaid lunch break); and Friday: 9 am-3 pm

     

    Scope: Coordinate and conduct community outreach efforts, weekly street outreach, and weekly drop-in services to increase human trafficking awareness and victim identification. Serve as a point of contact for survivors not yet engaged in program services and serve as a liaison for the program for volunteers and community partners.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement an outreach plan that involves community awareness campaigns, weekly street outreach, and drop-in 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 bi-weekly outreach meetings.
    • Participate in monthly outreach/drop-in planning meetings with pertinent staff, i.e. POH/AHT Coordinator, Survivor Support Specialist, Corps Officers, etc.
    • Work closely with AHT Survivor Support Specialist 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

     

     

    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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