The Salvation Army

Anti-Human Trafficking Clinical Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Saratoga Springs
Job ID
2021-7655
Category
Social Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Seeking: compassionate individuals looking to help make a difference!

If you are passionate about making a difference in someone’s life and want to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes their employee’s success, we encourage you to apply today!

 

Our Full-time opportunities offer:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Some of these benefits are also available to Part-time employees as well!

 

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Anti-Trafficking Clinical Specialist will work with the program director and corps officer to implement clinical and outreach services for minor victims and survivors of human trafficking, as well as at-risk youth. The clinician will provide trauma informed counseling services and will work with the area service providers to ensure follow up and coordination for ongoing service needs. The clinician will develop and maintain key partnerships with local partners, child welfare agencies, local/federal law enforcement and faith-based community partners. The clinician will partner with the Anti-Trafficking Director to host and participate in awareness and training events.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Provide direct services, initial screening and intake of newly identified victims of labor or sex trafficking, and ensure all coordinated referrals are made with community partners for identified and ongoing needs.
• Provide clinical supervision/support for case management and direct services staff working with victims of human trafficking cases from start to finish.
• Identify and participate in ongoing professional development training for direct services staff to ensure best practice models are continuously evaluated and implemented during service delivery.
• Provide ongoing trauma informed clinical services utilizing best practices approaches including; CBT, mind/sensory, art and wellness approaches such as yoga, etc.
• Work with survivors to provide ongoing feedback and support to all anti-trafficking efforts and program development throughout the phase of OVC funded activities as well as ongoing Salvation Army, Fight for Freedom anti trafficking efforts.
• Collaborate with OVC funded Sub recipient and other partners for ongoing coordination of services.
• Work to develop a coordinated service provider network.
• Provide direct clinical services to a caseload of 5 clients at any given point:
o Provide all services in a linguistically appropriate manner for each client utilizing interpretation/translation services as needed.
o Provide all services in a developmentally appropriate manner for each client.
o Support clients in reintegration into the community to develop a sense of voice and regain power and control after suffering forms of severe trauma with a focus on self-determination and choice in service access.
o Develop individualized trauma informed and culturally sensitive service plans for self-sufficiency to coordinate ongoing short- and long-term aftercare services.
o Adhere to all safety planning policies and procedures of the program.
o Adhere to all confidentiality standards of the Salvation Army anti human trafficking program models standards and maintain confidentiality in all communication. Maintain up to date case notes and ensure client confidentiality in all forms of communication.
o Assist Victims of HT through linkages to area resources as identified in individualized service plan for obtaining self-sufficiency such as education, detoxification, mental health, physical health, legal, family, and financial.
• Submit timely reports and work with the director on the TIMs database/project evaluation activities.
• Develop an outreach plan for increased victim identification of vulnerable populations throughout the area.
• Develop the weekly schedule for the drop-in center program.
• As appropriate for the developmental stage of the program, prepare trauma therapy lessons using evidence-based curricula.
• As appropriate for the developmental stage of the program, facilitate trauma therapy groups with participants.
• Ensure that all data is entered into the Service Point, TIMS, and any other systems that may be required.
• Follow rules, regulations, and policies of the Department of Social Services and The Salvation Army.
• Cooperate with other Salvation Army staff and Corps Ministry teams to create and maintain a harmonious and efficient environment.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.

Qualifications

SPECIAL SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

• Master of Social Work degree or related field.
• Licensed Social Worker in the State of New York or Social Work licensure to be achieved within 12 months of hire date.
• Experience working with victims of human trafficking is preferred.
• Willingness to uphold and support The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry.
• Ability to obtain and maintain driving privileges per The Salvation Army insurance standards.
• Experience with trauma informed care.
• Professional communication skills, verbal and written.
• Meet required background checks.
• Mandated Reporter successfully completed.

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