Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2022 Annual Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference
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Gang-Affiliated Trafficking Consultant
FRAMEWORK FrameworkTA.org is looking for consultants with lived and professional experience with gangs and gang culture. Experience with gang or group crime-related labor trafficking is not required. Consultants will have opportunities to help develop case studies, resource content, and steer the direction of training initiatives in this area.
Previous consultant experience is not required, and individuals with criminal convictions will still be considered.
Framework offers $81.25/hour for consultant compensation.
Economic Empowerment Specialist, Client Services
Womankind This is a hands-on role that involves both micro-level work as well as macro-level work. It will be the responsibility of the Specialist to provide technical assistance to all advocate staff and at times client base surrounding economic empowerment (i.e. workforce readiness, financial coaching etc.). It will be the responsibility of the Specialist to conduct assessment of ongoing needs of the current client based and work with advocate staff to develop strategies to support the obtaining and maintaining of safe and independent living environments. The Specialist will additionally play an advocacy role in voicing the needs of survivors to local coalitions and taskforces that are developing policies and best practices when working with GBV survivors. The specialist will work with the Pathways to Empowerment team, which is inclusive of staff with technical skills in workforce readiness as well as benefits and entitlements expertise, to support a holistic and comprehensive understanding of empowerment and self-sufficiency.
The Economic Empowerment Specialist along with the Pathways to Empowerment colleagues will build out a program that is comprehensive within the agency looking at self-sufficiency in a more trauma-informed and survivor-centered lens.
The job is to be posted on our website. Please reach out for more details.
ESL Instructor– Independent Contractor
Womankind The ESL Instructor’s primary responsibilities are to develop lesson plans and curriculum, and facilitate ESL groups for adult English language learners who are survivors of gender-based violence. The instructor will support survivors in building skills that promote moving towards empowerment and self-sufficiency.
· Provide participant-driven and culturally informed ESL classes (in-person and virtual) for 8-10 adult learners per cycle
· Co-conduct an initial and exit assessment for group participants
· Develop and implement ESL lesson plans, curriculum and instructional materials based on assessed learning needs and initially determined group level
· Prepare activities that would promote fun and pleasant learning environment
· Engage clients in practicing English in real life scenarios
· Maintain a record of participant attendance and progress
· Communicate with supervisor the successes and challenges following each class session as well as at the end of each cycle
· Participate in initial core trainings to gain an overview of GBV
Housing Specialist (Part-Time), Client Services
Womankind This is a hands-on role that involves both micro-level work as well as macro-level work. It will be the responsibility of the Specialist to conduct assessment of ongoing needs of the current client base and work with counseling staff to develop strategies to support obtaining and maintaining of safe and independent living environments. The Specialist will additionally play an advocacy role in voicing the needs of survivors to local coalitions and taskforces that are developing policies and best practices when working with GBV survivors. The specialist will work with the Pathways to Empowerment team, which is inclusive of staff with technical skills in workforce readiness as well as benefits and entitlements expertise, to support a holistic and comprehensive understanding of empowerment and self-sufficiency.
The housing specialist along with the Pathways to Empowerment colleagues will build out a program that is comprehensive within the agency looking at self-sufficiency in a more trauma-informed and survivor-centered lens.
Job is to be posted on our website. For more details, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
International Rescue Committee Job Overview: The Anti-Trafficking Caseworker will provide direct services for VOTs clients, including completing intake and developing individualized service plans (ISPs), providing case management, making referrals to other internal/external supportive services, and coordinating with law enforcement as needed. The Anti-Trafficking Caseworker will ensure program compliance and quality assurance and provide appropriate training, support, and supervision to volunteers and interns. This position is a regular, full-time position that reports to the Safety & Wellness Program Manager in the Safety & Wellness Department.
Major Responsibilities: • Provide high-quality case management for a caseload of survivors of human trafficking that includes assessments, intake, and individualized service plans to support clients in achieving self-sufficiency and ensure that clients are provided the basic tools necessary to meet their established goals and objectives; • Assess and monitor client progress at regular intervals to ensure progress on goals is made, designated resources are maximized, modifying initial service plans with clients, and other case file documents as required; • Maintain a comprehensive community asset map of San Diego area services and regularly connect clients with resources in the community; • Work collaboratively with community partners including those in the non-profit social services sectors, law enforcement, legal, health care providers, etc. • Provide individualized and group orientations on rights and responsibilities and other relevant topics; • Ensure timely compliance with both case file management and reporting requirements while using appropriate data tracking systems. This entails regular and timely maintenance of both hard-copy and electronic files per best practice standards; • In partnership with Program Manager, take an active role in the local coalitions and task forces; provide external trainings as needed
Justice At Last We have three open Staff Attorney positions at Justice At Last.
Justice At Last expects an active trial calendar in 2022 and seeks Staff Attorneys who are eager to gain courtroom experience in a variety of areas, including asserting and protecting crime victims’ rights, seeking post conviction relief for crimes clients were forced to commit while being trafficked, establishing identity documents and securing against identity-theft from their exploiter, securing restraining orders against exploiters and advancing survivor’s parental rights, seeking immigration relief before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and helping our clients preserve housing and secure housing-related benefits.
To view our full job description, please go to https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f79d0f837d54326b4ea0540/t/622b9e02b4aa9b367cb6dc77/1647025666479/March+2022+JAL+Staff+Attorney+Job+Description.pdf
Justice At Last We have two Client Advocate positions open. The Client Advocate serves an essential role providing critical case management support to survivors of human trafficking. This position will work in tandem with attorneys to provide holistic trauma-informed support to our clients receiving interdisciplinary representation, removing barriers in accessing justice for trafficked persons. The selected candidate will provide comprehensive and compassionate case management, comprehensive advocacy, community- based resource referrals, and crisis intervention. The successful candidate is responsible for working with clients to formulate individual case plans that assess their needs and promote progress towards goals and self-sufficiency. This position requires thorough knowledge and understanding of human rights, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approaches to best serve trafficked persons. The candidate should be familiar with and employ key social work values, including survivor empowerment, professional boundaries, comfort interacting with collaborative service providers and community partners, and a familiarity with self-care and addressing vicarious trauma. The successful candidate should be comfortable attending and accompanying clients to court proceedings and interacting with law enforcement when cases require multi-agency collaboration. The Client Advocate will be working in tandem with the staff attorney and communications with the clients will be entirely privileged and protected. For our full job description, please click on the link above or visit https://www.justiceatlast.org/careers.
Justice At Last Responsibilities, Reporting to the Managing Attorney - Supervisory Role: Supervise and direct legal staff including assigning work, monitoring timesheets, caseloads, plan and conduct legal case review, and handling the process of discipline and grievance adjustment; • Conduct periodic written & performance evaluation for legal staff; • Assist the Managing Attorney with the hiring of staff and the recruitment of legal volunteers. • Oversee the day to day operations relating to the provision of services, produce reports on Justice At Last’s output, assist with grant reporting, assist with developing proposals for service collaborations and addressing any important issues arising from the team; Direct Legal Services: Maintain a reduced caseload of providing trauma-informed, survivor-driven, client-centered direct legal services to trafficking survivors; • Conducting in-depth legal assessment with clients to identify legal forms of relief • Preparing and accompanying client to law enforcement interviews • Facilitating legal clinics and conducting community education and outreach to various stakeholders in the community. Outreach and Development: Representing Justice At Last at community outreach, legal, funding and other meetings and functions • Responsible for presentations, outreach and community education activities; • Develop and maintain relationships with local CBOs, law schools, foundations, government and other organizations; • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney. - For a full job description, please click on the link above or visit https://www.justiceatlast.org/careers.
Justice At Last The Operations Manager serves an essential role within our team with many responsibilities including coordinating the internal operations and infrastructure of our organization. This person will support the day-to-day operations, and assist and work closely with the Executive Director with planning, administration, vendor/contractor relationships, board support and event coordination to make sure our offices run smoothly. The Operations Manager will drive our internal communications, manage the data collection systems and provide general tech troubleshooting support to ensure the full utilization of our operational functions. This person is a highly collaborative leader who works hands-on to support the finance, development and program needs to help achieve the organization’s goals. The successful candidate will be a detailed-oriented professional who can effectively recognize issues & problem solve, multi-task and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment supporting trafficked persons. An ideal candidate has a law degree, is familiar with the operations of a law firm or nonprofit organization. For our full job description, please click on the link above or visit https://www.justiceatlast.org/careers.
API Chaya The Controller will manage the day-to-day financial operations while maintaining the accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller should be a strategic leader and effective problem solver who will lead financial and administrative processes, strategy, guidelines, standard operating procedures, and relevant regulations to help manage a steadily growing values-based organization. This staff member will assist in driving change, enhancing operating efficiencies, and implementing new systems and internal controls. They will explore how the finance function can support program operations. The Controller must have experience in non-profit accounting, understand GAAP accounting, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and have excellent communication abilities. Strong candidates will have experience working with organizations committed to serving marginalized communities and be dedicated to the organization’s mission.
Anti Trafficking Housing Specialist
Salvation Army STOP IT program Develops housing plan based on the individual needs of program participants and their families, including identifying affordable housing locations for survivors of human trafficking throughout the City of Chicago and non-housing needs in order to establish self-sufficient life. Acts as a liaison between landlords and program participants and satisfies program commitments with all involved parties to ensure stable housing as an integral part of survivors’ ability to exit and remain out of exploitative situations.
Program participants are eligible for up to two years of transitional housing support and services.
Anti-Trafficking Housing Specialist
International Rescue Committee (IRC) The Housing Specialist provides client-centered and trauma informed services to victims of human trafficking, with the goal of enhancing housing services and housing options for victims of all forms of human trafficking in Alameda and San Francisco counties. The Housing Specialist provides clients with access to safe, confidential transitional housing, and works with clients to develop individualized service plans to meet each client’s unique needs, helping clients gain self-sufficiency and successfully transition to permanent, independent housing. The Housing Specialist also participates, as required, in program planning and service development through committees, task forces and working groups. The Housing Specialist operates under the supervision of the Anti-Trafficking Coordinator and collaborates with Anti-Trafficking Caseworkers to support clients.
Senior Development and Communications Specialist
Freedom Network USA The Senior Development and Communications Specialist (SDCS) will be FNUSA’s only full-time development and communications position. The SDCS will be responsible for grant development, donor stewardship, and implementation of new fundraising strategies. They will also manage the organization’s messaging across multiple platforms to engage key audiences. This position will report to the Director of Partnerships.
Essential Job Functions: Development • Collaborate with the FNUSA management team to create a strategic development plan for the organization. • Design and execute fundraising campaigns by identifying strategies and goals, creating and executing fundraising appeals, and analyzing donor data. • Identify funding opportunities (individual, corporate, foundation, and government) and work with program staff to develop and submit grant proposals. • Manage the data in the organization’s CRM in order to track donors • Develop and disseminate donor communication materials, including donor appeals and acknowledgement letters. • Collaborate with the Board’s Development Committee to engage Board Members in development activities.
Communications • Work with the Director of Partnerships to develop the organization’s communications strategy and style guidelines. • Develop and execute the communications content calendar and plan that covers all website, newsletter and social media communications including daily social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and monthly blog posts and newsletters. • Ensure brand compliance of all organizational materials. • Work with the Director of Partnerships to execute strategies developed through the Narrative Initiative.
For full description, visit: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2022/02/FNUSA-Develop-Comms-Job-Posting-Feb-2022.pdf
Freedom Network USA The Survivor Reentry Project (SRP) is the nation’s only project that expands access to criminal record relief for human trafficking survivors across the US through advocacy and direct services. The SRP Staff Attorney will support the growth and expansion of the SRP in collaboration with expert consultants and a pool of pro bono lawyers. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and reports to the Executive Director.
For the full job description, please visit: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2022/02/FNUSA-SRP-Staff-Attorney-Job-Posting-Feb-2022.pdf
Senior Policy Specialist
Freedom Network USA The Senior Policy Specialist will support the diverse legal and policy work of FNUSA, including lobbying on the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims’ Protection Act, appropriations, and other federal legislation; advocacy with federal agencies including comments on regulations and policy efforts; and training and technical assistance on legal and policy issues. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and reports to the Executive Director.
For full job description, please visit: https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2022/02/FNUSA-Policy-Specialist-Job-Posting-Feb-2022.pdf
Anti-Trafficking Coordinator (2 positions)
International Rescue Commitee (Summary due to character limit -please reach out for full description).The Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator implements program(s) that provide individualized support and assistance to victims of trafficking, utilizing a range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources based on client eligibility. They coordinate closely with community partners to increase awareness, identify potential victims, provide technical assistance, and coordinate high quality, effective service delivery. They ensure program compliance and quality assurance, providing training, support, and in some cases formal supervision of others.
Anti-trafficking Caseworker (2 positions)
International Rescue Committee Job Overview: The Caseworker provides assistance to victims and survivors of human trafficking; developing case plans to match individual needs utilizing a range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources based on client eligibility. The Caseworker also participates, as required, in program planning and service development through committees, task forces, and work groups. The Caseworker operates under moderate supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Child Protection Caseworker
International Rescue Committee Job Overview: The Child Protection Caseworker provides services to unaccompanied minors who have entered the United States without their parents. These children are held in a government shelter before being released to a family member or family friend who will serve as the child’s legal sponsor in the United States. The Caseworker conducts home studies to determine the safety and appropriateness of placement. They also conduct post-release services to connect children and youth to basic needs and other supportive services, including medical care, school enrollment, mental health care, community supports, etc. As required by the federal grant, the Caseworker also completes all necessary documentation associated with a case. In consultation with a supervisor, the Caseworker often responds to safety and protection issues including child welfare referrals, trafficking concerns, run away response, gang prevention, and more.
International Rescue Committee Job Overview: The Caseworker provides assistance to victims and survivors of human trafficking; developing case plans to match individual needs utilizing a range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources based on client eligibility. This includes eligibility screening and program enrollment; developing service plans; educating about community services, resources, and legal rights; and helping problem solve to address barriers to success. The Caseworker also participates, as required, in program planning and service development through committees, task forces, and work groups. The caseworker is responsible for all case noting and maintaining case file documentation. The caseworker will also have a role in community outreach activities. The Caseworker operates under moderate supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
International Rescue Committee The Housing Specialist provides client-centered and trauma informed services to victims of human trafficking, with the goal of enhancing housing services and housing options for victims of all forms of human trafficking throughout Tallahassee and the Florida Big Bend region. The Housing Specialist provides clients with access to safe, confidential transitional housing, and works with clients to develop individualized service plans to meet each client’s unique needs, helping clients gain self-sufficiency and successfully transition to permanent, independent housing. The Housing Specialist also participates, as required, in program planning and service development through committees, task forces and working groups. The Housing Specialist operates under moderate supervision with latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Legal Advocate – Human Trafficking Prevention Project at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), founded in 1981, is the oldest and largest volunteer legal services organization in Maryland. MVLS removes barriers to justice through free civil legal help, community engagement, and advocacy for equitable laws. Our vision is for a fair legal system that is free of injustice and equitably serves underrepresented Marylanders. We achieve this goal primarily through our core pro bono program and more targeted programs that serve specialized legal needs. For more program information, visit www.mvlslaw.org
The Human Trafficking Prevention Project (HTPP), a partnership between Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and University of Baltimore School of Law, focuses on reducing the collateral consequences of criminal legal involvement for survivors of human trafficking and those populations made most vulnerable to exploitation. The HTPP also ensures that survivors and other individuals can easily access free legal representation for a wide variety of civil legal matters, including criminal record relief (expungement, vacatur, and shielding), divorce, custody, consumer debt, name and gender marker change, and tax issues, among others. For information on the HTPP, please visit: www.mvlslaw.org/ht
MVLS’ core values are teamwork, passion for MVLS’ mission, commitment to clients, volunteers, and community partners, and to eliminating systemic barriers to justice based on race and economic disparities. MVLS is committed to fostering an inclusive culture in the workplace. Our work to end barriers to justice starts with increasing the racial diversity of our staff to better reflect the communities we serve.
This position will focus on intake, case management, and case placement for clients applying for services through MVLS’ HTPP program, and assistance with community outreach, training, volunteer recruitment, and communications.
Full posting: https://mvlslaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/HTPP-Legal-Advocate-3.15.22.pdf
Survivor Leadership Coordinator
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking The Survivor Leadership Coordinator position is in the Survivor Leadership Program under the Empowerment Department. The Survivor Leadership Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of Resilient Voices, our Los Angeles-based local survivor empowerment program, assists the Survivor Leadership Program Manager with the operations of the National Survivor Network, and is a key team member of the Survivor Leadership Program.
This position requires thorough knowledge and understanding of a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, human rights, strengths-based approach in working with survivors of human trafficking. Cast’s Survivor Leadership Program is in the final stages of clarifying our values, which include a public health approach to ending human trafficking that is less reliant on criminal legal intervention, and a harm reduction lens that aims to support safety for individuals engaged in all forms of labor, including the sex trades. Alignment with these values is essential for this position. This position requires some travel throughout Los Angeles County, and occasionally state-wide and/or nationally. This position is based in Los Angeles, and is a full-time non-exempt position.
Douglass Fellowship (Legal Fellow)
Human Trafficking Institute Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute (HTI) provides an opportunity for third-year law students to participate in an 8-month remote fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement and providing resources to those currently combating trafficking around the globe. The fellowship includes three main components: data-driven research and writing, mentorship, and stakeholder engagement. Douglass Fellows will serve for an academic year, from late August 2022 through mid-April 2023.