Advocate – Trafficking Focus

POSITION: Advocate-Trafficking Focus

REPORTS TO: Director of Victim Services

Organization: HOPE HOUSE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN, INC.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides sexual assault crisis intervention and supportive services to victims/survivor of sexual violence and human trafficking in a knowledgeable, empathetic manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Client Services

  • Provides emotional supportive safety planning sessions and one-to-one meetings with victim/survivors
  • Provide trauma-informed supportive counseling, advocacy, safety planning, and resources to youth and adult survivors of current and/or past sexual assault and/or human trafficking
  • Facilitate support group for victims of sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Keep up-to-date of new laws affecting sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Provides resources and referrals as needed to help meet sexual assault/trafficking victim/survivor needs
  • Keep accurate records of all client contacts on behalf of the victim/survivors needs
  • Attend and actively participate in staff and agency meetings.
  • Complete and submit grant reporting and application information as required.
  • Complete and submit program reports and annual work plans.
  • Adhere to agency policies, procedures and work rules.
  • Proactively engage in behaviors and activities that promote a safe, clean, productive work environment.
  • Foster an atmosphere of respect, cooperation and positive energy among co-workers and supervisors.

Systems Advocacy: Sexual Assault/Trafficking Focus

  • Attend and participate in local and statewide Sexual Assault Response Team meetings
  • Attend and participate in statewide trafficking meetings and work groups
  • Serve as an advocate for victim/survivors of sexual assault and trafficking throughout the criminal justice process
  • Function as a liaison between the survivor, law enforcement, and other community agencies throughout the criminal justice process/system
  • Provide training to local agencies such as law enforcement, human services, church groups, District Attorney’s Offices, etc.

On Call Rotation

    • Respond to requests from hospitals, health care providers, law enforcement and human services departments to provide direct client services for victims/survivors. Provide accompaniment for victims/survivors as requested.
    • Respond to law enforcement requests for advocacy services including victim interviews, Lethality Assessment Protocols, and faxed/email referrals.
    • Provide emergency transportation to clients entering shelter when safe to do so and no other option is available.
    • Provide shelter shift coverage on-site in the event the staff regularly scheduled is not able to work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Women’s Studies or related field.
  • Two years of experience providing legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence/sexual assault or other crimes.
  • Knowledge of social service, welfare, mental health and justice systems pertinent to the needs of abused persons.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality is essential.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk, hear, walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK CONDITIONS:

The work conditions for this job description are:

  • This position is based at the Resource Center in Baraboo, WI. Travel throughout the 5 county service area and Dane county is required occasionally.
  • Access to reliable transportation and travel are required to perform essential duties.
  • Must maintain valid Wisconsin driver’s license. Obtains and maintains the required motor vehicle liability insurance requirements and an acceptable motor vehicle record.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Flexible work hours are required to accommodate for after-hours/weekend on call response, client services, meetings and community events.

NOTE: This information indicates the general nature of work and level of responsibility for this position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities. Hope House strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familccial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. Hope House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply, please go to: https://www.hopehousescw.org/career-opportunities.html

Attachments: Advocate Trafficking Focus