International Rescue Committee hiring: Anti-Trafficking Caseworker
The primary role of the Caseworker for the Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) Anti Trafficking Program is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate, client-centered case management services for foreign victims of human trafficking (sex and/or labor trafficking), including completing eligibility screening and enrollment paperwork, developing service plans, educating about community services, resources, and legal rights, and helping problem solve barriers to access. This position is also responsible for assisting with administrative tasks including case notes, case file management, and data collection.
- Knowledge and understanding of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), accompanying regulations, reauthorizations and related policies concerning anti-trafficking.
- Build and maintain relationships with various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
- Develop strategies to further assist in the identification and referral of victims of trafficking in Arizona
- Maintain the 24-hr ALERT hotline emergency phone line in partnership with Coordinator.
- Ensure acute needs are met in a timely and culturally appropriate manner for each program participant.
- Provide assistance with the development and implementation of all outreach and training activities to ensure program outcomes and activities are met.
- Complete eligibility screenings for all referrals and enrollment paperwork for all eligible program participants.
- Provide comprehensive case management services, including assisting with accessing community resources through local partners.
- Provide appropriate legal referrals and help identify and arrange social activities in-line with service plans.
- Ensure all services are linguistically appropriate and help advocate with mainstream service providers for linguistically-appropriate services.
- Complete case notes in a thorough and timely fashion.
- Track program activities, compile data and draft reports as required by donor and agency specifications.
- Coordinate services across multiple programs to ensure client needs are addressed.
- Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities and generally be an engaged team member.
- Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols and adhere to the IRC Way.
- Remote case management services as needed. Could require travel to Tucson 1 – 2 times per month.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Undergraduate degree in Human Services or similar field strongly preferred; comparable related work experience may be substituted.
- At least 2 years of related work experience to include a minimum of 1 year working with victims of human trafficking or other vulnerable populations.
- Case management and/or victims-assistance experience preferred.
- Excellent written and spoken English skills, Spanish-bilingual ability preferred.
- Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills.
- Public Speaking and/or presentation experience preferred.
- Ability to effectively communicate and work as a team member with collaborative partners, the community, and clients in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
- Computer literacy, data base experience preferred.
- Ability to work independently and be a flexible team player.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
- Must possess or be eligible to receive a fingerprint clearance card.
- A combination of standard office work environment and regular travel within the service delivery area.
- Travel to Tucson for remote services 1-2 times per month.
Application deadline: 31 Dec 2019