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Survivor Advocate

locationClinton - Iowa (IA),

atFamily Resources

Job Description:

Are you an amazing individual who wants to help others and change lives? Of course, you are! Apply today at Family Resources and join the other amazing individuals in our Family.
Here at Family Resources, we believe in supporting successful lives to build strong communities. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for supporting our community, you will find a home at Family Resources.
Family Resources has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare & juvenile justice, mental health, and survivor services. We have clients who come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire amazing people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, not just, because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our company and community stronger.
What does Family Resources have to offer you?

  • An environment to be your amazing self while learning, growing, and developing.
  • Leadership that understands a healthy work/life balance.
  • A Trauma-Informed work environment.
  • Excellent full-time benefits package including;
  • Group Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance (paid by employer)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability (paid by employer)
  • Paid time off (12 to 24 days off per year),
  • personal time (24 hours gifted each January 1st)
  • 7 paid holidays
  • ALL employees are eligible for:
  • 401(K) with employer matching (50% up to 10%)
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Employee Assistance Program (paid by employer)
  • Self-Care Wellness Program (paid by employer)
  • Access to an on-site gym
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Access to a family of respected & passionate therapists, counselors, advocates, and teams.
  • Team meetings in a supportive atmosphere.

Position Details
The Braking Traffik Survivor Advocate will provide comprehensive trauma-informed and survivor-centered services to survivors of human trafficking (labor and sex trafficking) in Clinton and Jackson Counties. Under the leadership of the Survivor Services Supervisor, they will collaborate with their team to meet the goals of providing quality survivor services, increase survivor identification, increase access to services, and increase referrals. They will provide short- and long-term culturally/linguistically appropriate services to promote the health, safety, and well-being of survivors.

  • Position Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evenings/weekend responsibilities
  • 40 Hour Salaried Position
  • Comprehensive Benefits Offered
  • Location: Covers Clinton and Jackson Counties
  • Mandatory on-call rotating schedule

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure free, voluntary, non-discriminatory, accessible services for all clients.
  • Provides the following services to survivors of trafficking to accomplish the overall goals and objectives of Braking Traffik:
  • Advocacy, assistance with immigration matters, case management services, child protection/welfare advocacy, children s services advocacy, civil court advocacy, criminal court advocacy, crisis counseling or intervention, culturally and linguistically appropriate services, divorce/custody/visitation advocacy, economic empowerment services, emergency food, clothing, and transportation assistance, emergency legal assistance, financial planning assistance, immediate
shelter and related supportive services, information and referrals, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, transportation, and safety planning.
  • Provide targeted professional outreach, training, and technical assistance to increase identification and referral for services as well as a trauma-informed response when a survivor discloses human trafficking.
  • Provide support groups for clients in the program
  • Provide on-call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis with other staff members outside of normal office hours.
  • Keep an open flexible schedule to meet the needs of the community, survivors, and the program.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with individuals and community members in the service area.
  • Complete annual continuing education requirements to ensure certification as an Advocate with the Iowa Coalitions Against Sexual Assault and/or Domestic Violence.
  • Possess the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups constructively and civilly while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, races, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
  • Demonstrates civil and respectful behaviors valued within the organization.
  • Attends all community meetings determined to be essential.
  • Provides and accepts ideas and suggestions constructively and helpfully.
  • Exhibits good teamwork; is approachable cooperative and contributes to an overall positive and productive work/team environment
  • Takes initiative in problem-solving and utilizes resources such as team members and community resources to assist in addressing client/volunteer issues that arise.
  • Provides support and input to team members that help find solutions and allows for a team approach to solving barriers and challenges.
  • Possess the ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/ needs.
  • Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
  • Set clear expectations for self and team to achieve work objectives and overcome obstacles.
  • Strives for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and upholding program values.
  • Provides timesheet documentation for all funding sources related to the position.
  • Inputs daily services into the data entry system by the noted deadline each week.
  • Can assess the effectiveness of services provided and make adjustments to service delivery if needed.
  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
  • Identifies, obtains, and organizes relevant data and ideas.
  • Utilizes feedback from various sources to improve the quality of services offered. Sources such as survey, volunteer, community, and team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent survivor services experience. 3 years of experience working in the human services field with survivor services experience preferred.
Must have current proof of car insurance, able to pass a driving background check, and have reliable transportation.
Bilingual and/or bi-cultural applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer that thrives on Diversity!

Job Type: Full-time

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