Careers at the IRC

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Anti-Trafficking Caseworker

Sector: Anti-Trafficking    
Location: US - WA -Seattle    
Employee Type: Regular    
Employee Category: Full Time    

Description

IRC Background:  The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC in Seattle was founded in 1976 with the mission of empowering refugees to achieve self-sufficiency as they rebuild their lives in King County. In 2004, IRC formed the Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) program to expand IRC services to survivors of human trafficking in Washington. Working with community-based partners and stakeholders across multiple disciplines, IRC has become a leader in anti-trafficking efforts in Washington State.

Job Overview: The Anti-Trafficking Caseworker provides assistance to survivors of human trafficking; developing service plans to match individual needs utilizing a range of financial, medical, social, vocational, and other services and resources based on participant needs, eligibility, and priorities. There is a strong advocacy component to this role on behalf of survivors to ensure they receive the services they need and are entitled to, including interfacing with law enforcement, courts, government social service systems, and non-governmental service providers.  The Anti-Trafficking Caseworker also participates, as required, in program planning and service development through internal and external committees, task forces and work groups.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing trauma-informed, person-centered intensive case management and advocacy based on individualized needs.
Providing individualized intake, assessment, orientation, support, referral, and advocacy services by assessing and evaluating each participant’s distinct needs.
Developing reasonable service plans and timelines for each participant and managing participant expectations during the service period.
Ensuring that participants are provided the tools they need to meet their self-identified goals and objectives.
Assessing and monitoring participant progress to ensure goals are being attained, designated resources are being maximized, and modifying plans as required.
Engaging in outreach to key partner organizations and vulnerable communities in order to increase identification of human trafficking and referral for services.
Ensuring compliance with case file management and reporting requirement.
Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team.
Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency.
Other related duties as assigned.

 

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  IRC Seattle Senior Program Manager
Position Directly Supervises:  N/A; May guide and oversee program volunteers and interns

Indirect Reporting:  WARN Program Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts: This position will work with the entire WARN program team at IRC Seattle and its partners API Chaya, YouthCare, and Northwest Justice Project to provide services to human trafficking survivors and outreach on human trafficking to key community partners.

Internal: WARN Program Coordinator, Senior Program Manager

External:  API Chaya, YouthCare, Northwest Justice Project, WashACT Partners, Community-based organizations, key anti-trafficking stakeholders

 

Job Requirements:

A 4-year degree;  with an emphasis in Social Work or an equivalent field of study is strongly preferred
The skills and knowledge typically acquired through 2-3 years of relevant work experience.  A significant portion of this experience should include responsibilities in social services, humanitarian relief, public service, or other not-for-profit work.
Experience and training in trauma-informed services preferred.
Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member.
Self-starter with excellent problem solving skills combined with the proven ability to take initiative, demonstrate follow-through; multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
Fluent in English, both spoken and written, bilingual ability in Spanish strongly preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle with current insurance,

 

Working Environment:

Standard office work environment.
Some offsite work and regular local travel.
Occasional in-state and nation-wide travel for training and professional development.
Work outside of typical office hours may be required on occasion

 

IRC leading the way from harm to home. 


IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at IRC.Recruitment@rescue.org. As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

   



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