Human Trafficking Worker

The Native Women’s Centre provides a secure, empowering environment for women and children fleeing domestic violence and for women suffering from homelessness, addiction or human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Worker provides immediate response to women at risk of human trafficking or leaving a situation of trafficking in accordance with Native Women’s Centre policies and procedures and maintains a professional relationship while working as an effective member of the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide targeted outreach to sexually trafficked Indigenous persons.
  • Provide case management services to sexually trafficked women which includes assessment, developing safety plans, short and long term planning, supportive counselling and follow up services when required.
  • Provide support, advocacy, referrals and connections to women and community resources as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention and referrals to ongoing counselling services to survivors of human trafficking.
  • Work with police and emergency services to establish partnerships and protocol to support trafficked women as they leave.
  • Provide trauma informed crisis care and stabilizing supports.
  • Act as an advocate and resource person for the organization on issues specific to sexually trafficked women.
  • Assess Community Member crisis needs and develop and implement a plan of stabilization.
  • Carry out crisis stabilization and service delivery/Community Member contact documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  • Collect Community Member data, and ability to provide funder reports and statistic accurately and on time.
  • Provide training to employees, colleagues, Community Members and support services.
  • Consistently evaluate the program to ensure service delivery.
  • Work collaboratively with all team members, community services and supports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years previous experience working with and advocating for sexually trafficked women.
  • Minimum degree in Counselling, Social Work or Psychology (Masters preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years experience advocating and supporting Indigenous women.
  • A strong understanding of gendered violence from an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective is required.
  • Specialized training in sexual violence.
  • Proven work experience in crisis support and ability to mediate conflict.
  • Specialized knowledge of trauma, mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Ability to work with Community Member centered approach.
  • Proven ability in case management and supportive counselling skills.
  • Strong organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • Experience working on a collaborative team.
  • Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours as needed to provide crisis response to Community Members, which will include evenings and weekends and on-call (rotating schedule) overnight hours as needed.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management and presentation skills with the ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, with emphasis on keen listening and ability to effectively interpret verbal communications and needs of prospective Community Members.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office; competency working with other databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues facing Indigenous Women and their families.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.