Basic Function: Provide advocacy, support, and resources to survivors of human trafficking who are accessing Sojourner House’s residential services or community services, including immigration advocacy. Facilitate relationships with community organizations and conduct educational presentations when required. This position will be housed at Sojourner House’s THEIA (Trafficking Housing Empowerment Immigration Advocacy) Project in Providence. Sojourner House is an independent non-profit organization that provides housing, programming, and education to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Provide individual case management services to residents in Sojourner House’s THEIA Project, which includes emergency shelter. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular in-person or phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, child care and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
· Serve as the contact person for overall maintenance of the THEIA Safe House grounds, including cleanliness.
· Review all THEIA client intakes, refer them to the residential team for review, and communicate regularly with the management team about possible admissions to the residential housing program. Revise shelter intake policies as necessary.
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS:
A minimum of two to three years of experience in human or social services;
Ability to speak both English and a second language is highly desired;
Familiarity with domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence and/or gender issues;
Experience working in a residential program;
Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills;
Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills);
Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds;
Experience developing and delivering community presentations;
A demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations;
Comfort working individually and in teams;
Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery;
Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island;
Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including one night per week and one weekend day;
Applicant must pass a BCI check.
Full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).
Level of Language Proficiency
Ability to speak both English and a second language is highly desired.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
TO APPLY: Please send a (1) a resume; (2) a cover letter; and (3) contact information for three separate references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen at sojournerri.org with the subject line, “THEIA Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, July 30, 2018. No phone calls, please. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.