REST exists to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. REST offers programs that are centered on the strengths, needs, and individual choices of each survivor we serve. In all of our programs, from crisis intervention through long-term housing, we partner with survivors to increase their safety and move toward healing, stability, and economic independence. We are committed to providing high-quality, trauma-informed care for survivors of sexual exploitation regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability. In 2020 REST connected with over 700 local victims and survivors of sexual exploitation—353 of those enrolling in intensive services like case management or the REST Economic and Leadership Empowerment Academy. REST believes that everyone deserves to be loved and everyone deserves a life without exploitation. We are motivated and inspired by our faith as a Christian organization and dedicated to serving people of all faiths and backgrounds.
The REST Emergency Receiving Center (ERC) is a short-term residential shelter for adult women who have been trafficked for commercial sex or have been involved in the sex trade. Guests can stay at the shelter in individual rooms for an initial 30 days, with the option for ongoing extensions of 30 days depending on individual self-identified needs and engagement in services. Guests of the ERC receive stabilizing support like crisis intervention, referrals for on-site medical, mental health, and substance use treatment, and support groups. The ERC also operates a 24/7 crisis intervention & referral hotline. The ERC Support Staff are often the first point of contact clients make when accessing shelter services with REST, and play a critical role in ensuring services are running smoothly. Central to this position is the ability to develop trusting relationships while maintaining policies and procedures to ensure safe and effective programming. All members of the ERC teamwork in a cohesive manner to support the individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of guests.
All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, veteran or disability status. REST is committed to building a diverse workforce. The REST Emergency Receiving Center is a women-only environment. Therefore, only cisgender and transgender female applicants will be considered for these positions. We strongly encourage survivors and people of color to apply.
REST Emergency Receiving Center Shelter in South Seattle
Hours vary. This is a part-time position. Overnight availability preferred.
$17-$18 per hour
REST has adopted a wage scale as part of its compensation plan. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experience, as determined by the wage scale.
This position is eligible for all benefits offered to part-time employees. This currently starts at earning up to 10 paid sick days carried per year based on the number of hours worked, one paid mental health hour each week, and a 403b retirement plan option, sponsored by REST.
This position encounters a variety of daily work situations. There may be both routine and complex interpersonal interactions to navigate with care and thoughtfulness. Processes may change based on changing needs of the organization, new technology, or new ideas for effective care. Position operates as part of a team, engaging in entirely on-site work that may require time spent sitting, standing, or going up and downstairs. Position works in a trauma-focused environment where behaviors may become escalated and conflicts must be handled with care and competence. The work also includes some computer work, including using a keyboard, looking at a screen, using the internet, email, and video conferencing on occasion.
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REST exists to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. REST offers programs that are centered on the strengths, needs, and…