Survivor Services Support Staff (On-call)

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Published 8 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 18, 2020
$20 - $20Hourly


This is an on-call position. Work schedules will vary and may include days, evenings, and weekends depending on programmatic need. Currently, typical drop-in and workshop hours occur Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.


The Organization for Prostitution Survivors will sustain and expand upon its services by adding an On-call CSE Survivor Services Support Staff. The on-call support staff will be cross-trained to provide coverage for all areas of survivor services programming and works alongside survivors of sexual exploitation to meet emergency and long-term needs of adults and youth who are impacted by the sex trade. This position requires a flexible, empathetic, resilient and passionate individual who is comfortable providing services to those in crisis and developing healing relationships with members of the OPS community. OPS values passionate self-starters with the ability to utilize best practices in holistic care. Individuals with lived or professional experience in CSE and a deep understanding of the sex trade are highly encourged to apply.

Job Duties: 

  • Become cross-trained in providing on-call coverage for all areas of survivor services programming including art workshop, group and workshop facilitation, drop-in coordination, meal services, advocacy and peer support.
  • Deliver all services and strategies in a manner that is culturally sensitive and centers the strengths and dignity of the person, and ensure encounters and interactions are respectful and responsive to the beliefs and practices, sexual orientations, disability statuses, age, gender identities, cultural preferences, and linguistic needs of all individuals. 
  • Participate in supervision & team meetings as directed by supervisor and/or director 
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Possible Job Duties During On-call Shifts include:

  • Art Workshop Co-facilitation: 
  • Set up, co-facilitate, and take down Saturday Art Workshops
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Support Group Co-facilitation: 
  • Select topics and activities, 
  • Prepare for and facilitate group processes, and 
  • Clean up the space after the group concludes.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Drop-in Services Provision: 
  • Complete intakes, provide fill-in case management, and support participants to identify and document case management goals.
  • Participate in creating a healing community for all participants including ongoing and one-time crisis intervention or recovery services utilizing low barrier therapeutic interventions.
  • Participate in crisis interventions, case consultations and debriefs with the Survivor Services Team.
  • Connect participants to relevant in house and partner services who supply healing-centered service provision which utilize the following interventions: Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed care, CBT, DBT, ACT, Somatic/Yoga Therapy, Therapeutic Art, Mutual Aid groups, Harm Reduction and Low Barrier Services.  
  • Interface and build relationships with survivors of complex trauma with the intention of stabilization and referral to long-term therapeutic resources
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Drop-in Center Coordination:
  • Orient participants to the drop-in center; provides support and resources to all participants.
  • Assist participants in utilizing appropriate behavior management skills and in developing interpersonal relationships.
  • Resolves conflicts between participants and provides crisis intervention and de-escalation to participants as needed.
  • Ensure that the drop-in center space is attractive and clean, and that supplies are stocked and used wisely.
  • Plan menus, shops on a weekly basis, and serves food for the drop-in center; monitors food budget ensuring compliance with budgeted allocations.
  • Maintain sign in sheets of all participants that visit the drop-in center in a binder; inputs data into the database on a daily basis.
  • Support workshop facilitators, volunteers, and interns in conducting their work in the drop-in center space.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Flexibility and availability to work with minimal advance notice
  • Empathetic and compassionate listener with the ability to problem solve 
  • Ability to stay grounded and calm for participants during crisis 
  • Group facilitation skills and an ability to engage participants who are therapy/service adverse 
  • Knowledge of therapeutic and recovery support 
  • Understanding and experience with empowerment-based advocacy 
  • A working understanding of how trauma manifests in the body/mind. Ability to provide resources for clients with codependency, addiction, creating healthy boundaries, and PTSD 
  • A working knowledge of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, gender based violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, homelessness and/or substance dependence 
  • Theoretical and/or experiential understanding of complex trauma and systemic oppression particularly an understanding of sex/gender based oppression, racism, and poverty 
  • Creativity, imagination and enthusiasm for using art as a medium for personal healing 
  • Flexible, self-starter and a team player 
  • Effective written and verbal communication 
  • Passion to create social systems change including the active dismantling of white supremacy, patriarchy, heterosexism and classism 
  • Open to new ideas and communicating across differences 
  • Energetic optimist with a commitment to the mission of OPS and women’s liberation 

Preferred Skills: 

  • 1 year experience providing case management to high risk populations of adolescents and adults 
  • B.A Degree in Social Work or a related field, or two years relevant experience 
  • Professional training on, or lived experience of CSE, relevant service systems, and resources 
  • Experience partnering and networking with agencies on behalf of CSE or related issues 


  • This role requires access to reliable transportation. 


  • Ability to perform moderate physical work 


This is an on-call position. Work schedules will vary and may include days, evenings, and weekends depending on programmatic need. Currently, typical drop-in and workshop hours occur Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and…

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112 Southwest 157th Street, Burien, WA 98166

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