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CSE Survivor Advocate

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors


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January 4, 2021
December 11, 2020
$19 - $21Hourly

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors will sustain and expand upon its services by adding a 1.0 FTE CSE Survivor Advocate. The CSE Advocate works alongside survivors of sexual exploitation utilizing healing centered services and harm reduction. The OPS survivor services team works to meet emergency and long-term needs of adults and youth who are impacted by the sex trade. This position requires an empathetic, resilient and passionate individual who is comfortable providing services to those in crisis and developing healing relationships with members of the OPS community. We are looking for an individual with lived or professional experience in CSE and a deep understanding of the sex trade. OPS values passionate self-starters with the ability to utilize best practices in holistic care. This position will be responsible for managing a typical caseload of 25 active adult participants.

Job Duties: 

  • Participate in creating a healing community for all participants including ongoing and one-time crisis intervention or recovery services utilizing low barrier therapeutic interventions 
  • Interface and build relationships with survivors of complex trauma with the intention of stabilization and referral to long-term therapeutic resources 
  • Liaises with Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Police Department and Probation to identify and outreach individuals currently facing arrest through pre-filing for Prostitution offenses
  • Works with participants experiencing one of the above systems to fulfill Seattle municipal code requirements for diversion and report to Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Probation and Seattle Municipal Court on completion of diversion requirements
  • Attend the ASC Direct Service monthly meetings and other community meetings as necessary Deliver all services and strategies in a manner that is culturally sensitive and centers the strengths and dignity of the person 
  • Provide 1:1 and group recovery services for a typical caseload of 25 active clients 
  • Create a healing path and plan for participants including, in-takes, case management, safety/service plans, referrals, clinical strategies that move toward individualized health goals 
  • 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 
  • Complete intakes, provide long-term case management, and support participants to identify and document case management goals 
  • Engage participants in a manner that is culturally sensitive and centers the strengths and dignity of the person 
  • Participate in programming of other services; such as drop-in, support groups, and activities 
  • Participate in community collaborations and partnerships to ensure the most appropriate and culturally relevant resources and referrals are available for participants 
  • Participate in supervision & team meetings as directed by supervisor and/or director 
  • Other duties, as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 

  • 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 
  • Ability to provide guided self-expression experiences to help clients recover from trauma 
  • 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 
  • Passionate about using art as a healing modality for recovering from trauma 
  • 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 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
  • Commits to remaining clean and sober at all times while on OPS premises 

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 CSE, relevant service systems, and resources 
  • Experience partnering and networking with agencies on behalf of CSE or related issues 

TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENT 

  • This role requires access to reliable transportation. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT 

  • Ability to perform moderate physical work 

SCHEDULE 

  • Monday-Friday

HIRING TIMELINE

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
  • Expected start date: January 2021. 


OPS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

SURVIVORS, WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

The Organization for Prostitution Survivors will sustain and expand upon its services by adding a 1.0 FTE CSE Survivor Advocate. The CSE Advocate works alongside survivors of sexual exploitation utilizing healing centered services and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • OPS considers 1 FTE as 36 hours a week. 
  • OPS provides vacation, paid holidays (including a winter break*) and sick leave after successful completion of the introductory period. 
  • OPS provides full employer covered medical, dental, STD/LTD insurance and other employee benefits

*Contingent on vote of approval by Board of Directors

  • OPS considers 1 FTE as 36 hours a week. 
  • OPS provides vacation, paid holidays (including a winter break*) and sick leave after successful completion of the introductory period. 
  • OPS…

Location

112 Southwest 157th Street, Burien, WA 98166

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