Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Survivor Mentor - Open Doors

    Job Locations US-FL-Panama City
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clinical Counseling
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.





    The Survivor Mentor serves as the first responder in providing immediate crisis intervention and mobile direct services support to victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. This involves ensuring support for immediate health and safety during crisis intervention, working to establish a safe, caring bond while providing services and working in partnership with the Regional Services Advocate and Clinician to ensure the provision of mobile and other direct services based on individual need. Overall, the Survivor Mentor contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our Common Bond Values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.


    1.  Provide high quality first responder immediate crisis intervention and assistance to sexual exploitation and trafficking victims/survivors.


    • Accompany local law enforcement and other first responders to onsite calls involving victims/survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
    • Assess risk, engage with victim/survivor, and assist in de-escalation, if needed.
    • Provide support for immediate health and safety, such as in crisis intervention.
    • Consider and respond to individual immediate needs (housing, food, medications, medical issues, etc.).
    • Accompany victims/survivors to hospital for medical exams; coordinate emergency clothing and other personal necessities and transport to appointments, as needed.
    • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies or services, when appropriate.
    • Complete documentation of intervention(s) as required by funding entities, courts, and referral sources.
    • Work with the First Responder Network to support ongoing needs.

    2.  Work in partnership with the Regional Services Advocate and Clinician to provide mobile direct services based on individual need.


    • Collaborate in the identification and assessment of individual victim/survivor needs.
    • Verify victim/survivor eligibility for services and benefits based on individual situation and need.
    • Provide day-to-day mobile direct and mobile care management services, wherever the victim/survivor (and family, when appropriate) is housed based on needs identified.
    • Assist with referrals and accompany victims/survivors to court hearings and other appointments.
    • Assist victims/survivors with managing practical problems created by their victimization, such as acting on the victim/survivor’s behalf with other service providers, creditors, or employers; assisting in filing for compensation benefits; helping to apply for public assistance, etc.
    • Provide support in educating stakeholders (professionals, direct services team members, volunteers, etc.) about sexual exploitation and trafficking to ensure a coordinated, immediate and appropriate response that meets of victim/survivor needs.

    3.  Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.


    • Participate in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality improvement process.
    • Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
    • Assist with training other employees and providing back up when necessary.
    • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
    • Demonstrate the CHS Values in the performance of all job duties.

    This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements. 


    Education, Licenses and Certifications:  All degrees must be from an accredited university. 

    • High School Diploma or GED, required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, preferred


    • Experience with sexual exploitation,trauma, and/or trafficking, required


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