Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Human Trafficking Survivor Mentor

    Job Locations US-FL-Panama City
    Job ID
    2018-4115
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Direct Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Do you have what it takes to reshape the future for children?

    Do you believe in empowering children and families to realize their full potential?

    Are you ready for a meaningful career that impact lives for generations?

    Then Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!

     

    As a Survivor Mentor you will serve as the first responder in providing immediate crisis intervention and mobile direct services support to victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

     

    The Survivor Mentor position is for a survivor of the commercial sex industry to serve as a mentor to victims in the Panama City region. 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. 

     

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays
    • Opportunity to make a positive difference in children and families within your own community!

    Responsibilities

    YOU WILL:

    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.

     

    Qualifications

    YOU NEED: 

    • High School Diploma or GED, required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, preferred
    • Personal experience with sexual exploitation,trauma, and/or trafficking as a survivor, required

    As the leading, most reputable organization in Florida serving children and families, Children's Home Society of Florida delivers innovative solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families. When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there - we been delivering the right solutions at the right time since 1902. With our innovative practices and commitment to excellence, we are the only organization with the size, scope and depth of services that can reshape the future for children. With more than 1,800 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of services and solutions to children and families in Florida.

     

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