The Anti-Trafficking caseworker is responsible for working as part of a team to provide direct services and case management within the IRC Sacramento’s HOPE Anti-Trafficking Program. The caseworker is responsible for providing direct, trauma-informed case management services to foreign-born victims of human trafficking, including the provision of housing and shelter assistance, access to benefits and health services, service planning, support with accessing educational and employment resources, and referrals to legal and other services. This position reports to the Anti-Trafficking Program Manager.
• Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of human trafficking laws, regulations, and local issues relating to human trafficking;
• Provision of direct, comprehensive case management services to victims of human trafficking to ensure acute needs are met in a timely and culturally appropriate manner for each program participant;
• Maintain case file documentation to conform to contract requirements as well as to reflect the needs of the individual client, including the maintenance of clear and concise case notes;
• Assist with grant reporting on program objectives and accomplishments;
• Identify new resources and services in the community. Build partnerships with coalition members and providers and work to connect clients available resources;
• Build and maintain relationships with various local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. With their assistance, develop safety plans/protocols for VOT clients, staff and the office;
• Attend local coalition meetings and participate in coalition events and trainings;
• Supervise volunteers and interns associated with the program;
• Travel in and around the service delivery area (Sacramento and the larger Northern California region) to deliver and coordinate services;
• Participate in all program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engages as a member of the team;
• Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;
• Other related duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Anti-Trafficking Program Manager
Position directly supervises: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: The Anti-Trafficking caseworker will work as a member of the HOPE program direct services team. This position will collaborate closely with other staff members to ensure comprehensive case management for all clients. This position will also develop working relationships with HOPE Program Training and Outreach staff to support achievement of program goals.
External: The Anti-Trafficking caseworker will develop working relationships with both law enforcement partners and community service providers to promote client referrals and improve client access to services. This includes, but is not limited to, health providers, benefits access, housing services, legal services, mental health services, and law enforcement.
• BA degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Public Health, International Studies or an equivalent field of study;
• 2+ years of related professional experience; preferably with vulnerable populations in a social service, non-profit setting;
• Previous case management and/or victims assistance experience;
• Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred;
• Thorough knowledge and comfort supporting others in crisis situations;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required, Spanish speaker strongly preferred;
• Strong computer skills required. Prior experience using data and tracking systems strongly preferred;
• Attention to detail and ability to organize and track large amounts of information efficiently and accurately;
• Commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all of IRC’s programs;
• Must have a valid driver’s license, active insurance policy and access to reliable transportation.
• Standard office work environment coupled with regular travel in and around the service delivery area.
• Occasional remote case management throughout Northern California.
IRC- leading the way from harm to home
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law
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