More Too Life Foundation, an Open Doors Outreach Network (ODON) provider, is seeking to employ a Regional Advocate for the Suncoast region to serve victims/survivors of human trafficking in the specified geographic area. This position will work the MTLF team to consist of Regional Advocates, Clinicians and Survivor-Mentors including partners to ensure the full care and safety of victims/survivors. The purpose of the Regional Advocate is to identify and coordinate the referred to a comprehensive set of victim support services based on their individual needs. Additionally, the Regional Advocate serves as the primary point of contact with the local community and is the expert on any services to be accessed by victims served by More Too Life Foundation, ODON provider.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• When on call, leads the 24/7 crisis intervention.
• Works alongside the Survivor Mentor to utilize established MTLF/ODON guidelines to assess the victim’s needs and uses their in-depth knowledge of the services and benefits available, to verify victim’s eligibility for those services/benefits.
• Coordinates services for immediate health and safety and emergency assistance
• Coordinates mental health assistance such as counseling and group treatment.
• Serves as the regional services expert, trainer and resource for the victim/survivor and referral agencies to ensure continuity of care.
• Develops relationships with service providers, law enforcement, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations and clinicians and other key stakeholders to assist victims/survivors and families with navigating the various systems and services and ensuring that support services are readily available as needed.
• Provides information to the key stakeholders in the region about CSE and trafficking to ensure a coordinated, immediate, and appropriate response to meet the needs of victims/survivors.
• Provides or coordinate community awareness activities for regional stakeholders so victims/survivors in the specific region are referred to services where professionals, volunteers and direct service staff know the signs of trafficking and can provide trauma-informed and appropriate services and interventions.
• Provides skills training to staff in the region to develop the skills of direct service providers including paid staff and volunteers, so that they are better able to offer quality, trauma-informed care, and direct services to victims.
• Works collaboratively with MTLF/Open Door Clinician and Survivor Mentors to ensure that the needs of victims are met through the development of a wellness plan.
• Adheres to standard protocols and procedures as outlined by the MTLF and ODON partnership.
• Participates in training and education activities as required.
• Completes documentation as required by funding entities, courts, and referral sources.
• Provides feedback, including participation in surveys, interviews, reports and other data collection mechanisms to help inform the Open Doors Outreach Network about service gaps and outcomes of service provision in the designated area.
• Other duties as assigned based on programmatic needs.
· Comprehensive understanding and experience in providing direct care and coordinated services to trauma victims.
· Ability to solve complex, practical problems and effectively deal with complex variables in situations where limited standardization exists.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Availability to work flexible hours and days based on needs of the victims/survivors.
· Team player, flexible and non-judgmental.
· Commitment to vulnerable individuals and families.
· Have own transportation and must complete a background check.
· A minimum of 5-7 years related experience.
· Masters in Social Work or related field desired
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