|CSE SURVIVOR ADVOCATE
OPS was founded by survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and allies, to end the violence of prostitution and change the cultural norms supporting it. OPS provides services in three areas: (1) advocacy and exiting services for survivors, (2) men’s accountability programing to change cultural norms of gender based violence, including our sex buyer education program, and (3) community training and education on CSE. OPS provides exiting services primarily to prostituted adult women and adolescent girls.
OPS is currently seeking candidates for our CSE Advocate position. This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Director of CSE Advocacy Services. Starting salary is $35,000.00 annually. Starting date is August 1, 2017
Send resume and cover letter describing your interest in working at OPS to:
Closing Date July 20, 2017
Description of Duties:
- The CSE Advocate position works under the supervision of the Director of CSE Advocacy Services and with the survivor services team to meet emergency and long-term needs of adult survivors/victims of CSE ages 18 and over. As directed, the CSE Advocate will have responsibility in the following areas:
- Provide case management and support services to an annual caseload of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation,
- Support the referral process and work collaboratively with the service team to provide case management and support services to survivors and their families,
- Accept scheduled rotation to respond on OPS 24/7 client service line,
- Provide emergency response including information, referral, intake for case management, long-term case management, and assisting clients to obtain resources to meet case management goals,
- Provide other services such as drop-in as scheduled, support groups, and activities as directed by the supervisor,
- Participate in accepting pre-charge referrals from public agencies, and
- Provide weekly court diversion class and support services for women referred into the City of Seattle diversion program.
- Participate in collaborations and partnerships to provide the most appropriate and culturally relevant resources and referrals for clients.
- Participate in collaborative meetings to communicate information and provide consultations to strengthen partnerships and services for clients.
- Participate in training and learning opportunities to improve skills and understanding of cultural competency, anti-racism, and anti-oppression biases in CSE work.
- Participate in Survivor Services direct-service team case review as scheduled and directed by supervisor.
- Participate in supervision meetings as directed by supervisor and/or executive director.
- Follow all agency policies and guidelines.
- Perform other duties that may be assigned for the successful implementation of client services and CSE Advocacy.
· B.A Degree in Social Work or related field, or two years relevant experience
· 1 year case management experience
· Strong engagement and relationship-building skills
· Understanding and experience with empowerment-based advocacy
· Strong written and verbal communication
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Knowledge of the issue of CSE and ability to relate in supportive/empathetic manner to prostituted persons
· Knowledge of the impact of CSE on marginal populations and communities of color
· Understanding of and ability to maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients
· Reliable attendance, accountability for time, and workload management
· Experience providing direct service and case management to high risk populations of adolescents and adults
· Knowledge & training on commercial sexual exploitation, relevant service systems, and resources
· Experience partnering and networking with agencies on behalf of CSE or related issues
· Personal identification/understanding of CSE Survivorship
· Ability to perform moderate physical work.
· Completion of required trainings on CSE, Group Management, Effects of Complex Trauma, and other trainings as necessary.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
· Full Time/Exempt- Salary $35,000.00
· OPS provides vacation, paid holidays and sick leave after successful completion of the introductory period.
· There is a 3-month probationary period for this position.
· OPS DOES NOT provide medical benefits to employees at this time.
OPS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Organization for Prostitution Survivors
P.O. Box 22635
Seattle, WA 98122