Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • 02-Feb-2021 to 24-Feb-2021 (CST)
  • Sioux City, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Position:

Human Trafficking Program Coordinator

Division:

Tribal Affairs

Department:

Domestic Violence

Reports To:

Domestic Violence Program Director

Location:

Sioux City, IA

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

Non-Exempt

Pay Grade:

Grade 8

Classification:

Full-time (Grant funded)

Summary:

This position will be responsible for the supervision of a Human Trafficking victim advocacy program throughout the PTN service area with the goal to ensure the safety and well-being of youth and adult human trafficking survivors. This position will organize and facilitate the Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team meetings and events.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Provides trauma-informed, survivor-centered advocacy, intensive case management and support for youth and adult victims of human sex/and or labor trafficking
  2. Provides supervision to the Human Trafficking Advocates.
  3. Facilitates the Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team meetings and events.
  1. Develop a plan to meet regularly and individually with staff monthly resulting in a comprehensive annual performance evaluation. Inform supervisor of staff needs, work load challenges, progress towards performance goals, and barriers clients face.
  1. Coordinates client appointments and facilitate transportation from safe locations to medical providers, law enforcement interviews, legal services, court, therapy and other necessary appointments.
  1. Provides immediate crisis intervention and safety planning to support survivors in increasing their personal safety and ensures the survivors and their family member's immediate basic needs are met.
  2. Attends regional and statewide meetings related to Human Trafficking.
  3. Educates survivors on the resources, services, programs, and benefits that are available to them.
  4. Maintains effective working relationships with survivors, criminal justice agencies and community based resources and programs.
  5. Establishes and maintains a protocol to respond to law enforcement requests for services to victims.
  6. Initiates and maintains a comprehensive referral and resource base.
  1. Provides ongoing support services to human trafficking victims; including maintaining comprehensive records on each case, notifying survivors of court dates, providing input and updates to survivors on resolution of the case, analyzing and evaluating the situation, coordinating and assisting victims/witness interviews, assisting clients in filing court petitions.
  2. Increases community awareness of issues surrounding human trafficking through meetings, gatherings, social media, newsletter articles, and presentations.
  3. Supports a positive working environment by demonstrating a professional demeanor and collaborative partnership with fellow team members, volunteers, partnering agencies and community members.
  4. Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings, in-service trainings, MDT meetings, and other applicable meetings/trainings required by supervisor.
  5. Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
  6. Travels to service areas of the Ponca Tribe to perform duties.
  1. Updates and maintain files.
  2. Performs other duties as assigned

Relationships and Authority:

This position will supervise the Human Trafficking Advocates. Travel and work within the scope of performing services for Native American youth and adult human trafficking victims in all PTN Service areas according to grant guidelines.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Professional office environment

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  1. Bachelor degree in counseling, human service, criminal justice, social work or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education in relevant field of study.
  1. One year experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking.
  1. Ability to handle emergency/crisis situations, as well as possess strong skills in the areas of independent decision making, case management, conflict resolution, leadership and time management.
  1. One year of experience in a supervisory role.
  1. One year of experience in public speaking and/or community awareness.
  2. Familiarity with motivational interviewing and trauma informed approaches.
  3. Strong work ethic, self-motivation, and willingness to adapt to changing and challenging circumstances.
  4. Must be familiar with mandatory child and vulnerable adult abuse reporting requirements.
  5. Computer proficiency with Microsoft programs and the internet.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Valid driver's license and be insurable.
  8. Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  9. Able and willing to travel.

Preferred:

  1. Master's degree in counseling, criminal justice, social work, human service or related field.
  2. One year of experience in facilitating multi-disciplinary meetings.
  3. One year of experience in working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  4. One year of experience with grant reporting requirements.
  5. One year of experience with client database entry.

Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 10/12/2020

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
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