Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • 04-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021 (CST)
  • Sioux City, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Position: Human Trafficking Case Manager
Division: Tribal Affairs
Department: Domestic Violence
Reports To: Domestic Violence Program Director
Location: Sioux City, IA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: Grade 4 ($12.16-19.84)
Classification: Full-time (Grant funded)

Summary:

This position will be responsible for the development and implementation of a Human Trafficking victim advocacy program with the goal to ensure the safety and well-being of human trafficking survivors.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensures the availability of advocacy services and emergency shelter for human trafficking victims in all service areas of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
  • Opens and prepares new case files, provides initial evaluation and services to identified victims of human trafficking.
  • Provides ongoing support services to human trafficking victims; including maintaining detailed records on each case, notifying survivors of future court dates, providing input and updates to survivors on resolution of the case, analyzing and evaluating the situation, and making a sound decision on a course of action or recommendation.
  • Coordinates and assists victims/witness interviews.
  • Assists survivors at trial, case dispositions/sentencing and in filing court petitions.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with survivors, criminal justice agencies and community based resources and programs.
  • Establishes and maintains a protocol to respond to law enforcement requests for services to victims.
  • Attends statewide meetings related to Human Trafficking.
  • Provides immediate crisis intervention and safety planning to support survivors in increasing their personal safety and ensures the survivors and their family members immediate basic needs are met.
  • Educates survivors on the resources, services, programs, and benefits that are available to them.
  • Familiar with the grant requirements and/or statutory authority for VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) and OVC (Office on Victims of Crime).
  • Oversees implementation of adopted priorities, strategies, approaches, and programming to meet coordinated services goals and objectives.
  • Increases community awareness of issues surrounding human trafficking through meetings, gatherings, social media, and presentations.
  • Provide minimum services to victims of all crimes that request services.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Travels to service areas of the Ponca Tribe to perform duties.
  • Prepares written reports noting the clients' needs in relation to the violence committed, services provided, and assessing the effectiveness of service delivery methods.
  • Recruits volunteers.
  • Updates and maintain files.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Relationships and Authority:

This position has no supervisory authority. Travel and work within the scope of performing services for Native American human trafficking victims in all Nebraska Ponca Service areas according to grant guidelines.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

Professional office environment

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor degree in counseling, human service, social work or related field.
  • One year experience working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • One year experience developing, assisting and utilizing community resources.
  • One year victim support, advocacy and counseling experience.
  • Computer proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access programs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Valid driver's license and be insurable.
  • Successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  • Able and willing to travel.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, human service or related field.
  • One year of experience in grant and budget management.
  • One year of experience in working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act.

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: 10/21/2019

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