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YWCA Harrisburg: Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate

YWCA Greater Harrisburg

Anti-Human Trafficking Community Advocate

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg, a leading provider of human trafficking services in Pennsylvania, is seeking a compassionate, organized and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence to help facilitate its anti-human trafficking project, PAATH15. PAATH15 is a 12-county collaborative project covering 8,400 sq. miles in PA, focused on enhancing victim services, inter-agency collaboration, along with training and awareness of trafficking along Route 15 in PA. The Anti-Human Trafficking Community Advocate will work directly with the YWCA's PAATH15 project, serving as the project liaison with community partners and sub-grantees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain collaborations and networks within the community to improve responses to human trafficking
  • Attend area human trafficking task force meetings across the PAATH15 service territory
  • Provide outreach, awareness and technical assistance to community agencies
  • Collect, organize and record data for all project activities to assess and report on project and goal progress
  • Screen potential clients to determine program eligibility
  • Provide crisis response and advocacy services to all victims served under the project as needed
  • Assist with implementing and analyzing action research related to the quality of victim services provided; recommending action plans for improvements

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Sociology, Human Services, Psychology, or related field and two years' of related work experience preferred
  • Experience in building collaborations, partnerships and networking in the community required
  • Experience working with victims of crime required. Human trafficking experience preferred
  • Prior project coordination or project management experience required
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, legal systems, probation/parole, victim services, or legal services a PLUS

Other Qualifications:

Excellent public speaking and communication skills (both verbal and written), professional demeanor, ability to multi-task and function with minimal supervision, willing to work non-traditional hours. Knowledge of human trafficking victimization and local resources required; ability to travel within the PAATH15 service territory (Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Adams, Franklin, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Lycoming, Tioga and Bradford Counties.)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $34,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

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