Juvenile Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager
Position Summary: The Juvenile Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager serves as the primary support staff to minors (under the age of 18) referred to the Samaritan House Human Trafficking Department. The incumbent is responsible for assessing the biological, psychosocial, and educational needs of juvenile victims of human trafficking and providing emergency and long-term housing placement and case management to address these needs. This position will be mobile, working in the 5 jurisdictions (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News and Chesapeake) as services are needed. This is a part-time position.
- Conduct assessments on all children referred by the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Taskforce (HRHTT) and upon request of community members.
- Respond to emergency calls placed to the 24-hour crisis hotline and provide emergency response, forensic interview referrals, safe temporary housing/shelter placement, and case management including assessment of needs, and the development of a safety and service plan in coordination with domestic and foreign national minor victims of sex and labor trafficking.
- Work with licensed youth emergency shelter and housing organizations to identify shelter placement opportunities.
- Work with families to identify reunification opportunities and coordinate recreational activities/programs and/or childcare services for eligible parents receiving voluntary supportive services.
- Provide services at children’s hospitals, schools, local and private institutions that assist with services and housing for trafficked minors and wherever the case manager is needed or requested for series in the five jurisdictions.
- Coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement and other systems and organizations to support the victim in leaving the trafficking situation and receiving needed services.
- Work closely with victims to provide intensive case management that is trauma informed.
- Maintain accurate and timely case notes and statistical records.
- Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all human trafficking victims.
- Participate in task force and coalition meetings as well as community collaboration groups.
- Assist with all required internal and external grant reporting including program output and outcome reports.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or other Human Services field, M.S.W preferred.
- Experience working with juvenile victims of human trafficking is preferred.
- Experience working with juvenile victims of sexual exploitation or other forms of abuse is required.
- Criminal and Child Protective Services background check.
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License.
- CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire.
- Knowledge of dynamics of human trafficking.
- Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with victims, especially juvenile victims of crime and abuse.
- Ability to work effectively in crisis situations, using the teamwork model of practice.
- Ability to plan and manage own work activities and seek and use supervision effectively to increase skills and knowledge.
- Ability to relate to and work with children of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds
- Knowledge of the effects of sexual exploitation and abuse on children
- Ability to represent agency in public speaking and in community coalitions.
- Ability to maintain current records and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.
Required Physical Skills:
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle; car, truck, and van
- Ability to lift 25 pounds
- Ability to use a computer and telephone
- Ability to prepare light food items
- Ability to walk, climb and reach
- Ability to conduct and attend meetings
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Samaritan House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.