Commercial /Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Advocate
Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt
Pay rate range: $23.00 – $25.50 per hour
Location: YWCA Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112
Department: Support Services, Anti-Human Trafficking Program
Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
For over 100 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serves is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new CSEC Trafficking Advocate in our Support Services Department.
The CSEC Advocate:
- Provides direct advocacy, case management, crisis counseling, community referrals to children and youth impacted by human trafficking
- Supports all activities related to case coordination and program operations, including but not limited to, In-Person (CSEC, TAY, Adult HT, or SART) response, survivor accompaniment throughout all stages of the legal and/or immigration process, accompaniment and advocacy with social services, court, local law enforcement and also distribute emergency funds
- Works closely other community partners to coordinate advocacy services and serves on committees and work groups related to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
- Provides confidential services, informs survivors and their families of their legal rights and options and supporting them in their choices throughout the case management process
We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and remotely. You must demonstrate empathy and warmth, as well as excellent communication skills. You must understand feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to CSEC and human trafficking issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and the ability to make decisions appropriately, prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience in confidential data management and record keeping.
The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus.
Work hours are primarily days. Schedule TBD. Delivery of service may include overtime to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds.
Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete 65hr-trained California State Advocate certification. (Training will be provided).
TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover letter to and resumessu firstname.lastname@example.org with “CSEC Advocate” in subject line. First deadline for submission of resumes: August 14, 2020. Posting will continue until position is filled.