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Housing Specialist, Anti-Trafficking

United States

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United States

Housing Specialist, Anti-Trafficking

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: IRC 
  • Deadline: N/A
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Major Responsibilities:

Client Service:

  • Ensure client success with a strong emphasis on empowerment through high quality service that supports clients to thrive in their community.
  • Provide trafficking survivors and their families with access to safe, confidential transitional housing.
  • Expand IRC’s network of property management companies and landlords and build sustainable relationships with housing partners and housing advocacy groups within the service area.
  • Assist the Anti-Trafficking Caseworker with providing financial, rental, and basic needs assistance to clients based on eligibility and need.
  • Provide housing support services to survivor households, including employment, financial education, transportation, counseling, childcare navigation support, and case management, ensuring increased stability and pathways towards healing.
  • Ensure that clients are provided the tools they need to meet their established goals and objectives, and that clients successfully transition to permanent, independent housing.
  • Provide follow-up services to clients, including landlord advocacy, case management, employment support, and minimal financial assistance, to ensure a successful and sustainable transition to permanent housing.
  • Assist with grant reporting on program objectives and accomplishments.
  • Participate in relevant program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the team.
  • Align with all policies, procedures, and protocols of the agency.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Compliance Documentation:

  • Maintain comprehensive, up-to-date case-note services log containing detailed information about service provision and conform to contract requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with case file management and reporting requirements, including timely data entry in hard-copy files and electronic databases.

Partner Coordination:

Participate in relevant partner meetings and engage stakeholders to identify community resources.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Housing Specialist will develop working relationships with direct service providers in the following IRC departments: Housing Team, Safety & Wellness, and Community Engagement.

External: Caseworker will develop working relationships with property managements, landlords, Section 8 Housing, Stanislaus County Social Services, anti-trafficking task forces, relevant consulates, law enforcement, and other community-based organizations to support achievement of program requirements.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to ensuring the success of the IRC mission while adhering to the values of service, accountability, and integrity as defined in the IRC Way.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with an emphasis in Social Work or equivalent field of study preferred. Significant relevant work experience can replace education requirement.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience in social services, humanitarian relief, public service, or other non-profit environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a key team member.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Must be able to assist clients solve difficult problems under pressure.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required. Fluency in spoken Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams messaging).
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license; willingness to transport clients.


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