Housing Specialist, Anti-Trafficking
- Country: USA
- Organization: IRC
- Deadline: N/A
- No of Vacancies: N/A
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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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