Human Trafficking Victims Case Manager-Washington County - (180001JD)
The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is hiring a Human Trafficking Case Manager to help us initiate and develop our Washington County program. The Human Trafficking Case Manager will engage in program development activities, as well as, case management services to domestic and foreign national victims of human trafficking. This is a full time position. The ideal candidate will have experience working in and knowledge of Washington County, Maryland.
The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is hiring a Human Trafficking Case Manager. The University of Maryland (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is dedicated to providing direct services, research, and advocacy in the field of human trafficking. Through in-house service provision and collaboration with partners, the Center provides comprehensive social, legal, mental health, medical, and economic empowerment services to adult and child survivors of sex and labor trafficking.
As a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, SAFE Center offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
This position will be located primarily in Hagerstown, Maryland, with travel about once per week to the SAFE Center's College Park, Maryland location. Additional travel will be required within Washington County.
Essential Functions: Develop SAFE Center's Washington County Program:
Work with SAFE Center leadership to initiate and develop partnerships with anti-trafficking stakeholders in Washington County, including local law enforcement, relevant government agencies, domestic violence programs, and community clinics. Develop partnerships and collaborative projects with University of Maryland programs for research and direct service provision on human trafficking.
Deliver training and presentations to increase human trafficking victim identification and response. Work with Meritus Medical Center to develop human trafficking awareness and training for relevant healthcare personnel.
Collaborate with stakeholders to develop a coordinated victim services protocol.
Collect data and provide support to submit grant requirements in a timely manner.
Provide trauma-informed survivor-centered case management services to human trafficking survivors who are referred to the SAFE Center in Washington County.
Conduct client intakes, assess for safety risks and create survivor-driven safety plans as needed.
Create individualized service plans that help survivors identify their strengths and needs.
Assist clients with connections and referrals to public benefits, housing, medical and dental care services, educational and job opportunities, legal services, and other relevant services.
Complete Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and the Adults Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) tools to evaluate outcomes.
Manage case files and provide detailed progress notes after each client interaction and maintain written records of all needs, service plans, and goal achievements.
Provide individual therapy to survivors, focusing on positive coping skills, self-esteem, and overcoming trauma as allowed by licensure.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Public Health, Education, or another relevant human development field. Experience: Demonstrated experience working with survivors of trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, or other crimes or trauma; or experience working on a crisis hotline or on overnight shifts as a rape crisis advocate, EMT, suicide prevention counselor, or other emergency / crisis response. Experience working in Washington County, Maryland is Strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to work well with culturally diverse populations. Must be empathetic and skilled in active listening. Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative, and professional demeanor with clients, partner organizations, volunteers, interns, and staff Excellent oral and written communication skills Well organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task Comfortable with strategic risk-taking; able to think outside the box Self-starter who takes initiative and manages time effectively
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1431C
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - Office of the Dean
Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 107641
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.