Four Oaks Outreach Advocate in United States

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Medical/dental/vision Flexible benefit & Health Savings Account (HSA)

Paid Holidays (Observe 7 holidays) Personal time

Paid Leave 401(K) Retirement Plan

Employee Assistance Program Self-care program

Group Life insurance Long term disability

*Available to full-time Employees only

Family Resources is searching for a passionate, driven, and enthusiastic Outreach Advocate to join The Braking Traffik program at Family Resources. The Outreach Advocate will provide outreach services to the communities served by Braking Traffik. Their focus will be on expanding access to services through outreach and awareness to increase survivor identifications and/or referrals for services. They will provide and promote outreach, training and technical assistance to increase victim identification and expand the availability of services through public outreach and awareness, presentations, website/social media/emails, billboards (campaign during National HT Awareness Month, etc.), outreach to targeted communities such as law enforcement, social services, medical personnel, attorneys, judges, schools, faith groups, transportation industry, manufacturing industry, legislators, youth, refugee resettlement agencies, LGBTQ agencies, etc.

  • Position Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends, this position also participates in the mandatory on-call rotation.

  • 40 hours a week salaried position.

  • Full time benefits offered.

  • This position will be located in our Davenport Office, but will require traveling to outer counties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned this classification. This description is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Ensure free, voluntary, non-discriminatory, accessible services for all clients.

  • Provides the following services to the communities served and/or survivors of trafficking to accomplish the overall goals and objectives of Braking Traffik:

  • Agency outreach, public outreach, inter-agency collaborations, serve on Multi-Disciplinary Teams, targeted professional outreach to increase awareness and referrals, school outreach (Any Kid Anywhere), advocacy, health and housing advocacy to community providers and/or survivors, immigration advocacy, information and referrals, job training and employment advocacy with community programs to meet the needs of survivors, systems advocacy, public awareness, outreach materials, and public awareness campaigns, and restorative justice work to collaborate with non-traditional partners in the community to address the issue of human trafficking.

  • Provide on call direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis with other staff members outside of normal office hours.

  • Keep an open flexible schedule to meet the needs of the community, survivors, and the program.

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with individuals and community members in the service area.

  • Complete annual continuing education requirements to ensure certification as a Multi-Disciplinary Advocate with the Iowa Coalitions Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

  • Possess the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied culture, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identify.

  • Demonstrates civil and respectful behaviors valued within the organization.

  • Attends all community meetings determined to be essential.

  • Provides and accepts ideas and suggestions in a constructive and helpful manner.

  • Exhibits good teamwork; is approachable cooperative and contributes to an overall positive and productive work/team environment

  • Takes initiative in problem solving and utilizes resources such as team members and community resources to assist in addressing client/volunteer issues that arise.

  • Provides support and input to team members that is helpful in finding solutions and allows for a team approach to solving barriers and challenges.

  • Possess the ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/ needs.

  • Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

  • Set clear expectations for self and team to achieve work objectives and overcome obstacles.

  • Strives for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and upholding program values.

  • Provides timesheet documentation for all funding sources related to the position.

  • Inputs daily services into the data entry system by the noted deadline each week.

  • Is able to assess effectiveness of services provided and make adjustments to service delivery if needed.

  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.

  • Identifies, obtains, and organizes relevant data and ideas.

  • Utilizes feedback from various sources in order to improve the quality of services offered. Sources such as survey, volunteer, community, and team members.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in survivor/human services field required and 3 years of experience working in human services field with survivor services experience preferred.

Must have current proof of car insurance, able to pass driving background check and have reliable transportation.

Bilingual and/or bi-cultural applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Family Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer that thrives on Diversity!