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Sex-Trafficking Victim Advocate

Mirror Ministries’ mission is to respond to domestic minor sex trafficking with the love of Christ through local education, intervention, restoration, and aftercare. Our Sex-Trafficking Victim Advocates provide comprehensive outreach, community-based advocacy, and trauma-informed support to victim/survivors of sex trafficking. Our advocates walk hand-in-hand with them on their healing journeys, connecting them with needed services and showing them hope and help along the way. Our advocates also staff a 24/7 crisis line and bring trafficking education, training, and awareness to local schools, agencies, and businesses. Mirror Ministries is a Christian organization dedicated to serving people of all faiths and backgrounds.
  • Provide innovative, trauma-informed, intensive case management services to trafficking victim/survivors in Benton/Franklin Counties identified through outreach, local agencies, referral, or the hotline
  • Provide proactive, comprehensive, wrap-around advocacy services from pre-disclosure through restoration, demonstrating trustworthiness, faithfulness, and consistency throughout the journey
  • Maximize opportunities for client success in meeting individualized goals by accessing and maintaining good relationships with vital community partners; advocate on their behalf with government organizations, employers, and other meaningful sources of empowerment
  • Complete intakes, create individualized goal plans, and maintain progress notes for each client; conduct and document follow up assessments every six months
  • Identify and implement creative outreach methods to locate, outreach, and engage victim/survivors in the community
  • Faithfully adhere to organizational policies and procedures around client confidentiality in any kind of communication.
  • Share responsibility for staffing the 24/7 hotline in rotation with other staff and volunteers
  • Maintain healthy boundaries with all clients and colleagues
  • Embrace and promote Mirror Ministries’ vision and mission in the community
  • Participate in employee and client activities that may require some travel, or that occur locally or on Zoom.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, quarterly Board meetings, and MM training events
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human/Social Services or related field
  • Minimum two years of experience in Social Services in the role of Advocate, Counselor, or Case Manager with at-risk or vulnerable populations, particularly youth and young adults who have been victims of crime
  • Professional, teachable, and humble servant leader
  • Excellent interpersonal and professional skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond to crisis and/or escalated behavior with calm and confidence
  • Ability to organize, discern, and problem-solve creatively and under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to learn about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
  • Willingness and ability to learn about complex trauma and its impacts on the brain and behavior; ability to learn and implement knowledge of trauma-informed care in victim services
  • Ability to diligently seek and reach out in creative ways to find victims of trafficking to offer them hope and support
  • Experience and willingness to conduct presentations and training to large groups
  • Detail-oriented, able to build forms, processes, and systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrate initiative with researching and accessing relevant resources in the community
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to leadership directives promptly
  • Must have reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and a clean driving record
  • Must be faithful and committed to the role in a consistent manner
  • Must have an active and vital relationship with Jesus and be a part of a supportive faith community outside of Mirror Ministries.
  • Must agree with our statement of faith
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human/Social Services or related field
  • Two or more years of experience in Social Services in the role of Advocate, Counselor, or Case Manager with at-risk or vulnerable populations, particularly youth and young adults who have been victims of sex trafficking or other violent crime
  • Knowledgeable about CSEC
  • Knowledgeable about complex trauma and its impacts on the brain and behavior
  • Familiarity with Tri-Cities agencies, law enforcement, and service providers
  • Bilingual
Schedule: Varies, dependent on client needs, some evenings and weekends are expected in addition to typical 8 am-5 pm weekdays
Location: Based out of Mirror Ministries Outreach Center in Kennewick, Washington, but many clients will be met in the community at various locations, and education and outreach are done in the community