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Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist

Department: Residential Programs
Location: Lowell, MA

Youth Services program is EXPANDING our Outreach Team!!!

We are seeking a full-time Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist -  who will be working within our Outreach program engaging homeless and at-risk youth and young adults (YYA) within the North Middlesex and Merrimack Valley region. 

The Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist will provide direct care services and mentorship both at the Youth Opportunity Center and within the community, meeting and supporting the most vulnerable young people- prioritizing those who are survivors of human trafficking.   

This role supports youth in accessing basic survival needs, safety, housing pathways, connections with mental health and substance use services while working on developing positive life skills towards stabilization. 

The Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist will support the community and the Lowell Youth Action Board efforts to raise advocacy and awareness about survivors but also young peoples experiences with housing instability and homelessness. 

*Those with lived experience are encouraged to apply*

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with Survivors of Trafficking & Homeless Youth and Young adults (16-24) with a trauma informed / strength based lens
  • Developing relationships with local agency partners and communities
  • Participation in city, state and agency meetings
  • Work as part of the Youth Services team to identify housing resources, basic needs and  community connection for YYA in need. 
  • Support The Mill You day program as an extension of Outreach supportive services
  • Support in implementing youth groups focused on stabilization and healthy life styles
  • Supporting youth and young adults within the community as needed ( ie: attend appointments, working on independence/ life skills)
  • Support the Youth Action Board of the COC- Balance of State

Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in social work, public policy or other related fields preferred, High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3 years’ experience in social services or case management required
  • Strong community organizing skills
  • Sensitivity to the needs of diverse, low income populations. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and negotiation skills.
  • Effective customer service, interpersonal and communications skills- verbal and written.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.   Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Desire to work with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals.
  • Knowledge and experience working with low income, culturally diverse, homeless and at-risk youth and families.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources available to low-income individuals and families.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills required in basic computer software and data collection systems.
  • Excellent crisis management skills.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Khmer, English/Portuguese) preferred.
  • Valid Massachusetts drivers’ license.
  • Must have evidence of full COVID-19 immunization or must request and receive approval for a religious or medical exemption.

 

At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and emotional wellness.

We offer:

  • Casual work environment
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your own or not.
  • Great co-workers and a great mission with an outstanding Community Action Agency
  • 37.5 hour work week

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Community Teamwork is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. We recognize that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources, opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences, skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant. We look forward to reviewing your application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative, outcome focused team in an organization committed to excellence. 

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