Posted on Oct 13, 2021
POSITION TITLE: Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker
POSITION TYPE: On-call
DEADLINE TO APPLY: ASAP
RATE OF PAY: $23/hour
WORK REMOTELY: No
The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce is a non-profit charitable organization. We provide secure emergency shelter services, crisis intervention, safety planning, counselling, and transition services for youth-at-risk of being trafficked or who are being trafficked in Grey and Bruce Counties.
The Women's Centre Grey Bruce invites applications to fill an Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker position.
The AHT Youth worker reports to the Program Manager and will provide Anti Human Trafficking crisis and residential support to victims and survivors. The AHT Worker will deliver services in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the program and the policies and procedures of The Women's Centre Grey Bruce
Counselling and Communication
Provides counselling support to youth, based on a thorough understanding of The Women's Centre philosophy and procedures to include as directed:
Responds to and provides telephone/text and onsite crisis assessments, de- escalation, interventions and support to youth involved in/survivors of human trafficking.
Co-ordinates admission to The Women’s Centre new Stabilization andIntervention AHT Program.
Work collaboratively with and provide supportive counselling to clients using the trafficking stages of change
Acknowledges clients’ movement through these three stages of recovery: Stabilization, Recovery and
Assists in the development and implementation of clients Service Plans around areas such as: Medical needs, therapeutic needs, educational needs, financial needs, housing needs, and provide referrals as
Provides wrap-around support for the client including individualized mental health support, safety planning, harm reduction, complex special needs, and family/caregiver education and
Takes a client centred and collaborative approach when communicating with clients.
Supports clients using trauma informed, harm reduction, and intersectional social approaches.
Initiates contact with clients and ensure needs are met
Orients clients to house rules and
Documents accurately all relevant activities of clients pertaining to their stay at The Women's Centre, using Shelter logging
Documents all crisis telephone and day client
Organizes all written work in a clear and concise
Documents each client interaction and completes required
Prepares intakes and discharges, safety planning, risk assessment documentation clearly and accurately for all youth who access
Accurately document clients’ goals and provide advocacy with external
Accurately enter all statistics in agency database; understand and use available options.
Complete daily checklist of activities as per
Tracks bus tickets issued and other transportation
Administers petty cash, etc. as defined by
Provides support services for youth in residence which will ensure their comfort and safety, based upon a thorough knowledge of Women's Centre procedures:
Answers the door and telephone as per shelter
Ensures the facility is clean, orderly, and in good repair at all times
Communicates any problems with the physical plant immediately to the Program Manager.
Implements alert, fire, safety, and health procedures when
Common Responsibilities for all Staff
Maintain strict confidentiality of all
Attend staff meetings, and staff training as
Work effectively with other members of staff, volunteers, and community agencies.
Provide and accept constructive feedback on work-related
Adhere to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and feminist
Participates in the evaluation of services, as
Deal effectively with job-related stress including assessing personal need for time off and/or professional
Perform other activities as authorized and/or requested by the Program
Attend regular staff supervision with Program Manager
Handle donations as per
Promote a safe work
Holds a university degree or college diploma in Youth Services or a related field that provides mental health services to
Possesses minimum of 2 years’ experience working with youth involved in human trafficking; including supporting individuals affected by a variety of crises including loss, violence, abuse, crime and traumatic
Must have knowledge of relevant legislation and government policies (including the Child, Youth and Family Services )
Must have a valid Standard First Aid/ CPR ‘C’ certification from a recognised provider.
Must have a clean and valid Vulnerable Sector Screen
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable
SKILLS, APTITUDES AND ABILITIES
Possesses experience in anti-human trafficking specific supportive
Has experience working with youth involved in human trafficking including supporting individuals affected by a variety of crises including loss, violence, abuse, crime, and traumatic
Demonstrates ability to manage and support a 24/7 crisis phone line and service required. Possess skills and experience in crisis assessment, intervention strategies, and crisis
Demonstrates cultural competence for diverse populations including Indigenous Communities.
Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving
Has the ability to manage conflict and crisis
Has the ability to communicate professionally with community
Having a certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an asset.
Having a certificate in Crisis intervention and prevention training is an
Must be available to work flexible hours - week days and
Hours for this position are scheduled by the Management team.
Apply by sending your cover letter and resume via email to Paula Carnakie, firstname.lastname@example.org.