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The Women's Centre Grey Bruce Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker

The Women's Centre Grey Bruce

Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker


POSITION TITLE: Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Worker



RATE OF PAY: $23/hour


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

Support Services

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


  • 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,