Human Trafficking Advocate

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ROLE: The Human Trafficking Advocate is responsible for providing smooth operation of the safe house during the assigned hours. The Advocate will work with other staff and volunteers to create a supportive environment, helping to meet the needs of each resident.


  • Assess and provide crisis intervention to residents as needed;
  • Manage and monitor conflict among residents;
  • Maintains accurate records, confidential case files and log of activities;
  • Inform and implement house rules and regulations, including safety precautions with all residents staying at the safe house;
  • Be available to respond to emergencies and resident concerns;
  • Transport residents to all necessary appointments and/or group outings, including off-site events and activities;
  • Prepare all rooms for incoming residents and outgoing residents;
  • Assist in preparing and assigning house chore list;
  • Assist in weekly preparation and daily distribution of resident medication;
  • Maintain room inventories and perform room checks as needed;
  • Encourage residents to attend educational programming and workshops;
  • Report regularly with Shelter Services Manager, Human Trafficking Program Specialist, Volunteer Facilitators, Mentors and other staff members who work with residents sheltered at the safe house;
  • Help prepare meals for safe house residents;
  • Assist with special administrative projects as needed;
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Serves as the Human Trafficking Advocate of the human trafficking safe house;
  • Provides crisis intervention and basic needs care and support to all clients who are residents of the safe house.


  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish) preferred;
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Prior experience working with at-risk youth, in a group home or residential setting, or confidential safe house;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of women’s issues, human trafficking, family law, court systems, crisis intervention and/or domestic violence preferred;
  • Valid California diver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation;
  • Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data management;
  • Experience maintaining strict personal/professional boundaries;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information and safe house location;
  • Must pass a background ID check;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the YWCA ? the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism.
  • 40 hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training (will be provided)
  • 40 hour Human Trafficking Training (will be provided)


  • During working hours, employee may sit or stand for long periods;
  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level and carry for brief periods;
  • Bend and stoop while filing or sorting through donations;
  • Twist and reach while sitting at a desk;
  • Overnight shifts may sleep at the residence;
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $18.00 to $20.00/hour

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