Human Trafficking Specialist (exempt position)
Kingston, NY - Posted on: Thursday 08/04/16
The Worker Justice Center of New York pursues justice for those denied human rights, with a focus on agricultural and other low-wage workers, through legal representation, community empowerment and advocacy for institutional change. The organization is currently seeking to hire a full-time Human Trafficking Specialist to join its Human Trafficking Program. The position will be located in WJCNY’s Kingston, New York office, however, the position requires travel across the eastern portion of New York State from the lower Hudson Valley through the North Country.
WJCNY’s Human Trafficking Program provides education and training regarding the identification and investigation of schemes of human trafficking. While WJCNY’s specialized expertise lies in the area of labor trafficking, we serve victims and survivors of both sex and labor trafficking through comprehensive case management services and legal services to empower survivors to regain their lives.
Supervisor: Program Director
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Compensation: WJCNY offers a generous comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time, and retirement savings contributions.
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and based upon a union-negotiated compensation scale.
- Conduct outreach to farmworkers, low-wage workers and other at-risk populations with a focus toward identifying potential trafficking victims and trafficking schemes
- Collaborate with law enforcement partners to investigate tips concerning potential trafficking activity
- Provide social services case management to victims and survivors of human trafficking
- Draft informational and educational materials on human trafficking and the identification of human trafficking victims and schemes
- Conduct trainings for governmental, human service and community agencies on identifying human trafficking victims and schemes
- Represent WJCNY in various Human Trafficking Task Forces to establish and maintain partnerships with law enforcement agencies and social service providers
- Keep regular, detailed reports as required; assist in grant reporting
- Maintain knowledge of current events and developments in the area of human trafficking
- Bachelor’s Degree or combination of education and experience
- Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and English (required)
- Experience with low-wage worker and immigrant communities, including life experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and organizational skills
- A demonstrated commitment to human rights, victim assistance and social
- A valid driver’s license
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and web-based Google applications
WJCNY is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. WJCNY is an affirmative action employer and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.