Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.
Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Community Response Manager and the Director of Community Response, the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Advocate will engage youth in the foster care system and who have been exploited or are at risk for human trafficking. The Advocate will attend weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for cases being heard in Sacramento County’s designated CSEC court, Department 90. In addition, the CSEC Advocate will facilitate weekly life-skill groups and support youth housed in Sacramento County’s Centralized Placement Support Unit (CPSU), as well as other locations where youth who are being, or at at-risk of being exploited, are such as Youth Detention Facility (YDF), Residential Treatment Facilities (formerly group homes), and within community-based youth serving organizations. The Advocate must be able to hold firm boundaries, be organized, have the skills to facilitate interactive groups, and hold space for unbiased conversation with youth.
- Facilitate life-skills groups and provide supportive services to youth housed in Sacramento County’s Centralized Placement Support Unit (CPSU), as well as other locations where youth who are being, or at at-risk of being exploited, are such as Youth Detention Facility (YDF), Residential Treatment Facilities (formerly group homes), and within community-based youth serving organizationsProvide individual peer support when requested
- Work/Ride with Sacramento Probation to support youth who are rentering the community from detention.
- Provide youth with follow-up support, advocacy, and coordination of services as needed
- Provide immediate response to victims of exploitation when appropriate
- Provide support and services to Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) and Extended Foster Care (EFC) youth.
- Facilitate life-skills groups in community-based youth serving locations
- Actively participate in weekly Department 90 MDT meetings
- Provide support to youth during court proceedings
- Maintain professional and effective communication and relationships with Department 90 Court staff
- Confidently advocate for youth with individuals in positions of authority such as District Attorney, Public Defender, CPS (Child Protective Services), social workers, mental health teams, probation, etc.
- Actively develop and maintain working relationships with local organizations and agencies according to the CSEC Strategic Plan
- Communicate with WEAVE’s Community Response Team Manager, as needed, for support and supervision
- Represent and fulfill WEAVE’s mission to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking
- Stay up-to-date and informed about the latest information, best practices, resources, and trends related to trafficking and CESC youth
- Attend various meetings (unit, Advocate, all staff, and in-service) as required
- Complete all necessary data entry, forms, case records, and statistical reports accurately and timely. Submit such documentation to the supervisor/manager within the designated timelines.
- Fulfill contract obligations and requirements
- Assist in the development of presentation/training curriculum when needed
- Attend and actively contribute to regular supervisory and team/unit meetings, internal training sessions, conferences, seminars, and independent study.
- Adhere to professional standards and initiate requests for assistance from Supervisor to address new issues or complex concepts.
- Other duties as assigned
- Combination of education and experience to successfully fulfill position requirements; lived experience appreciated
- Experience with crisis intervention around domestic and sexual violence and sex trafficking preferred
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives from community partners and social service agencies
- Willingness to adhere to Sacramento County policies which may include proof of vaccination
- Self-directed and self-motivated required
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and data entry
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Regular attendance
- Consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, and professional behavior
- Work with individuals with different areas of expertise, backgrounds, knowledge, and skillsets
- Ability to be a team player and commit to working together to reach goals
- Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour training and certification program (post-hiring requirement)
- Provide a copy of a valid California driver’s license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof of vehicle insurance
- Satisfactory results from DOJ background check and TB Test (post-employment offer requirement)
The salary range for this position starts at $22.44 per hour.
ADA Job Characteristics:
Work environment is primarily in an emergency shelter/ 24-7 facility setting. Local travel (driving) is required to transport clients and attend off-site meetings. Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or retrieve stored items, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders to dust, sweep and/or mop to clean. Sit and/or stand frequently. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, and file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
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