End Slavery Tennessee (ESTN)

Education Specialist 

***This position is pending approval of a Federal VOCA Grant***

The mission of End Slavery Tennessee is to promote healing of human trafficking survivors and strategically confront slavery in our state. We are a Christian faith-based agency focused on professional excellence.

Reports to:

CEO

Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

Note: Due to the sensitivities of our clientele, this position is open to women only. 

Job Summary: The Education Specialist will lead support groups for survivors of human trafficking in Middle Tennessee and educate the community through partnerships and trainings to identify victims. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

·        Educate groups in the community to identify victims and on services and resources available in order to provide the best of care to survivors of human trafficking in the community and reduce victim’s level of vulnerability.

·        Lead Survivor support groups both at End Slavery Tennessee and at partner agencies addressing the specific trauma and unique struggles that trafficking survivors face on a daily basis due to their victimization.

·        Teach prevention and intervention groups to at risk populations at partner agencies in order to identify victims and increase knowledge on victim services available.

·        Teach Survivor Support groups that address a wide variety of topics in order to improve their quality of life.

·        Create programming to improve quality of support groups offered to help victims decrease the intensity of trauma related symptoms and foster healing.

·        Educate first responders and professionals in the community who are most likely to intersect with a trafficking survivor in order to increase quick identification of victims, reduce chances of re-traumatization and ensure survivors are connected with the most appropriate resources.

·        Manage and train all End Slavery Tennessee trainers and presenters to ensure quality of information and continuity.

·        Educate community partners on best practices when working with survivors of human trafficking in order to create a sense of safety and ensure quality care is given.

·        Communicate, confer with and coordinate survivor care with other direct services team members.

·        Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with other organizations as needed for care coordination and response.

·        Coordinate closely with Director of Survivor Care and other staff members to carry out the mission and in development of an ever-improving system of care for the survivors we serve.

·        Maintain up-to-date documentation on clients and services for grant reporting and research purposes.

·        Transport survivors of human trafficking in personal and company vehicle.

The work of aftercare is diverse and complex, including a broad range of activities and frequently changing conditions, situations and problems. The Education Specialist must be able to analyze problems and make prudent decisions while interpreting a variety of factors, problems and alternative methods and procedures, and know when to bring in counsel from their supervisor. 

The Education Specialist must be willing and able to work in a trauma-informed, strengths-based culture and to make good contextualized decisions. 

Additional Responsibilities

·        Comply with agency policy and procedures, maintaining all required documentation, including reporting for grants, in a professional and timely manner.

·        May be called upon to represent the organization and share expertise at professional and community training and other events.

·        Perform other agency-related duties or special projects, as directed by supervisor. Duties may change according to organizational needs. 

·        Be on rotation for office kitchen clean up duty with other staff.

Working Conditions

Work is carried out both in the field and in an office setting with intermittent sitting, standing, walking and some light physical activity. Most work is performed while sitting and using the computer, phone and engaged in face-to-face conversation with staff and/or clients. Regular car travel required (must operate both personal and staff vehicle).

Relationships and Contacts

·        Director, staff and volunteers.

·        Community service providers, governmental and non-governmental.

·        Referred clientele.

Education, Experience and Skills:

·        BSW; MSW preferred

·        Demonstrated ability to understand and implement best practices around services for at-risk individuals and families.

·        Moderate level computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets.

·        Experience working with trauma, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, victim assistance, child protective services, youth in foster care or human trafficking populations.

·        Experience leading groups and creating curriculum.

·        Experience creating and giving professional presentations.

·        A working knowledge of mainstream resources.

·        People-oriented with demonstrated ability to build rapport and gain trust with diverse populations.

·        Ability and willingness to work irregular hours as needed.

·        Ability to work effectively under pressure.

·        Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, and prompt response to messages.

·        Able to maintain confidentiality, as required by law and in the best interests of survivors, staff and the agency.

·        Fast learner, quick mind, capacity for hard work, teachable and flexible.

·        Valid driver’s license, state-required driver’s insurance and access to reliable personal transportation; ability to travel throughout Middle Tennessee.

Initial and subsequent random drug screening is required as per agency policy.

Background check will be required.

 

Additional Requirements

Must be willing and able to embrace and exemplify our core values which can be found here: http://www.endslaverytn.org/about/  and statement of faith which is the Apostle’s Creed.  

Hours: Full time (willing to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed) 

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience/qualifications, mileage reimbursement, up to $500 monthly insurance allowance after two-month probation period, $60 monthly phone allowance, PTO, benefits package including life insurance, short- and long-term disability and 403b retirement plan, eligible after six months of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Information and Procedure:

***This position is pending approval of a Federal VOCA Grant***

Projected start date is August 5, 2019

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lorraine McGuire at lmcguire@endslaverytn.org

No phone calls accepted for this position. 

PO Box 160069

Nashville, TN  37216
https://www.endslaverytn.org
(615) 800.7075