BACKGROUND: Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994 to provide reception and placement services to newly arrived refugees. A committed staff of professionals and volunteers provide essential resettlement services to refugee families including basic necessities, education, employment, social services and advocacy.
A program of the IRC in Phoenix, the Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT) began in 2003 as a program to assist victims of human trafficking with shelter, meeting basic needs, legal assistance and mental health counseling. Funded by the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime and United States Commission for Refugees and Immigrants, ALERT works with victims to help them to work with law enforcement, begin a life outside of their victimization, and to work toward self-sufficiency. ALERT maintains a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week Hotline that allows victims, the public, law enforcement, social agencies and others to speak with an expert in the field of human trafficking. To increase public awareness of the often hidden problem of modern day slavery, the ALERT Team engages in street outreach and a media campaign to encourage people to "Look beneath the Surface" in order to locate victims who often are afraid to identify themselves. ALERT provides training to law enforcement personnel, students, social service organizations, first responders, health care personnel, faith-based groups and others in order to identify and assist those who are traumatized by the inhumane conditions of forced labor or sexual servitude.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (ALERT)works to combat human trafficking in Arizona. ALERT provides services to victims of trafficking, runs a 24 hotline for victims and those who suspect situations of trafficking, participates in state wide coalition against human trafficking, and provides professional and community training on the issue of human trafficking. The ALERT intern will assist staff in the day to day function of ALERT. This intern will gain a deep understanding of daily operations in a non-profit and the anti-trafficking movement.
As a member of the ALERT team, the Direct Care Intern will assist with the following:
- Provide direct service to victims of human trafficking through one-on-one interactions
- Planning and implementation of daily activities for client
- Provide training for the client including cultural orientation, transportation, life skills, job readiness training, banking, budgeting classes and client rights and responsibilities.
- Assist in identifying ESL classes and other trainings in the community
- Collaborate with ALERT, IRC staff and community partners to enhance activities and supplement services to clients
- Document all activities and send weekly client reports
- Input data for each client in TIMS
- Other duties as assigned
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to work as part of a team;
- Computer literacy, data base experience required;
- Ability to take initiative and work independently;
- Empathy and open mindedness;
- Must be comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment.
- Strong organizational skills
- ESL teaching experience preferred
- Spanish speaker preferred
- Crisis Counseling
- Case Work / Management
- Teaching / Instruction
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 10-15+ hrs/week (3 months)
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