Opportunities

Below you will find current opportunities to engage with the Task Force, including internship and volunteer openings with the Task Force. Internship opportunities are also open on a rolling basis for the fall, winter, spring and summer. No paid or full time employment positions are currently hiring within the Task Force.

Current openings:

  • Jewish Family Service: Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager

  • Covenant House New Orleans: Human Trafficking Case Manager

  • GNOHTTF Survivor Advisory Board

  • Winter 2019 Internships

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans: Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager

  • Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Social Worker

    Job Type: Part-Time (20-25 hours/week)

    Location: Metairie, LA

  • For more information, visit https://jfsneworleans.org/job-opportunities/

     

    Overview

    • Provide intensive case management and counseling for victims of human trafficking (both US and foreign-born) living in the Greater New Orleans area in both English and Spanish

    • Outreach and marketing to promote human trafficking program

    • General Case Management to older adults and families as needed

    • Individual counseling to clients of all ages

     

    Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

    • strong oral and written communication skills

    • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work

    • proficient computer skills

    • self-sufficiency and

    • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate

    • experience in both case management and counseling

    • some knowledge/experience about human trafficking preferred

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bilingual Spanish and MSW required.

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

    To Apply: If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org


Covenant House New Orleans: Human Trafficking Case Manager

Covenant House New Orleans is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Much more than “just a shelter,” we provide supportive counseling and the tools needed to help our youth become independent, productive members of our community. 225 victims of human trafficking received services from the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, with Covenant House as lead service provider in collaboration with our community partners. Learn more about Covenant house at https://www.covenanthousenola.org/. See the job posting here.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

*Provide robust case management by developing and coordinating individualized case plans for Covenant House human trafficking victims/survivors to successfully transition into stable, self-sufficient life-style, or family reunification where possible.
*Provide support to assist youth in achieving their case plan goals, including safety plans, specialized counseling, physical and behavioral health care, educational advancement, employment, and life skills in conjunction with referrals to services.
*Support Covenant House staff in identifying and assisting victims and survivors of Human Trafficking

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Initiate and maintain positive, professional, and mentoring relationships with youth and staff in accordance with the Covenant House Mission, Principles, and Core Values.
*Promote a peaceful, healing environment by utilizing the principles and practices of trauma-informed care and positive youth development in all aspects of work and youth engagement, including crisis prevention, intervention, and de-escalation.
*Ensure that Covenant House New Orleans (CHNO) is a welcoming, safe, and secure "homelike" environment for all trafficking victims/survivors receiving services.
*Supervise intake process and assessments for new and current trafficking victims/survivors.
*Oversee the development and implementation of individualized case plan for a healthy, safe transition to self-sufficiency and stability and/or return to home/family.
*Provide individualized care, support, and follow-up to help human trafficking victims/survivors access community resources and achieve case plan goals including safety plans, specialized counseling, physical and behavioral health care, educational advancement, employment, and life skills in conjunction with referrals to necessary legal and social services.
*Assist in the reunification of victims/survivors with their families, including contacting families and facilitating travel plans home (i.e. authorizing bus tickets through Greyhound).
*Provide support to residents by encouraging active participation in classes, workshops, and other activities and facilitating safe transportation and supervision of off-site activities (i.e. coordinating staff and vehicle transport and managing a budget for transportation).
*Participate in weekly case reviews and communicate regularly with Case Managers and Resident Advisors to ensure coordinated delivery of service.
*Maintain accurate, up-to-date information in both electronic and paper case files on human trafficking victims and survivors; complete timely entries into resident matrix, TIMS, ETO, HMIS, and other information systems as required.
*Attend all trainings and commit to continuous professional development and integration of training and tools into individualized tasks and responsibilities.
*Assist training staff in identifying, and supporting victims/survivors.
*Assist and participate in outreach efforts to identified communities and providers to reach potential trafficking victims/survivors and extend service network.
*Refer individuals outside of Covenant House's age range to the appropriate partner organizations.
*Perform other job-related duties as requested

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:


*Bachelor's degree in social service or related field.
*Fluent in Spanish or Vietnamese a plus.
*At least 1-2 years of professional experience, preferably in anti- human trafficking efforts.
*Prior experience working with youth who have experienced human trafficking, homelessness, trauma, or other emotional and behavioral challenges, using a trauma-informed approach.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective positive relationships with youth, staff, management and outside contacts.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
*Ability to organize effectively; to adapt to changing conditions; to exercise sound judgment in crisis situations; to supervise youth and maintain order; to exercise authority in an appropriate manner.
*Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint

ONLY QUALIFIED Applicants should send a (1) Cover Letter AND (2) Resume to:
Covenant House New Orleans
Attn: Ms. Deneen M. Jackson
Director, Non-Residential Services
611 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
-or- email: djackson@covenanthouse.org

PLEASE - NO TELEPHONE CALLS (FIRM)


Survivor Advisory Board 2019

The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force is opening membership for its survivor advisory board. To ensure that our work is survivor-centered and survivor-informed, we have formed a dedicated survivor advisory board, which meets for two hours at least twice a year to advise on goals, processes, gaps, collaborations, and community confidence-building. Each of the voluntary members will receive a small stipend for their participation. Beyond those eight selected members, other survivors are welcome to attend and participate. The work of the committee will be focused on survivor expertise, not on therapy or personal experiences. The names of the members of the board will not be published unless the members specifically request to be public about their participation.

We are seeking self-nominations and recommendations for potential members of the committee. Members must self-identify as a survivor of human trafficking, live in the Greater New Orleans region, and not currently be involved in any ongoing trafficking-related litigation. We are using the legal definition of trafficking to guide our advisory process – people who have experiences of being compelled to work through force, fraud, or coercion, or people who engaged in the sex trade under the age of 18.  Membership must represent the diverse range of trafficking experiences and New Orleans community populations. All members will have to commit to membership for at least one year, attending two meetings a year.
 
Please send all recommendations with name and contact information to Dr.Laura Murphy via email.


Winter 2019 Internship

The Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force (GNOHTTF) is a coalition of state, civil society, and citizen organizers committed to the prevention of human trafficking in the Greater New Orleans area through education, outreach, and collaboration. The group's primary goal is to collaborate in sharing and disseminating information, contacts, and protocols related to the existence, prevention, and response to human trafficking in and around New Orleans.

The Task Force is seeking a reliable, self-motivated individual to support the Task Force’s social media and community engagement efforts. The internship position will be managed and guided by the Task Force Coordinator. This internship is unpaid, and will be conducted in New Orleans. Work hours and schedule can be flexible, with weekly meetings and some outreach activities during workday hours (9:00am-5:00pm central time) required. This internship will 1) provide the intern with experience working within the domestic US anti-trafficking movement, and give insight into the process of creating community partnerships and expanding social media networks. The internship duration will span the winter of 2019, and will tentatively begin in mid-August.

The intern will support the Task Force’s efforts to share community resources and engage with community partners in the Greater New Orleans region. The intern will identify and liaise with potential community partners, support social media content creation, and participate in outreach activities. The intern should be self-motivated, with the ability to successful complete tasks remotely or offsite.

Responsibilities:

  • Outreach and liaison with Greater New Orleans area potential community partners

  • Distribute and monitor outreach materials, including social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

  • Participate in community events and in-person outreach activities

  • Create social media content and outreach materials

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated background knowledge on human trafficking and the anti-human trafficking movement

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Established social media capabilities, including the creation of content and management of accounts

  • Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills, familiarity with Google Drive

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively from a remote location

  • Content creation and graphic design (IE: creating flyers, etc.)

  • Experience in non-profit or social services setting a plus

Opportunities as an Intern:

  • Network with service providers and potential employers in the Greater New Orleans region from organizations in a variety of social service provider movements, including: anti-trafficking, domestic violence/sexual assault, homelessness, foreign national and refugee services, and more.

  • Access to U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, and other federal agency webinars and training sessions on human trafficking response. Also welcome to attend training sessions or Task Force meetings associated with the GNOHTTF.

  • Create a final product that will positively impact the Greater New Orleans community and provide you with a tangible “fruit of your labor”.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted starting in November of 2019. Please check back for more information at a later date. For more information on the Task Force, please visit: www.nolatrafficking.org or find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.


Although the Task Force does not currently have any volunteer opportunities available, several of our Task Force partners do! Click on the links below to learn more about service providers in our community seeking volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities