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:

  • GNOHTTF Survivor Advisory Board

  • Covenant House New Orleans: Human Trafficking Case Manager

  • Eden House New Orleans: Clinical Care Manager

  • Eden House New Orleans: Program Coordinator

  • GNOHTTF Fall 2019 Community Engagement Internship

  • Volunteer Opportunities


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.


Eden House is looking for a dynamic and experienced Clinical Care Manager who will provide therapeutic case management and direct clinical care to residents at Eden House.  The Clinical Care Manager will report to the Program Director and work collaboratively with the Director and other team members to support residents through trauma-informed and victim-centered services. Learn more about opportunities at https://www.edenhousenola.org/jobs.html.

Essential Duties include:

1.   Clinical Programming: Conduct intake interviews for potential residents; orient and assess new residents; obtain comprehensive psycho-social assessment within 30 days of entry to program; develop treatment/case management plan with resident to create short- and long-term goals; refer residents to appropriate community partner agencies for individual therapy and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment; conduct regular one-on-one meetings with resident to assess progress toward goal achievement and provide on-going  clinical care; provide crisis management/ conflict resolution as needed; offer regular in-house group therapies; document treatment plan progress/outcomes, one-on-one meetings, any incidents within the community, and relevant correspondence/information from external agencies; maintain and provide data on referrals and treatment plan goal achievement; assist the Program Director and Executive Director in maintaining an effective therapeutic community consistent with programmatic polices and procedures.  

2.    Education, vocational training, job placement:  Assess resident’s educational history and current educational interests and goals.  Refer resident to the community programs that best fit with her individual needs.  Identify resident’s vocational strengths/skills, training needs and employment goals; assist in resumé development; formulate a job plan to achieve goals; collaborate with local agencies to provide regular job readiness programs.

3.    Prevention Program: co-lead/assist prevention program staff in implementing current prevention program; develop similar programs; engage in outreach, scheduling, and coordination with community partners.

Other responsibilities:

  • Assist in daily operations of Eden House.

  • Supervise other team members, interns, and contracted employees.

  • Participate/lead community living meetings.

  • Attend professional development, workshops, and trainings.

  • Participate in the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force.

  • Assist Executive Director and Program Director in advancing the mission of Eden House.

  • Report to Eden House Program Director

Educational Qualifications and Licensure: 

  • The preferred candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in a behavioral health field (mental health, counseling, and/or substance abuse) and have  Louisiana licensure at the level of LCSW, LPC, LAC.  

  • Licensure at the level of LSW or PLPC may be considered, depending on applicant’s years of experience. 

  • Work related experience: 3 years experience accepted, 5 years preferred.  

  • Candidate will have experience in trauma-informed care and have training/certification in some of the following modalities: CBT, DBT, EMDR, TBIR.

  • Strong written and verbal communication and inter-personal skills.

  • The ideal candidate will have availability on some weekend and evenings. Reliable transportation required. 

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply: please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: info@edenhousenola.org no later than June 15, 2019.  Position will remain open until filled.  For questions, please call 504-407-0943.

Eden House New Orleans: Clinical Care Manager


Eden House is looking for a dynamic and dedicated Program Coordinator whose responsibilities will include coordinating Especially Eden, the Eden House social enterprise, and our volunteer program, as well as providing administrative support for Eden House’s on-going activities.

Social Enterprise (50%)
Provide leadership for the programmatic and commercial aspects of the social enterprise:

  • In a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach, manage and guide resident activities and involvement in the social enterprise, provide support for participating residents through training and professional role modeling.

  • Coordinate with community partners to provide residents with job readiness and professional development workshops

  • Research and connect with potential vendors to provide products for the enterprise, and maintain these partnerships

  • Create and coordinate marketing materials to distribute information to the community about the Eden House social enterprise and to increase awareness in other areas via a social media marketing plan.

  • Other social enterprise management duties including basic tracking of finances, orders and customer support, market sales and tabling, and other duties as needed

  • Support and actively participate in the Social Enterprise Task Force to provide creative input, direction, and goals for Especially Eden

  • Consult with clinical and office staff on trauma-informed and victim-centered participant management

Volunteer Program (25%)

  • Engage with the community to provide information about volunteering and recruiting volunteers

  • Plan volunteer activities with the Executive Director and other staff based on volunteer qualifications and interest, and house/organizational needs

  • Manage volunteers during service and recognize volunteer impact on the Eden House community

  • Track volunteer inquiries and hours of service for reporting and evaluation purposes

Office Support (25%)

  • Support Executive Director in areas of data and office management on an as-needed basis

  • Manage on-line donation platform

  • Provide assistance with annual fundraiser and on-going fundraising activities

  • Manage Eden House and Especially Eden website and social media pages.

Resident Support

  • Keep and provide a model for open communication between residents and staff, fostering awareness of resident issues and concerns
    Reports to: Executive Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • 2+ years of work experience (could include AmeriCorps or related experience)

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Prior training, experience, or demonstrated interest to work with individuals who have experienced severe trauma

  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing work environments

  • Knowledge and experience working with basic business processes, data and analysis, and/or database management a must

  • Familiarity with Office, Quickbooks, donor databases


Salary is commensurate with experience. Apply by July 1, 2019. Learn more about applying at https://www.edenhousenola.org/jobs.html.

Eden House New Orleans: Program Coordinator


Fall 2019 Internships:
Community Engagement 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 fall 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 on a rolling basis until the position is full. Priority will be given to applications turned in by July 10th, 2019. Email your resume, cover letter, and answers to the questionnaire attached with the subject line “Community Engagement Internship- (last name)” to: Leanne McCallum, Task Force Coordinator, at info@nolatrafficking.org.

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