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Housing Support Specialist: Weekend/Graveyard

Company: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Graveyard/Weekend HOUSING SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Part-Time)CCAHT is specifically seeking a Specialist for the weekend night shift:Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12am - 8am only. Job Description GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT), works to unite and equip Knoxville and upper East Tennessee to end modern-day slavery while providing survivors of human trafficking with individualized, relational care through our program Grow Free Tennessee. We accomplish our mission through four main initiatives: raising overall awareness; training and equipping primary responders; bolstering intervention efforts via our locally focused, collaborative, counter-trafficking task force; and providing wraparound aftercare services to survivors.
At CCAHT, we choose love first. When it comes to serving our clients, we understand that healing takes time. Each client's needs and journey toward restoration will be different, which is why our aftercare programming is survivor-centered and grounded in industry best practices and research. We know that it takes people to serve people, and we are seeking passionate, qualified individuals to join our team as we work to empower survivors and foster positive change in upper East Tennessee.
POSITION
Reporting to the Director of Survivor Services, the Housing Support Specialist is responsible for staffing the shelter during varied shifts including morning, evening/late night, holiday and weekend hours, providing support and basic services to clients, performing day-to-day operational functions of the safe house, monitoring all entry and exit to the building, providing on-site response, answering the crisis line, and is the first source of contact for all new survivors entering the safe house. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Operate all functions in lobby office including checking clients in and out, answering telephones, monitoring security systems, filing client paperwork and entering client dataMaintain safety by enforcing program regulationsCrisis management, including; respond to emergencies, assess the situation, initiate appropriate action as required, may include contact with emergency response systemsRespond to client concerns, including maintenance requestsParticipate and communicate effectively in staff meetings and trainingsEngage clients through a warm, caring, and supportive atmosphere that builds trust and confidence and fosters healthy relationship boundariesAnswer the 24-hour crisis line and respond appropriatelyAssists with the daily living needs of shelter residentsCompletes initial intake and program orientationProvides shelter orientations to new clientsTriage incoming referrals to ensure appropriate follow-upCompletes room and safety checksPerforms routine chores and cleaning tasks assigned to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the shelterMay help coordinate services for survivors in conjunction with Care CoordinatorMay assist in transportation of survivors to scheduled appointmentsOther duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
The Housing Support Specialist will be thoroughly committed to the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking's mission. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a strong academic background preferred Experience working with survivors of human trafficking and/or related programs preferredAbility to work with diverse populationsSensitivity to sexual exploitation, domestic violence and other gender-related issuesStrong ability to work independently and as part of a teamExcellent problem solving skillsAbility and willingness to work irregular hoursExcellent organizational and communication skillsPersistence and flexibility, with ability to multitask and prioritizeFast learner, quick mind, and capacity for hard workValid Driver's license and access to personal transportationF-endorsementCurrent insurance and vehicle registrationSuccessful completion of criminal background checks
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to communicate clearly in English both written and verbalGood visual & audio capabilitiesSit or stand for extended periodsBend, stoop, and/or squatPC/Keyboarding abilitiesLift up to 40 poundsRegularly exposed to cleaning products, chemicals and solvents. Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions.Work extended hours as needed (> 40 per week)
Job Title: Housing Support Specialist Department: Grow Free TennesseeReports To: Director of Survivor ServicesHours: Part-Time (Non-exempt)

Keywords: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Knoxville , Housing Support Specialist: Weekend/Graveyard, Other , Knoxville, Tennessee

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