Survivor Support Worker I

The Salvation Army | Washington, DC

Posted Date 8/12/2019

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for a full-time Survivor Support Worker I for the National Capital Area Command.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Anti-Human Trafficking (AHT) Program Manager, works in conjunction with law enforcement, other organizations and victim assistance professionals or programs to interview, identify and meet the immediate needs of a human trafficking victim. The survivor support worker I will respond to calls to The Salvation Army’s AHT hotline as well as coordinate with law enforcement or others to screen HT victims for eligibility and interest in placement at The Salvation Army’s AHT program including providing transportation from a public area to the AHT program as needed. Also, works as safe house monitor/facilitator, monitors and facilitates guest’s day-to-day activities; performs administrative tasks as needed; monitors schedules, and meets immediate needs of each guest.

Facilitates full intake, application and assessment process with each guest. Evaluates long term goals to find the appropriate placement for each guest to coordinate care and services both within the program as well as with other external social service providers, existing programs both locally and nationally. Assist the guest in developing individual plans related to their specific needs and recovery goals; long term program, safe housing, medical, legal, therapy, education and employment; determine eligibility for other mainstream resources.

This is a grant-funded position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of human trafficking. Knowledge of trauma informed care. Knowledge of childhood sexual abuse. Knowledge of drug abuse. Skilled in communication. Skill in motivational interviewing and counseling techniques. Skill in knowledge of recovery. Skill in understanding of group reactions. Ability in behavioral management and how to verbally de-escalate a situation. Ability to work in non-traditional schedule. Ability to be flexible. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to lift light objects weighing less than 24 pounds.

Education and Experience

Associates’ degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Human Services or a related field, and One-year experience providing direct case management social services including accessing clients’ needs and developing individual, comprehensive, long term action plans for recovery utilizing a wide variety of resources or Any equivalent combination of training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications

Valid State Driver’s License (Approved Salvation Army Motor Vehicle Report required)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Work may require performance of duties in medical environments and social services where exposure to communicable and infectious diseases are possible.

Additional Information

All employees recognize that the Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of the Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Please apply online at

*Application Submittal Period: 08/12/2019-08/30/2019

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Salary17.00 Hour

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