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Child Program Advocate

The Child and Family Program position will provide oversight and implementation of the Child & Family Enrichment Program for ages birth-11. The position will facilitate client-based advocacy services to assist children and families with accessing other community resources, developing and working toward goals in education, offering individual support, life skills building, or other areas. This position will also offer classes and groups for children and youth for therapeutic support.

Essential duties and tasks:

  • Provide structured play and therapeutic groups for children’s birth-12
  • Facilitate family support to advocate for needed wrap-around services
  • Facilitate therapeutic interactions to help children address trauma
  • Help with transportation using agency van as needed
  • Remain current and maintain connections between local agencies in support of work with human trafficking survivors or those at risk, including Legal, Counseling and Shelter programs.
  • Assist the Executive Director in ensuring compliance with grant requirements from a programmatic perspective.
  • Collect and report data and units of service.
  • Work with staff to be part of the after-hours oncall back-up on a rotation system as needed.
  • Assist with agency administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the areas of childhood development, early childhood, child life specialist, social welfare, psychology, social work, or related field
  • Direct service experience with children or other vulnerable or disenfranchised populations is preferred.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining accountability for all work assigned.
  • Ability to work professionally as demonstrated by maintaining a professional appearance, being prompt with all appointments, and meeting all deadlines promptly.
  • Ability and willingness to be a positive, professional, and engaged member of the agency’s team by behaving honestly, responsibly, and respectfully to all (colleagues, community members, and agency clients).
  • Ability to network and maintain strong relationships with governmental and community partner agencies.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based organization.

Support Services Social Worker

PATH Inc. (People Against Trafficking Humans) is a not-for-profit human service provider located in Western New York. The PATH Enrichment Center in Buffalo is a safe place offering support services to adults and youth affected by human trafficking or are at risk of addressing the whole person. We are growing and expanding our programs and looking for applicants with a passion for working with those who have experienced trauma and human trafficking. This position offers the opportunity to develop and grow our programs by enhancing our services and partnerships.

The Social Worker for support services will provide individual counseling, intensive case management, and client-based advocacy services for adults and youth. This position will also work closely with the Executive Director to ensure clients are receiving services vital to the long-term success of those victimized. Outreach and community development will be a part of this role.

We have a friendly, team-oriented staff. The Enrichment Center provides a warm environment to engage with each person we serve on a relational, caring level offering the stabilization and support needed to meet their full potential. Our goal is to provide a space where each person we engage knows they matter and are empowered to be transformed.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide counseling support, addressing crisis, safety, and stabilization
  • Client-based advocacy services and intensive case management accessing other community resources, linkages, developing and working toward goals
  • Includes daily phone call check-ins, advocacy assistance at other providers
  • Collaborative care with law enforcement and attend court for referrals and advocacy
  • Facilitate psycho-education and therapeutic support groups
  • Community engagement
  • Track and input client data used for various grant applications
  • Maintain regular case documentation
  • On call some nights and one weekend a month

Qualifications:

  • MS/MA in the area of social work, mental health, addictions or human services related field preferred
  • Experience in providing direct services with those who have experienced assault and trauma, trafficking victims preferred
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining accountability for all work assigned.
  • Ability and willingness to be a positive, professional and engaged member of the agency’s team by behaving honestly, responsibly, and respectfully to all (colleagues, community members, agency clients).
  • Ability to network and maintain strong relationships with governmental and community partner agencies.
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Comfortable working in faith based organization.

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@pathofwny.org.