As part of the Anti-Trafficking-Mobile Teams consisting of a Clinician, the Peer Mentor will provide care for commercially sexually exploited (CSE) and trafficked children and young adults (up to age 28). The purpose of the Peer Mentor is to serve as the first responder to provide immediate crisis intervention and mobile direct services support once a survivor/victim is recovered. Because of the shared lived experiences of the Peer Mentor and the Victim, this first responder intervention is designed to increase the opportunity of establishing a bond with a safe, caring person who understands what the experiences of the victim/survivor. The Peer Mentor position is designed to provide mobile direct services support to the victim/survivor as needed.
Some Essential Duties and Functions are:
10% Provide on-call schedule needs 24/7 days a week to provide first responder immediate crisis intervention and assistance based on need.
10% Works in partnership with the Clinician to provide mobile direct services based on the needs identified in the victim’s individual needs assessment.
5% Work collaboratively with Clinician and Anti Trafficking Director to ensure that the needs of the victim are met.
10% Provides ongoing mobile care management services to victims and their families (if appropriate) wherever the victim is housed.
10% Verifies victim’s eligibility for services/benefits based on individual situations.
10% Accompanies victims to court hearings as needed.
10% Assist with referrals and accompanies to appointments as needed.
10% Provides the day-to-day care management services and works with the clinical staff to support ongoing needs.
10% Provides and ensures support for immediate health and safety such as crisis intervention; accompaniment to hospitals for medical examinations; emergency food, clothing, transportation to appointments as needed.
10% Assist with special services to assist victims with managing practical problems created by their victimization such as acting on behalf of the victim with other service providers, creditors, or employers; assisting the victim to recover property that is retained as evidence, assisting in filing for compensation benefits, and helping to apply for public assistance.
5% Complete documentation as required by funding entities, courts, referral sources.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Survivor of childhood sexual abuse/exploitation/sex trafficking with 3-5 years of recovery.
- Graduate of high school or obtained GED.
- Commitment to the experiences of vulnerable individuals and families
- Team Player
- Flexible; availability to work flexible hours and days and ability to be on call 24 hours/7 days a week as requested.
- $1000 sign-on bonus ($250 upon completion of new hire Relias Trainings, $250 upon successful completion of probation period, $500 at 1 year anniversary)
- Insurance (Dental, Medical and Vision)
- Paid Days Off