Human Trafficking Case Aide Internship
*THIS POSITION IS NOT REMOTE*
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In addition, the IRC in Wichita provides community outreach, education and training, and case management services to victims of human trafficking. Other at-risk individuals and families are served through employment services, job readiness training, adult education and immigration services.
The Human Trafficking Case Aide Intern will work with survivors of sex and labor trafficking, assisting the case manager in everyday direct service activities. This may include, assisting with client intakes, documenting safety planning and ensuring clients have access to emergency resources, facilitating life skills classes, transporting clients to and from appointments, and working within a trauma-informed framework to provide services to some of Wichita and Kansas’ most vulnerable populations. She/he will work directly under the supervision and guidance of the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Coordinator and the Human Trafficking Caseworker.
· Assist in the development and dissemination of internal policy and procedures regarding the human trafficking case management program
· Assistance in and facilitation of internal training on policy and procedures and screening tools
· Developing a confidential online case file and case note management system for clients of the human trafficking program
· Assistance in the planning and implementation of events related to the IRCs participation in Human Trafficking Awareness month in January
- Assist case manager in intake services, including but not limited to, needs assessments, safety planning and service planning.
- Provide direct services to clients and, if applicable, their families, including providing home/shelter safety visits; enrolling individuals in public benefits;; transporting individuals to medical and mental health appointments ; and making referrals to community resources.
- Create case notes regarding all services provided to or on behalf of a client.
- Participate in case staffing’s, providing updates on case status as appropriate.
- Triage walk-in needs.
For the sake of stability and continuity, the IRC asks for a minimum commitment of 6 months, with at least 15 hours per week.
In-depth training will be provided for interns to understand human trafficking case management programming and the various needs of clients accessing services. A high-level of confidentiality is required when working with IRC clients.
Skills & Qualifications
· Must be enrolled in an internship program through a local university.
· Comfortable working with diverse populations and non-English speakers.
· Previous experience working with vulnerable populations preferred, but not required. (I’m not sure if we’ll need this to be required. Can we require this?)
· Experience working in social work/social services preferred, but not required.
· Possess personal vehicle and valid driver’s license.
Check with your school's Internship Coordinator BEFORE accepting the hiring offer to determine if this position satisfies the criteria for receiving academic credit.