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Survivor Training and Learning Learning Fellow

COALITION TO ABOLISH SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING
Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position/Title: Survivor Trainer, LA County Project

Department: Cast Learning Hub

Reports To: Training Specialist

Cast is looking for its next Survivor Training & Learning Fellow! If you are a mission-driven individual looking for a purposeful career, then look no further!

The Survivor Training & Learning Fellow position is a full-time, non-exempt position within Cast's Learning Hub. The Survivor Training & Learning Fellow will work with Cast's emerging Learning Hub to connect practice with policy through delivering training and fostering learning within the human trafficking movement. Working alongside the Training Director and Training Specialist, the Survivor Training & Learning Fellow will support a training program in LA county, focused on commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and human trafficking, and the development of new curriculum and training materials.

In addition, the Fellow will work with the Associate Director of Survivor Advocacy and Research & Data Analyst to convene learning workshops and briefing notes, all aimed to deepen learning within human trafficking movement.

This position requires thorough knowledge and understanding of a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, human rights, strengths-based approach in working with survivors of human trafficking. Cast is searching for a candidate who can continue our commitment to the public health model of anti-trafficking work. We envision a leader with lived experience who can prioritize multi-disciplinary collaboration and center the voices of survivors in this movement.

GENERAL DUTIES:

TRAINING:

  • Co-facilitate various trainings, assist with the development, coordination, and implementation of curriculums, trainings, conferences, and events.
  • Support recordkeeping of all trainings and evaluations
  • Adapt trainings based on feedback from evaluations
  • Work with the Training team to identify, select, tailor the appropriate training curriculum for type of organization receiving the training
  • Administer all related paperwork, including registrations and evaluations
  • Other duties assigned by the Training Director and Training Specialist

LEARNING:

  • Conduct research and analysis of Cast service data and other sources
  • Convene thematic learning workshops for service providers, survivor leaders, and policy makers, in coordination with the Research & Data Analyst
  • Draft briefing notes, in coordination with the Research & Data Analyst
  • Convene learning workshops with Cast programs, policy and Learning Hub staff to identify recommendations for stronger service and policy outcomes
  • Other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Survivor Advocacy

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lived experience of sex and/or labor trafficking. Cast aligns itself with the "United States Federal Definition of Human Trafficking" as defined in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). To read the full definition, please click here
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience training on CSEC and/or human trafficking
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations;
  • Possesses knowledge of and puts into practice common responses to trauma and trauma-informed care
  • Ability to work independently and able to meet deadlines
  • Experience in working on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including facilitation and conflict resolution;
  • Ability to operate computer systems, including Internet, email, databases, and word processing software (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Experience with event coordination (e.g. creating flyers and event announcements)
  • Organized, detailed, flexible, and able to multi-task to identify and respond to shifting priorities;
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative and professional demeanor with clients, Cast staff, agency staff/board, vendors, consultants, allied professionals, donors, and members of the public
  • Accept and abide by the mission and philosophy of Cast

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Cast requires all employees, interns, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees upon their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law. 

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (Johnson & Johnson).

Cast encourages survivors of human trafficking to apply for all employment opportunities within Cast, regardless of whether they meet all the requirements stated. This position is reserved exclusively for an individual who has lived experience of sex and/or labor trafficking. If a former Cast client, the candidate must not have been a client of Cast's Programs within the last 2 years.

Cast recognizes the crucial need for those with past lived experience and professional expertise. The voices of survivors are vital in establishing effective anti-trafficking policies and strategies that address prosecution, protection, and prevention, as well as partnership.

Before you consider applying, we want to briefly address the demands of this work. Anyone can experience vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout at any time. As the Survivor Training and Learning Fellow, you may experience situations that can be triggering, and we recognize that your own well-being should not be compromised. You may consider measuring your current professional quality of care using the Professional Quality of Life Scale at https://proqol.org/proqol-measure. If you feel you may not yet be ready to apply, or have any questions or concerns, please contact us prior to completing the application as we are invested in supporting your professional development

To apply, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter, you can also check out other opportunities on our company portal: https://www.castla.org/human-trafficking/get-involved/#careers

About Cast

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (Cast) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CAST complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.


Cast offers a generous benefit package; medical, life, disability, paid sick/vacation time, professional development opportunities, and a 403(b) plan. All benefits are 100% company paid for employee, and 80% paid for dependents. We also offer an employee assistance program, and a SEP IRA retirement at 3% non-matching contribution.


Physical demands are typical for an office environment, including sitting, reaching, lifting, speaking, hearing, and seeing - reasonable accommodations can be made.



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