Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Around the world, we are growing a movement of abolitionists who believe freedom is worth the fight. Our team works from more than 30 locations across five continents. If you’re looking to make a difference, this is the place for the you.
Hope for Justice is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We are a global organisation with staff from a wide variety of backgrounds, and ensure through our recruitment processes that we continue to welcome candidates from all walks of life. If you feel that your skills and experience fit one of our advertised roles, and you share our values and mission to end slavery, then we strongly encourage your application regardless of your background.
Hope for Justice is seeking an empowering and well organized Survivor Advocate to join our Nashville team. As the Survivor Advocate you will manage a small caseload of clients with diverse needs while empowering them by providing a clear overview of their rights and entitlements as well as their options and choices. You will work with relevant support agencies to facilitate referrals while establishing good working relationships with those key agencies and services.
The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, show attention to detail and demonstrate excellent relationship management skills. This role requires someone who is able to communicate effectively and to be flexible in dealing with out-of-hours emergencies and managing caseloads of survivors at different stages of their individual journeys. This person should also be trauma informed and culturally competent.
We are so excited for the growth coming in Tennessee! Hope for Justice offers a flexible working environment with a leadership team that focuses on the work/life balance and mental health of their employees. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity, than Hope for Justice may be the place for you!
For more information, please download the role profile at the bottom of the advert.
· Manage a small caseload of clients with diverse needs, some that will require significant and complex advocacy.
· Monitor relevant changes to legislation and policy and their impact on survivors of modern slavery to ensure accurate advice provision.
· Empower survivors by providing a clear overview of their rights and entitlements in a culturally sensitive and trauma informed manner, providing options and choices.
· Provide individual risk assessments and safety planning for survivors.
· Facilitate referrals to relevant support agencies - including residential housing; justice associated victim/witness support; immigration, civil compensation, securing personal documents, connecting with mental and physical health professionals, and connecting with any referral partners for other survivor needs as necessary.
· Establishing good working relationships with key agencies and services within the sector to develop strong advice pathways and partnerships.
· Accompany Street Outreach Specialist to outreach activities on an as-needed basis.
· General file management and compliance with professional legal ethics, including confidentiality.
Benefits of working at Hope for Justice: Hope for Justice is committed to supporting our staff’s wellbeing and offers competitive salaries and a range of additional benefits to our staff. This includes:
Medical, dental and vison benefits with employer contributions
Supplemental life insurance
Hybrid and Flexible working environments
4 weeks paid vacation (prorated based on start date)
11 paid holidays
8 accrued sick days
Paid maternity and paternity leave
401(k) with employer match
Professional development opportunities
Employee Assistance Program for staff and their family.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Salary: Up to $60,000 depending on experience
Closing date: November 30th, 2023, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks, in line with our Global background checks policy. Hope for Justice participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme, as part of the referencing process we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.