Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

The Salvation Army - Philadelphia, PA4.0

Full-time$3,100 a month
Position: Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

Department: Philadelphia Social Service Ministries, New Day to Stop Trafficking Program

Availability of Position: Start Janaury 2019

Schedule: Full-Time; Mon-Fri 9-5 pm some nights and weekends required

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Assistant Director of Anti Trafficking and Social Services

Salary and Grade: $1538.46 biweekly; 10 Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
Flexible Spending Accounts
Remitted Tuition Program
Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!
The Human Trafficking Victim Advocate (HTVA) will conduct initial screening and intake of newly identified victims either on site with PPD/SVU and PCA or in the field with the Human Trafficking Response Team. The HTVA is to ensure timely coordination of immediate needs being assessed and met, as well as short term aftercare services/coordinating referrals to victim service network. In addition, the HTVA is to advocate for ongoing trauma informed care and victim center approach to all investigations and prosecutions arising from the Philadelphia Anti Human Trafficking Task Force. The HTVA is to establish and maintain a working relationship with law enforcement, while supporting a case load of clients.

MSW degree or BSW with minimum two years of experience working in human trafficking or a related field (e.g. domestic violence, immigrant rights, workers’ rights) in a role that involves service provision, training, and/or advocacy;
Experience with trauma informed care preferably a working knowledge of Sanctuary Model for Trauma informed services.
Must have an understanding of the issue of Domestic and Foreign Human Trafficking.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel from site to site as may be needed in the performance of duties.
Professional-level communications skills verbal and written.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.
Contact: If you are interested in this position please submit your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

No phone calls please

Released by the Divisional Human Resource Department on December 13, 2018


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 945