New Jersey Client Services Fellowship, Summer 2014

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Polaris Project
P.O. Box 32489
Newark, NJ
Application Deadline: May 2, 2014
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 06/02/14 — 08/15/14

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Description

To Apply to the Polaris Project Fellowship Program, Visit:
http://www.polarisproject.org/about-us/fellowship-program/fellowship-positions


Position Description:

The Client Services Fellow is an invaluable member of the Client Services team in New Jersey. The Fellow will work alongside staff to provide assistance to the survivors of human trafficking that we serve at our office. The main focus of the Fellowship will include overseeing the Drop-in Center, providing case management support, and assisting with programmatic and administrative tasks.

The Fellowship is a part-time position operating on an alternative work schedule on Tuesday through Saturday.


Values Statement:

The work of Polaris Project is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. The work of Polaris Project is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values here.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

As a vital member of the New Jersey team, the fellow responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Accompanying clients to appointments and providing transportation assistance;
Assisting clients with employment, housing, education and translation;
Providing support in developing and facilitating client enrichment programs;
Maintaining and updating the resource database;
Soliciting in-kind donations for survivor necessities such as clothes and toiletries;
Coordinating client and volunteer appointments; and
Acting as a first responder to conflicts that may arise in the Drop-in Center.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

Strong conflict-resolution and problem- solving skills;
Extremely reliable, and organized;
Ability to follow directions with attention to detail; self-starter;
Thrives under minimal supervision, but works well in a team-driven atmopshere;
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills;
Non-judgmental, and is able to connect with a large range of populations and personalities;
Exhibits ease in unexpected situations and maintains focus in an unpredictable environment; and
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with diverse and/or disadvantaged populations, at-risk youth, or survivors of violence/trauma, such as domestic violence or sexual assault;
Educational background in social work;
Flexible schedule including availability on some evenings/weekend;
Experience working with foreign national populations; and
Proficiency in Spanish.

How To Apply

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