This is a full-time position initially funded through June 30, 2020 (with possibility of 3 year renewal.)
NJP is a statewide team law firm and the FWU staff work in close cooperation with program attorneys, staff and other providers to bring high quality representation and a broad range of advocacy tools to address client needs in multiple forums.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and worker and immigrant rights. The ability to establish trust and connections with low-income client communities along with a strong interest in conducting outreach is needed. Prior experience working with farm workers is preferred. Spanish language proficiency is required including excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish. Basic computer skills are necessary, including use of Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with PowerPoint and Publisher is a plus. Strong organizational skills are also required, including maintenance of physical and electronic files. The ability and willingness to travel and work evenings during the agricultural seasons is necessary; must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
The Trafficking Outreach Worker will have the following responsibilities:
• Conduct in-person visits to farmworker housing sites, laundromats, and other gathering places to share information about trafficking, taking time to develop trust with potential trafficking victims.
• Respond to calls from potential trafficking victims from rural Washington State.
• Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with social service providers, client groups and other community resources in target communities to address labor exploitation and trafficking.
• Conduct community presentations to assist community members in identifying trafficking victims
• Represent NJP in the community: attend outreach events, network with other service providers, make appropriate referrals for legal assistance
• Assist the labor tracking attorney in providing legal assistance to labor trafficking survivors by interviewing clients, drafting declarations and organizing information in both physical and electronic files.
• Complete outreach reports and maintain a data reporting system.
• Understand the legal concepts of labor trafficking and communicate them simply to clients.
• Understand the role of outreach worker as a representative of a legal office and conduct oneself accordingly.
NJP has an organizational commitment to fight racism and to incorporate equity and inclusion in both the work we do and work environment we create. All staff are expected to uphold this commitment and approach their role with a desire to learn and grow in this area.
Salary Range: Starting salary is based upon years of experience, with an annual salary range starting at $42,392. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% paid employee health premiums and significant premium shares for family health premiums, as well as generous time off.
Hours of work: Typical working hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday, but schedule may vary during agricultural seasons when evening work is expected.
Application Deadline: February 5, 2020
Individuals needing a reasonable accommodation for the application or interview process or for more information about the project should contact Victoria Hester at 206-707-0998.