Overview: The LACAC Care Coordinator Advisor will perform functions related to internal human trafficking efforts within Children Advocacy Center’s across the state of Louisiana, supervision and management of the Regional Care Coordinators, providing ongoing assistance and development of statewide care coordination, and additional Children Advocacy Center network activities. The Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative-Accessibility Initiative (LCYTC AI) is a multi-year project administered by the Governor’s Office and funded by the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime that will aim to improve outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. The vision for the LCYTC AI is a cohesive, statewide care coordination model of multidisciplinary teams that ensure that all children in Louisiana regardless of their location or identity-have access to a comprehensive continuum of care. The values of the LCYTC AI project are accessibility, collaboration, continuity, equity, survivor-centered, and sustainability. To learn more about the LCYTC, visit https://www.lacacs.org/lcytc.
Full-time Employee (40 hours/week). Reports to the Director of Special Projects of Care Coordination at LACAC and the Program Director of the LCYTC-AI project. Hybrid-expected to come into the office a minimum of 2 days a week, must live in Louisiana. Office based in the Slidell, Louisiana.
Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative
• Collaborates with stakeholders and works with LCYTC-AI’s Program Director and the LCYTC team to develop and implement a coordinated statewide strategy for human trafficking response through a Statewide Care Coordination process.
• Provide direct guidance, support, and technical emergent and/or ongoing assistance to Regional Care Coordinators and Human Trafficking Liaisons. Provides statewide support in the strategic planning, implementation, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance, and improvement of the CAC and multi-disciplinary care coordination process response to respond to victims of human trafficking. Assists with protocol and process development.
• Facilitate meetings, ongoing conference calls, and other activities to uphold and strengthen the statewide network of coordinators.
• Assists LCYTC-AI’s Program Director and the LCYTC team in the planning, implementation, and the follow-up activities for statewide human trafficking training and events. Train CACs or Multi-disciplinary team partners throughout the region on human trafficking and promising practices around trauma-informed interventions for victims. Support ongoing education about accessibility, inclusion, and cultural competence.
• Works with the LCYTC-AI team and Governor’s Office to develop activities to increase awareness, engagement, and support of the Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative Accessibility Initiative.
• Provides support and guidance toCACs and partner agencies for implementation of screening and training protocols, with an emphasis on identifying victims from underserved and under identified communities.
• Conduct ongoing check-ins and travel to complete site visits with each regional Care Coordinator across the state.
• Oversee LACAC’s centralized intake for referrals of care coordination and disseminate them across the state to the appropriate region.
Implementation of Act 662
• Assist in the expansion of the network of LCYTC Care Coordinators as outlined in Act 662.
• Onboard and manage new members of the LCYTC Care Coordination network.
Growth and Development of CACs
• Coordinate any additional statewide special projects as assigned by the Director of Special Programs.
• Boost and manage social media presence to increase knowledge of accessible victim services by CACs.
• Coordinates projects and opportunities for statewide awareness campaigns related to CACs and child abuse prevention.
Reliable transportation is essential as travel is a core function of this position. The individual must be willing to travel throughout the state as well as to national conferences for professional development when possible. LACAC will provide reimbursement for travel expenses in accordance with state and federal travel regulations.
Hiring Pay Range: $55,000 -$60,000. Pay commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package including 401k, health/vision/dental insurance, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and professional development opportunities.
The position of Projects Supervisor requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s Degree or three (3) years of demonstrated success in a similar position is preferred. The person in this position should possess the aptitude to sustain and cultivate relationships with statewide partners.
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
• Knowledge of the dynamics of human trafficking and the system response and challenges for victims.
• Ability to be innovative and self-motivated.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Aptitude to identify challenges while implementing effective solutions.
• Ability to be detail-oriented and familiar with compliance requirements for federal funding including grant management and program budgeting.
• Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Strong qualities of leadership and the ability to quickly and thoughtfully respond to program needs as they emerge.
• Knowledge of and experience working within multidisciplinary team response and child abuse intervention.
• Experience managing grant-funded programs.
• Employment experience within CACs, child welfare, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, juvenile justice, mental health or related fields.
• Experience developing and sustaining relationships and facilitating meetings with a diverse range of stakeholders.