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Available Job Positions:

Street Outreach Worker, Sisters Program

(2) Clinical Case Managers, Sisters Program


Street Outreach Worker, Sisters Program
Benedict Center Sisters Program is seeking one full-time Street Outreach Worker to provide intervention services and emotional support to women involved in street prostitution and/or illegal drug activity. The goals of the Sisters Program are to: a) increase the health and safety of women involved in the sex trade; b) to create social change from a criminalization response to a public health approach to street prostitution; and c) support improvements in the quality of life in the targeted neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near north and south sides where street prostitution is prominent. Ideal candidate must be outgoing and skilled at communicating openly on sexual topics, without prejudice, with a diverse population.  The candidate must also be able to work a flexible schedule and have the ability to accomplish work goals with a minimum of supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Conduct regular street outreach in specific neighborhoods during times most likely to reach the target population·        
  • Follow prescribed protocols for conducting outreach. Street outreach is conducted in pairs and each outreach worker will be responsible for adhering to protocols 
  • Provide case management and assist women with referrals to community services
  • Conduct follow-up to ensure that referrals are appropriate and effective
  • Submit monthly outreach reports to Program Director and work with staff to develop tracking system for reaching clients for follow-up
  • Interact with local community members and other service providers including criminal justice professionals
  • Participate in professional development in-services and staff meetings
  • Motivate women to engage in behaviors that will increase their safety
  • Share information about the Sisters Program and the Drop-In Centers and encourage women to join the program voluntarily
  • Link women to community resources for food, shelter, HIV/STD testing and health care
  • Responsible for making decisions during outreach that are in the best interest and safety of staff, agency, and clients
  • Represent the Sisters Program at agency, community, and stakeholder meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Clinical Case Manager, Sisters Program
Provides crisis and on-going case management for clients at the Sisters Program drop-n center, which provides support services and advocacy to women in street prostitution due to survival sex and/or sex trafficking. The goals of the Sisters Program are to: a) increase the health and safety of women involved in street prostitution; b) to create social change from an criminalization response to a public health approach to street prostitution; and c) support improvements in the quality of life in the targeted neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near north and near south sides where street prostitution is prominent.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Maintains a regular onsite presence at Sisters Program Drop-In Center, providing crisis and on-going case management services. 
  • Assist in ensuring the Drop-In Center provides a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for program participants.
  • Co-facilitates evidence-based curriculums and groups that are conducted with participants.
  • Conduct program orientation and intake sessions with new clients
  • Administer program assessments to new and current clients; work with clients to develop program schedules, treatment plans, and plan reviews
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the program director and clinical supervisor
  • Meet with clients individually on a weekly basis and/or as needed to identify needs, facilitate referrals to community resources, assist clients in setting personal goals and monitor progress and achievement of these goals
  • Complete all case file documentation
  • Under the supervision of the Program Director, provide support and advocacy to clients involved in Municipal Court, Circuit Court, and/or Family court
  • Develop collaborative relationships with staff of other community agencies in order to provide client with coordination of care services
  • Attend program staff meetings, staffing with system partners, and in-service trainings and staff development opportunities
  • Provide hospitality to all drop-in center participants and greets all new program participants individually to welcome them to the program
  • Maintains strong and supportive relationships with program participants to address their basic needs, personal growth and attainment of personal goals.   
  • Empowers program participants to play an active role in program development, evaluation and advocating for policy and system change.
  • Collaborates with other agency leaders and program staff to ensure that women are successfully linked to other Benedict Center program activities that will support their growth and independence.

Bilingual speaking English and Spanish preferred.
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


For a more detailed job description, contact Kathy at kbauer@benedictcenter.org

To apply: email resume and cover letter to Kathy at kbauer@benedictcenter.org