Aug 23, 2021

Residential Advocate

$35,500 - $40,500 yearly
  • Selah Freedom
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
Full time Counseling Other Nonprofit Social Work

Job Description

Selah Freedom is a Faith-Based, Regional organization providing education and training throughout the country, as well as teen prevention, outreach, and safe housing in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Selah Freedom's headquarters is located in Sarasota, Florida. Selah Freedom exists to end sex trafficking and bring freedom to the exploited.

Statement of Faith:

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God

revealing the love of God to the world.

2. We believe that there is one God, existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe in the deity and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth and in

His sinless life.

4. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

5. We believe that man and women were created in the image of God in their biological forms.

6. We believe salvation only comes through Jesus.

7. We believe God has called us to live out our faith with care for one another and justice for

the oppressed.

Core Values:

Collaboration, Gratitude, Communication, Balance, Ownership

Job Summary

  • The Residential Advocate is solely responsible for providing support to survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation in our residential program.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all assessments, treatment planning and support services for survivors of sex trafficking to include, but not limited to legal, medical, housing, and mental health.

  • Provide necessary transportation for survivors of sex trafficking to and from a variety of places including, but not limited to, places of employment, medical appointments, classes, and community resources.

  • Attend meetings and trainings requested by the Residential Coordinator.

  • Indirect Services to document victim services information to the database.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education And/or Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Criminology, or other behavioral science, preferred.

  • Participate in continuing education standards including a minimum of eight hours training per year in trauma, substance abuse, and sex trafficking.

  • Experience in a licensed substance abuse treatment program, trauma-informed care program, post traumatic stress program OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Experience working with survivors of sex trafficking is prefered.

  • Experience working in cross-cultural settings.

  • Clean driving record.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

-The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel (frequency), drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and email.

Work Environment

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Schedule

  • Must have flexible schedule and be willing to work some weekend, overnight and holiday shifts.


  • Salary is determined by education and experience level. The above salary information reflects the range that this position's salary will fall within based on those factors.

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