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Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

Job Details

Alton: 1537 Alton Street, Aurora, CO 80010 - Aurora, CO
Full Time: FTE 1
$18.89 - $28.33 Hourly


Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aurora Mental Health & Recovery (AMHR) and is seeking a Human Trafficking Victim Advocate (preference will be given to bilingual candidates that speak English/Spanish) responsible for providing direct services and case management to victims of human trafficking with the City and County of Denver, CO.


$2,000 Sign On Bonus Available! *Not eligible for PRN candidates, internal employees, and re-hired employees within 90 days from separation.

Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Paid in two installments: 50% on first paycheck, 50% on paycheck following 6-month anniversary.


About the role.

This is a full-time Victim Advocate role that is responsible for providing direct services and case management to victims of crime within Colorado to specialized within the immigrant/refugee communities. The advocate will provide mobile advocacy, outreach in these specific communities, and administrative tasks such as record-keeping and report writing of client services and data. Under general supervision from Victim Advocate Manager, this position must work well independently and with teams, while providing excellent, respectful, and confidential customer service and victim advocacy skills which supports APDC mission and values. The Victim Advocate will build relationships with various service provider agencies and advance a policy agenda within the criminal justice system or victim advocacy that will benefit the AAPI, immigrant, and refugee communities in Colorado.


Salary for this role. Starting wage is based on experience and company equity.

  • $18.89 - $28.33 hourly


Bilingual Language Differential Pay. Rate depends on language requirements for the position and candidate's fluency.

  • 5% of base salary up to a maximum of $3,000/year


About the team.

The victim assistance department is a grant funded, service provider of free and confidential case management to all victims of crime in Colorado. Our department serves all victims of crimes with the state of Colorado, which includes those under the Victims Right Act (VRA) and non-VRA crime victims from the immigrant and refugee communities. The victim assistance department provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate prevention and follow-up services to marginalized communities who may be victims of various crimes by addressing emotional, mental and physical needs to stabilize their lives, enhance safety and security, and enable successful interactions with the criminal justice system as needed.



  • Provide case management and direct services through mobile advocacy, support, safety planning, and criminal justice advocacy based on victims needs and assessments.
  • Provide immediate crisis assistance as well as support in identifying short-term and long-term needs of the client.
  • Work with client and their family to develop safety plan.
  • Connect client and their family with appropriate and available resources including housing support, employment resources, education and advocacy in criminal justice system/processes, and emergency funds.
  • Oversee and maintain confidential client records.
  • Provide biweekly case updates to the Victim Advocate Director.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with court, law enforcement, and victim assistance agencies.
  • Participate and offer outreach efforts to communities within the marginalized communities in CO.
  • Provide coverage at primary APDC offices as well as satellite offices as needed.
  • Assist in monitoring and recording data and progress towards program goals and objectives.
  • Provide appropriate referral information to victims.
  • Attend and participate in training opportunities directly related to the position as they are made available.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested by the Victim Assistance management.
  • This position is required to be on call for the 24-hour crisis line on a rotating basis with the other staff from Victim Assistance Department.
  • Expected travel time 65%, mileage reimbursement is available.


About you.

The ideal candidate has a knowledge of victim advocacy, trauma, and crisis intervention. Can work independently with minimal guidance and with a sense of urgency. Has a valid Colorado drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle. Bilingual preferred.



  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, or related field
  • Or Bachelor's Degree in unrelated field with at least one year of behavioral health experience (including work as a case manager, addiction tech/specialist work, behavioral health specialist, residential counselor, family support specialist, and/or in victim advocacy/support).
  • Must have experience with case management and data collection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of victim advocacy, trauma, and crisis intervention
  • Preference will be given to candidates that are bilingual
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to execute independent judgment with minimal guidance and meet established deadlines in a fast-paced, high output environment.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills are a necessity.
  • Ability to listen and respond professionally.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistical data maintenance and report writing.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and determine an appropriate course of action.
  • Strong computer and analytical skills, utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Requires possession of a valid Colorado Driver License, access to reliable vehicle and adequate car insurance


Required Vaccinations and TB Test.

AMHR has prioritized the health and safety of our clients and staff and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, receive an annual influenza (flu) shot, and receive negative TB test results prior to their first day of hire. Proof of both vaccinations and negative TB test will be required upon your first day of employment. Medical and religious exemptions may be requested for either COVID 19 vaccine, annual flu shot or TB test.



  • Health insurance: Kaiser
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts (dependent care & health care)
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage*
  • 403(b) retirement plan which provides 100% vesting immediately, and matching contributions up to 4% after one year of employment
  • Accrued Vacation pay up to 12 days and accrued Sick Pay up to 12 days per year, plus 10 Paid Company Holidays, and 2 floating holidays (hours calculated pro-rata basis based on full-time equivalency)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability*

*Eligible for benefit if working 30 hours per week or more


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values.

Mission: Deeply rooted in our diverse community, we deliver state-of-the-art care and meaningful outcomes that impact emotional well-being and addiction recovery.

Vision: To foster hope and healing through compassionate, quality care.

Core Values: Passionate caring; Rising to the challenge; Honoring and respecting all persons; Believing in resilience; Putting clients and community first; Commitment to collaboration and teamwork


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health & Recovery and subsidiaries (AMHR) are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.


Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.

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