About the Role
Our Daybreak Coordinator will manage the Daybreak House and program built for residents while they are staying in the home. This position will play a critical role in helping individuals bridge the gap between crisis and stabilization on their journey to restoration and healing. Management of the program includes managing the house while residents are living in the program, as well as coordination and oversight of the day-to-day program activities with residents in the house.
Along with the NightLight team, the Daybreak Coordinator will provide relational and practical support to victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking living within the short-term, crisis (or transitional) housing program.
Lead the Daybreak housing program in vision casting, strategy, and execution of both current and future opportunities. (e.g. crisis and transitional housing).
Supervise and perform housing intake assessments with potential residents, which may involve rapid response and intervention in collaboration with other intervention program staff and community partners.
Make determinations about referrals and individuals in need of assistance regarding the appropriate level of assistance for each resident in collaboration with the case management team.
Plan and facilitate daily activities and restorative opportunities for the Daybreak House residents that help them feel safe and move forward in personal goals and needs.
Provide transportation to/from the office, appointments, and other case management related needs of residents in the program on an as-needed basis.
Foster a safe and therapeutic environment within the housing program, which may at times require difficult conversations, discipline, mental health safety assessments, de-escalation, and early release from the program if residents are unable to safely remain.
Participate in weekly case management team meetings to coordinate resources and services for Daybreak participants, including personalized mentoring, discipleship, and need-based plans for residents.
Maintain commitment to confidentiality and recording case notes in a timely manner.
Ongoing growth in knowledge and skill related to the issue of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, trauma-informed care, and best practices in working with individuals in after-care programs.
Ability to engage in varying levels of relationship with referrals and clients; including responding to emails, calls, and texts with compassion, understanding, and healthy boundaries.
Occasional availability outside of office hours for crisis referrals and emergency triage of resident situations. (typically less than 2-3x/month).
Occasional travel, including travel between Springfield and surrounding areas to meet with clients or to provide transportation to appointments.
Willingness to travel to Thailand for professional development with our Bangkok branch every 2-3 years.
This position is full-time (30 – 40 hrs per week) with in-office hours falling primarily Mon – Fri in our Missouri office.
Requirements & Qualifications:
Wholehearted unity with NightLight’s statement of faith, core values, and DNA
Ever-growing personal relationship with Jesus and passion to point others to him
Degree in behavioral sciences field or 2+ years of equivalent experience preferred
Experience working with sex industry survivors in their recovery and/or people in crisis
Demonstrated leadership skills, experience, and passion for leadership
Strong organizational, problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills
Visionary, self-motivated, curious, and eager to take initiative
Sensitivity to complexities of cross-cultural ministry and relationships and a heart to honor the cultural context within which NightLight works; humility to be a learner of other cultures
Ability to work well under pressure and in an ever-changing environment; excited to try new things
About the Company
Our Mission: NightLight is an international organization compelled by love to reach out to, rescue, and restore all those who are negatively impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Our vision is to offer intervention to sexually exploited women and children, to enable them to discover their dignity, and to provide a program of holistic transformation, empowering them to live and work in their community. NightLight operates in both Bangkok, Thailand and Missouri, USA.
Our Team: NightLight is a faith-based organization. In the US, most staff members are responsible for mobilizing a team of financial partners to pray and give for their personal ministry. This is called "raising support" and is a common practice among mission organizations.
Who We’re Looking For: Do you have a passion for bringing light to dark places, for reaching, rescuing, and restoring those impacted by the commercial sex industry, and for sharing the love of God with individuals who have been trafficked or exploited? We can’t wait to talk with you!
"I'm grateful to carry a burdened heart, because now I'm compelled by love to share hope with those finding themselves in despair... to shine light into darkness."
- NightLight Team Member