Do you have a heart to help women heal from the effects of human trafficking and other intense situations? Do you have experience in trauma counseling and a desire to use your gifts in a cross-cultural context? Come serve with this strategic team in Ecuador as they respond to the issue of modern day slavery, poverty and oppression. Significant factors make Ecuador a key location for goers to take action, particularly in the area of modern day slavery. With its open borders, Ecuador is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking. Poverty, corruption, unemployment and lack of education are prevalent, increasing the high risk for sexual exploitation. But Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives, to bind up the broken hearted, and to bring reconciliation and renewal! Through relational ministry, intentionally and respectfully demonstrating the love of Christ who loved us first, this team is helping youth and families at risk experience the transforming power of life in Jesus Christ. Casa Adalia is a home in Ecuador where women who have been rescued from modern day slavery - or are at risk of being trafficked - can experience emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. We are in need of a counselor who can provide Christian guidance and healing, evaluating the women's emotional and spiritual well-being. You would meet regularly with the women as a vital part of their healing process, while also being available for crisis situations. In addition, you would be present to celebrate milestones, birthdays, and holidays with the girls along with the rest of the staff who wish to nurture them through God's love and grace.
Proficient in Spanish, minimum intermediate advanced proficiency level. Has a heart for working with women coming from difficult backgrounds, specifically human trafficking, domestic or childhood abuse, poverty, teenage motherhood, and difficult family situations. Understands the vulnerability of the women in our care and keeps strict confidence of their stories except for sharing with the Director and staff as needed. Able to deal with the often serious struggles of the women while maintaining healthy self-care so as to not experience burn-out.