Employment Opportunities

All positions are open until filled.

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is currently seeking candidates to join our diverse staff in the following positions:

Division/Department: Shelter
Reports to: Shelter Operations Manager; Shelter Direct Services Manager, when necessary.

Summary: The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence works to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities. The Shelter Overnight/Weekend Staff is responsible for maintaining the daily operations of ATASK’s domestic violence shelter during nights and weekends (mornings and nights). This is an exciting opportunity for those looking for hands-on experience in Social Justice and Non-Profit Organizations.

Shifts:

  • Overnight & Holiday Night (8:00p.m. to 8:00 a.m.)
  • Weekend & Holiday Day (8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. & 2:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.)
  • Due to emergencies, crises and client needs, extended hours and flexibility may be required


Duties include but are not limited to:

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Be a comprehensive advocate and role model of all Program rules, protocols and procedures.
  • Perform required duties within appropriate time frames according to duty log.
  • Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled individual supervision, staff meetings, and ongoing professional development meetings and trainings.
  • Facilitate communication between Staff and promote effective and dignified service delivery to clients by maintaining confidential records and summary logs (maintain accurate and timely reports of incidents).
    • Work in conjunction with Shelter Day Staff to coordinate provision services and resources to meet guests' needs, which includes effectively reporting in writing to facilitate communication with Supervisors, Day Staff, Interns/Volunteers, and Primary Advocates when any issue arises.
  • Document and report on services in accordance with established shelter guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hotline Responsibilities

  • Manage the 24-hour hotline.
    • Provide emotional support, safety planning, crisis intervention and referrals for hotline callers.
    • Follow-up with hotline callers from previous shift(s) when appropriate.
    • Complete intake process with callers seeking emergency shelter when the Shelter Program has vacancies.

Community-Building Responsibilities

  • Provide supportive services for program participants during all hours, as needed.
  • Provide crisis prevention/intervention and supportive listening to Program Participants during all hours.
  • Form relationships with residents by building rapport and maintaining a positive sense of community.
  • Provide appropriate referrals to community services and provide information on the use of these services.
  • Greet new Program Participants and orient them to the Shelter Program.
    • Prepare guest rooms and offer resources and support.
  • Ensure the shelter is welcoming, responsive and supportive of the experiences and needs of all Program Participants.
  • Coordinate and initiate in-house activities with children, families, and/or adults (Day shift).
  • Preserve and uphold the Shelter’s Confidentiality Policy.
  • Effectively and appropriately respond to crises according to Program protocols and procedures.
  • Assist in ensuring the safety and security of guests by maintaining purview over the activities in the shelter, routinely assessing for safety, and reporting all problems or concerns appropriately in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate, participate and involve Program Participants in the daily maintenance, care and cleanliness of the shelter.
    • Ensure full execution of Chores by Program Participants. Be prepare to undertake the chore duty if, for whatever reason, it cannot be completed by the Program Participant(s).
    • Be able to triage maintenance issues first before bringing them to the attention of Day Staff.
    • Distribute supplies and resources, when necessary.
    • Assist in the upkeep of food pantry, linen supply area, and clothing donations room. Sort and store donations.
    • Maintain a clean, uncluttered, safe physical environment in the shelter for Program Participants.
  • Represent ATASK in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Provide Childcare when appropriate.
  • Transport clients when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent.
  • Finish state-required 40-hour Domestic Violence Training provided by the agency (not required upon entry).
  • Flexible nights and weekend schedule.
  • Must be committed to ATASK’s mission to eradication of domestic violence and strengthening of Asian families and communities.
  • Have an interest in domestic violence, trauma, women’s issues, children, social justice and advocacy and the ability and desire to work with diverse populations including non-English speaking families, the LGBT community, and individuals with histories of substance abuse and/or mental health challenges.
  • Interest in domestic violence, trauma, women’s issues, children, social justice and advocacy.
  • Demonstrates crisis intervention, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working in a residential facility and/or with domestic violence survivors.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Bilingual English and Asian language speaking (preferred).  Translation and Interpretation is expected.
  • Excellent written, oral, communicative and interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task.
  • Current driver’s license and access to vehicle.
  • CPR/First Aid certified (not required upon entry).
  • CORI check upon offer of hire.
  • Have a sense of humor.


FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:
Perrie Mo
Shelter Manager
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2359
Email:  perrie@atask.org

Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



TITLE: Youth Education Coordinator, Full Time

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Education and Outreach

REPORTS TO: Director of Education and Outreach


SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Education and Outreach, and working closely with other agency staff, the Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating youth and adult education and outreach about violence prevention to Asian immigrant and Asian American communities. The Youth Education Coordinator is responsible for managing the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), the agency’s after-school and summer youth program. YEP is a program designed to engage teens in addressing violence through leadership development, community organizing, and awareness-building. Using an empowerment model, YEP aims to create a space for youth to become agents of change against the systems of oppression causing domestic and dating violence. In leading YEP, the Coordinator’s duties include facilitating the education material, maintaining and updating the curriculum and activities, and supporting/supervising the youth leaders. Outside of YEP, other responsibilities include managing the YEP Alumni Program, developing effective educational strategies, community organizing and outreach, and developing workshops/curricula for high school youth and college students. The Coordinator will also work closely with other Education and Outreach staff to implement prevention strategies, cultural competency and domestic violence trainings, and the Engaging Men and Boys Prevention Project.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, implement and maintain strategies with objective of long-term prevention of domestic violence to Asian immigrant and Asian American communities, especially targeting Asian-identified youth.
  • Coordinate the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) and the YEP Alumni Program, including pre- and post-program planning, curriculum development, recruitment of youth, creation and collection of evaluation tools, and outreach.
  • Supervise and support youth. Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Providing guidance, leadership development, and mentorship using trauma-informed practices.
    • Connecting to and referring youth to appropriate social services.
    • Understanding mandatory reporting duties under MA law.
  • Work closely with government agencies, funders, and other organizations who support the YEP program and hire youth for YEP and the Alumni Program.
  • Maintain, update, and deliver workshops from the Teen and College Dating Violence (TDV) curriculum.
  • Coordinate and deliver domestic violence education presentations and trainings to youth and adult community members.
  • Assist in conducting regularly scheduled cultural competency and domestic violence trainings for service providers, including healthcare providers, educators, and community agencies, amongst others.
  • In coordination with other staff, connect ATASK services to community members. Build lasting collaborations with schools, universities, community agencies, service providers, healthcare centers, faith leaders, law enforcement, etc.
  • Assist the Outreach and Prevention Coordinator in the planning and implementation of the Engaging Men and Boys project.
  • Assist in maintaining a system of data collection for grant and agency reporting.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology, or related field preferred.
  • 2-4 years of work experience in DV or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience in human services field.
  • 1-2 years of work experience working with youth in educational setting.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification highly desirable.


SKILLS AND OTHER ABILITIES:


  • Must be very fluent in English (in reading, writing and speaking).
  • Preferred fluency in at least one Asian language (preferably in reading and writing as well).
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Strong skills in both education facilitation and content design, including but not limited to workshops, presentations, interactive activities, and service learning models.
  • Strong intrapersonal and outreach skills.
  • Valid driver’s license/vehicle insurance and reliable transportation preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Self starter and self motivated with attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle stress and meet work deadlines.
  • The ideal candidate should have a commitment to social justice, including issues specific to immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradicating domestic violence and strengthening Asian communities.
  • Flexibility to work some nights and weekends.


PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO:

Jennifer Ho
Director of Education and Outreach
jennifer.ho@atask.org


Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Youth Education Coordinator, Full Time

Title: South Asian Case Manager/Advocate (Full-Time Position, 35 hours/week)

Division/Department: Community Based Services (CBS) - Boston

Reports to: CBS Program Manager

Hours: This position is within our Community Based Services Program located in Boston and primarily serves local clients; though services extend throughout Massachusetts and occasionally bordering states to provide needed services to victims, survivors and their children.   Hours are typically weekdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with possible after hours and weekend work.

Summary:

The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities, and to provide hope to survivors.  The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for victims, survivors and their children and will work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Asian and general community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide culturally competent, trauma informed services to victims or domestic violence
  • Provide direct services to clients:  including safety planning, crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy
  • Assist and accompany clients (and their children) to court, legal appointments, health care, public benefits, social/community agencies relative to client short, and long-term stabilization goals
  • Provide service and supportive counseling in client’s native language as needed
  • Accurately and effectively, provide translation and interpretation on clients (and children’s) behalf as needed
  • Make referrals, network, and directly advocate with other agencies to assist clients in achieving safety and stabilization goals
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and goal planning with clients
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services update database and prepare periodic reports
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and trainings
  • Answer hot line calls: ascertain caller’s needs; provide supportive listening, crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence, resources and inter-agency and external referrals
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as needed
  • Represent agency at meetings with community collaborators and other community events as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and Hindi, Nepali or other South Asian dialects
  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • At least two years of prior Advocacy experience
  • At least two years of prior case management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma preferred
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems preferred
  • Ability to work with survivors and/or their children in crisis situations
  • Committed to ending a culture of domestic violence
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Working knowledge of MS office suite
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, and access to a vehicle, not required


FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Pang
Finance and Administration Coordinator
Email: rebecca@atask.org



Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Chinese Advocate/Case Manager (Full Time Position, 35 hours/week OR Part time, 21 hours/week)

Division/Department: Community Based Services (CBS)

Hours:  Typically, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Due to emergencies, crises and client needs, there may be ‘off-hours’ at times; some flexibility to work an occasional evening or weekend day or night is needed.
Location:  Boston; May require work at offsite partner agency locations.

Summary:  Provides victim advocacy/case management to victims of domestic violence and their children and victims of sexual assault in the Greater Boston area and across Massachusetts as needed. Work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Asian  and general community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Offer support, crisis counseling, case management, and advocacy (legal, system, and personal) to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
  • Intervene in crisis situations, using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
  • Conduct and evaluate appropriate client assessments to determine safety, strengths, skills, needs, and interests.
  • Assist clients to develop and evaluate goals and safety plans based on on-going assessment and review and update these plans on a regular basis.
  • Make referrals, network and directly advocate with other agencies to assist clients in receiving needed services and planning for safety.
  • Consistently document interaction, referrals, advocacy, and outcomes on the behalf of clients.
  • Regularly attend staff meetings, supervision and trainings.
  • Maintain client file records; submit client spreadsheet data and client reports for grants as requested to supervisors.
  • Answer hot line calls and provide information about program services and eligibility requirements to potential clients and referral sources.
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
  • Experience dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Knowledge of local community resources and laws relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Skilled oral and written communication.

Knowledge, Skills and other abilities:

  • Must be very fluent in English (in reading, writing and speaking)
  • Must be fluent in speaking Mandarin and Cantonese (preferably in reading and writing as well)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Strong intrapersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Self starter and self motivated with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle stress and meet work deadlines
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradicating domestic violence and strengthening Asian communities

FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:

Rebecca Pang
Finance and Administration Coordinator
Email: rebecca@atask.org



Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



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