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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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Co-Manager: Operations
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2359

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

This position is within our Community Based Services (CBS) program located in Boston, and primarily serves local clients; though services extend throughout Massachusetts 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.  This position reports to the Community Based Services Manager.

ATASK’s mission 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 of 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 hotline 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

•    Fluency (speaking, reading, and writing) in English and Vietnamese
•    Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
•    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 or MS Office suite
•    Valid driver’s license preferred, and access to a vehicle, not required

Email or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Rukmini Karki, BA. LLB, MA
CBS Program Manager & ESOL Program Coordinator
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
Email:  rkarki@atask.org
Fax:  (617) 338-2354

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

Division/Department:  Education & Outreach
Reports to:  Director, Education and Outreach


Under the direction of the Director, Education and Outreach, and working closely with other agency staff, the Outreach and Prevention Coordinator is responsible for providing outreach and raise awareness about domestic violence in Asian immigrant and Asian American communities, with particular focus on the Greater Lowell areas.
The candidate will be responsible for networking and building collaborative partnerships with the community and its service providers. S/he will be in charge of the Cambodian outreach and providing Toolbox trainings and educational workshops as well as participate in general outreach activities on behalf of ATASK. This position requires a candidate who is fluent in Khmer, and will be based out of ATASK’s Lowell Asian Initiative Against Domestic Violence, which is located in Lowell, MA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify community resources to address domestic violence in the Cambodian community, including but not limited to: outreach to Lowell Police Department, community agencies, identifying key leaders in the community, and planning community initiatives
  • Conduct regularly scheduled cultural competency and domestic violence trainings for service providers , which includes but is not limited to the Lowell Police Department, Lowell Community Health Center and Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
  • Provide community-based education to Lowell’s Cambodian community and connect ATASK services to community members
  • Outreach to Lowell and Greater Lowell communities
  • Create and maintain relationships with Lowell program funders
  • Create and maintain relationships with program partners, faith leaders and community leaders
  • Provide outreach to youth programs, schools, parents, and local service providers for the TDV Program
  • Compile reports and collect data for teen dating violence workshops


  • College degree preferred
  • 2 years of work experience in DV or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience in human services field

Knowledge, Skills and other abilities:

  • Must be fluent in English (in reading, writing and speaking)
  • Must be very fluent in Khmer (preferably in reading and writing as well)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Strong public speaking/workshop facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal 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 an appreciation for diversity and for women's issues specific to immigrant and refugee communities
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradicating domestic violence and strengthening Asian communities

FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Ho
Director of Education and Outreach
Email:  jennifer.ho@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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