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

Job Description:
The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is a non-profit agency that provides shelter and advocacy services to Asian survivors or domestic violence.  ATASK aims to empower its clients to be more independent and self-sufficient through ESOL / Life Skills classes.

The appropriate candidate for this position will have the ability to learn and become sensitive to the unique needs of Asian students impacted by Domestic Violence, and will seek to create a warm, flexible and empowering classroom environment.  ATASK offers traditional classes and online classes with classroom support.  Candidates may apply to teach either or both classes.

Traditional Class:
Teach life skills and ESOL to ATASK clients by following the program’s curriculum, which focuses on practical skills necessary to live in the US and promote student independence.  The curriculum includes four modules annually: Health and Well-being, Employment, Financial Literacy and Knowing the Community.  Beginner-level grammar is taught along with these content themes.  Curriculum should include computer skills education when possible.  Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10 AM to 1:00 PM at our Boston office.  Classes are held from March 2015 to July 2015.  Typically 10 -12 students attend.

Online Class with Classroom Support:
Teach students how to use Englishtown, an online ESOL program, and provide supplemental ESOL classes in a classroom setting.  Duties include monitoring student progress online.  Classes are held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm in Cambridge.  Classes are held from April 2015 to Sept 2015. Typically 10-12 students attend.

Other Teaching Requirements:

  • Teach both whole-group and level-appropriate material to multi-level classes.
  • Develop lesson plans that are largely self-contained in each class, allowing students to benefit if they should miss classes due to personal needs which are multiple in their lives. The emphasis of instruction will be improved speaking and listening, and will avoid sensitive topics such as home life.
  • Participate in trainings, workshops, and/or conferences focusing on ESOL and issues of immigrants and domestic violence to improve professional skills in teaching ESOL classes, and to increase awareness of the issues that affect our clients.


Other Functions and Meetings:

  • Maintain student attendance records, files, and portfolios.
  • Administer TABE test.
  • Administer self-evaluation and class evaluation forms.
  • Submit requests for books or materials to Program Manager.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns who tutor students or assist the ESOL instructor during class.
  • Attend staff meetings, ESOL program meetings or client-related meetings as requested by the Program Manager or Co-Executive Director.
  • Submit program reports to CBS Manager as required by funders.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics or related field strongly preferred.
  • TEFL, TESL or TESOL certification strongly preferred.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with immigrant adult learners strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to adapt teaching techniques to our population strongly preferred.


Compensation:

  • Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • .5 hours of preparation time is paid per hour of class time.  Time spent preparing reports, attending meetings and pursuing professional development is also compensated.


Submit or email your resume and cover letter to:
Rukmini Karki, BA, LLB, MA.
CBS Program Manager
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
Phone: (617) 338-2352
Email:  rkarki@atask.org

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



Division/Department:  Education & Outreach
Reports to:  President

Summary
Under the supervision of the President, the Director of Education and Outreach is responsible for the oversight of all outreach, education and prevention projects and grants, and partnership development.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Designing, utilizing community-focused outreach, education frameworks in violence prevention
  • Creating and implementing training curricula in areas of social service models, cultural competency
  • Designing curricula for youth violence prevention and leadership development using social justice frameworks
  • Directing innovative culturally competent outreach activities
  • Overseeing marketing and outreach projects including development of outreach materials
  • Establishing collaborative relationships with outside providers, community agencies, and funders
  • Creating and incorporating best practices in working with Asian communities affected by DV
  • Tracking, updating and evaluating program effectiveness and outcomes
  • Providing direct supervision and professional development for three full-time program staff
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Managing program and department budgets

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Experience working in the field of domestic violence, and culturally competent service delivery
  • At least two years of experience in outreach, education, program development, managing staff
  • Familiarity with marketing and public relations promotions
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and strong organizational skills essential
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Bilingual in Asian language helpful

Email your resume and cover letter to:
Rebecca Pang
Finance and Administrative 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.

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 Co-Manager: Operations
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.



Division/Department:  Community Based Services (CBS)
Reports to:  CBS Program Manager
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 South 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:

  • Translation and interpretation is a requirement of the job
  • 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:
Dawn Sauma, LICSW; Clinical Director
P.O. Box 120108   Boston, MA 02112
Fax:  (617) 338-2354
Email:  dawn@atask.org

AND

Rukmini Karki, MA International Development, MA Sociology
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2354
Email:  rkarki@atask.org

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

Division/Department:  Shelter
Reports to:  Shelter Direct Services Co-Manager and Shelter Operations Co-Manager

Summary:  The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence works to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities. The Shelter Advocate works closely with the Shelter Co-Managers in maintaining the daily operations of the shelter, providing direct services to families and children, and coordinating the community-building program. The ideal candidate should be a passionate advocate for survivors and their children.  This is an exciting opportunity for those looking for hands-on experience in Social Justice and Non-Profit Organizations.

Hotline Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Follow-up with hotline callers when appropriate.
  • Complete intake process with callers seeking emergency shelter when appropriate.


Community-Building Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Community-Building Program of the shelter: plan in-house activities, field trips and holiday events for shelter families and individuals
  • Run weekly community meetings with shelter residents
  • Train and supervise Senior Assistant(s)
  • Provide child care on as needed basis for residents when they have meetings or appointments
  • Interact with residents and maintain a positive sense of community


Direct Services

  • Orient incoming shelter residents
  • Provide culturally competent and trauma informed services to shelter residents, including safety planning, crisis intervention, case management, and advocacy
  • Collaborate, and communicate with the Community Based advocates and shelter co-managers for the provision of advocacy; meet with them as needed
  • Assist and accompany clients and their children to legal appointments, medical appointments, public benefits appointments, and community agency meetings
  • Provide referrals, network, and collaborate with other community agencies to assist clients in achieving safety and stabilization goals
  • Assist clients with housing search, job search and other needs
  • Teach life skills to house clients on as needed basis (transportation, grocery, computer, library, resume/cover letter, etc.)
  • Effectively and appropriately respond to crises according to Program protocols and procedures
  • Logistically assist clients to transition out of the shelter program as needed
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services, update database, and prepare periodic reports
  • Attend case reviews and trainings
  • Assist with transporting clients


Operations/Administrative

  • Solicit donations, and assist with the pick up and distribution of donations
  • Manage the ordering, pick up and distribution of items from partner agencies such as the Food Bank, Cradles to Crayons, and Circle of Hope
  • Manage the Transportation Assistance project
  • Provide office support (answer phones, organize files, order supplies, conduct errands, etc.)
  • Assist with the physical maintenance of the shelter


Other

  • Attend monthly staff meetings and scheduled supervisions
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as needed
  • Represent ATASK at community meetings and events as needed
  • Represent ATASK in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Schedules

  • Monday to Friday of various shifts: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Possible after hours and weekend work during crisis situations
  • Flexible schedule is expected


Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Preserve our clients’ confidentiality as well as the location of the shelter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attend a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Pass CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check
  • Travel to various locations to transport residents, to deliver materials, and to pick up donations
  • Routinely moves boxes, do nations, and household items weighing up to 50 pounds around the shelter and other locations
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradication of domestic violence and strengthening of Asian families and communities
  • Ability to manage crisis situations and resolve conflicts/issues
  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Must have access to a vehicle
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in English and an Asian language
  • At least two years of prior case management experience
  • Experience working in a residential facility
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Passion for social work and children


Please email your resume and a cover letter toperrie@atask.org or linhvu@atask.org

Division/Department: Community Based Services - Lowell
Reports to: CBS Program Manager

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:  Lowell. 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 Lowell area and across Massachusetts as needed. Work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the South 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.
  • 2-4 years 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:

  • Translation and interpretation is a requirement of the job
  • Must be very fluent in English (in reading, writing and speaking)
  • Must be fluent in speaking Khmer (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:

Dawn Sauma, LICSW; Clinical Director
P.O. Box 120108   Boston, MA 02112
Fax:  (617) 338-2354
Email:  dawn@atask.org

AND

Rukmini Karki, BA, LLB, MA
CBS Program Manager & Legal Advocacy Services
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
(617) 338-2352 ext 221
Email:  rkarki@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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