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 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: Finance
Department: Finance and Administration
Reports To: Manager of Finance and Administration
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

Summary:
Assists with the efficient and effective administration of the Asian Task Force office, maintain accurate finance database records, coordinate volunteers and provide direct administrative and clerical support to the Executive Director and Finance Manager by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains accurate journals, ledgers and books of account, including the preparation of general journal entries, cash receipts and vouchers.
  • Makes daily deposits for all organizations and prepares and distributes daily cash reports.
  • Processes accounts payable.
  • Reconciles bank statements for all organizations; Updates accounts receivable.
  • Provides overall administrative, secretarial and clerical support to the Executive Director and Finance Manager.
  • Works with development department and finance manager on grants administration and processing donations.
  • Assists Director of Finance with audit preparation including invoice organizing, In Kind donation summaries, collecting board meeting information and reconciling QuickBooks information.
  • Maintains personnel and fiscal files and files as needed and makes sure all files are kept in order.
  • Updates internal Finance binders and folders.
  • Reads postage meter monthly.
  • Researches online for investments and new accounting software
  • Orders general office supplies.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Ability:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.

Education/Experience:
Bachelor‘s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:

  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Sense of humor, nice
  • Ability to work respectfully in a multicultural environment, bi-lingual in Asian Multiple tasks
  • Commitment to our mission of preventing of domestic violence in Asian families and Communities.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EOE

Please submit cover letter and resume by email only to:

Chanthy Khuon, Finance and Administration Manager:  chanthy@atask.org

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:  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 programs and 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 Vietnamese (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.

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