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:  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: 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.

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

Summary:

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

Qualifications:

  • 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:
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.

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