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

Reports To:  Clinical Director and Executive Director(s)
Accountable With:  Program Team

Job Summary:
The Language Access Program Coordinator is responsible for the operation, development, and evaluation of the ATASK’s new Language Access Program (LAP).  S/he recruits, trains, and supervises LAP Advocates, and coordinates with ASAP Program Managers and CBS Client Advocates.

Primary Program Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, screen, and select LAP Advocate applicants.
  • Train LAP Advocates. Plan and lead up to 80 hours of Pre-Service Training for LAP Advocate applicants, in collaboration with the Education and Outreach Director Plan and lead professional development and team-building activities at least once a quarter and an all-day retreat annually. Create and continuously improve training curricula and materials.  
  • Manage LAP Advocates. Maintain up-to-date contact information for LAP Advocates. Assign LAP Advocates to cases upon request of Client Advocates. Attend the intake, assessment, and review meetings for each client assigned to an LAP Advocate and other client-focused meetings as requested. Oversee the completion of paperwork by LAP Advocates.
  • Provide guidance and support to LAP Advocates. Resolve problems/concerns of LAP Advocates, Client Advocates, other providers, and community leaders, involving other agency staff as appropriate.  
  • In collaboration with the LAP Advocates from each language group and the Director of Education and Outreach, develop a provider/community outreach plan for that group. Monitor implementation of that plan, partnering with LAP Advocates in carrying out some outreach activities. Evaluate the impact of outreach activities.
  • Build and then maintain ties with community providers and formal and informal leaders related to each target language group.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, undertake planning and related tasks for the expansion of LAP in Year II, including the selection of additional language groups, relationship-building with these groups, and recruitment and selection of additional LAP Advocate applicants.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures for the LAP Program.  Maintain written documentation of these policies and procedures.
  • Create and supervise the use of tools and systems to document program work and impact.
  • Manage the budget for LAP in Year I. Participate in budget development for Year II.
  • Contribute to proposals and reports related to the LAP Program.

  • Primary Organizational Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the LAP Program within ATASK, ensuring effective collaboration and problem-solving at key junctures with other programs, promoting integration of the program within the organization, and contributing to organization-wide planning and evaluation and specific initiatives.
  • Participate in and contribute to staff retreats, staff meetings, trainings, and organizational development activities.
  • Share office duties and general maintenance of office spaces.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and of limited English proficient (LEP) immigrant populations.  
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent in Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field, with a minimum of two years of training and facilitation experience and a minimum of two years of program administration and supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diversity across Asian communities and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse communities (e.g. class, education, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and language).
  • Experience in program coordination, establishing priorities, time management, and managing timely communication across the organization and community. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and effectively contribute to shared program and organizational goals. A cooperative work style, the capacity to appreciate co-workers, and build good working relationships.
  • Demonstrated skill as a trainer, with experience in leading trainings on cultural competency and interpreting desirable.
  • Experience in planning and conducting provider/community outreach.
  • Availability to work weekday evenings and several Saturdays over the year.
  • Ability and willingness to work from agency’s Lowell office at least one day a week.
  • Must have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and clean driving record sufficient to insurance company standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Platforms, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual/bicultural Asian preferred.
  • Experience interpreting in public or non-profit organizational settings.
  • Experience in providing and/or managing domestic violence services, preferably in an organization working with women from a variety of cultures and with varying levels of English language proficiency.

  • E-mail or Fax Resumes to:

    Rebecca Pang
    Finance and Administration Coordinator
    P.O. Box 120108
    Boston, MA 02112
    Tel:  617-338-2350
    Email:  rebecca@atask.org

    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 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.

    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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