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:

Under the supervision of the Co-Executive Director, the LAP Coordinator is responsible for the development and management of the Language Access Program (LAP), operating at the Boston, Lowell, and Worcester sites. Primary work hours will be commensurate with standard office hours, M-F, 9-5. However, extended, weekend, and emergency hours are expected. This position is based in Boston but will involve regular travel to Worcester to provide general support and oversight to staff there.

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 language access and immigrant rights, and be able to think critically and creatively to strengthen the program and foster program growth.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage part-time Navigators in Boston, Worcester, and Lowell to ensure responsive, efficient, quality care for clients. Assign cases and coordinate schedules. Participate in client-focused meetings with other agency staff.
  • Provide guidance and support to Navigators through regular supervision. Resolve problems/concerns of program staff, other providers, and community leaders, involving other agency staff as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain ties with community providers and formal and informal leaders related to each targeted language group. Undertake community outreach activities independently and in partnership with Navigators in order to create awareness of ATASK services, encourage referrals of victims, and recruit additional Navigators.
  • Strengthen policies, procedures, and tools for the LAP program in collaboration with other agency staff.
  • Track, update, and evaluate program effectiveness and outcomes.
  • Input Navigator work in ATASK’s database and monitor database activity for new LAP clients
  • Participate in planning and related tasks for the expansion of the LAP Program, in collaboration with the co-Executive Director and other agency staff.
  • Contribute to grant proposals and reports, and assist with budget management.
  • Represent the LAP program within ATASK, and contribute to organization-wide fund-raising, planning, evaluation, and to specific other initiatives.
  • Recruit, interview, and select LAP Client Navigators
  • Plan and lead LAP Navigator training and Client Advocate LAP training. Plan and lead monthly professional development and team-building activities for Navigators. Create and continuously improve training curricula and materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and immigrants with limited English proficiency.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent in Education, Social Work, Public Health, or related field, with a minimum of one year of program management experience.
  • Experience in program coordination, establishing priorities, time management, and managing timely communication across an organization and community. Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse communities (e.g. class, education, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, and language).
  • 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.
  • Availability to work occasional weekday evenings and Saturdays over the year.
  • Ability and willingness to work from agency’s Lowell and Worcester offices several times per month and from the Boston office on other days.
  • Must have a valid MA Driver’s License and clean driving record sufficient to insurance company standards.
  • Must have access to a vehicle at least two weekdays each week.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


Please send cover letter and resume to Monique Baumont at mbaumont@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 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.





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