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

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is looking for a passionate, resourceful, and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Shelter Residential Counselor. ATASK's mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities, and to provide hope to survivors.

Schedule: Overnight shifts are from 8pm to 8am // Weekend and Holiday Shifts are from 8am to 8pm (Day) and 8pm to 8am (Night).

Reports to: Housing Coordinator

Position Summary: The Shelter Residential Counselor is a Full-Time position responsible for maintaining and overseeing the daily operations of ATASK’s emergency domestic violence shelter during week nights, weekends, and holidays.

This is an exciting opportunity for those looking for hands-on experience in social work and advocacy. Additionally, the Shelter Residential Counselor position is suitable for candidates who have daytime jobs, school, or other daytime engagements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer ATASK’s 24-hour hotline calls
  • Assist residents with everyday basic needs
  • Be available to shelter residents when needed
  • Provide emotional support to residents
  • Foster and develop relationships with residents to build a strong sense of community
  • Comprehensively understand and enforce shelter rules, protocols, and procedures
  • Possess a clear understanding of Shelter staff and CBS advocate’s roles – provide support, information, referrals, and collaborate communications between shelter residents and other direct services staff
  • Report in writing and communicate with Housing and Shelter Coordinators when issues arise
  • Prepare bedrooms and assigned kitchen space for new residents
  • Clean bedroom and kitchen space when residents move out
  • Assist with move-ins and move-outs
  • Give shelter tours to new residents and assist them in settling in
  • Perform other duties as required within appropriate time frames according to daily duty log and assignments
  • Ensure security of the house and conduct walk-through periodically
  • Maintain confidential records and summary logs
  • Enforce and oversee community cleaning/chores with residents
  • Maintain cleanliness of the house
  • Address maintenance issues when possible, and report maintenance issues that were not resolved
  • Staff are permitted to sleep during overnight shifts when all the tasks are completed, and are expected to wake up to answer the 24-hour hotline and respond to needs of shelter program participants when needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in distributing donations and other items to clients when necessary
  • Coordinate and initiate in-house activities with families

Requirements

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • Preserve our clients’ confidentiality as well as the location of the shelter
  • Finish state-required 25-hour Domestic Violence Training provided by the agency
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Pass CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and scheduled supervisions
  • Ability to manage crisis situations and resolve conflicts/issues
  • Commitment to ATASK mission of eradication of domestic violence and strengthening of Asian families and communities

*Due to the nature of responsibilities, this role requires coming into the shelter in person. Because of COVID-19, there are several safety measures in place including periodic testing, use of PPE, adherence to CDC guidelines, and avoiding public transportation to and from the shelter. ATASK can assist if applicant does not have access to a vehicle*

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a residential facility and/or with domestic violence survivors
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Conversational ability in an Asian language beneficial, but not required
  • Passion for Social justice
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Flexible schedule to work additional shifts when needed


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:

­­­­­­­­­­Sitara Zoberi

Administration & Operations Coordinator

Email: sitara@atask.org


ATASK is not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time and therefore applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.


ATASK is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, LGBTQ+ community members, immigrants, and refugees to apply. It is ATASK’s policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender, genetic information, natural origin, disability, veteran status, or on basis of any other legally protected category.

The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) is in search of a passionate and dedicated individual to join us as a part-time Vietnamese Advocate/Case Manager in our Community Based Services team.

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 Asian communities and the general community of the Greater Boston area.

Schedule: 24 hours per week (non-exempt); typically, weekdays (M-F) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with flexibility around workdays and possible after hours and weekend work.

Reports to: Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP) Operations Manager and ASAP Clinical Manager

Position Summary: Work as a case manager/domestic violence advocate within our Community Based Services Program. The position is based out of our Boston site serving clients primarily in Greater Boston, Metro West and Southeastern MA, though services extend throughout Massachusetts and occasionally bordering states to provide needed services to victims, survivors, and their children.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Case Management/Advocacy:

  • Provide culturally competent, trauma informed services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Provide direct services to clients: including safety planning, crisis intervention, risk assessment, case management, and advocacy
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and goal planning with clients
  • Assist with and/or accompany clients (and their children) to appointments, meetings and referrals.
  • Provide all service and supportive counseling in a client’s native language where needed.
  • Collaborate with internal and external multidisciplinary teams on domestic violence cases
  • Make referrals, network, and directly advocate with other agencies to assist clients in achieving safety and stabilization goals and seek-out funds needed to stabilize and assist client.
  • 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

Administrative:

  • Maintain current and accurate records of services and data
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and contribute to the ongoing development of ATASK culturally responsive service delivery system
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other cultural and fundraising events or research projects as needed
  • Represent agency at meetings with community collaborators and other community events as needed
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Engage in community outreach and engagement, research collaborations and policy advocacy
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Job description duties are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employer.

Qualification, Strengths, and Skills:

  • Required native proficiency in Vietnamese language (writing, reading & speaking), and fluent in English
  • At least two years of prior advocacy/case management experience, including experience in co-case management and working in a service delivery team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred, but not required
  • Experience providing services to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals from diverse backgrounds required
  • Experience with domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and/or crisis work preferred
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems preferred
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong documentation and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS office suite
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, including the stress of juggling daily tasks, ongoing projects, and crisis support of survivors as it comes up
  • Have a passion for social justice and change
  • Be able to work independently and part of a team
  • Committed to completing ATASK DV training
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle or reliable transportation, and willingness to travel preferred
  • CORI (Criminal Offender Record Inquiry) check upon hire.
  • Committed to ATASK’s mission and goals, and to ending a culture of domestic violence

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. ATASK is not able to provide visa sponsorship at this time and therefore applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.


To apply, email your resume and cover letter to:

Sitara Zoberi

Administration and Operations Coordinator

Email: Sitara@atask.org


Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.


The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, survivors, immigrants and refugees, people of color, LGBQ/T individuals, and people with disabilities to apply. It is ATASK’s policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender, genetic information, natural origin, disability, veteran status, or on basis of any other legally protected category.




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