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

Job Title: Shelter Co-Coordinator
Division/Department: ShelterReports to: ASAP Program and Clinical Managers

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday of various shifts: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Possible after hours and weekend work during crisis situations
  • Flexible schedule is expected

Summary: The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence works to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities. The Shelter Coordinator works closely with the ASAP Program and Clinical Manager in maintaining the daily operations of the shelter, providing direct services to families and children, coordinating the community-building program, and providing back-up to the ASAP Program and Clinical Manager. The ideal candidate should be a passionate advocate for survivors and their children, and comfortable in a leadership role.  This is an exciting opportunity for those looking for hands-on experience in Social Justice and Non-Profit Organizations.

Operations/Administrative

  • Acting in a leadership role, ensure that all aspects of the program run smoothly and respond to any crisis that arises.
  • Consistently and effectively communicate with supervisor on all aspects of shelter activities
  • Ensure clear, detailed, organized, timely and objective record keeping of shelter activities
  • Identify, address, and follow-through with constructive resolution of all issues arising within the shelter, including client and maintenance related issues
  • Provide office support (answer phones, organize files, order supplies, etc.)
  • Train and supervise Senior Assistant(s)
  • Assist in the training and supervision of interns
  • Assist in scheduling of shelter coverage
  • Inventory and purchase of household and office supplies from AllBrand, Staples, etc.
  • Report and resolve maintenance for copiers, computers, cable, phone, washer/dryer, etc.
  • Manage the ordering, pick up, distribution and storage of donated items from partner agencies such as the Food Bank, Birthday Wishes and Circle of Hope
  • Manage the Transportation Assistance and Food Assistance Programs
  • Coordinate physical maintenance of the shelter

Community Living

  • Enforce policies, procedures, protocols of shelter
  • Resolve day-to-day issues and conflicts around community living
  • Teach life skills to shelter clients on as needed basis (transportation, grocery, computer, library, etc.)
  • Provide fair and decisive treatment of all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, etc.
  • Provide reflective listening, empathy, encouragement, accountability and support for all staff and residents

Community-Building Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the Community-Building Program of the shelter: plan in-house activities, field trips and holiday events for shelter families and individuals
  • Run weekly community meetings with shelter residents
  • Interact with residents and maintain a positive sense of community
  • Coordinate volunteer activities (yoga, Tufts Medical, etc)

Direct Services

  • Welcome and orient incoming shelter residents
  • Assist clients to transition out of the shelter program as needed
  • Assist with transporting clients
  • Provide culturally competent and trauma informed services to shelter residents, including safety planning, crisis intervention
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Community Based advocates and ASAP Program and Clinical Manager on client issues; meet as needed
  • Provide housing advocacy and assistance with applications to transitional and permanent housing opportunities
  • Effectively and appropriately respond to crises according to Program protocols and procedures
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services and update database
  • Provide child care on as needed basis for residents when they have meetings or appointments

Children’s Program

  • Assist advocate/case manager with enrollment in daycare, school, afterschool program, summer camp
  • Coordinate with Horizons for the PALS Program; complete and submit related paperwork

Hotline Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Follow-up with hotline callers when appropriate.
  • Complete intake process with callers seeking emergency shelter when appropriate.

Other

  • Attend monthly staff meetings and scheduled supervisions
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as needed
  • Represent ATASK at community meetings and events as needed
  • Represent ATASK in a professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Ability to manage crisis situations and resolve conflicts/issues
  • Preserve our clients’ confidentiality as well as the location of the shelter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attend a 40-hour Domestic Violence Training
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Pass CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check
  • Travel to various locations to transport residents, to deliver materials, and to pick up donations
  • Routinely moves boxes, do nations, and household items weighing up to 50 pounds around the shelter and other locations
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradication of domestic violence and strengthening of Asian families and communities
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Must have access to a vehicle
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have compassion for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, for LEP immigrant populations, and for folx of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Deep cultural understanding of the targeted LEP immigrant community.
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in English and an Asian language
  • At least two years of prior case management experience
  • Experience working in a residential facility
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, orientations, genders, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Nai Saetern, ASAP Program Manager

Email:  nsaetern@atask.org


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title: Chinese Senior Advocate/Case Manager
Division/Department: Community Based Services
Reports to: ASAP Program Manager and ASAP Clinical Manager

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm 
  • Possible after hours and weekend work during crisis situations

Summary

Position is within our Community Based Services Program, and 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. 

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:

Case Management/Advocacy:

  • 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 and seek-out funds needed to stabilize and assist client.
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and goal planning with clients
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services and regularly check and update client database
  • Provide data for periodic grant reports
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and trainings
  • Answer hot line calls: ascertain caller’s needs; provide supportive listening, crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence, resources and inter-agency and external referrals

Administrative:

  • Act as one of the lead case managers of the ATASK Community Based Services Program. Alongside management, ensure that all aspects of the program run smoothly and respond to any crisis that arises.
  • Collaborate with Managers and other Senior CM’s, ensuring that services and operations are functioning smoothly.  Assist in evaluating and improving performance of ATASK direct services. Assist in Strategic Program planning and development.
  • Mentor advocate/case managers, interns and volunteers; and create a positive, productive atmosphere. Participate in hiring and training of new advocates, interns and volunteers
  • Participate in relevant service provider groups, advocacy coalitions, ATASK and community events, and community advocacy and work groups.
  • Engage community leaders on existing and emerging issues related and represent ATASK at outreach and community events.
  • Participate in research and grant development
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in a Chinese language, preferably Mandarin; and fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required
  • At least two years of prior Advocacy experience
  • At least four  years of prior case management experience
  • Be understanding, sensitive to, and have compassion for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, for LEP (limited-English-proficient) immigrant populations, and for folx of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Deep cultural understanding of the targeted LEP immigrant community.
  • Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and child systems
  • 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 (word, excel, power point, etc…)
  • Experience with client database systems, preferred not required
  • Valid driver’s license preferred, and access to a vehicle, not required

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, orientations, genders, and abilities are encouraged to apply.


Email your resume and cover letter to:

Hannah Fowler, ASAP Operations Manager 

Email: hfowler@atask.org


Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.




Job Title: Chinese Advocate/Case Manager (Full Time Position, 35 hours/week, non-exempt)
Division/Department: Community Based Services
Reports to: Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP) Operations Manager and ASAP Shelter/Clinical Manager
Schedule: Typically weekdays (M-F) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with possible after hours and weekend work.

Summary

Position is within our Community Based Services Program, and 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.

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:

Case Management/Advocacy:

  • 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 and seek-out funds needed to stabilize and assist client.
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and goal planning with clients
  • Maintain current and accurate records of services and regularly check and update client database
  • Provide data for periodic grant reports
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and trainings
  • Answer hot line 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 regularly check and update client database
  • Provide data for periodic grant reports
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, case meetings, and trainings
  • 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
  • Assist with community outreach
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent (writing, reading & speaking) in a Chinese language, preferably Mandarin; 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. May be substituted with relevant experience.
  • Experience providing services to Limited English Proficiency (LEP) individuals from diverse backgrounds required
  • Be understanding, sensitive, and have empathy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, LEP immigrant populations and LGBTQ+ community members
  • Ability to work with survivors and/or their children in crisis situations
  • 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
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong documentation and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of MS office suite
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle preferred, but not required
  • Committed to ending a culture of violence 

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of all nationalities, ethnicities, backgrounds, orientations, genders, and abilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Hannah Fowler, ASAP Operations Manager 

Email: hfowler@atask.org

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and LGBTQ+ community members 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.

Job Title: Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator (Full Time Position, 35 hours/week, non-exempt)
Division/Department: Legal Advocacy and Representation Program
Reports to: Managing Attorney
Schedule:  9am-5pm on weekdays, with flexibility for evening and weekend events or activities.

Summary

ATASK is seeking a highly organized, resourceful and creative individual with a strong understanding of social justice to fill the position of Legal Program Coordinator. This position will strengthen ATASK’s capacity to increase family law and immigration legal services in marginalized Asian immigrant communities, with a specific focus on low-income and Limited English Proficient survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner human trafficking. This position will be responsible for coordinating and disseminating legal services best practices and ensure all survivors assisted by ATASK have maximum access to linguistically and culturally competent legal services.

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 committed advocate for immigrant victims, survivors and their children and will work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to survivors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

●        Assist attorneys in implementing legal best practices and compliance with ethical and professional rules
●        Coordinate and facilitate effective and efficient multi-disciplinary collaboration between legal staff, community-based advocates, and shelter-based advocates
●        Identify, establish and nurture relationships with community providers, mainstream legal services, law schools and other external collaborative and referral sources
●        Maintain student internship program, recruit volunteer student interns and volunteer attorneys
●        Generate grant reports, and track outcomes and demographic data
●        Track grant proposal and grant report deadlines, and liability insurance deadlines
●        Organize and conduct outreach and education on ATASK Legal Advocacy and Representation Program services to relevant communities
●        Coordinate logistics of substantive legal trainings, workshops and outreach events
●        Conduct new hire orientation including new hire paperwork
●        Lead administrative responsibilities including maintain appearance of lobby and office supplies
●        Maintain legal resources library, and oversee technology and office equipment
●        Provide interpreting or conduct meetings with legal program clients, as needed
●        Perform other duties as needed, including duties as part of ATASK’s overall staff

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

Qualifications:

●        Bachelor's degree, with 2-4 years of experience in an administrative position
●        Fluency in English and at least one other Asian language with a preference for Mandarin, Vietnamese or Khmer
●        Bi-cultural with a deep cultural understanding of targeted LEP immigrant community preferred
●        Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly communicate logistics to a diverse group of colleagues and partners
●        Outstanding administrative and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
●        Ability to multi-task and complete projects on time and under deadline
●        Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
●        Enthusiasm to learn, be trained and take the lead in maintaining and improving legal database software
●        Ability to work collaboratively as a team and as a self-led individual
●        Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking or trauma preferred, but not required
●        Basic knowledge of legal services, immigration, courts, education, workforce development, mental health, public benefits, and child systems preferred, but not required
●        Ability to work with survivors in time-sensitive crisis situations.
●        Committed to ending a culture of violence.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Simone Bui

Managing Attorney, Legal Advocacy and Representation Program 

Email: simoneb@atask.org

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and LGBTQ+ community members 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.

Job Title: Transitional Housing Advocate
Division/Department: Transitional Housing 
Reports to: ASAP Program and Clinical Manager Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, with flexibility for occasional evening and weekend events and activities.

Summary: The Transitional Housing Advocate will be responsible for the development, programmatic supervision, and delivery of services to all clients of the Transitional Housing Program.  The program has a scattered site model, which places clients in rental units throughout the state.  Duties include:

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:

  • Update screening and intake procedures, contracts, welcome packets, outcome measurement tools and other materials needed for the Transitional Housing Program
  • Identify rental units, and maintain relationship with landlords
  • Screen and accept clients into the program, and provide support in identifying and achieving goals related to housing, education and employment, and independence and self-sufficiency
  • Conduct regularly scheduled visits with clients
  • Communicate with client’s bilingual advocate to ensure quality and consistency of services
  • Serve as a housing resource to the Shelter staff and Community Based advocates
  • Maintain client records and any data necessary for reporting to funders, and prepare reports as needed
  • Assist with grant writing for transitional housing funds
  • Attend meetings, conferences, trainings and events
  • Supervision of volunteers, should the program expand

The Transitional Housing Advocate will be based at the emergency shelter, and will assist in the daily operations of the emergency shelter.  Duties include:

  • Coverage of the shelter and hotline
  • Work with shelter residents to obtain both short and long term housing
  • Provide support and back up to other shelter staff

Qualifications:

  • BA required
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, self motivated with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to develop and sustain collaborations with colleagues from multiple external community organizations
  • Experience in the field of domestic violence
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and deliver public presentations
  • Bilingual capacity in an Asian language preferred
  • High level of proficiency with the Internet and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to climb stairs, bend and lift items up to 30 pounds.
  • CORI check required.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Email your resume and cover letter to:
Cristina Ayala, Co-Executive Director
Email: cristina@atask.org

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and LGBTQ+ community members 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.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is a Boston-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.



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