Employment Opportunities

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

Position Summary: The Legal Fellow Attorney is a highly organized, resourceful, and creative individual with a strong understanding of social justice and cultural humility. This position will increase ATASK’s capacity and offer expanded culturally competent and comprehensive civil legal services to marginalized Asian immigrant communities, with a specific focus on low-income and Limited English Proficient survivors of sexual / domestic violence and human trafficking.

The Legal Fellow is responsible for providing legal intake, representation, and comprehensive legal counseling in humanitarian immigration legal relief, family law matters, and restraining orders. The Legal Fellow would also be responsible for assisting the Managing Attorney in education, outreach and relationship-building within the Legal Program’s catchment area (Greater Boston and Lowell) including but not limited to establishing membership on coalitions and councils, facilitating legal trainings, and carrying their own caseload.

ATASK’s mission is to prevent sexual and domestic violence in Asian families and communities, and to provide hope to survivors. The ideal candidate will be a strong committed advocate for civil rights impacting Asian survivors, and will work as a collaborative team member to provide comprehensive culturally/linguistically competent legal services.

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week. 9am-5pm on weekdays, with some flexibility for occasional evening or weekend special events or activities.

Reports To: Simone Bui, Managing Attorney, Legal Advocacy and Representation Program

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

● Provide intake, legal counseling, advocacy, and direct full / limited representation to clients in areas including but not limited to:

  • Humanitarian immigration relief
  • Family law – divorce, custody, support
  • Abuse prevention restraining orders

● Maintain responsibility for caseload, legal intake and conduct case review.

● Legal research and writing on relevant issues

● Support effective and efficient multi-disciplinary collaboration between legal staff, community-based advocates, and clinicians.

● Conduct outreach to the legal community by attending meetings and roundtables

● Nurture relationships with community providers, mainstream legal services, law schools and other collaborative and referral sources.

● Organize and conduct outreach and education on Legal Advocacy and Representation Program services to relevant communities.

● 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:

● J.D. and licensed to practice in Massachusetts, or recent passage of bar exam.

● 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.

● Demonstrate ability and desire to work with diverse and marginalized populations.

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate legal information with non-legal advocates.

● Outstanding administrative and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

● Ability to multi-task and complete projects quickly and under deadline.

● Ability to be quickly trained to efficiently use legal software and database.

● Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

● Ability to work collaboratively as a team and as a self-led individual

● Basic knowledge of mental health, public benefits, and child systems preferred, but not required.

● Ability to handle time-sensitive crisis situations

● Willingness to travel to courts and government agencies as necessary

● Committed to ending a culture of violence and promoting immigrant rights

Compensation: Exempted salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Benefits: ATASK offers insurance benefits (health, vision, dental, life and long-term disability), 401K, and corporate T pass program. We support creative solutions for a healthy and sustainable work-life balance. We offer paid time off: Vacation, Sick time, Personal Days and 12 holidays, as well as a variety of wellness programs during the year. ATASK encourages and strongly supports ongoing training and professional development opportunities for all legal program staff.

Application Deadline:

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

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.

Position Summary: The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence works to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities. The Housing Manager works closely with the ASAP Operations & Clinical Managers in maintaining the daily operations of the shelter, overseeing ATASK’s Transitional Housing program, providing direct services to families and children, coordinating the community-building program, and providing back-up to the ASAP Operations and Clinical Managers. ATASK’s Shelter provides shelter and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. It requires staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. This managerial position functions to ensure that the ATASK Shelter & Transitional Housing Programs operate as required and that the shelter and transitional housing clients are receiving the appropriate care. S/he will be part of the management team of ATASK.

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

Hours:

- Full-time position

- Generally Monday-Friday of various shifts: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

- Occasional after hours and weekend work as needed for coverage and management

- Flexible schedule is expected


Primary Responsibilities:

Managerial/Supervisory:

● Role model and incorporate ATASK’s mission, values and professional behavior to staff

● Oversee Shelter Coordinator, shelter staff, volunteers, interns, and overall functioning of shelter program

● Maintain relationships with all shelter program partners including donors, children’s programs, volunteers, other DV/SA programs, food bank, and any other cooperating agencies

● Oversee Transitional Housing Advocate and overall functioning of ATASK’s Transitional Housing program

● Maintain relationships with all transitional housing program partners including housing authorities, landlords, rental agents, and any other cooperating agencies

● Ensure ATASK’s clients are receiving appropriate care in Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs

● Periodically assess programs and client needs, and make recommendations to update and/or add protocols accordingly

● Delegate responsibilities to shelter staff as appropriate to maintain an effective and efficiently managed shelter for clients

● Interview, hire and  train new staff as needed

● Follow and reinforce ATASK and shelter policies and procedures for staff and clients

● Develop new policies and procedures as needed

● Oversee the physical upkeep of the shelter including screening and interfacing with appropriate maintenance personnel & identifying and addressing upkeep, safety and cleaning needs

● Provide 24-hour/day on call support to staff

● Oversee program budgets

Direct Service:

● Answer and ensure coverage of the 24-hour helpline and provide follow-up to callers as needed

● Provide crisis intervention for hotline callers as needed.

● Collaborate with external community crisis agencies to ensure caller/client safety

● Ensure that the shelter has coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 365 days a year and provide back up as needed

● Provide crisis management and intervention as needed

● Facilitate communal living and communication for a diverse population of residents

● Ensure client confidentiality at all times

● Oversee and maintain internal and external safety of the house (shoveling snow, monitoring door, etc…)

● Effectively interface with emergency personnel (fire, police, medical, crisis)

● Screen potential shelter clients and complete intake and assessments for incoming shelter clients

● Meet regularly with residents for ongoing case management and advocacy

● Collaborate with Primary Advocates on all shelter cases & participate in multidisciplinary team meetings for shelter clients as needed.

● Facilitate move-in and move-outs for shelter and transitional housing clients in an efficient and sensitive manner that supports the clients and the programs

● Pick up/deliver all donations related to shelter management such as monthly Food Bank deliveries, seasonal Cradles to Crayons, and any others as needed

● Appropriately assess and manage crisis situations

● Maintain shelter client case files in the database(s)

● Develop and oversee the Children’s Program & Community Building Programs

● Assess, determine and review all children client goals:

● Ensure children are enrolled in daycare or receiving any other form of support needed, including parenting support for parents

● Create monthly Community Building activities for clients & children

Administrative:

● Maintain a cooperative and collaborative relationship with the Operations Manager, Clinical Manager and the rest of ATASK’s management team and programs (such as ESOL/Life Skills, Legal, CBS, Finance, HR and others)

● Conduct weekly meetings regarding shelter function, future developments, staff meetings, house meetings, community meetings, transitional housing, and trainings, etc.

● Maintain awareness of other DV shelter and shelter/transitional housing models in the community

● Build relationships with other shelters and transitional housing programs in MA. Be knowledgeable of other DV shelter programs in MA and within the United States

● Develop and maintain working relationships with relevant community advocates and community service providers

● Maintain and update relevant client statistics for reporting purposes

● Complete & submit grant reports needed for shelter and transitional housing, and provide support to other ATASK Managers and ATASK grant application and reporting needs

● Fill out incident reports as needed. Follow-up and conclude all incident reports

● Maintain CPR and First Aid certification and ensure that program staff fulfills all training requirements including Domestic Violence,  CPR, FA, food safety, and any other applicable trainings/certifications

● Attend monthly managers meetings

● Attend grant meetings as needed

● Attend monthly all staff meetings

 

Education/Experience/Skills:

● Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field

● Bicultural and/or bilingual (English and Asian language) preferred; must be comfortable and competent working with Asian immigrant populations.

● Knowledge of the causes and effects of domestic violence, related safety issues, ethnic diversity, gender analysis of domestic violence and multiple oppressions

● Experience working in a residential facility and/or domestic violence survivors and their families

● Intake, Assessment, case-planning/management skills and knowledge of community resources

● Computer proficient, ability to utilize Microsoft office, basic Excel, e-mail as significant modes of communication and documentation

● Good oral and written communication skills

● Good organizational and time management skills

● Excellent interpersonal skills

● Ability to function independently, as part of a team and collaborate with staff and other agencies

● Current driver’s license and access to vehicle required

● Ability to pass a background check (CORI) required

● Flexible evening schedule

● Ability to prioritize, multitask & carry out project management

● Able to work as a team member and maintain a positive working relationship with shelter staff and CBS staff

● Commitment to ATASK mission of the eradication of domestic violence and strengthening of Asian families and communities

 

Salary Range: $45,000-55,000

 

To apply, please send resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience to:

Sitara Zoberi

Administration & Operations Coordinator

sitara@atask.org


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, LGBTQ+ community members, immigrants, and refugees 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. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.


Position Summary: Work as a senior case manager/domestic violence advocate within our Community Based Services Program in Boston. The position is within our Community Based Services Program, 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.

Hours: Typically weekdays (M-F) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with possible after hours and weekend work.
Reports to: Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP) Operations Manager and ASAP Clinical Manager

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*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 four years of prior advocacy/case management experience, including experience in co-case management and working in a service delivery team
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred, but not required. Experience in mental health or health care preferred.
  • Leadership, coordination or supervision experience preferred
  • Public speaking experience preferred, not required.
  • Experience with client database systems, preferred not required
  • 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
  • Knowledge of health care, legal, education, work force development, mental health, and/or child systems
  • 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
  • Deep cultural understanding of the targeted LEP immigrant community.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Committed to ending a culture of violence

To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience to Sitara Zoberi, Administration and Operations Coordinator at sitara@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, LGBTQ+ community members, immigrants and refugees 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.

Position Summary: The ESOL Instructor is responsible for the coordination of and instruction in the ESOL Program. The ideal candidate will be sensitive to the unique needs of Asian students impacted by domestic violence, and will seek to create a warm, flexible and empowering classroom environment. Experience teaching ESOL in other settings and a willingness to adapt teaching techniques to our population are strongly preferred.

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 survivors and their children and will work as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Pan-Asian and general community.

Division/Department: Community Based Services (CBS)
Reports to: Co-Executive Director
Hours: Part-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position; 24 hours per week. Tentative class schedule is Wednesday 9am – 1:30pm, Thursday 10am – 1pm, and Friday 10am – 4pm (some flexibility is possible)
Location: Boston office

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach ESOL to ATASK clients by creating a program curriculum which focuses on practical skills necessary to live in the US and promote student independence.  The curriculum will include topics such as Health and Well-being, Employment, Financial Literacy and Knowing the Community.  Topics may be amended to meet the needs and interests of the students.  Reading, writing and conversation skills will be taught along with these content themes.  Classes are held from September 2019 to June 2020.  Typically 6-10 students attend.  .5 hours planning time is allotted for every hour of classroom time.
  • Develop lesson plans that are largely self-contained in each class, allowing students to benefit if they should miss classes due to personal needs which are multiple in their lives.
  • Participate in trainings, workshops, and/or conferences focusing on ESOL and issues of immigrants and domestic violence to improve professional skills in teaching ESOL classes, and to increase awareness of the issues that affect our clients.  

Other Functions:    

  • Maintain student attendance records, files, and portfolios
  • Ensure compliance with grant funders
  • Complete necessary reports pertaining to grants received
  • Administer or coordinate administration of pre and post tests, including BEST Plus
  • Administer self-evaluation and class evaluation forms to each student.
  • Submit requests for books or materials to Co-Executive Director.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns who tutor students or assist the ESOL instructor during class, if any
  • Attend staff meetings, ESOL program meetings or client-related meetings as requested by the Clinical or Operations Managers or Co-Executive Director
  • Evaluate ESOL program, including objectives and outcomes, intake and withdrawal process, testing, attendance tracking, class materials, class schedule, and use of interns
  • Make recommendations for new ESOL Program design

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years of experience in related field.
  • Experience with nonprofits preferred.
  • Experience with government contracts and grants preferred.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with strong documentation skills.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to establish positive, personable, and professional relationships via email, phone, and in person.
  • High level of proficiency with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office 365, internet and technology.
  • A solid work ethic and sense of initiative. Someone who leads by example and can work effectively and collaboratively in a creative and resourceful non-profit setting.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude, sense of humor, ability to be flexible, and grace under pressure. Strong problem-solving skills; ability to trouble-shoot and triage; not rigid or reactive under pressure. Responsibilities involve exposure to sensitive information, and the person in this role will need to
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of ATASK, and committed to ending a culture of domestic violence.
  • 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.
  • CORI check required upon offer of hire.

Compensation: $25/hour

Application Details: To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience to Sitara Zoberi, Administration and Operations Coordinator at sitara@atask.org.

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.

Position Summary: Work as a case manager/domestic violence advocate within our Community Based Services Program in Boston. The position is within our Community Based Services Program, 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.

Hours: Typically weekdays (M-F) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with possible after hours and weekend work. 
Reports to: Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program (ASAP) Operations Manager and ASAP Clinical Manager

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
  • 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
  • Committed to ending a culture of violence

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience to:

Sitara Zoberi

Administrative and Operations Coordinator

sitara@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, LGBTQ+ community members, immigrants, and refugees 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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