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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

South Asian Advocate/Case Manager, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Boston, MA

South Asian Advocate/Case Manager

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

South Asian Case Manager/ Advocate 
(Full Time Position, 35 hours/week)
Position is within our Community Based Services Program located in Boston and primarily serves local clients; thought 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.
  • Provide culturally competent, trauma informed services to victims or 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 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
  • 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 Nepali .
  • 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


FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:
Rukmini Karki, BA. LLB, MA
CBS Program Manager & Legal Advocacy Services
P.O. Box 120108 Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2352 ext 221
Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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