Asian Rask Force Against Domestic Violence Seeking Cambodian Advocate

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) Inc.,

Job Description

Job Title: Cambodian Advocate (Part Time Position, 21 hours/week)

Division/Department: Community Based Services (CBS) –Lowell

Reports to: Program Manager, Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program

Summary: Provides victim advocacy to Asian battered women and their children in the Greater Lowell area and across Massachusetts as needed. Works as a team member of ATASK to provide comprehensive services to the Cambodian community. Provides a broad range of advocacy and stabilization services, based on each victim’s or family’s needs by performing the following duties

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist battered Asian victims – define, prioritize and address their needs regarding housing, legal, medical, childcare and welfare issues.
  • Advocate and interpret for victims with various instructions to meet their needs to include advocating at courts, the welfare and housing offices and other shelters.
  • Screen potential clients for intake and arranges to meet with incoming guests.
  • Meet regularly with clients to give support and informal counseling.
  • Regularly update and maintain client files, client case notes and client database.
  • Work with other staff to provide support, empowerment and skills training to adult DV survivors and their children.
  • Report regularly at staff meetings and trainings.
  • Participate in the Silk Road Gala and other fundraising events as required.
  • Actively participate and engage in meetings with Clinical Supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • College degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred
  • 2-4 years of work experience in DV or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and work experience in human services field
  • CPR/ First Aid Certification highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills and other abilities:

  • Must be very fluent in English (in reading, writing and speaking)
  • Must be fluent in speaking in Khmer (preferably in reading and  writing as well)
  • Working knowledge of MS Office suite
  • Strong intrapersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Self starter and self motivated with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle stress and meet work deadlines
  • Commitment to ATASK’s mission of eradicating domestic violence and strengthening Asian communities

FAX or email your resume and cover letter to:
Sujata Ghosh, MSc, MSW
Program Manager, Asian Shelter and Advocacy Program
ATFADV
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2354
Email: sujata@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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