Monday, March 5, 2012

CPAF Posting


Transitional Shelter Program

Non Exempt Position

Center for the Pacific-Asian Family, Inc. (CPAF) was founded in 1978 with a mission to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women.  CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian-Pacific women and their families.  CPAF’s services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, residential services through its Emergency and Transitional Programs and outreach, education and advocacy on the issues of family violence and violence against women through the Community Program.

Summary Statement: The Family Advocate (FA) develops and implements a comprehensive response for and with survivors of domestic violence striving to achieve independent living at CPAF’s Transitional Shelter Program (TSP).  This includes providing advocacy, emotional support and supportive services.  In addition to carrying a caseload, the FA will assist in the development and coordination of shelter programs at TSP. The FA works closely with the other FA’s, interns and volunteers to ensure an effective and holistic response to all residents.

Responsibilities (Duties and Tasks):

·         Direct Services:  Coordinates orientation, intake and assessment of families into TSP; develops and updates goal-oriented action plans with women & children; provides emotional support/counseling services, case management and maintains up-to-date files on clients and program activities; works with other teams to coordinate supportive services.

·         Program Development & Planning:  Develops, facilitates and schedules supportive programming (i.e. evening workshops, annual events, etc.) with other TSP team members, interns and volunteers.

·         Outreach:  Represent CPAF and TSP in coalitions, network meetings and public forums.  Presents and/or trains within the South Bay community on a quarterly basis to build community partnerships, provide public education and establish resources and referrals for TSP residents.

·         Teamwork:  Provides general support asked of all staff.  Recruits, trains and works closely with interns and volunteers.  Also answers crisis calls, responds to emergencies, provides coverage of the shelter, provides transportation (with own vehicle if necessary) and maintains a functioning office and shelter.


·         Enjoys and has experience working with women and children of different backgrounds.  Understands and appreciates Asian/Pacific Islander cultures; is able to work with diverse communities (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age, transgender, class, etc.).

·         Committed to eliminating family violence and violence against women, including spousal and child abuse.  Practices non-violence, including non-corporal child discipline.

·         Experience in case management and facilitating women’s programs.

·         Experience in working with community-based organizations such as and not limited to public and social service agencies, schools and faith-based groups.

·         Plans work schedule respective to program needs, coordinates multiple tasks, has strong work ethic and is well organized.

·         Able to work in a flexible, evolving environment and is willing and able to work evenings and weekends.

·         Addresses crises and conflict through open communication.

·         Korean or Vietnamese-speaking preferred.

Salary Range:   DOE + excellent benefits. Full-time, exempt position.

Qualified and interested parties: Please send us your cover letter with your resume to HR Department, by e-mail to or fax to 310.517.0306.  Please state which position you are applying for and where you saw our job posting.  Thank you.  

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