Lead Shelter Advocate

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS)
Job Description
About DAIS
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) empowers those affected by domestic violence and advocates for social change through support, education, and outreach. DAIS envisions a nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice, and hope. Those representing the organization do so through mutual respect, openness, collaboration, and shared responsibility.
 
Position Opening:  LEAD SHELTER ADVOCATE
Full-time and Regular Part-time opportunities available
 
Become part of a vibrant team committed to the empowerment of those affected by domestic violence and advocating for social change through support, education, and outreach.  DAIS is seeking Lead Shelter Advocates to join our growing team. The Lead Shelter Advocate provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter. Responsibilities include assisting shelter residents with daily living needs, providing general support and shelter coverage, conducting assessments to determine eligibility for shelter services, maintaining and updating the client database, preparing rooms for new residents and conducting security checks. The Lead Shelter Advocate serves as the primary contact person for Shelter Advocates while on duty and when a coordinator or manager is unavailable. The Lead Shelter Advocate is an awake position. Work shifts may include days, evenings, weekends, and holidays to ensure adequate coverage of the shelter program. Full-time Lead Shelter Advocates are scheduled to work designated shifts Monday through Friday. Regular Part-time Lead Shelter Advocates provide weekend and overnight coverage in addition to weekday coverage as needed.
 
Benefits for Full-time and Regular Part-time Lead Shelter Advocates include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, option to participate in a 401(k) plan, and generous paid time off.
 
A successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and will have a minimum of two years of experience working with trauma survivors. In addition, experience in a residential facility setting strongly preferred. Experience supervising the work and performance of others, knowledge of domestic violence issues, experience in crisis intervention, excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, and bilingual abilities are preferred.
 
To apply:
Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. The following application materials are needed for consideration:
   
Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.
 
Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to: daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
 
Full job description may be reviewed at http://abuseintervention.org/get-involved/jobs/
 
Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled.
 
DAIS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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