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:  SHELTER ADVOCATE
Variable Part-time, Regular Part-time and Full-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 Shelter Advocates to join our growing team. The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. The Shelter Advocate also documents services provided to clients through the client records database, prepares rooms for new residents, conducts house checks, and attends supervision and team meetings. The Shelter Advocate is an awake position. Work shifts may include days, evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays to ensure adequate coverage of the shelter program. Full-time Shelter Advocates are scheduled to work designated shifts Monday through Friday. Regular Part-time, Variable Part-time/Relief Shelter Advocates provide weekend and overnight coverage in addition to weekday and holiday coverage as needed.
 
Benefits for Full-time and Regular Part-time 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 is strongly preferred, experience in crisis intervention, excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, knowledge of domestic violence issues 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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