Domestic Abuse Shelter Advocate

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2102 Fordem Avenue
Madison, WI, United States

Phone: 608-251-1237
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Domestic Abuse Shelter Advocate


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Madison, WI, United States 


Nonprofit-Social Services


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Full time, Part time



Job Description:

Domestic Abuse Shelter Advocate –
Provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in our emergency shelter by assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. 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.
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. 
About the Position:
  • Advocates work directly with our residents and their families. 
  • Advocates provide emotional support, build community and help connect residents to resources.
  • We are looking for part-time and relief shelter advocates to staff our residential shelter. 
Why Should You Apply?
  • Help make a difference in our community and the lives of our residents.
What our Current Staff Say:
  • The greatest joy in my role is hearing that one of our residents is exiting because they have found a home they can call their own!
  • I like to listen to our residents, so I can come up with ways to make living in shelter and life after shelter a more liberating experience.
  • People should consider applying here if they enjoy working in an environment where we all have a mutual respect for one another.
  • An applicant needs to be excited by the prospect of being part of a team that can be life changing to the residents that we serve.
How to Apply:
  • Submit the following 3 things:
    • Cover Letter – tell us a little about yourself
    • Resume – tell us what you’ve done in the past
    • Application
  • Application and complete instructions can be found on our website

Job Requirements:

Who are we looking for?
  • High school, or equivalent, graduates.
  • Prefer two years of experience working with trauma survivors.
  • Experience in a residential setting is also preferred.