Domestic Abuse Shelter Advocate

Posted: 12/02/2021

Domestic Abuse Shelter Advocate     ­     Current openings - primarily weekend shifts
Provide comfort, support and resources for residents and their children in our emergency domestic violence shelter.  Build community within our agency by modeling positive, nurturing interactions.  While assisting residents with their daily living needs and helping to connect them to resources in our community you will be part of the solution as they begin to rebuild their lives.  Will you be the person who helps to make a difference in the lives of our residents and ultimately in our community?

Position Opening:  SHELTER ADVOCATE
Variable Part-time – Primarily Overnight & Weekend hours available.
Starts at $15.15 per hour, $0.75 additional shift differential for overnight shifts
About the Position:

  • Advocates work directly with our emergency shelter residents and their children. 
  • Advocates provide emotional support, build community, and help connect residents to resources.
  • Advocates assist residents with daily living needs.
  • Advocates are a vital part of a vibrant team working together to support those who have experienced domestic violence.
  • Advocates make a difference in the lives of our residents and ultimately in our community.
  • This is an awake position.  Current part-time needs are primarily for weekend shifts.  Limited weekday and holiday coverage is also needed.
  • Full job description may be reviewed at
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.
Who are we looking for?
  • High school, or equivalent, graduates.
  • Prefer two years of experience working with trauma survivors.
  • Experience in a residential setting and crisis intervention is also preferred.
  • Knowledge of domestic violence issues and bilingual abilities are beneficial.
  • There’s no such thing as a perfect candidate.  You don’t need 100% of the preferred qualifications to add incredible value to our team. Our clients come from all different backgrounds, and so do our employees. If you’re passionate about what you could accomplish here, and you meet the minimum requirements of the position, we’d love to hear from you.
  • Persons of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply, as the strength of our team stems from our diversity.  
  • DAIS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
How to Apply:
  • Submit the following 3 things:
  • Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
  • Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to: (preferred method), or by U.S. Mail to DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.