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Lead Shelter Advocate

DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
DAIS is the leading provider of domestic violence intervention and prevention services in Dane County. Founded in 1977, DAIS has grown from its humble beginnings of five volunteers working out of a church basement, to an organization of close to 30 full-time staff, numerous part-time staff, and over 130 volunteers providing comprehensive prevention and intervention programming to thousands of Dane County residents each year. The organization is on the cusp of substantial growth in programming and the required staff and volunteer corps to support that programming. Additionally, the organization is in the midst of constructing a new facility slated to open in the summer of 2014.
DAIS is seeking two full time Lead Shelter Advocates to work second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The Lead Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. This position also conducts shelter screenings over the phone with callers to determine eligibility for shelter services. The Lead Shelter Advocate position is the main contact person each shift for Shelter Advocates, as well as the lead advocate on site during times a coordinator or manager is not scheduled or available. The Lead Shelter Advocate position is an awake position that ensures coverage of the shelter 24/7.
A successful candidate will have experience in providing support and advocacy to people in crisis. Experience working specifically with survivors of domestic violence and their children and experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a four-year degree in human services related field though relative experience may be substituted for a degree.
Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.
Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.
To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. You may obtain an application at Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.
A first review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for applications: 
A first review of applications will begin on April 21, 2014.
Sherry Severson (608) 251-1237 ext. 301