Facilitator for Virtual DV Homicide Survivor Support Groups

Application deadline: September 3, 2021

Employer: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse) is looking for an individual with significant experience facilitating peer-based support groups and providing advocacy and support to individuals and families who have lost someone close to them due to domestic violence homicide, to facilitate a monthly, virtual DV Homicide Survivor Support Group.

About the position: 

  • This is a part-time, contracted position, with an estimated 5 hours per month required (including group preparation, follow-up, and facilitation time) 
  • We expect the facilitator to lead one, 1.5-hour virtual support group per month over Zoom 
  • Pay for this position is commensurate with experience, up to $82.50 per hour  
  • Facilitator will work closely with End Abuse to coordinate, plan, implement and evaluate the support groups 
  • Groups will consist of adult participants only 
  • This is an opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of those who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to domestic violence. 

Our overarching goals for this initiative are to focus on:  

  • Providing a non-judgmental space for participants to be with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one to domestic violence homicide  
  • Validating the unique and complex experiences of traumatic grief after a domestic violence homicide   
  • Increasing the retelling and honoring of the life of their loved one as a counterbalance to the repetitive retelling of their death 
  • Providing education about formal and informal resources and support available, what their rights are when dealing with the media, and what to expect as a case moves through the criminal justice system    
  • Increasing personal coping strategies and promoting healing  



The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:  

  • Must be based in Wisconsin and have some familiarity with how cases are prosecuted and the criminal justice system 
  • Able to foster connection with communities that experience DV homicide at rates disproportionate to their percentage of the population  
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, domestic violence homicide, and the stages of grief 
  • Understand the impact of different types of losses on the grief process, especially loss which was traumatic 
  • Experience leading support groups, including understanding of group dynamics   
  • Ability to create a safe and welcoming environment 
  • Capacity to demonstrate compassion, empathy, respect and authenticity  
  • Comfort with silence as well as conflict  
  • Comfortable setting boundaries  
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and able to adjust plans for a group as needed  
  • Knowledge of resources and openness to learning and seeking support as needed 
  • Personable and professional with the ability to foster productive partnerships 



Submit a resume and cover letter along with two professional references to Angie Trudell Vasquez angietv@endabusewi.org.  We will accept application materials and conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


Please contact Sara Krall, Homicide Prevention Program Director at End Abuse, with any questions about this opportunity: sarak@endabusewi.org | 608-237-3450 

Application deadline: September 3, 2021

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