Shelter Advocate – Overnight / Weekends

Application deadline: April 3, 2020

Employer: DAIS - Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Location: 2102 Fordem Ave, Madison, WI

Primary responsibilities

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 Variable Part-Time shelter advocates to staff our residential shelter.
  • Available shifts are primarily overnight & weekend hours.


Why Should You Apply?

  • Help make a difference in our community and the lives of our residents.
  • Help create a community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice & hope.


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.


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.

Agency responsibilities

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. 

Application instructions

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
    • Affirmation of Interest
  • Affirmation and complete instructions can be found on our website



Application deadline: April 3, 2020

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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