Jobs with DAIS

reception deskDAIS 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 100 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, much larger facility slated to open in the summer of 2014.

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Legal Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Legal Advocate to join our growing team. 

A successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree, however, relevant experience may be considered in place of a degree. Experience in and knowledge of the civil and criminal legal systems is highly desirable. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence is preferred.

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 Kristin Burki, Director of Services are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on August 13, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Legal Advocate Job Description

Custodian

DAIS is seeking a Part-time (0.5 FTE) Custodian to join our growing team.

A successful candidate will have a strong desire to provide excellent service; experience cleaning in office and residential settings, ability to work afternoon/evening shifts and understand chemical use and cleaning techniques.

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 Jeff Martin, Facilities Manager are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

A first review of applications will begin on June 23, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Custodian Job Description

Afterhours Reception Associate (Multiple positions available)

DAIS is seeking multiple Afterhours Reception Associates to join our growing team. The individuals in these second and third shift positions are responsible for maintaining a presence at the secondary entrance, managing building access by visitors, and monitoring security systems. The Associate on each shift serves as a first point of contact for visitors; controls building access by users in accordance with established security procedures; monitors building security systems; connects visitors to appropriate personnel; responds to client queries in a trauma informed manner; investigates disturbances; responds to emergency situations and completes appropriate paperwork.

Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years of reception experience that includes managing high levels of security and strict building access. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a High School diploma or GED/HSED; some college coursework preferred.

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 Afterhours Reception Associate Hire are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. A first review of applications will occur on May 16, 2014.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Afterhours Reception Associate Job Description

Bilingual Legal Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Bilingual Legal Advocate- (English/Spanish), to join our growing team. The Bilingual Legal Advocate’s direct service responsibilities include providing support, information, advocacy, and court accompaniment to victims of domestic violence including assistance with restraining orders, civil, criminal, and other court matters, and legal referrals. The Legal Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.

A successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree, however, relevant experience may be considered in place of a degree. Fluency in Spanish and English is required and individuals of color are encouraged to apply. Experience in and knowledge of the civil and criminal legal systems is highly desirable. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence is preferred.

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 Kiley Rose, Legal Program Coordinator, are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Bilingual Legal Advocate Job Description

Bilingual Shelter Advocate (2 positions open)

DAIS is seeking two full time Bilingual (English and Spanish) Shelter Advocates to work second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The Bilingual Shelter Advocate position 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. The Bilingual 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.

Fluency in English and Spanish is a requirement for this position. 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. 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.

Bilingual Shelter Advocate Job Description

Front Desk Receptionist

DAIS is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist to join our growing team. The individual in this position is responsible for maintaining a presence at the main entrance, managing building access by visitors, and monitoring security systems. The Front Desk Receptionist serves as a first point of contact for visitors; controls building access by users in accordance with established security procedures; monitors building security systems; connects visitors to appropriate personnel; responds to client queries in a trauma-informed manner; investigates disturbances; responds to emergency situations and completes appropriate paperwork.
A successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of reception experience that includes managing high levels of security and strict building access. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a High School diploma or GED/HSED.

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 Front Desk Receptionist Hire are required to be considered for this position. Resumes only in lieu of an application will NOT be considered. A first review of applications will begin on June 16, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.

Front Desk Receptionist Job Description

Lead Shelter Advocate (2 positions open)

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. 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.

Lead Shelter Advocate Job Description

Relief Shelter Advocates

DAIS is seeking Relief Shelter Advocates to work first, second and/or third shifts in the DAIS emergency shelter. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required.

The Relief Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter, including assisting shelter residents with daily living needs and providing general support and shelter coverage. The Relief Shelter Advocate position is a part time, awake position that is scheduled to work on an as-needed basis based on program coverage needs and therefore is not guaranteed any number of hours per week.

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.

To apply:
A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Rebecca Lovell, Residential Services Manager are required to be considered for this position. 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.

Relief Shelter Advocate Job Description