Jobs with DAIS

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 that provides comprehensive prevention and intervention programming to thousands of Dane County residents each year.

Access the DAIS application for employment here.

*Applications are accepted for this position at any time. Qualified candidates will be notified when a position becomes available. Applications will be kept on file for one-year.

Bilingual Legal Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Full-time Bilingual Legal Advocate to join our team. The Bilingual Legal Advocate provides services directly to victims of domestic violence in Dane County and acts as a Service Representative per WI§ 895.45 for victims of domestic violence. 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. Services are provided in English as well as Spanish. The Bilingual Legal Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.

A successful candidate will possess a four year college or university degree though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English is required, and in addition, the ability to comprehend and analyze legal information, including statutes, and to explain such information to clients is required. Experience working with trauma survivors is strongly preferred. Knowledge of the legal rights of victims. the civil and criminal legal systems, and experience in crisis intervention is preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Bilingual Legal Advocate Job Description

Lead Shelter Advocates (Full-time, Regular Part-time) and Shelter Advocates (Variable Part-time)

Lead Shelter Advocates and the Shelter Advocates provide support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children in the DAIS emergency shelter. Responsibilities include assisting shelter residents with daily living needs, providing general support and shelter coverage, conducting assessments to determine eligibility for shelter services, maintaining and updating the client database, preparing rooms for new residents and conducting security checks, and attending supervision and team meetings. The Lead Shelter Advocate serves as the primary contact person for Shelter Advocates while on duty and when a coordinator or manager is unavailable. These are awake positions. Work shifts may include days, evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays to ensure adequate coverage of the shelter program.

A successful candidate will possess a four-year degree in a human services related field, though relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Experience supervising the work and performance of others is required for Lead Shelter Advocates. Experience in a residential facility setting and experience working with trauma survivors is strongly preferred. Experience in crisis intervention, knowledge of domestic violence issues, and bilingual abilities are preferred. In addition, excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office is also preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Lead Shelter Advocate Job Description

Shelter Advocate Job Description

Maintenance Coordinator

DAIS is seeking a Maintenance Coordinator to join our team. Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for the appearance, cleanliness, safety, and functionality of the DAIS building, physical  plant, and grounds. The Maintenance Coordinator responds to emerging maintenance needs and conducts daily monitoring to ensure facility needs are met and maintained in a safe and efficient manner, and that daily custodial tasks are completed. The Maintenance Coordinator may be assigned to coordinate major projects relating to buildings, grounds or the physical plant. The Maintenance Coordinator also conducts preventative maintenance activities and works with vendors as directed. The Maintenance Coordinator work schedule includes on-call responsibilities to address emergency facility issues as well as planned facility maintenance, and may include evenings and weekends.

Benefits include access to purchase full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, and generous leave time.

A successful candidate will possess an Associate’s degree in a related field or a journeyman’s card, however a high school diploma/equivalency plus related training and three years related work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. In addition, a minimum of three years related maintenance experience, the ability to understand, monitor and critically review contracts for facility services, the ability to work effectively with said vendors, knowledge of building design, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems, and knowledge and experience with building and fire codes, OSHA regulations, fire alarm systems and associated fire safety systems is required. Candidates must also possess the ability to, and be willing to use basic hand and power tools needed for routine, non-licensed maintenance work, as well as the experience and willingness to work closely with volunteers to address short- and long-term projects. The ability to effectively work with diverse populations and the ability to effectively and sensitively interact with traumatized populations is also required. Bilingual abilities are preferred.

To apply:
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:
daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to
DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at:
http://abuseintervention.org/how-toapplication/

Maintenance Coordinator Job Description

Security Operations Associate

DAIS is seeking Variable Part-time Security Operations Associates. Availability on weekdays, weekends, 2nd and 3rd shift, and holidays is required. The Security Operations Associate is responsible for maintaining a presence at the secondary entrance, managing building access by visitors, and monitoring security systems. The Security Operations Associate 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. Availability on weekdays, weekends, and holidays is required. The ability to work first, second or third shift may be required depending on overall scheduling needs.

A successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, some college coursework is preferred. Reception and facility supervision experience is strongly desired, particularly with organizations that involve security and building access protocols. DAIS will provide additional training for candidates who possess some experience and/or have strong supporting qualifications. The ability to effectively handle crisis situations and the ability to maintain professional boundaries is required. In addition, computer skills including a working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office and experience handling confidential information and materials is preferred.

Experience working in the human services field and bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred.

To apply:
Interested individual applicants only please, DAIS prefers not to be contacted by third party staffing agencies. A complete application, resume and cover letter addressed to Dawn Sharer, Human Resources Manager, are required to be considered for this position.

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to: daisemployment@abuseintervention.org, or by U.S. Mail to DAIS, Attn: Human Resources, 2102 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704.

Application and full job description may be obtained at http://abuseintervention.org/how-to-application/

Security Operations Associate Job Description

Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer.