Family Advocate

DAIS is seeking a Full-time Family Advocate to join our growing team. The Family Advocate provides case management services to victims of domestic violence in the DAIS emergency shelter as well as crisis management and program support to ensure the quality of service provision within the shelter facility. Case management duties include providing support, advocacy, resource referrals, safety planning, and parenting support to shelter residents. The Family Advocate participates in rotational on-call coverage, and provides consultation and support to Shelter Advocates regarding strategies and responses to client service provision.

Bilingual candidates and individuals of color are encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate will possess a four-year degree in social work or a related field though relevant field experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. Experience in a residential facility setting, experience working with child and adult trauma survivors strongly preferred. Experience in crisis intervention, excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred. In addition, knowledge of domestic violence issues and knowledge of resources within Dane County and how to access those resources 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:, 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:

Family Advocate Job Description