Child & Youth Advocate

Employer: 
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
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 of close to 30 full-time staff, numerous part-time staff, and over 130 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 facility slated to open in the summer of 2014.
 
DAIS is seeking a full-time Child and Youth Advocate (CYA) to join our growing team. The Child and Youth Advocate is responsible for providing individual and group support and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and their children who are clients of DAIS programs. This Child and Youth Advocate also provides outreach and services to victims of teen relationship violence. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with community partners, working with volunteers, and statistical reporting.
 
A successful candidate will have a four-year college or university degree. Experience in the field may be substituted for the academic degree. A successful candidate will also have experience facilitating group and activities with children, youth and adults. Experience working with children exposed to domestic violence 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 Karen Larson, Children’s Program Coordinator, are required to be considered for this position. You may obtain an application at http://abuseintervention.org/get-involved/jobs/. 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.
Deadline for applications: 
A first review of applications will begin on April 21, 2014.
Contact: 
Sherry Severson (608) 251-1237 ext. 301