Shelter Advocate (Weekend)

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Shelter Advocate (Weekend)

The Women’s Center in Waukesha, WI is looking to hire a full-time or part-time Weekend Shelter Advocate to provide advocacy and support to individuals and families impacted by domestic abuse, sexual assault/abuse and Human Trafficking. Are you comfortable answering phones and engaging with new people? Do you want to join a well-respected human services organization and make a difference in your community? Are you looking for a job that offers weekend hours? If so, please read on!

This advocacy position earns a competitive wage of $17.00/hour $35,360.00/annually. We provide fantastic benefits, including 3 weeks of paid vacation, 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, 1 paid day off for your birthday, 12 sick days, 2 paid time off (PTO) days, life insurance, health, dental, vision, a 403(b) retirement option, an employee assistance program (EAP), a flexible spending account (FSA), and a quarterly stipend for self-care. Additionally, we offer our employees a casual dress code, the ability to bring your pet to work, and the ability to bring a newborn (up to 6 months old) into work. If this sounds like the right advocacy opportunity for you, apply today!


Founded in 1977, our mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking. We offer 24-Hour Hotline support, an emergency shelter, transitional living, one on one support, support groups, employment and life skills, rape crisis response, and community education. All of our services are confidential and offered at no cost. Our holistic, trauma-informed programming emphasizes healing, empowerment, and justice so that survivors can move beyond abuse and build peaceful futures for themselves and their families.

Our team is driven by the desire to serve and help others. We believe the foundation of our care lies in the quality of our employees. Without a doubt, we could not do the good work we do without our staff. For our team to compassionately and expertly care for our clients, we provide thorough training as well as consistent and ongoing support!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A Shelter Advocate

In this advocacy position, no two days are alike! Both in the shelter and on the 24-Hour Hotline you engage in active listening to ensure all survivors have a knowledgeable, trauma-informed, and empathetic person to support them in accessing resources and services. These include crisis intervention, safety planning, emotional support, advocacy, and providing appropriate referrals. You help victims receive immediate support by working with local hospitals and Law Enforcement. In the shelter, you ensure the client’s basic needs are met by stocking fun and nutritious food and other necessary items, keeping the group spaces clean, and toys and self-care items readily available. Some days you may be putting away donations while other days you might be engaged in a lively game of charades with children residing in the shelter.


  • HS diploma or a related field OR professional experience working with trauma survivors
  • Knowledge about sexual assault, and domestic violence
  • Strong advocacy, listening, and crisis intervention skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Bilingual abilities would be a plus. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you organized and attentive to detail? Can you manage your time well? Are you able to work independently as well as with a team? Do you have superb critical thinking abilities?? If yes, you might just be perfect for this human services and advocacy position!


This human services full-time position typically works Friday 3pm -11pm; Saturday 9am -9pm and Sunday 9am – 9pm.


If you feel that you would be right for this advocacy job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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