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Shelter Advocate

We are looking for a caring and compassionate individual to work in our domestic violence shelter for Latina women.

Job Duties

  • Using a trauma informed approach, provide stability for women, help them establish a safety plan, conduct a strengths and needs assessment, and identify the resources each woman needs to successfully live on her own after leaving the shelter.
  • If there are children, work with the mother or caregiver to provide the necessary supports for the child(ren) such as early learning strategies, assessments, and school attendance.
  • Follow up with women in the shelter in order to monitor progress on their goals.
  • Conduct the initial intake to determine if a woman is appropriate for the shelter.
  • Establish a safety and exit plan with the woman.
  • Address any other needs the woman may have such as employment, housing, health insurance, addiction treatment, and mental health.
  • Facilitate support group meetings.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable company, federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Complete and submit case notes and reports as required.
  • Must be available to work flexible work hours on weekends, holidays, and overnight.


  • Bilingual/bicultural Latina required.
  • At least one year of experience working in the domestic violence prevention and intervention field.
  • Must have participated in at least 40 hours of authorized domestic violence training.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing the trauma informed approach with vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with women and children from diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and positive parenting techniques.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • Able to build and maintain rapport with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds and personalities.

We offer a generous benefits package and a supportive work culture. As a non-profit organization, full time employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

If you want a job that helps you make a difference every day, send a cover letter and resume.

Supplemental Information

NWFS is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of BIPOC and other historically underrepresented groups. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment. 

Covid 19-vaccination is required for new hires.