Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter is currently seeking 2 Advocates: a full time Advocate and a half time/fill-in Advocate!

If you are interested in being part of a great team and want to work in an environment that values individual leadership, one of these positions may be just for you.

Position requires:

  • DHS background study
  • valid driver’s license
  • problem solving skills
  • ability to work independently
  • experience working with diverse populations
  • excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • domestic violence experience
  • completion, or working towards, a degree in human services field
  • Motivational Interviewing certification

Wage and benefits:

  • $14.00/hour
  • employer sponsored SEP IRA
  • PTO and holiday pay
  • employer sponsored short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurances (for full time position only)
  • 90% employer sponsored individual and family health insurance (for full time position only)


Half time/fill-in position

  • at least 20 hours/week; more hours available when filling in
  • half time shifts 5 hours
  • fill in shifts are 11 and up to 12.5 hours in length
  • 1-2 weekends/month
  • varied schedule
  • set scheduling pattern; with exception of fill-in shifts

Full time position

  • 40 hours/week
  • shifts are 11 and up to 12.5 hours in length
  • every other weekend
  • set scheduling pattern
  • day time hours, with shifts ending either 9 pm (weekdays) or 7:30 pm (weekends)

Duties include:

  • Assisting individuals in crisis, both over the phone and in person
  • Providing advocacy to individuals such as assisting with accessing legal, medical, housing, and other social services and public assistance, filling out orders for protection/harassment orders, providing education to service providers and community members, providing transportation or accompaniment, and much more
  • Completion of program records such as statistical tracking, internal agency documents, and written communications with team
  • Food preparation and assisting with facility cleaning and maintenance


If you have questions, call Pam at (218) 444-1395.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Pam:



PO Box 563

Bemidji, MN 56619


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