Lead Student Advocate – Contract
This is a full-time CONTRACT position with the same benefits as Regular full-time. Most contracts are renewable for terms of one year.
Who We Are
Orlando, The City Beautiful
For most of Orlando's history we've been the place everyone wants to visit. Today, we're also the place where everyone wants to live and do business. List after list has Orlando as one of the fastest growing cities in America. We're transitioning from our role as the young upstart to a more mature, global city.
This didn't happen by accident. Together as a community, we developed a shared vision for our city focused on creating partnerships and we've transformed Orlando from a place that was packed with potential into a city on the rise.
Our vision ensures we are an inclusive, compassionate community that is generating jobs, becoming the most sustainable city in the nation, keeping our community safe, making it easier to get around, and increasing the quality of life. Together, we can continue realizing all our city's potential.
Come be part of our community with the City of Orlando.
NATURE OF WORK:
Performs responsible paraprofessional work promoting the social, personal, and academic success of students. An employee in this classification is responsible to assist students and families identified by the school administration to recommend and coordinate appropriate intervention, and aid focused on developing positive relationships in conjunction with the community, school, and in-home-based support. Monitors and ensure the quality of services for youth and families align with the needs expressed by families and observed by team members. Must exercise discretion. Monitors and document caseload progress. Work is performed under established guidelines and the direction of the program manager. Performance is reviewed through reports, meetings, and outcomes achieved.
The Employee may be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human development, education, or closely related field and one (1) year experience promoting the social, academic, or personal success of students between the ages of birth through twenty-six required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Previous experience in the human services field is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required.
Valid Florida Driver's license is required.
Must pass criminal background check and polygraph.
VALID DRIVER LICENSE FROM ANY STATE MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW. VALID FLORIDA DRIVER LICENSE MUST BE PRESENTED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF HIRE.
City of Orlando Benefits
If this posting indicates a degree is required, the following experience will apply in lieu of any degree as follows:
- Two (2) years of direct experience for an associate degree;
- Four (4) years of direct experience for a bachelor's degree;
- Six (6) years of direct experience for a master's degree; or
- Nine (9) years of direct experience for a doctoral degree
Closing Date/Time: 11/24/2023 5:00 PM Eastern