Substance Abuse Victims 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 advocacy work for the Orlando Police Department providing support to substance abuse overdose victims and their families. Responsibilities include responding to overdose scenes to ensure that children, families of victims, and overdose survivors are connected to social services; providing guidance through the legal system as needed, maintaining logs of all visits, and maintaining the confidentiality of investigative information. Organizes special projects aimed at promoting awareness and prevention of Opioid abuse. Work is performed at the direction of a Police Sergeant and is reviewed through conferences, observation, and results achieved. .
WORK HOURS: Ability to work a flexible work schedule including weekends and evening hours as this position is responsible for maintaining a rotating 24 hour on-call schedule, to include overnights and weekend hours: Primarily days, with core hours from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Associate degree in social work, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, substance abuse counseling, or related field required and two (2) years of related experience required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Advanced education preferred. Valid Florida Driver's License required. Must pass a background check which includes a polygraph.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule including weekends and evening hours as this position is responsible for maintaining a rotating 24 hour on-call schedule, to include overnights and weekend hours: Primarily days, with core hours from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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
Closing Date/Time: 9/29/2023 5:00 PM Eastern