Special Victim Advocate II – Treatment Courts

Title:  Special Victim Advocate II (Formerly known as: Victim Specialist II)

 Treatment Courts: Veterans Court, Felony Mental Health Court, Misdemeanor Mental Health Court,     
 Baker Acts and Drug Court

Position Overview:

The Special Victim Advocate II in the Treatment Court Unit is responsible for preparing all cases for Baker Act Court which include contacting all hospitals with patients listed on the calendar, interviewing family members and Law Enforcement. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The work schedule for this position will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Job Responsibilities are:

  • Reviewing all Involuntary Petitions that are set for hearing and saving them by hearing date
  • Preparing Amendments on all Petitions missing necessary criteria and adding needed witnesses
  • Contacting all officers when a Law Enforcement Certificate is received and sending them a subpoena to attend hearing
  • Contacting all social workers on cases set in order to obtain info on patients needed for hearing
  • Speaking to all proxies for patients going to hearing; Obtaining family history and/or communicating with the ALF for six months of patient history
  • Contacting case managers from the guardianship program as well as DCF on cases to discuss patient history
  • Receiving and saving all Orders of Involuntary Commitment on all hearings
  • Preparing Answers for Assistant State Attorney to review on all cases petitioned for capacity restoration
  • Preparing and obtaining all necessary documents for Firearm Restoration cases
  • Interviewing all witnesses provided to you by the Petitioner for all Firearm Restoration cases
  • Saving and uploading all Emergency Treatment Orders for hearing and Offense Incident Reports by Police Officers.
  • Working closely with the Victim/Witness Specialist and Paralegal staff in the Unit and providing back-up coverage as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

The Minimum requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Associate Degree and four (4) years’ experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position or,
  • Six (6) years of experience working directly with victims in a Paralegal, Victim & Witness Specialist, or Victim Advocate position
  • Being fluent in English and Spanish 

Specific Skills and Characteristics:

The Successful Candidate must be able to:

 

  • Possess and demonstrate an ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with the highest degree of professional responsibility
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Possess and demonstrate exceptional writing skills
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrate significant knowledge of computer programs
  • Be a detail-oriented individual with proven aptitude using databases and an ability to work independently
  • Work effectively under pressure and be adaptable to change
  • Be flexible with their work schedule

Starting Annual Salary:  $40,437.12

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application, and updated resume to: SAOJobs@MiamiSAO.com, with the Subject: Special Victim Advocate II – Treatment Court.  Applications can be downloaded from our website at:  www.miamisao.com.

The State Attorney’s Office reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without prior written or other notice.  All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.  False statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

 

Insurance benefits, vacation package and Florida Retirement System Pension benefits are offered with this position

Internal and External Candidates will be considered
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer