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Positions in New York City (updated 07/18/14)

Community Health Educator, Young Adult Services

Community Health Educator, Young Adult Services: conduct outreach, facilitate evidence-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention workshops for youth and young adults involved with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Deliver and facilitate community education workshops for parents, caregivers and other community stakeholders. Provide referrals for family planning and other health related services. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in health, education, or related. Knowledge of STD's/STI's, teen pregnancy and family planning and demonstrated experience in education/community outreach.

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads: provide one to one counseling and case management services, develop individual treatment plans, make referrals to community based organizations and coordinate services. Facilitate education and chemical dependency support groups. Maintain OASAS compliant case files and assist with monthly progress reports for submission to court, probation, and parole. Qualifications: CASAC or CASAC-T and demonstrated experience with OASAS documentation required.


Positions in Syracuse (updated 07/18/14)

After School Coordinator, Youth Services

After School Coordinator, Youth Services: be part of a dedicated team working with adolescents at risk of juvenile justice involvement in CCA's after school program located at Fowler High School.  Working collaboratively with the team, recruit youth to the program, connect with youth and parents, research, develop and implement creative and engaging youth enrichment programming, facilitate groups, liaison with the Syracuse City School District principals and staff and maintain required documentation and reporting. Qualifications: BA/BS in education, human services, criminal justice or related field plus supervisory experience with commitment to and experience in working with youth with diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice and mental health systems.  Strong written/oral communication and advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate multiple service delivery systems and agencies.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  NYS Driver's license and available vehicle.

Finance Manager

Finance Manager: Responsible for assisting with the oversight and administration of the financial operations of the agency: budget preparation and management, payroll, benefits management, accounts payable, maintenance of bank accounts, financial reports and annual audit, and vouchering for contracts and fees. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in business or accounting. Must have excellent organizational and computer skills (spreadsheet, database management and data entry, word processing, internet), be detail oriented and able to multi-task. Experience with non- profit finance, MAS 90 or other accounting software required.

Student Advocate, Justice Strategies

Student Advocate, Justice Strategies: duties include ensuring parents and youth understand the Disciplinary hearing process, their rights and responsibilities and outcomes of the hearing. Work with youth and family to develop an advocacy plan and keep youth engaged in school. Attend hearings, identify solutions and ensure that students re-enroll in school after the hearing.  Connect youth and family to school district and community supports and services to address identified concerns. Qualifications: JD or Master's degree in social work, education, policy, criminal justice or Bachelor's degree with significant experience in social work, education, policy or criminal justice with excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, and advocacy skills. Knowledge of education (special education) laws, regulations and disciplinary process preferred.

Transition Coach, Youth Services

Transition Coach, Youth Services: part of a new team of Coaches working one-on-one with students who are reentering the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) from long-term suspension, homebound placement, or juvenile/criminal justice facilities. Program will be one of several interventions supported by the SCSD to address the issues of student suspension.  Duties include youth assessment conducted through one-on-one meetings with the youth and family members; comprehensive school, education, and social history review; development of individualized transition plans; proactive referrals to needed services; and 6 months of in-school, individualized follow-up to ensure the successful transition to mainstream school.  Requires strong collaboration with school district staff to advocate for and support student success and address any emerging or ongoing concerns.  Qualifications:  Master's degree in social work, education, counseling or related required. Excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, advocacy and engagement skills.


Positions in Rochester

There are no positions in Rochester at this time.


Instructions for Submitting Resumes

Send cover letter  indicating position applying for, salary history & resume to (for position in NYC):
Center for Community Alternatives 
ATTN: HR, 25 Chapel Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11201
or fax to:  718-858-9670
or email (in MS Word format) to nycjobs@communityalternatives.org

Center for Community Alternatives (for position in Syracuse and Rochester)
115 E. Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
fax: (315) 471-4924
email: jobs@communityalternatives.org

No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.


Comprehensive Benefit Package

Paid Earned Time Off
11 paid holidays
Health and Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
NYS Disability Insurance
Retirement Plan
Tax Sheltered Annuities (TSA)
Direct Deposit
Transportation Savings program (NYC)
Remitted tuition

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