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Executive Director, Center for Community Alternatives

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for CCA achieving its mission. Following the retirement of CCA's long-time ED and founder, the new ED will lead the organization into its next phase of growth and development. The primary responsibilities include leading and managing the staff; collaborating with the Board of Directors to develop strategies and ensure execution of program planning and evaluation initiatives; creating development and fundraising plans that support and sustain the organization; deploying effective financial management practices; and managing public, community, government relations, and organizational partnerships. More details and a full job description are available here.

CCA is working in partnership with Community Resource Exchange (CRE) www.crenyc.org to fill this position. It is strongly advised that you submit a cover letter indicating why you think you are a fit for the Executive Director position at CCA in addition to your resume that details your qualifications and experience and submit by e-mail to ccaed@crenyc.org

Positions in New York City (updated 07/22/15)

Send cover letter  indicating position applying for, salary history & resume to:
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

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

Program Assistant, Youth Services

Program Assistant, Youth Services: assist with the daily administrative operations of youth services programs; coordinate and implement a record tracking system to monitor program data and manage all performance numbers and submits to monitoring agencies. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience. Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills; word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads: assist with the provision of case management services to adults with substance use and criminal justice histories including referrals to community based organizations and facilitating education and chemical dependency support groups, and maintaining OASAS compliant case files. Qualifications: CASAC or CASAC-T and demonstrated experience with OASAS documentation.

Positions in Syracuse (updated 07/22/15)

Case Manager, Reintegration Services

Case Manager, Reintegration Services: position provides case management and employment services to individuals upon release from the Onondaga County Correctional Facility. In-facility services include co-facilitation of Thinking for A Change cognitive-behavioral workshops and facilitation of transitional plans to guide community reintegration. Participant goals include development of job readiness skills, employment, training, educational goals, stable housing, family reunification and successful reintegration. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human service field preferred; equivalent professional and academic experience may substitute for degree. Strong written/oral communication and advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate multiple service delivery systems and agencies. Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Valid NYS driver's license and access to registered and insured vehicle required.

Pathway Advocate, Health Services

Pathway Advocate, Health Services: work with HIV positive individuals and those who do not know their status, who are incarcerated at state correctional facilities, and assist those returning to Onondaga County, in order to motivate and ensure engagement and adherence in HIV-related treatment and related services. Travel between New York State Correctional facilities (Marcy, Mid-State and Mohawk) to provide universal HIV test offers to incarcerated individuals nearing release; seek out and enroll HIV+ incarcerated individuals not already receiving treatment; provide aggressive follow up services to those released to Onondaga County to ensure treatment adherence, and collaborate with community and corrections partners. The Positive Pathways program works in conjunction with CCA's CHOICES program which provides additional HIV-related serves in the same correctional facilities. Qualifications: BA/BS in health, counseling, education preferred with knowledge and experience in the HIV/AIDS field, working within the criminal justice system, and motivational interviewing. Training in ARTAS is a plus, or will be provided. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities.

Reentry Specialist, Reintegration Services

Reentry Specialist, Reintegration Services: provide pre-release support and assistance to individuals making the transition into the community from incarceration at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility. Conduct outreach, recruitment, program eligibility assessment, orientation and enrollment of participants. Make appropriate referrals to facility services, including health, mental health, and education. Facilitate cognitive behavioral therapy groups. Develop individualized transitional plans, guiding the participant's successful community reintegration. Qualifications: BA/BS in human service field with experience in group facilitation preferred. Valid NYS Driver's License, access to vehicle, and ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities 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 with equivalent practical experience Excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, and advocacy skills. Knowledge of education (special education) laws, regulations and disciplinary process preferred.

Transition Coach, Justice Strategies

Transition Coach, Justice Strategies:  Works with students who are returning to mainstream school following a long term absence due to out-of-school suspension, juvenile detention, juvenile placement, or incarceration. Duties include student assessment, conducted through one on one meetings with the youth and family members, and comprehensive school or other pertinent record review to develop individualized Comprehensive Student Success Plan.  Strong collaboration with school district staff to advocate for and support student success and address any emerging or ongoing concerns.  Follow up to engage student, track progress and provide referrals to school district and other community supports to ensure the successful transition to mainstream school. Qualifications: Master's degree in Social Work, Education, Counseling or Bachelor's degree with relevant experience.  Excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, advocacy and engagement skills.  Valid NYS Driver's License and access to vehicle.

Positions in Rochester (updated 07/22/2015)

Recovery Care Manager

Recovery Care Manager: Support individuals who are in recovery and who may have prior criminal justice experience to participate in the Rochester Recovery Network (RRN). Screen and assess for substance use disorders, make referrals to behavioral health, health and other supportive services as needed. Monitor participants= recovery status, assist with the coordination of affiliation activities, facilitate peer leadership training modules and supervise peers in the delivery of services. Qualifications: QHP: CASAC, LMSW, LCSW, CRC, or AAMFT required. Personal experience with recovery and/or criminal justice issues strongly preferred. Valid NYS driver's license and vehicle required.

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