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Positions in New York City (updated 11/05/15)

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.

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.

Court Advocate, Court Services

Court Advocate, Court Services: responsible for conducting initial client screening and assessment, background investigation including making home visits, interviewing family members and collecting background documentation to support alternative to incarceration placement. Serves as program liaison to the court; writes and submits reports representing client progress, needs and concerns. Work in concert with program staff. Qualifications: Master's degree preferred, Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work or related field required and experience working in criminal justice system and with at risk youth. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Group Facilitator, Youth Services

Group Facilitator, Youth Services (PT): responsible for assisting with direct delivery of program services to youth involved with juvenile justice system including facilitation of evidenced-based youth development curricula and enrichment groups, conducting peer education and leadership training with the goal of stimulating curiosity, nurturing talents, broadening horizons, building resilience and encouraging youth to visualize brighter futures. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, education or related preferred with excellent youth engagement and facilitation skills.

Reentry Specialist, Adult Services

Reentry Specialist, Adult Services: work in collaboration with the treatment team to assist program participants to successfully reintegrate including accessing services and maintaining stable housing, exploring, assessing and preparing for employment and education. Identify job training opportunities in the community, facilitate job readiness groups and develop individualized employment plans. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human services or rehabilitation with demonstrated success assisting individuals in the employment arena.

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Adult Services

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Adult Services: 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.

Youth Services Coordinator, Youth Services

Youth Services Coordinator, Youth Services: responsible for clinical, program and staff supervision and development. Assist youth service staff with making appropriate assessments by identifying, recognizing, and addressing the clinical needs of clients and their families; including but not limited to the need for substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and child welfare issues. Work in collaboration with court services to develop client specific plans and other court related documents. Qualifications: Master's degree in social work or related human service field required. Strong written/oral communication, clinical, supervisory and project management skills.

Positions in Syracuse (updated 11/05/15)

After School Specialist, Youth Services

After School Specialist, Youth Services (part-time, Mon-Fri 1:30-5:30 pm during school year): Recruit, coordinate and supervise students participating in the After School Program, serving students attending Fowler High School. Working collaboratively with the team, connect with and excite youth, research, develop and implement creative and engaging youth enrichment programming, facilitate groups, maintain required documentation. Qualifications: Experience with urban youth and strong group facilitation and engagement skills. BA/BS in education, human services, criminal justice or related and Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Volunteer and Diversity Specialist, CASA

Volunteer and Diversity Specialist, CASA: Part-time (20 hours). Supervise volunteers in their work as Court Appointed Special Advocates, including development of court reports; implement volunteer training and recruitment in order to increase participation and diversity among CASA volunteers; develop program-related and public relations materials; assist volunteers and staff in program fundraising. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human services preferred. Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect. Writing, editing and presentation skills. Facility in reaching communities of color within the Syracuse area. Induction as a CASA. Valid NYS Driver's License, acceptable level of insurance and access to vehicle required.

Case Manager, Reintegration Services

Case Manager, Reintegration Services: responsible for conducting outreach, program orientation, intake and enrollment for individuals living in the James Geddes Housing Development. Provide employment services including creating individualized employment plans, resume preparation, enhancing digital literacy, engagement in vocational training and retention activities and providing connections to CCA and other community resources with the goal of facilitating the obtainment of employment, advancement, training, and educational goals, resulting in increased financial self-sufficiency and potential for increased economic success. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human service field preferred. Valid NYS driver's license and access to registered and insured vehicle. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus.

Community Organizer, Justice Strategies

Community Organizer, Justice Strategies: Responsible for coordinating advocacy campaigns related to criminal and juvenile justice and school-to-prison pipeline issues. Coordinate a national campaign to eliminate the use of high school disciplinary records in the college admissions process by conducting outreach to grassroots organizations addressing school discipline issues and providing ongoing support and opportunities to such groups. Organize young people with direct experience in the juvenile and criminal justice systems in Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo and their family members to participate in the Raise the Age New York campaign to raise the age of criminal responsibility. Promote and conduct community education sessions on criminal and juvenile justice issues, school-to-prison pipeline issues, and advocacy skills. Identify, train, and support young people and family members to serve as leaders in the various campaigns. Qualifications: Experience organizing diverse stakeholders to effect policy change. Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle. Bachelor's degree preferred. Equivalent professional and academic experience may substitute for degree.

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.

Positions in Rochester (updated 11/05/2015)

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