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Positions in New York City (updated 3/24/16)

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 3/24/16)

Health Services Specialist, Health Services

Health Services Specialist, Health Services: Health Services Specialist, Health Services This position provides HIV/AIDS related services in CNY correctional facilities (Marcy, Mid-State, Mohawk, and Hale Creek). Services for the general population include HIV 101 and prevention education, anonymous HIV testing; services for HIV+ individuals include support groups and preparation of transitional plans for individuals nearing release. Familiarity with the science of HIV/AIDS, teaching/training, and experience in and commitment to working with individuals affected/ infected with HIV/AIDS and the criminal justice system is critical to the position. Qualifications: BS in health/human services and CTS certification preferred. Valid NYS driver's license, reliable transportation and ability to gain clearance to NYS DOCS facilities required. Benefits: Salary $36,000, plus health benefits; paid downtown garage parking; mileage reimbursement and some shared use of agency vehicle; 23 days earned time off per year, 11 holidays; training available.

Training Specialist, Youth Services

Training Specialist, Youth Services: This full-time position has two distinct components: violence prevention/peer leadership training of youth and assisting in the coordination of CCA's After School Alternatives (ASA) program serving students at Fowler High School and the Public Service Leadership Academy @ Fowler. Violence prevention training follows a curriculum based on AVP. The training role has three components: 1) facilitation of a 16-hour violence prevention training on violence among teens and within the community, skill building in violence prevention, and training of youth to become peer facilitators of violence prevention workshops, 2) supervising peer-led violence prevention workshops at youth-serving agencies, and 3) provision of advanced training in peer leadership. The ASA program coordination component involves recruiting, student enrollment, coordinating workshops, supervising students, research, develop and implement creative and engaging youth enrichment programming offering workshops; coordination with school teachers and administrators, "student success support" for students, communication with parents and all related paperwork and data collection. Qualifications: Demonstrated cultural competency and youth engagement skills with a BA/BS in human service field, NYS Driver's License, vehicle and insurance required.

Positions in Rochester (updated 3/24/2016)

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