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Positions in New York City (updated 09/02/14)

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.

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.

Director of Resource Development

Director of Resource Development: as part of senior management team, work collaboratively with the Executive Director, development consultant and other staff to enhance agency and program resources. Research, cultivate and maintain public and private funding opportunities consistent with our agency mission and services; develop, write, and edit compelling proposals, managing the grant process from start to submission; advance and maintain relationships with funders and community partners; and identify and capitalize on emerging needs and funding trends. Specific responsibilities include researching and writing proposals, preparing and coordinating grant applications and proposals for public and private funding sources, providing leadership, coordination and technical assistance with management, fiscal and program staff in the development of proposals and applications, reports, and supporting materials to assist in fund development and communicating CCA's mission. Qualifications: Master's Degree in public policy, sociology, or related field, with knowledge of criminal and/or juvenile justice system preferred. Four years experience with a non-profit organization or in a position involving substantial writing and research work. Proven track record of writing proposals for five and six figure gifts and be well versed in local, state, national and foundation grant writing applications.

Must have highly developed interpersonal, writing, research and computer skills with the ability to positively and constructively partner with stakeholders and administrators to complete grant writing activities, work independently, take initiative, manage multiple concurrent projects, persistence, organization and the flexibility to work extra hours to meet deadlines.

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 09/02/14)

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.  Valid NYS Driver's license and access to vehicle.

Case Manager, Justice Strategies

Case Manager, Justice Strategies: assist with the development of alternative to incarceration plans including intake, assessment, and the identification of client risk and needs. Provide individualized case management services; identify appropriate treatment providers and/or programs in the community and/or the correctional setting; link the client with the identified program(s); and follows-up with the client to promote program engagement and completion. Qualifications: BA/BS required. Excellent written/oral communication and advocacy skills, attention to detail. Valid NYS Driver's License, access to vehicle, and ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities required.

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.

Sentencing Advocate, Justice Strategies

Sentencing Advocate, Justice Strategies: responsible for development of alternative-to-incarceration, court advocacy and direct casework support to clients and families. Accept referral, complete intake, interview the client, obtain critical life history information from the client and from collateral sources (life history records, family members, educator, treatment providers, employers, etc.), and assess the client's risks and needs. In consultation with defense counsel identifies a lawful disposition, writes and submits a report that outlines important life history information, risk and needs, and proposes a pre-plea or pre-sentence plan that best promotes the client's successful reintegration into the community. Qualifications: BA/BS required, JD or master's preferred. Excellent written/oral communication and advocacy skills, and attention to detail. Valid NYS Driver's License, access to vehicle, and ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities required.

Transition Coach, Youth Services

Transition Coach, Youth Services: works with students who are returning to mainstream school following long term absence due to out-of-school suspension and placement in an alternative school or homebound; return from juvenile detention; return from jail, prison or juvenile placement; return from therapeutic placement. Duties include youth assessment, conducted through one on one meetings with the youth and family members and comprehensive school or other pertinent record review to develop individualized transition plan.  Strong collaboration with school district staff to advocate for and support youth' success and address any emerging or ongoing concerns.  Follow up to engage youth, 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 related required. Excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, advocacy and engagement skills. Valid NYS Driver's License, access to vehicle.


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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