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The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Through innovative and pioneering services as well as the research, public advocacy and training of its Justice Strategies division, CCA fosters individual transformation and reduced reliance on incarceration, and advocates for more responsive juvenile and criminal justice policies.

The Center for Community Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

The Center for Community Alternatives encourages individuals to apply who have successfully made the transition from incarceration and/or substance abuse into a stable, productive lifestyle in the community.

All positions require demonstrated cultural competency and a commitment to work on behalf of people involved in the criminal/juvenile justice system. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.

Positions in Syracuse (updated 05/03/18)

Recovery Care Manager, Syracuse RCOC

Recovery Care Manager, Syracuse RCOC: support individuals who are in recovery and who may have prior criminal justice experience in their participation in the Syracuse RCOC. Screen and assess for substance use disorders, make referrals to behavioral health, health and other supportive services as needed. Monitor participant's 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.


Mitigation Specialist, CSP

Mitigation Specialist, CSP: Work with individuals charged with criminal offenses and their defense counsel to develop a client specific plan to be used by defense counsel for advocating for an appropriate plea and sentence. Responsible for life history investigations, development of individualized disposition/sentencing plans, court advocacy, and providing follow-up support by making referrals and continuing communication with clients and service providers to promote program engagement and completions. Qualifications: Commitment to and experience in working with adults and youth from diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system. Bachelor's degree required JD or masters preferred. Strong written and oral communication and advocacy skills, attention to detail and computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, and data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities required.


 

Positions in Rochester (updated 05/03/18)

Rochester Recovery Community and Outreach Center (RCOC)

Recovery Care Manager, Rochester RCOC

Recovery Care Manager, Rochester RCOC: support individuals who are in recovery and who may have prior criminal justice experience to participate in the Rochester RCOC (Rochester/Monroe Recovery Network). Screen and assess for substance use disorder; 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.


 

Positions in New York City (updated 05/03/18)

Mitigation Specialist, CSP

Mitigation Specialist, CSP: Work with individuals charged with criminal offenses and their defense counsel to develop a client specific plan to be used by defense counsel for advocating for an appropriate plea and sentence. Responsible for life history investigations, development of individualized disposition/sentencing plans, court advocacy, and providing follow-up support by making referrals and continuing communication with clients and service providers to promote program engagement and completions. Qualifications: Commitment to and experience in working with adults and youth from diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system. Bachelor's degree required JD or masters preferred. Strong written and oral communication and advocacy skills, attention to detail and computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, and data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities required.


Case Manager, Youth Services

Case Manager, Youth Services: Responsible for direct service to court involved youth including development of client specific service plans, advocacy, support and supervision of youth in the community, and liaison with family, school and other service providers with the goal of helping clients achieve and maintain productive lives. Assist senior case manager with chart compliance review Qualifications: Commitment to and experience in working with adults and youth with diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system, HIV/AIDS, or substance abuse. Bachelor's degree in human service field. 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.


 

Instructions for Submitting Resumes

Send cover letter  indicating position applying for and a 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

We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

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

 

Comprehensive Benefit Package

Paid Vacation and Sick Time
11 paid holidays
Medical and Dental Insurance
Medical and Dependent Care Pre-Tax Flexible Spending
403(b) Retirement Plan
Life Insurance and Supplement Life Insurance
NYS Disability Insurance
Employee Referral Bonus
Employee Assistance Program
Direct Deposit
Transportation Savings program (NYC) 
Parking provided (SYR)

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