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Positions in New York City (updated 7/06/16)

Director of Treatment Services

Director of Treatment Services:  provide day to day oversight of treatment programs including client intake, the treatment center, achievement of project goals and objectives, contract compliance, program staffing, development and supervision. Chair project staff and clinical meetings, prepare reports to funders, assists with continued funding applications and funding proposals. Qualifications: CASAC required with Master’s degree in social work, criminal justice, rehabilitation, public health or related  with successful OASAS compliance experience.  Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to working with disempowered, marginalized populations particularly persons involved with the criminal/juvenile justice system.  Excellent management, clinical and written/oral communication skills. 


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.


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.


Positions in Syracuse (updated 7/06/16)

Employment Trainer, Reintegration Services

Employment Trainer, Reintegration Services: responsible for providing employment-related trainings to unemployed/under employed adults with current or previous involvement in the criminal justice system and/or who are and living in public housing.  Duties include: Facilitation of: a 30-hour job readiness workshop, employment retention groups and 22-session cognitive behavioral training. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, human service field, adult education required. Demonstrated experience in delivering training or classroom education required; knowledge of employment and cognitive behavioral training curricula, such as OWDS and T4C, a plus.  Strong oral/written communication and advocacy skills.  Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, spreadsheets) required.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.  Valid NYS Driver’s License and access to vehicle.

Pathway Advocate, Health Services

Pathway Advocate, Health Services: HIV/AIDS-related services delivered to those incarcerated at New York State Correctional facilities (Marcy, Mid-State and Mohawk) and provide community support upon return to Onondaga County. The objective is to work with HIV positive individuals to support their adherence to treatment while incarcerated, and to provide motivation for those who do not know their status to be tested. 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 to travel several days each week to the facilities, and the ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities.

Program Coordinator, Reintegration Services

Program Coordinator, Reintegration Services: responsible for the development and coordination of criminal justice-based reentry and employment services programs (including subsidized employment). The target population for programs includes unemployed- and under-employed adults individuals with current or previous involvement in the criminal justice system, and /or individuals who are unemployed or under employed and living in the James Geddes public housing. Responsibilities include direct staff supervision, some direct service delivery, collaborating with contracting partners, program data collection, assessment and reporting, and ensuring contract deliverables are met. The Reintegration Services unit make extensive use of a cloud-based, management information system for all aspects of program management. Qualifications: Master’s degree in public administration or human service field preferred. Strong written/oral communication, project and data management and supervisory experience required. Computer literacy (word processing, Excel, e-mail, internet research) required. Valid NYS driver’s license and access to vehicle required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.

Reentry Clinic Attorney, Advocacy Services

Reentry Clinic Attorney, Advocacy Services: in partnership with the Syracuse Housing Authority, CCA is implementing a US Department of Housing and Urban Development pilot project to provide civil legal services through the Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP). The JRAP Reentry Clinic Attorney is responsible for assisting clients (youth ages 14 – 24 years old) who have been involved in the juvenile or adult criminal justice system and who currently reside in public housing, or, but for their criminal record, would be living in public housing. Assistance includes reviewing criminal history records, correcting errors on records, applying for sealing of eligible convictions/adjudications, counseling clients on their criminal histories and employment rights, and assisting clients in obtaining Certificates of Rehabilitation. Qualifications: JD required, New York bar admission preferred; Required: interest or experience in criminal justice field; commitment to working with people, particularly youth, of diverse backgrounds; excellent writing and advocacy skills; attention to detail; and computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry.

After School Specialist (summer, part-time), Youth Services Department

After School Specialist (summer, part-time), Youth Services Department: coordinate and supervise students participating in the 6-week summer session of CCA's After School Alternatives program, serving students attending Fowler High School. Working collaboratively with the team, connect with and excite youth, develop and implement creative, engaging youth enrichment programming, facilitate groups, maintain required documentation. CCA's summer program is located at Fowler High School and runs from July 11th-August 18th . Position hours are Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am- 4:30 pm. Rate of pay: $10 per hour. Qualifications: Demonstrated cultural competency and youth engagement skills with an AA/AS in education or human service preferred. Bilingual: English/Spanish a plus.

Sentencing Advocate, Advocacy Services

Sentencing Advocate, Advocacy Services: 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. 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, 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.


Student Advocate, Advocacy Services

Student Advocate, Advocacy Services: 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 preferred or bachelor's degree with equivalent experience with excellent oral/written communication, collaboration, and advocacy skills. Knowledge of education (special education) laws, regulations and disciplinary process preferred.


Positions in Rochester (updated 6/28/2016)

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

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