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Positions in New York City (updated 6/08/16)

Program Assistant, Youth Services

Program Assistant, Youth Services: assist with the daily administrative operations of youth services programs; coordinate and implement a record tracking system to monitor program data and manage all performance numbers and submits to monitoring agencies. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience. Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills; word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.


Youth Treatment Counselor, Treatment Services

Youth Treatment Counselor, Treatment Services: provide one to one counseling and case management for youth, make referrals to community based organizations, coordinate services. Facilitate education and chemical dependency support groups. Assist with quality assurance activities including client record and treatment plan review and QHP authorization. Maintain OASAS compliant case files and assist with monthly progress reports for submission to court, probation, and parole. CASAC or CASAC-T and demonstrated experience with OASAS documentation preferred.


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 6/08/16)

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 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

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