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Positions in Syracuse (updated 12/27/17)

After School Specialist, Youth Services

After School Specialist, Youth Services (part time): coordinate and supervise students participating in the After School Program, serving students attending Fowler High School. Working collaboratively with the team, connect with and excite youth, research, develop and implement creative and engaging youth enrichment programming, facilitate groups, maintain required documentation. Qualifications: Demonstrated cultural competency and youth engagement skills with an AA/AS in education or human service preferred.


Career Services Specialist – Second Chance Initiative

Career Services Specialist – Second Chance Initiative: provide employment and career supports to program participants helping them to: create an individualized employment plan; obtain, retain and advance in employment; complete vocational training; increase their educational advancement and access program and community services. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a human service field preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Valid NYS driver's license and access to registered and insured vehicle.


Success Advocate, Youth Services

Success Advocate, Youth Services (part-time): responsible for recruiting youth for the afterschool enrichment programs; conduct intake and assessments; collaborate with parents, youth, social workers, psychologists, mentors, school personnel, probation officer and other relevant individuals to identify student needs; develop an individualized plan to assist youth with educational programs and academic and behavioral goals. 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. Bachelors degree in human service field preferred. 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. 


Positions in Rochester (updated 12/27/17)

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 12/27/17)

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.


Employment Specialist, Treatment Services

Employment Specialist, Treatment Services: provide employment readiness assessment and services, develop employment plans, conduct group cognitive behavioral programming using Thinking for Change (T4C) curriculum and hit the ground running with their established job bank to develop an increasing variety of contacts with companies and organizations to secure employment opportunities (professional, skilled, semi-skilled and industrial) for CCA program participants. Qualifications: BS/AS degree in Human Service field preferred, with prior success in employment counseling or job development required. Excellent communication and presentation skills; flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and strong time management and organizational skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


HIV Specialist, Treatment Services

HIV Specialist, Treatment Services: provide HIV evidence-based behavioral interventions, will lead group counseling and help educate and train peer leaders. The HIV Specialist will facilitate expansion of the number of clients and the enhancement of HIV prevention services. Additionally, they will provide individual counseling, lead group interventions, and provide referral to community-based and health services for treatment and care. Qualifications: High School Diploma, CASAC preferred. Knowledge of criminal justice system; Prior experience providing HIV/HCV/HBV interventions working with the target population. Commitment to working with chemically dependent individuals involved in the justice system. Good communication (written and verbal) skills. 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

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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