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Positions in New York City (updated 8/15/16)

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 8/15/16)

Program Director, Reintegration Services

Program Director, Reintegration Services: responsible for the development and coordination of reentry and employment services programs (including subsidized employment) that serve 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: direct staff supervision, limited direct service delivery, collaboration with contracting partners, program data collection, assessment and reporting, and ensuring contract deliverables are met. 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.

Transition Coach, Justice Strategies

Transition Coach, Justice Strategies: 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.

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.

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 8/15/2016)

Project Director

We are seeking a dynamic individual who has personal experience with or a genuine commitment to recovery and overlapping issues of criminal justice involvement to oversee our Rochester/Monroe Recovery Network, based in Rochester, NY. The Project Director's responsibilities include policy and program development in conjunction with the Director of Recovery Services, also based at the Rochester office, supervision of project staff, oversight of outreach plan to recruit and retain individuals to become members of the Rochester/Monroe Recovery Network, grant management and reporting, and liaison with community partners and linkage agencies to facilitate collaborative relationships. The Project Director ensures the delivery of quality recovery services to network members, peer leadership and other training and the achievement of project goals and objectives consistent with CCA's mission and contract(s).

Qualifications: Master's degree in public administration, health, social work or criminal justice; CASAC or personal experience with recovery (5 years or more of sustained sobriety) and/or criminal justice issues preferred. Excellent management, supervisory and written/oral communication skills. Computer proficiency in word processing, spread sheet, database management and internet required. Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to working with disempowered, marginalized populations particularly persons involved with the criminal/juvenile justice system.

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