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Positions in New York City (updated 11/07/14)

Case Manager, Youth Services:

Case Manager, Youth Services: responsible for providing case management services and monitoring of youth ages 12-17 mandated to the program as an alternative to detention or incarceration.  Assist with intake and program orientation, facilitate groups, monitor and record youth compliance.  Make home and school visits, meet with youth and family members individually, and prepare progress reports for court submission. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in counseling, social work, criminal justice or related field.  Experience working with at risk or gang involved youth and strong interpersonal, case and data management skills. 

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.

Director of Resource Development

Director of Resource Development: as part of senior management team, work collaboratively with the Executive Director, development consultant and other staff to enhance agency and program resources. Research, cultivate and maintain public and CCA private funding opportunities consistent with our agency mission and services; develop, write, and edit compelling proposals, managing the grant process from start to submission; advance and maintain relationships with funders and community partners; and identify and capitalize on emerging needs and funding trends. Specific responsibilities include researching and writing proposals, preparing and coordinating grant applications and proposals for public and private funding sources, providing leadership, coordination and technical assistance with management, fiscal and program staff in the development of proposals and applications, reports, and supporting materials to assist in fund development and communicating CCA's mission. Qualifications: Master's Degree in public policy, sociology, or related field, with knowledge of criminal and/or juvenile justice system preferred. Four years experience with a non-profit organization or in a position involving substantial writing and research work. Proven track record of writing proposals for five and six figure gifts and be well versed in local, state, national and foundation grant writing applications.

Must have highly developed interpersonal, writing, research and computer skills with the ability to positively and constructively partner with stakeholders and administrators to complete grant writing activities, work independently, take initiative, manage multiple concurrent projects, persistence, organization and the flexibility to work extra hours to meet deadlines.

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads

Substance Abuse Case Manager, Crossroads: provide one to one counseling and case management services, develop individual treatment plans, make referrals to community based organizations and coordinate services. Facilitate education and chemical dependency support groups. Maintain OASAS compliant case files and assist with monthly progress reports for submission to court, probation, and parole. Qualifications: CASAC or CASAC-T and demonstrated experience with OASAS documentation required.

Positions in Syracuse (updated 11/07/14)

Project Director, Youth Services

Project Director, Youth Services: A leadership position responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of urban youth development programs focused on youth at-risk of juvenile justice involvement or dropping out of school. Programming includes high school-level after school programming, family therapy, youth leadership, violence prevention, and youth emotional and mental health support. The Project Director ensures the achievement of project goals and objectives consistent with CCA's mission and multiple contract(s). Supervise and ensure training of project staff, provide direct services to youth and their families, manage and report on multiple grants, participate in grant writing. Qualifications: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice,  or related human service field and experience in management of youth development programming.

CASA Coordinator

CASA Coordinator: Responsible for overall implementation of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Its mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Through a collaborative approach, Onondaga CASA promotes and supports quality volunteer representation for children in the courts and advocates for a network of resources to provide each child with a safe, permanent and nurturing home. The CASA Coordinator oversees day to day program operation and management including recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and case reviews, developing program-related materials and public relations, coordinating the Advisory Committee, assisting with meeting fundraising goals and maintaining collaborative relationships with Family Court, the Department of Social Services and other parties as relevant to CASA cases.

Qualifications: Master's degree in human service field preferred. Equivalent professional and academic experience may substitute for degree. Ability to work with a collaborative advisory committee and experience with volunteer administration. Strong written/oral communication, presentation, project management, supervisory and advocacy skills with the ability to negotiate multiple service delivery systems and agencies.

Positions in Rochester

There are no positions in Rochester at this time.

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