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Positions in Syracuse (updated 03/13/17)

Deputy Director, CCA-Syracuse

Deputy Director, CCA-Syracuse: The Center for Community Alternatives seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to lead its Syracuse and Rochester programs and services, succeeding the retiring incumbent. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and is a member CCA's senior executive leadership. Responsibilities include policy and program development; supervision of management staff; grants and performance management; working with the CFO and ED in financial management; representing CCA to the public, public officials and funders; and supporting the Executive Director in coordinating Board and staff relationships.

Qualifications: Five to seven years nonprofit management experience, at least three in a senior role. A strong track record as a meticulous implementer, who thrives on managing multiple, concurrent initiatives. Excellent communication (written, verbal and interpersonal), analytic and organizational skills, including the ability to listen and communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse range of stakeholders. Master's Degree in Social Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration or related field, or Law degree, or the equivalent in work and life experience. Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Internet research required. Willingness and ability to travel to NYC office and to national conferences and meetings. Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to working with disempowered and marginalized populations, particularly persons involved with the criminal/juvenile justice system. Experience with affordable housing programs a plus.


Manager of Human Resources, CCA-Syracuse

Manager of Human Resources, CCA-Syracuse: Working in collaboration with management staff, the Manager of Human Resources will oversee the implementation of the Syracuse and Rochester offices human resource operations ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws and funding source regulations. Responsibilities include benefit and salary administration, recruitment, retention, new staff orientation, staff development, performance management, and employee relations.

Qualifications: Master's or bachelor's degree in human resource management, public administration, social work or related field, plus supervisory and human resource administration experience. SHRM SCP, SHRM CP, SPHR or PHR preferred. Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to working with disempowered, marginalized populations particularly persons involved with the criminal/juvenile justice system. Excellent management, supervisory, and written/oral communication skills. Computer proficiency in HRIS, word processing, spread sheet, database management and internet required.


NEW! CCA-Syracuse Recovery Community & Outreach Center (RCOC)
Announced by Governor and NYS OASAS!

Project Director, Syracuse RCOC: responsibilities include day-to-day management of the Syracuse Recovery Community and Outreach Center; policy and program development in conjunction with the Director of Recovery Services; supervision of project staff; oversight of outreach plan to recruit and retain individuals as members of the RCOC, peer leadership training; grant management and reporting; and liaison with community partners. 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. Valid NYS driver's license and vehicle required.


Recovery Care Manager, Syracuse RCOC

Recovery Care Manager, Syracuse RCOC: support individuals who are in recovery and who may have prior criminal justice experience in their participation in the Syracuse RCOC. 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.


Outreach Coordinator, Syracuse RCOC

Outreach Coordinator, Syracuse RCOC: responsible for recruiting and organizing individuals who are in recovery and who have prior criminal justice experience to participate in the Syracuse RCOC. Speak publically on behalf of the RCOC and advocate for the rights of people in recovery. Qualifications: Personal experience with recovery and/or criminal justice issues with demonstrated clean time (3-5 years). Cultural competency and prior community organizing or related experience. Excellent communication skills. Bachelor's degree preferred but work and life experience may substitute for academic qualification. Valid NYS driver's license and vehicle required.


Reintegration Services - Project Director

Reintegration Services - Project Director: responsible for the development and coordination of reentry and employment services programs serving individuals with current or previous involvement in the criminal justice system and /or unemployed or under employed individuals living in the James Geddes public housing including direct staff supervision, limited direct service delivery, collaborating with contracting partners, developing employer relationships, program data collection and reporting, and ensuring contract deliverables are met. Qualifications: Master's degree in public administration or human service field preferred. Ability to gain clearance to the local correctional facility required. Strong written/oral communication, project and data management and supervisory skills required. Computer literacy required. Valid NYS driver's license and access to vehicle required.


Reintegration Services – Case Manager - Work to Independence

Reintegration Services – Case Manager - Work to Independence: responsible for conducting outreach, program orientation, intake and enrollment for individuals living in the James Geddes Housing Development. Provide employment services including creating individualized employment plans, resume preparation, enhancing digital literacy, engagement in vocational training and retention activities and providing connections to CCA and other community resources with the goal of facilitating the obtainment of employment, advancement, training, and educational goals, resulting in increased financial self-sufficiency and potential for increased economic success. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human service field preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred. Valid NYS driver's license and access to registered and insured vehicle.


Reintegration Services – Case Manager – Onondaga Self Development

Reintegration Services – Case Manager – Onondaga Self Development: responsible for providing cognitive based training, case management and employment services to individuals referred to the program with the goal of facilitating the obtainment of employment, advancement, training, educational goals, stable housing, and successful reintegration after a period of incarceration. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in human service field preferred. Valid NYS driver's license and access to registered and insured vehicle required. Ability to gain clearance to Onondaga County Correctional Facility, required.


Advocacy Services - Project Director, Client Specific Planning

Project Director, Client Specific Planning: responsible for the coordination and provision of client specific planning and sentence mitigation services to achieve the best possible dispositions for clients facing criminal charges, maintaining the integrity of and overseeing development of the program and supervising direct service staff, consultants and interns. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required; J.D. or Master's degree in human service field preferred, or comparable work experience. Extensive knowledge in criminal sentencing, ability to identify appropriate treatment providers and/or programs in the community and/or the correctional setting. Superior written/oral communication, project management (including project performance reporting) and supervisory skills. Computer literacy required. Valid NYS driver's license and access to vehicle required. Ability to gain clearance to correctional facilities.


Positions in Rochester (updated 03/13/17)

Rochester Recovery Community and Outreach Center (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 03/13/17)

Director of Treatment Services

Director of Treatment Services: provideday 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.


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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