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The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community- based alternatives to incarceration. CCA promotes re-integrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.
Overview of Position:
We are seeking a highly motivated Employment Specialist to join our NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) licensed outpatient program. The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping others identify their unique employment and/or vocational or career goals through the efficient delivery of individual and group services.
The successful candidate will have a positive and proactive approach to problem-solving, demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attain an interest in networking, with an emphasis on job development and resource-identification.
Providing a range of employment and/or education services to participants who may have open court cases, or be on parole or probation.
Requirements of the Role:
A self-starter who enjoys the challenge of a demanding and varied workflow may thrive in this position. Commitment to and experience in working with adults with diverse cultural backgrounds who are involved, or at risk of involvement, with the criminal/juvenile justice system, HIV/AIDS, or substance abuse. Excellent communication, writing and computer skills, required. Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. CASAC-T, CASAC a plus.
BA/BS in business studies, marketing, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, or related human service field preferred; workforce development experience, preferred; personal experience with recovery, HIV/AIDS and/or criminal justice issues, preferred.
The Center for Community Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.
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