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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.
Job Summary: The Student Advocate/Transition Coach will provide both advocacy and transition services to all Syracuse City School District (SCSD) students referred to CCA’s Youth Services’ Educational Support Program. The Student Advocate/Transition Coach will work with students to provide both advocacy services and transition services for those referred to a Superintendent’s Hearing and to those transitioning back to mainstream school from long-term absence. These absences may be due to a long-term suspension from school, a return from juvenile detention, or a return from jail, prison or juvenile placement.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree preferred; educational background in social work, education, policy, criminal justice or related field with excellent oral/written communication, and advocacy skills; a skillful motivational interviewer, with facility in cognitive behavior interventions, prior experience working with and a commitment to at-risk youth including justice-system involved youth; demonstrated cultural competency; ability and willingness to work flexible hours and work in school, home and community settings; valid NYS driver’s license; bi-lingual skills a plus. All new hires will be subject to a Syracuse City School District background check upon acceptance of position.
CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek talented, dedicated individuals who possess a strong commitment to CCA’s mission, including those with relevant personal experience in terms of recovery and/or justice involvement.
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