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Recruitment Specialist

Center for Community Alternatives

Center for Community Alternatives

People & HR
Syracuse, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Position Summary: Responsible for outreach, recruitment, screening, program eligibility assessment, orientation, program intake, and enrollment of participants in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) and workforce programming. Makes appropriate referrals to facility, CCA, and community services, including health, mental health, housing, recovery support, employment, and education. Participate in community outreach activities such as resource fairs and tabling events.

Direct Supervisor: Project Director, Recruitment and Enrollment


  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, program eligibility assessment, orientation, intake, and enrollment of participants, incorporating person-centered and trauma informed principles, while following all CCA and funder requirements.
  • Obtain necessary eligibility documentation required for establishing eligibility of participants.
  • Represent the agency at outreach events, resource fairs, and activities including presentations and tabling (occasionally outside of normal business hours).
  • Maintain awareness of recruitment and enrollment goal progress and contribute to accomplishing established metrics of success.
  • Complete NYCOMPAS risk assessment, needs assessment, work readiness assessment, and other CCA assessments as part of program intake.
  • Complete all required forms, case notes, data collection and recording activities necessary for effective service delivery and project accountability.
  • Make appropriate referrals to relevant reentry resources and coordinate with other service providers. Effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support participants in engagement, retention, and achievement of required milestones.
  • Participate in walk-in screening hours offering resource and referral information by screening results and inviting appropriate candidates to program orientations.
  • Collaborate with other Reintegration Services staff, CCA departments, and CCA programs to
  • Participate in case review, case conferencing, and program evaluations. Comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Participate in in-service and outside training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working with adults with diverse cultural backgrounds who are impacted by the criminal punishment system, preferred.
  • Relevant personal experience preferred; BA/BS in public administration, health, social work, criminal justice preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
  • Training in NYCOMPAS and/or Motivational Interviewing a plus; excellent communication, writing and computer skills, required.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License, access to registered and insured vehicle, and transporting participants in own vehicle, required.
  • Occasional travel to out of town/state conferences and meetings, required; ability to gain clearance to Onondaga County Correctional Facility, preferred.

At CCA, we are committed to fair transparent pay, and we strive to provide competitive market-informed compensation. The successful candidate's salary is determined by the combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, and geography.


12 paid holidays per year

  • 20 days of earned time off (ETO) for full-time staff, with ability to use after 90-days of employment.
  • Time off is earned starting on your first day.
  • 7 days of paid sick time
  • 100% paid family leave
  • 3% retirement contribution regardless of employee contribution, applicable to salary after the 1st 6 months of employment