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Recovery Outreach Coordinator (Youth)

Center for Community Alternatives

Center for Community Alternatives

Rochester, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Organization

Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) supports and builds power with people across New York State who have been affected by mass incarceration, criminalization and community disinvestment. Through a statewide network of direct services, advocacy and organizing, and by supporting the leadership of directly-impacted people, we advance civil and human rights for all New Yorkers.CCA works to build a world where everyone has what they need to thrive. This position will work in a nonprofit fund accounting environment, managing revenue and expense for all individual gifts. Institutional giving is managed by the Institutional Giving team.

Why Join the Team?

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. Our goal is to continue to make CCA one of the most desirable nonprofit places at which to work, and in part, recognize the importance of work-life balance.

Position Summary:

Responsible for assisting the SOR3 Recovery Coach with recruiting and organizing Youth for the SOR3 initiative at the CORE Center. Willing to speak publicly on behalf of the SOR3 project, and advocate for the rights of Youth in Recovery.

Direct Supervisor: Director Recovery Services

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit Youth to become participants in the SOR3 initiative.
  • With the assistance of the Director/Assistant Director, SOR3 Youth Recovery Coach and other key project staff, develop an outreach plan for locations and activities intended to recruit Youth.
  • Assist with coordination of activities and recreational events for Youth.
  • Assist with recruitment, training, and support for Youth to work on community outreach projects.
  • Along with key project staff, ensure the accomplishment of goals, objectives and deliverables required by NYS OASAS/SOR3 administrators for all Youth activities and services.
  • Assist with coordination and facilitation of Youth Leadership Training Modules.
  • Attend community stakeholder meetings on behalf of the SOR3 initiative as directed.
  • Assist Youth in the delivery of Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS).
  • Serve as a liaison with community groups interested in building Recovery Capital for Youth.
  • Offer presentations to community groups and testify at public hearings and community forums on issues related to the goals and objectives of the Youth program.
  • Assist with project data collection and timely completion of program reports to funders. Maintain data as required and issue reports as requested.
  • Attending training programs, as assigned by Director/Assistant Director Recovery Services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director/Assistant Director Recovery Services.

Qualifications:

  • Personal “lived experience” with recovery (3 years or more of sustained recovery) and/or previous Criminal Legal System issues strongly preferred.
  • Prior community organizing, or related experience preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication, peer supervisory skills.
  • Computer literacy (word processing, e-mail, internet research, data entry) required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Bachelors’ degree preferred but work experience may substitute for academic qualifications.

Requires evening and weekend hours as determined by OASAS, CCA/CORE Centers’ guidelines, possess a valid NYS Driver’s License, reliable transportation to transport participants, and appropriate level of auto insurance as required by CCA i.e., $100,000, $300,000, $100,000 personal auto insurance coverage. Additionally, requires rigorous background check and the ability to be “vetted” to work with Youth.

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.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT COVER LETTER WITH RESUME.

  • 11 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

CCA Website: HERE