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Center for Community Alternatives
Rochester, New York, United States
2 days ago

Description

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT COVER LETTER WITH RESUME.

The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.

Job Summary: The SOR2 Recovery Coach will assist Key Project Staff in promoting the Recovery Center and active recruitment of volunteers and peers by preparing and presenting informational material for internal and external audiences, which includes 50 unique individuals in Oneida, Oswego, and Cayuga counties. Given the current COVID environment, the SOR2 Recovery Coach will initially provide these services virtually using Zoom and telecommunications. The SOR2 Recovery Coach will provide workshops on the key elements of recovery, on success in the core areas of life (employment, housing, relationships, mental health/self-esteem), and on other topics as determined by the members. Requires evening and weekend hours, as determined by CCA/CUSE Center schedule. Possess a valid NYS driver’s license, a reliable vehicle able to transport participants, and appropriate level of auto insurance, as required by CCA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Implement program-wide awareness about recovery in Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego, and Cayuga counties through education and community events;
• Promptly respond to requests for service information from consumers, community, and potential referral sources;
• Prepare and present informational material for internal and external audiences, which includes 50 unique individuals in Oneida, Oswego, and Cayuga counties;
• Work in collaboration with team members, managers, directors, and the administrative team;
• Help identify new and existing resources for our members;
• Coordinate with outside recovery support services, including treatment centers and 12- Step communities;
• Meet regularly with peers in the center and community to develop their personal recovery tool kit;
• Create and maintain opportunities to assist people in discovering their passions and exploring areas of health & wellness, employment, education, life skills and spirituality to achieve a meaningful life;
• Collect and maintain databases for weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports;
• Create opportunities and linkages to social inclusion opportunities in Onondaga County and beyond;
• Maintain guidelines, policies and procedures established by funding source, and Advisory Council.



Requirements

Qualifications (preferred)
Bachelors or Associate degree in Human Services or related field with two (2) years relevant experience preferably in mental health and/or behavioral health field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience providing group education, mentoring people individually in self-help and advocacy is necessary. Must have lived experience with substance use and/or mental health. Candidates must identify as someone in recovery with at least two years of success in his/her personal recovery and wellness.

Professional Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of peer support and strength-based peer practices. Understanding of natural supports (e.g., personal associations and relationships). Knowledge of computer systems and computer operations, proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel. Customer and Engagement skills. Proficient in oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Knowledge of mental health/substance use services, community resources (service systems). Ability to operate office equipment: fax, copier, scanner, printer, telephone. Ability to relate with respect to persons from diverse ethnic, social-cultural, lifestyle, and educational backgrounds. Ability to work well with a team. Ability to maintain clear ethical boundaries between self and participants. Ability to travel to meetings and other sites.

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.

Please submit all resumes to jobs@communityalternatives.org

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57919850
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York, United States
  • Position Title: SOR2 Recovery Coach
  • Company Name: Center for Community Alternatives
  • Industry: Children/Youth/Family Services
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BSW or equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years

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