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Youth Substance Use & HIV/Hep C Prevention Program Coordinator

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. CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives. CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect and concern for one’s community.

CCA’s NewRoads to Health program is seeking a qualified individual to coordinate day-to-day activities of this capacity building initiative, including supervision of community outreach workers and delivery of evidence-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention interventions for at-risk and justice involved adolescents and young adults (ages 13 -24) residing in North/Central Brooklyn. The goals of NewRoads to Health are to reduce rates of Substance Abuse, HIV/STI and Viral Hepatitis C (VH) infections, and increase access to care and improve health outcomes of individuals living with HIV/STI/VH.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and convene a robust Project Advisory Board (PAB) comprised of key community stakeholders, including members of NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene, NYC Dept. of Probation, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYC Dept. of Education District 79, and various Brooklyn-based service provider organizations.
  • In conjunction with the PAB, collaboratively assess needs and develop strategies to more effectively engage the target population in preventive interventions and link them to health and behavioral health care.
  • Develop and convene a Youth Advisory Board (YAB).
  • Develop policies and procedures manual for both the PAB and YAB.
  • Promote and market the project’s services within the community.
  • Conduct, coordinate and facilitate prevention workshops addressing substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, STIs and Viral Hepatitis C within the community.
  • Deliver and facilitate community education workshops for parents, caregivers and other community stakeholders to increase awareness about preventive measures and build general support for safe behaviors.
  • Coordinate with local sites and venues for outreach and testing, including work with local civic and law-enforcement agencies.
  • Recruit and train youth/young adults to become peer outreach workers with the Be Proud! Be Responsible! evidence-based sexuality education intervention.
  • Train and supervise community outreach workers and peer leaders.
  • Collect, condense and analyze all data retrieved from HIV/STI/VH testing.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on program services deliverables.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Healthcare or related field.
  • Proven experience and advanced skills in small group facilitation; proven ability to motivate, encourage and develop others.
  • Seasoned experience in HIV/AIDS, STI’s and VH prevention, outreach and health promotion; familiarity with Be Proud! Be Responsible! or other Evidence-Based Curricula preferred.
  • Knowledge of specialized services for people with HIV/AIDS, STI’s, VH and substance abuse.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and social media apps.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience conducting trainings to small groups of people.
  • Strong organizational abilities and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgement and discretion.
  • A team player; able to work cohesively with others and perform related tasks effectively.
  • Healthy in relational skills; listens well, speaks respectfully and assertively, honors diverse perspectives and is honest.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Energetic and willing to work flexible shifts, including some nights and weekends.
  • Emotionally mature with a sense of humor to maintain balance.


How to apply

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

Center for Community Alternatives
25 Chapel Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
fax: (718) 858-9670

CCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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