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Center for Urban Community services


The Center for Urban Community Services trains human service providers across the nation through classroom-based training and hands-on-coaching to help our training participants have a measurable and meaningful impact.

The CUCS Academy for Justice-Informed Practice (Academy) is seeking to hire 3 full-time evening TRAINERs for an exciting training collaboration between CUCS and the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Trainers will deliver an award-winning Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) curriculum to New York City officers developed by the NYPD in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The training utilizes lecture, simulations and role play to improve the interactions between officers and individuals in crisis with mental health and/or substance use issues. Trainers will work closely and collaboratively with NYPD training staff and professional actors to deliver this curriculum throughout the year.

The training will take place at the New York City Police Academy in College Point Queens. The hours for this position are 3pm-11pm. Salary commensurate with experience.

CUCS’ Academy for Justice-Informed Practice (Academy) is workforce training initiative targeting professionals of all disciplines who work with individuals with behavioral health needs and criminal justice involvement. We partner with experts from across mental health and criminal justice disciplines to develop and conduct high quality training programs that advance leading-edge information, teach concrete skills and foster best practices.

Trainers will be required to deliver the CIT training to New York City officers in multi-disciplinary teams. Trainers will work closely with NYPD leads to ensure that training is meeting high quality training standards. In addition, trainers will be required to learn and deliver related training curricula as needed to human service and criminal justice professionals. This is a high profile position that requires maturity, tact, and the ability to work with and engage individuals working in law enforcement and other varied professional disciplines.


MSW or related graduate degree

At least 3 years of post-masters direct service and/or supervision experience in health and human services setting. Experience working with homeless individuals, people with behavioral health needs and individuals with criminal justice involvement preferred.

At least 1 of the 3 required years must be in a supervisory or training position.

Training and curriculum development experience preferred.

Knowledge of community-based behavioral health services and the criminal justice system preferred.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to flexibly manage multiple tasks.

Computer literacy.

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Ability to commute to College Point Queens and work a shift with regular hours of 3pm-11pm


Posted on 03/10/17; CVMHA ID #10809