Mission Statement
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Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church.
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Our mission is to serve God for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and the other people of good will in advocating for justice.

Adoption Search Caseworker

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockford is seeking a part-time Adoption Search Caseworker at our Aurora location. The Adoption Search Caseworker facilitates the search process for an adoptee or birth parent of a closed adoption. This caseworker will interact with family members of a closed adoption and assist them in the exchange of medical history information and/or reunion communication. Additional duties may include but are not limited to being part of the adoption team. Some travel within the Diocese of Rockford will be necessary to obtain files, attend team meetings, and trainings. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related human service field. An ability to read, analyze and interpret adoption file information, state laws, and statutes. This position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with clients, write reports, maintain confidential files, and case notes. 

Caseworker must understand and adhere to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principals of charity and justice. 

Resumes may be submitted to Jennifer Peacock at jpeacock@rockforddiocese.org


Professional Counselor

Job Description

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Rockford, Counseling Program is seeking a full-time counselor to provide school counseling and community counseling in Aurora, IL.

This position offers a chance to contribute in important ways to the unique mission of Catholic grade schools, fostering students' capacities to meet the academic, social and emotional challenges of the formative years from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Students' backgrounds, abilities and needs are diverse; the counselor, therefore, must be flexible, adaptive and creative to develop individualized, therapeutic interventions that lead to successful adjustment to, and achievement in the school setting.

The counselor also interacts with principals, teachers, and families to identify and address concerns effectively.

In addition, this counselor will provide community counseling services in our Aurora office, seeing individuals, couples, and families. And-especially at times when school is not in session-this counselor will work to build connections with other community providers.

Professional requirements include: a Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Candidates must possess a current LCPC or LCSW license, or be actively preparing to obtain licensure.

The successful candidate must be a Catholic in good standing.

Services include:

Individual counseling
Group counseling
Crisis assessment and intervention
Appropriate community referrals
Consultation and collaboration with principals, teachers regarding children's needs;
Participation in continuing education, supervision, staff meetings and timely record keeping.

Resumes may be e-mailed to Richard Parsons at rparsons@rockforddiocese.org.
Please have "School/Community Counselor" In the subject field.

About the Employer

Mission: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockford continues the ministry of Jesus in faithfulness to the Magisterium of the Church. Our mission is to serve God's people for the common good with compassion, dignity and respect; to assist people in achieving a degree of independence consonant with their human dignity; and to work in solidarity with the Church and other people of good will in advocating for justice.