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.

Ombudsman Job Posting

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time employee for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in the nine county service area of northwestern Illinois.  The person selected will serve as an advocate for residents of the licensed long-term care facilities. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, caring, compassionate, and have excellent communication skills.  Knowledge of the long-term care system and community resources is necessary.    Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, and adherence to the norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  Computer skills, travel within the Diocese (nine-county service area) and occasional travel for training or meetings are required.  Bi-lingual Spanish speaking is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by 10/31/17 to:

Catholic Charities Ombudsman Program
Attn: Cathy Wightman-Moore
6116 Mulford Village Drive Suite 9
Rockford, IL 61107
Email: cweightman-moore@rockforddiocese.org


Professional Counselor (Bilingual Preferred)

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. The Ideal Candidate will be bilingual-English/Spanish.

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.