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'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 goodwill in advocating for justice.

Ombudsman Job Posting

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time (37.5 hr./week) employee for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program in the nine-county service area of northwestern Illinois (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties). 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 preferred. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and adherence to the ethical and moral 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 September 15, 2022, to:

Catholic Charities Ombudsman Program
Attn: Julie Schuppner
431 S. Phelps Ave. Suite 607
Rockford, IL 61108
Email: jschuppper@rockforddiocese.org

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St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center

Program Coordinator for Volunteers/HIRE/Clothing Closet - Full-time

St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center in Rockford seeks a highly organized, adaptable, compassionate individual to coordinate the Volunteer/HIRE/Clothing Closet activities in the Adult Services Program.  The successful candidate will be motivated and possess good written and oral communication skills. competency with computers, and the ability to work with staff, volunteers, and community agencies to ensure the effective operation of these programs. Responsibilities include recruiting, onboarding, and training of volunteers, including maintaining files and completing reports; provision of employment support and preparation including resume building, soft skills, classes, and job search training; and the operation of the clothing closet, including receiving and unloading donations, and clothing display.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); a minimum of six months of supervisory or volunteer management is preferred. Must have a valid Driver’s License and insurance.  Requires adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  

Please send a resume and cover letter to Cathy Weightman-Moore, Diocesan Director, at cweightman-moore@rockforddiocese.org.

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St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center

Program Coordinator for Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen - Full-time

St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center in Rockford is seeking a highly organized, adaptable, compassionate individual to coordinate the food pantry and soup kitchen activities provided by the Adult Services Program. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with good written and oral communication skills, competency with computers, and the ability to work with staff, volunteers, and community agencies to ensure the effective operation of these programs. Responsibilities include oversight of the food pantry and soup kitchen, not limited to ordering food, maintaining accurate records, completing reports, ensuring all health department standards are met, and pick-up and unloading food and other donations.

A high school diploma or general education degree (GED); a minimum of six months of managerial experience is preferred, and the ability to lift 35 to 70 pounds. Must obtain a food and sanitation license, keep certification current during employment, and have a valid Driver’s License and insurance.  Requires adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  

Please send a resume and cover letter to Cathy Weightman-Moore, Diocesan Director, at cweightman-moore@rockforddiocese.org.

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Catholic Charities Administrative Assistant

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Rockford seeks a flexible and highly organized individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to serve as the administrative assistant for Catholic Charities. Proficiency using Excel, Publisher, Microsoft 365 (Office, Teams, etc.) and preparation of data-based reports and computer-based presentations, e.g., PowerPoint, and experience with social media platforms.

This full-time position requires a minimum of an Associate Degree or related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; bilingual English/Spanish is preferred.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Cathy Weightman-Moore, Diocesan Director, at cweightman-moore@rockforddiocese.org.

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Professional Counselor

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time or part-time master’s (MA, MS, MSW, etc.) level clinician(s), preferably licensed (LCPC or LCSW), to provide counseling for students, and support and consultation for teachers and staff in Catholic grade schools, and community clients in our McHenry office.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and organized, possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and function professionally, ethically, and independently. Participate in clinical supervision, training, and professional development; complete all documentation and work as a liaison with parishes, schools, and community agencies to identify and respond to emerging or shifting needs.

Candidates must be Catholics in good standing, whose professional work is informed by principles of Catholic Social Teaching: Dignity of the Human Person, the Common Good, Solidarity, and Subsidiarity.

Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus, but not required; you must possess a valid Illinois driver's license.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Richard Parsons at RParsons@RockfordDiocese.org

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Professional Counselor

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time or part-time master’s (MA, MS, MSW, etc.) level clinician(s), preferably licensed (LCPC or LCSW), to provide counseling for students, and support and consultation for teachers and staff in Catholic grade schools, and community clients in Rockford, Elgin, and Aurora.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and organized, possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and function professionally, ethically, and independently. Participate in clinical supervision, training, and professional development; complete all documentation and work as a liaison with parishes, schools, and community agencies to identify and respond to emerging or shifting needs.

Candidates must be Catholics in good standing, whose professional work is informed by principles of Catholic Social Teaching: Dignity of the Human Person, the Common Good, Solidarity, and Subsidiarity.

Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus, but not required; you must possess a valid Illinois driver's license.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Richard Parsons at RParsons@RockfordDiocese.org

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Immigration Caseworker

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time (37.5 hr./week) Caseworker for the Immigration Program. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish, competency with computers, and familiarity with Microsoft Office. Responsibilities include assisting clients in the preparation of applications and petitions for submission to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Bilingual EnglishSpanish required and a willingness to work with interpreters for other languages; High school diploma or GED required; three to six months of related experience and/or training preferred and adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Catholic Charities Immigration Program
Attn: Iosdel Trujillo
6116 Mulford Village Drive Suite 8
Rockford, IL 61108
Email: jtrujillo@rockforddiocese.org

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Refugee Program Caseworker – Lead Caseworker

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time (37.5 hr./week) Lead Case Manager for the Refugee Program. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills in English, competency with computers, and familiarity with Microsoft Office. Previous work experience and interest in refugee resettlement or other direct social services desired.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, or relevant degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  The position requires travel within 100 miles of the local office.  Bilingual English/Ukrainian, English/Karen, or English/Dari or Pashto preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

Catholic Charities Refugee Program
Attn: Janet Biljeskovic
6116 Mulford Village Drive Suite 8
Rockford, IL 61108
Email: jbiljeskovic@rockforddiocese.org

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