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.

Refugee Program Caseworker – Part-time position

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a part-time (29 hr./week) Caseworker for the Refugee Program. The successful candidate will be highly motivated with written and oral communication skills in English, competency with computers, and familiarity with Microsoft Office. Responsibilities include providing vulnerable care services, family reunification for refugee clients, and assisting the employment specialist.

Bilingual preferred English /Arabic or English /Swahili or English/French or English/Dari or Pashto. Relevant experience preferred and adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice.  Position requires travel within 100 miles from the local office.  

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


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.  Position requires travel within 100 miles from the local office.  Bilingual English/Swahili or Burmese 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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Refugee Program Employment Specialist

Catholic Charities – Diocese of Rockford seeks a full-time (37.5 hr./week) Employment Specialist 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 in job placement services is desired.

An Associates or Bachelor's degree is preferred, 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.  Position requires travel within 100 miles from the local office.  

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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Professional Counselor

Catholic Charities - Diocese of Rockford

Seeking a master’s (MA, MS, MSW, etc.) level clinician, preferably licensed (LCPC or LCSW), to provide counseling for students, and support and consultation for teachers and staff in Catholic grade schools three days a week, and, also, individual, couples, family and group therapy in our community counseling office two days a week.  Counseling services are also provided to assist persons involved in our Post-Adoption Search program. On occasion, this position requires working with the team to provide crisis intervention and support to school and parish communities experiencing a critical incident.

The ideal candidate will be flexible and organized, possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, and be able to function professionally, ethically, and independently. He or she will be able to assess clinical needs and respond therapeutically and effectively to the diverse and unique needs of our students and clients.  This clinical staff will also be able to coordinate referral and linkage for necessary alternative or adjunct services.

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.

Possess valid Illinois driver's license.

Job Type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

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