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.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center - Administrator

The Diocese of Rockford is seeking a flexible and highly organized individual who possesses excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to serve as the administrator of St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center in Rockford.

This person is responsible to administer and oversee all facets of St. Elizabeth Center which provides youth and adult services in two locations.  This includes a Youth Services building with DCFS licensed childcare for ages 3-12 years and an Adult Services building with a food pantry, soup kitchen, clothing closet, household goods, and other services.  Will represent and build rapport with community agencies, parishes, and others to identify and respond to emerging or shifting needs.

This full-time position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related experience; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.  Must meet the DCFS child care director qualifications and possess a valid Illinois driver's license.

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 two 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 be able to 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; 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 two 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 be able to 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; 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 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.  Position requires travel within 100 miles from 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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