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; equivalent experience working with older adults or adults with disabilities may be considered. Adherence to the ethical and moral norms of the Catholic Church and its principles of charity and justice is required. 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 to:

Catholic Charities – Ombudsman Program
Attn: Julie Schuppner
431 S. Phelps Ave. Suite 607
Rockford, IL 61108

Email: [email protected]