Creating Hope. Transforming Lives
Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. Catholic Charities of Onondaga County helps people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.
The Case Worker will interview clients with problems such as: personal and family adjustments, individuals whose children may be placed in foster care, finances, employment, food, clothing, housing, and physical and mental impairments to determine nature and degree of problem. Secure information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation, and evaluate these and client’s capacities. Counsel clients individually, in family, or in other small groups regarding plans for meeting needs, and aid clients to mobilize inner capacities and environmental resources to improve social functioning. Meets with clients as required by funding sources. Help clients to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, and client’s part in creating them. Monitor clients’ progress, or lack thereof. Refer clients to community resources and other organizations. Network with community service providers. Complete all necessary reporting forms for government agencies and funding sources (UCR’s, progress notes, referrals, and statistics). Maintain client case files. Maintain appropriate communication with supervisors and other funding sources. Notify of any safety issues in a timely manner. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures. All other duties related to housing individuals and helping them remain housed, including but not limited to furnishing and supplying apartments.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related field. With three years experience working with vulnerable individuals or a combination of education and relevant experience. Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, registered and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer