Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Employment Specialist (Full-Time) $19.00/hour

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/26/2022 11:11 AM)
# of Openings
Refugee Services


Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion



The Refugee Employment Specialist will provide ongoing supports to address barriers to employment throughout the refugee program. Maintain weekly contact with active participants. Assess and evaluate the psycho-social factors contributing to client’s situation to determine capabilities. Provide needs assessments and identify resources to promote participants’ interpersonal insight and professional development correlation. Monitor clients’ progress. Address barriers to employment as necessary. Refer clients to community resources and other organizations. Network with community service providers. Complete all necessary reporting forms for government agencies and funding sources. Maintain appropriate communication with job developers and other funding sources. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


Full-time Monday - Friday regular business hours with some flexibility on weekends


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services related field and 1 year of experience working with vulnerable individuals, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, registered and insured vehicle, and N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.


Skills/Abilities:  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word.


Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client’s homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals. Manual dexterity sufficient to work with children/adults in a challenging and active environment.


Required Trainings: VIRTUS, Corporate Compliance, Core Updates.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, the elimination of poverty and injustice; and helping 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.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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