Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

ESSHI Caseworker (Full Time- $20.00/hour)

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/6/2023 2:21 PM)
# of Openings
Supportive Housing


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


Basic Function/Purpose: Monitor and assist individuals and families who have been referred to or are requiring assistance from Catholic Charities to insure their safety and basic needs are being met. Help recently homeless individuals maintain housing and access benefits/income.



Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


1. 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.
2. Secure information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to client’s situation, and evaluate these and client’s capacities.
3. 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.
4. 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 there of.
5. Refer clients to community resources and other organizations. Network with community service providers.
6. Complete all necessary reporting forms for government agencies and funding sources (UCR’s, progress notes, referrals, and statistics). Maintain client case files.
7. Maintain appropriate communication with supervisors and other funding sources. Notify of any safety issues in a timely manner.
8. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
9. All other duties related to housing individuals and helping them remain housed, including but not limited to furnishing and supplying apartments.


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field with three years 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, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance

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.


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