Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Employment Specialist - Full Time $21.00/hour

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2023 1:08 PM)
# 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



As the Refugee Employment Specialist, your primary responsibilities encompass providing ongoing support to address barriers to employment throughout the program period. You will maintain weekly contact with active participants, assessing and evaluating the psycho-social factors that contribute to their situation in order to determine their capabilities. Conducting needs assessments and identifying resources to promote participants' interpersonal insight and professional development will be key aspects of your role. Monitoring clients' progress, addressing barriers to employment as necessary, and referring clients to community resources and other organizations are crucial tasks. Additionally, networking with community service providers, completing necessary reporting forms for government agencies and funding sources, and maintaining appropriate communication with job developers and other funding sources are important components of your position.


Starting Pay For This Position Is: $21.00/ Hour


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with vulnerable individuals.
  • Alternatively, a combination of education and relevant experience will be considered.


  • Valid N.Y.S. Driver's License.
  • Registered and insured vehicle.
  • N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.


  • 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 clients' homes and/or community facilities that 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:

  • Corporate Compliance.
  • Defensive Driving.
  • Mandated Reporter.


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


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