ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: At Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, your knowledge and service in areas such as immigrants and refugees, mental health, social work, employment, and adult education, legal and financial services, health care, food assistance, shelter and housing, developmental disabilities and prison outreach can make a profound difference in the lives of many. Through more than 50 programs across the district and five surrounding counties, Catholic Charities is opening doors to help and hope. At CCADW, we continue to build an inclusive culture that celebrates a diverse workforce. We offer so much more than just a job. We offer careers. We take pride in our “promote from within” culture. We offer professional development, a comprehensive benefits package, a hybrid work model with both remote and in-office work, and a passion for building and motivating world-class, high-performing teams. Explore your career opportunity with Catholic Charities. Join us in Inspiring Hope and Building Futures.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington values the safety of our employees, our clients, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are up to date with your COVID vaccinations, including the booster dose or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
JOB SUMMARY: The Social Worker seeks to improve the well-being of formerly homeless families by providing direct social work and case management services, including the coordination of community resources. The position provides a variety of individual and/or group supportive services that address both short-term and long-term client needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Interview clients for direct service needs, develop a case plan with the client including written short-term and long-term goals and tasks. Make referrals as needed.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of client needs and reevaluate goals with clients at regular intervals. Deliver and coordinate services to individuals and families and maintain direct contact.
- Facilitate daily crisis management, acting as a liaison between client and client’s environment.
- Collaborate with other disciplines including legal, medical, educational, vocational, substance abuse and mental health professionals, and other service providers.
- Make appropriate referrals for emotional, legal, medical, dental, education, recreational, vocational, employment, and housing needs.
- Create and maintain case records, including, but not limited to legal documentation, assessments, case notes, case plans, action steps, service updates, court reports, medical reports, referrals, discharge summaries, visitation records, and educational information.
- Complete reports and maintain statistical data on an ongoing basis.
- Engage in continuing education activity to maintain license.
- Demonstrate commitment to improving client services outcomes and customer satisfaction.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s degree in Social Work.
- LGSW Social Work license from the appropriate jurisdiction.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.
- Ability to respond to and work effectively with stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively with clients in a diverse community