Careers in Social Work
Jefferson City and Columbia, MO Catholic Charities
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Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has several openings for individuals interested in a career that supports their desire to be advocates for the poor or less fortunate. Many of our positions are open to recent graduates (non-licensed) as well as Director level openings and licensed counselors.

Through your diligent use of resources, you will collaborate with your peers and community partners to provide support to those in need. Our main office in Jefferson City provides outreach to 38 counties within our diocese. Our Columbia, Missouri office focuses on resettlement of refugees and their families who have been forced to leave their country due to war, persecution or natural disaster.

We serve all who come to our doors for aid, not because they are Catholic, but because we are. With the exception of a few bona fide job requirements for specific positions, employment at Catholic Charities is open to people of all faiths; but make no mistake, our services are rooted in Catholic social teaching.

In addition to a competitive salary structure, the employer offers a comprehensive benefit package including paid sick days, vacation, personal days, medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance and a flexible spending account (FSA). To provide for the future of our employees, we also offer a matching 403(b) retirement plan.

As an employer, we support opportunities for professional growth and development through training and access to workshops, webinars, and conferences.

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In addition to this general job posting, all specific job openings are posted on under Catholic Charities Central and Northern Missouri.


* Education - Bachelor's degree preferred. 

* Communication - You may spend a good part of your day speaking to clients and providers in person, on the phone, through email and by text message. You will also be required to write reports and case notes.

* Compassion - Some cases or clients may need guidance and reassurance throughout the course of your relationship. Being compassionate and non-judgmental about their concerns can ease their anxiety. Help your client stick to the plan and set boundaries to achieve pre-determined goals.

* Critical Thinking - You may encounter disputes between services or organizations. Critical-thinking skills can help you decide which course of action to take to best resolve the situation.

* Negotiation - As a client advocate, you may negotiate with service providers to get the possible care or services for your clients. 

* Organization and time management - As a case worker, you may work with many clients at the same time. Being organized is essential to help prioritize tasks and cases and ensure you make appointments on time and are giving each case as much attention as possible.