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Job Description


Job Title:                    Case Manager


FLSA Status:             Full Time, Non-Exempt


Classification:            Professional


Department:              Catholic Charities Community Services                     Office: Dutchess County

of Dutchess County


Reports to:                 Executive Director


Supervisory Responsibilities:  Yes                      No    X         


Summary:                  This position provides direct case management services to the poor and the disenfranchised through advocacy, information and referral, crisis intervention services, and short term case management.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Provides crisis intervention to individuals and families, facing emergencies around food, shelter, medical needs, and any concrete need as presented by client.


  1. Conducts thorough needs assessment and develops a service plan to address identified concrete needs using a short-term intervention model.


  1. Conduct psychosocial assessments of individual and family problems, and follow up with referrals to Catholic Charities programs and/or clinics, or an outside facility as deemed appropriate.


  1. Conducts outreach in the community.


  1. Develops and maintains good communication with other programs and departments within the organization to facilitate inter-agency referrals.


  1. Assists clients in applying for and receiving public and private benefits.


  1. Maintains current and accurate documentation of services provided to clients in agency-administered database.


  1. Attends regular supervision sessions with immediate supervisor.


  1. Helps to facilitate educational and/or supportive groups.


  1. Attends agency’s in-service training and unit meetings, as well as any other agency-related activities


  1. Completes statistical reports.


  1. Other duties may be assigned.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Monday – Friday.

Working conditions and physical demands

  • Must be able to visit with clients at their home, when client is physically unable to meet with staff at our office due to a disability or serious health concerns.
  • Work from primary office, with occasional work outdoors and exposure to weather conditions.

Must be willing to work occasional weekends or evenings


Education and/or experience required:


Masters Level of Social Work (MSW) with at least two years of experience in the social services field or Bachelors degree with 5 years of experience working with individuals in a social service setting.


Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:


  • Excellent Interpersonal skills, knowledge of Social Service delivery systems, knowledge of County resources, good organizational, time-management and communication skills. Individual must possess the ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills of MS Office, Excel, Word
  • Strong writing skills
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license

    If interested, please email cover letter and resume to: