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Refugee Resettlement Case Manager

Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota seeks a full-time Refugee Resettlement Case Manager in its Rochester, Minnesota office.  The Case Manager is responsible for case management for specifically designated Catholic Charities sponsored refugees.  This position also takes a leadership role in the employment program Match Grant and Refugee Cash Assistance program. This person will be responsible for case management and job development, as well as various facets of employment skills training and job search for clients in the Match Grant Program. Will serve as an eligibility coordinator for the Refugee Cash Assistance program.

Must have ability to work with all cultures and types of people.  Must demonstrate maturity, flexibility, creativity, initiative, organizational skills, the ability to work effectively with others, and the ability to think systemically.  Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as being able to problem solve and work independently is required.  This position requires that some services be completed outside of normal business hours.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Office. Must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to transport.

Please email resume, cover letter, and list of three work-related references to Kristina Hammell, Refugee Resettlement Director, at khammell@ccsomn.org, or mail to her attention at Catholic Charities, 903 W. Center Street, Suite 220, Rochester MN 55902 by August 2, 2019.

July 15th, 2019|Categories: Employment|

Moving Students Onward and Upward

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Moving Students Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward started as a dream to help single parents obtain a college education, find employment in the healthcare field, and earn a living wage for the first time in their lives.

The motivation behind starting this program was to break the cycle of generational poverty and improve the lives of the children in each family.

We knew that by assisting single mothers to obtain a degree in healthcare, we would be supporting them in stepping out of poverty and becoming financially stable and self sufficient.read the complete article

July 10th, 2019|Categories: News & Announcements|

Onward and Upward Now Accepting Applications for Fall

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Onward and Upward is currently accepting applications for fall semester!

This program supports single parents as they pursue further education at Rochester Community and Technical College. We help students move onward to graduation and upward to employment through monthly scholarships, mentoring, and emergency financial assistance.

Apply online or call 507-287-2047 for more information! www.ccsomn.org/onwardandupward

See the Onward and Upward informational poster

June 28th, 2019|Categories: News & Announcements|

Inviting Table: Refugee Celebration

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Inviting Table: Refugee Celebration

Join keynote speaker Kristina Hammel (director of the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program) for a community meal to create connection and learn more about the refugee to the United States, in honor of World Refugee Day.

When: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
5 – 6:30 pm

Where: LIFE Mower County
401 2nd Ave NE
Austin, MN 55912

View the event program

June 18th, 2019|Categories: News & Announcements|

A Safe Place to Land

A Safe Place to Land

Have you ever experienced a spring snowstorm? Most likely the answer is yes! Well, it is Minnesota. And we always get a brief glimpse of 70 degree temperatures, only to have it followed by an unexpected and unwelcome blizzard. If you are a visitor to our state in spring, you will inevitably hear someone say, “I feel like crying.”

I am a music lover. I start the day dancing in my kitchen and singing in the shower. You never see me leaving for the day without earbuds around my neck ready to savor a song. Uplifting music makes me walk taller, smile brighter, and breathe deeper—even during a late April snowstorm. But, today the tears are flowing… Read the full article