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Careers at Catholic Social Services

We are proud to employ kind-hearted individuals who are passionate about leading and helping others be the very best they can be. Like those we serve, CSS of Rapid City believes in the spirit of welcoming those from all walks of life who can help us be the very best organization we can be.

If you’re looking to pursue a career in social services, or simply want to work in a field where you can help others succeed, consider joining our team. We’d be delighted to have you.

Benefits of working at CSS

  • Family first environment
  • Flexible hours and closed at noon on Friday's
  • Free downtown parking
  • Monthly staff lunches
  • Competitive pay
  • Supportive work culture
  • Three weeks of vacation and six days of sick leave
  • Fourteen paid holidays
  • Up to 5% match on 403b retirement plan
  • Medical, dental and vision plans with HSA & FSA options
  • Public service student loan forgiveness eligible

WE ARE Hiring

Explore Our Open Career Opportunities!

director - communications and Development

Competitive salary. Full benefit package. See job description for more details.

Job Description

COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Position Summary: This position will report to the Executive Director and Communications and Development Committee to secure diversified funding necessary to support programs and services. Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote services provided throughout western South Dakota.

Major Tasks: Major tasks include staging and securing sponsorships for key events, writing and managing grants, overseeing communications and marketing efforts, coordinating public relations activities, and supporting staff.

DEVELOPMENT AND MAJOR EVENTS

  • Plan and stage seasonal fundraising events
  • Writes grants, secures funding, and manages grant reports
  • Prepare an Annual Direct Mail Campaign for programs
  • Recognizing donors and updating plaques
  • Approve all marketing materials and work with program directors to help develop marketing efforts for their departments

 COMMUNICATIONS

  • Oversees the publication of the annual report
  • Creates monthly newsletters; either e-news or quarterly mailed newsletters
  • Works with communication/development committee to establish business plan, development goals, plan events, develop communication plans, and report outcomes
  • Issues press releases to media outlets and parish bulletin announcements
  • Design, publish and distribute departmental marketing materials
  • Assist department heads to prepare and publish annual business plan
  • Assist the planning and implementation of Board Retreats when necessary
  • Works with the department heads to develop, maintain, and execute digital media plan (e.g. websites, Facebook, and other social media)

 PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING AND STAFF SUPPORT

  • Place all media and job opening ads
  • Assist with marketing the 2nd floor rental plan
  • Attends or recruits other staff to attend various trade shows, health fairs, etc.
  • Place ads in various publications service directories
  • Assist department heads with the development of marketing plans
  • Take photos of donors and events
  • Arrange news stories or interviews with TV and Radio stations
  • Manage major awards programs (e.g. Founders Award and Order of St. Benedict Honorees)
  • Convene the meetings and agenda of the development/communication committee

GRANT WRITING

  • Research public and private grant opportunities that match program needs
  • Prepare grant proposals and applications
  • Collaborate with the CFO at each entity to prepare appropriate budgets for applications
  • Work with the IT Director to obtain statistical data for grant reporting
  • Maintain grant database
  • Follow-up with required grant reporting requirements
  • Provide periodic reports on activities

REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION

  • BA or BS degree in a related field
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Successful experience in grant writing, fundraising and development
  • Demonstrate experience in publishing, layout and design
  • Adept in Microsoft Office Suite, digital publishing, and fundraising software
  • Basic understanding of Catholic social teaching and demonstrates a willingness to live a personal and professional life in accordance with this teaching
  • Strong organizational skills

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to Executive Director, Communications, and the Development Committee
  • Maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, social services agencies, Catholic Diocese, local foundations, parishes, schools, United Way, community organizations and nonprofit agencies
  • Develop relationships with donors and local media outlets
EEOC STATEMENT
Catholic Social Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Director - Uplifting Parents Program

Master's Degree preferred. Competitive salary. Full benefit package. See job description for more details.

Job Description

Uplifting Parents Program Director

Position Summary: The Uplifting Parents Director position is to provide services in the Uplifting Parents Program of Catholic Social Services in adherence to the mission statement of the agency.

MAJOR TASKS

  • Oversee the planning, direction, budget and successful implementation of the Uplifting Parents Program

CASE WORK

  • Provide mentoring and case management services to Uplifting Parents participants
  • Provide outreach to community partners informing them of the Uplifting Parents Program and encourage ongoing recruitment for participant applications
  • Actively remain aware of resources that are beneficial to families living in poverty and the unique barriers faced with lower income families in Rapid City
  • To be aware of the Prosperity Initiative Program and continually collaborate with their program staff and work towards mutually beneficial goals
  • Other duties as assigned

ADMINISTRATION

  • Meet regularly (as assigned) for supervision with the Executive Director to consider program needs, and to update on activities and needs in the program
  • Oversee the Uplifting Parents Coalition, plan and run UP Coalition meetings
  • Work with the communication department and other department heads to develop a communication plan for the Uplifting Parents Program
  • Ensure any ongoing program evaluation or research efforts are being met
  • Establish policies or procedures related to the Uplifting Parents Program
  • Ensure any requirements from funders are being met, reports are written and keep in communication with those funders
  • Assist in the development of funding and resources needed for the implementation of the Uplifting Parents Program
  • Participates in department head meetings, social media meetings, staff meetings, and in-service training
  • Assist the executive director with the recruitment, selection and retention of staff to work in the program
  • Oversees the recruitment efforts

SUPERVISION

  • Provide supervision and evaluation to the Uplifting Parents Mentors
  • Oversee and coordinate the training of the Uplifting Parents team as a whole
  • See to it that client records meet standards within the Uplifting Parents Program
  • Oversee the application, interview, and selection of Uplifting Parents participants
  • Conduct weekly supervision as required by licensing standards and/or as needed to keep Uplifting Parents Team aware of activities within the department
  • Works with staff to see that approximately 50% of mentor’s time is spent providing direct services to clients

REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

  • Master’s Degree preferred, bachelor’s with administrative experience
  • If master’s prepared, we would encourage you to work towards your full licensure
  • If a CSW-PIP, may be asked to provide supervision to CSW staff
  • Has a basic understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and demonstrates a willingness to live a personal and professional life in accordance with this teaching
  • Adherence to your profession’s code of ethics
  • Adherence to the CSS code of ethics

RELATIONSHIP

  • Reports to the Executive Director of CSS
  • Needs to maintain effective working relationship with co-workers, other social service agencies, Catholic Diocese, parishes, schools, United Way, and other nonprofit agencies

EEOC STATEMENT
Catholic Social Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Full-time Clinical Supervisor - Outpatient Therapy

$1200 Sign-on Bonus ($600 at three months and $600 at six months)

Master's Degree required. Competitive salary. Full benefit package. See job description for more details.

Job Description

Clinical Supervisor - Outpatient Therapy

Position Summary: Assists the Executive Director in the implementation and management of counseling programs, staff, budget, marketing and provides outpatient mental health services.

MAJOR TASKS

  • Make certain that all therapy staff either is licensed or certified in their respective fields or has established a plan to obtain such licenses.
  • Assists the Executive director by evaluating, supervising and monitoring of clinical counseling staff.
  • Provides supervision of therapists/counselors as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Reviews resumes and conducts first interviews of perspective therapists.
  • Assists Program Director in the development of standards, policies, and procedures for therapy programs.
  • Works with the Program director to identify staff training opportunities, speakers and arranges for programs.
  • Sees to it that needed reports for each program are completed and the program evaluations are compiled.
  • Works with Program Director to establish budgeting and goals for counseling programs staff.
  • Maintains an active direct service load of approximately ½ time and assumes the responsibilities outlined under Outpatient Therapist’s job description.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION

  • Master's degree in social work or counseling field.
  • Maintains MSW-PIP, LPC-MH or equivalent license. Licensed in the state of South Dakota for 2 years or longer.
  • Understands Catholic Social Teaching and demonstrates a willingness to live a personal and professional life accordingly.
  • Is familiar with all state and federal laws related to providing mental health services.
  • Informs Executive Director of changes in licensing status or if complaints have been made to the licensing or certification board.

RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to the Executive Director.
  • Frequently coordinates with Executive Director and Communications Director.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, other social service agencies, Catholic Diocese, parishes, schools, Tribal entities, United Way, governmental entities, and other non-profit agencies.

EEOC STATEMENT
Catholic Social Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.