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Manager Social Work

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington Washington Full-Time
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COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Social Work seeks to improve the well-being of our clients by providing direct clinical and case management services including the coordination of community resources. This position is designated as “essential” based on workplace responsibilities. Essential positions are required to report to work during inclement weather and report to work during emergencies as directed. Licensed Social Worker will supervise the clinical operations of the assigned area. Ensuring operations and practice at each program are in accordance with best practice standards of the profession, contract/grant requirements and agency practices and procedures. In carrying out the mission of Catholic Charities and their department, the Manager of Social Work will be accountable for input on the program operations, program development, staff training, performance management and personnel activities. The Manager of Social Work will also be responsible for providing timely, accurate and complete reports on all aspects of their assigned programs required by the Program Director.


• Administrative supervision of social work and other case management staff is the primary responsibility of others in management. However, joint coaching and other disciplinary actions may be shared with this position as needed.
• Helps to ensure compliance with contracts, agency policies and procedures, accreditation requirements, ethics, best practices and quality standards within the field.
• Creates and maintains case records, including, but not limited to legal documentation, psychosocial, case notes, case plans, service updates, court reports, medical reports, UIRs, referrals, discharge summaries, visitation records and educational information.
• Provides case management oversight, case consultation, and crisis intervention to all direct service staff, interns and volunteers.
• Collaborates with and provides necessary referrals to other disciplines including legal, medical, dental, recreational, educational, vocational, substance abuse and mental health professionals, and other housing or service providers.


• Master’s degree in Social Work required.
• For D.C. LICSW Social Work licensure required.
• For Maryland Clinical Social Work licensure (LCSW-C) required. Certificate to clinically supervise Social Workers required.
• Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible 1-on-1 social work caseload experience in clinical and administrative tasks required.
• Minimum of two- year experience working with individuals who are homeless or mental health or substance abuse issues required.
• A minimum of two-year experience supervising a case management team and/or interns.


• Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral.
• Ability to respond to and work effectively with stakeholders.
• Ability to supervise and train employees and foster a cooperative work environment.
• Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. With 63 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties, we are uniquely positioned to help families overcome poverty and isolation and empower those we serve to live self-sufficient and independent lives.

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