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Social Worker

St. Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Social Worker

Division: Student Affairs
Department/Office: Access and Success

St. Catherine University and our Access and Success team invite applications for a Social Worker position at the LSW level or higher. Candidates who will be licensed within 6 months of hire will also be considered.
This position is a .83 position for 33 hours weekly.

St Catherine University enrolls 30% first generation students and 29% students that are Pell grant recipients. We are proud to have achieved the status of being a minority serving institution (MSI) and we are committed to the success of our students, 20% of whom are parenting. The Social Worker works with any student in need of an emergency financial assistance grant for basic needs such as housing, food, and gas. Additionally the Social Worker supports individual pregnant and parenting students to provide support, assessment, advocacy, resources, referral to resources, and assists them with problem-solving.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with students requesting emergency financial assistance to assess their need and engage those students with other campus and community resources.
  • Work with individual student parents to provide support, assessment, advocacy, resources, referral to resources, and assist with problem-solving.
  • Outreach to student parent population with weekly “Access & Success News” emails during fall and spring semesters.
  • Maintain a caseload of four to five Keys to Success parenting students in need of intensive support.
  • Assist with weekly student parent support groups.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities that focus on mental health issues, financial challenges, diversity, and strengthening families.
  • Supervise a small team of student employees to support the success of the office.
  • Serve as an active member of the Access and Success department team and engage with the campus community to promote services.
  • Engage with University colleagues, committees, and the campus community to promote services.
  • Maintain programming, recordkeeping, and data management.
  • Keep up to date with community resources for referral and networking.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Social work license at the LSW level or higher. Candidates who will be licensed within 6 months of hire will be considered.
  • Experience coordinating programs, developing and implementing new services, assisting students in crisis, and balancing competing priorities of student intervention and program implementation.
  • Experience responding respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Evidence of success in building collaborative relationships and conducting assessments
  • Knowledge base surrounding resources and referrals.
  • Experience maintaining appropriate professional boundaries with people served.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience distributing emergency financial assistance.
  • Work experience supporting parenting students in a higher education setting.
  • Work or volunteer experience working with women-centered organizations.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220559-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 02/01/2024
Application Deadline: 2/25/2024

To apply, visit

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.


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