Where Your Work Can Change Lives
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We invite you to visit our career opportunities page to learn more about job openings and to apply.
As the comprehensive provider of social services in the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland, Catholic Charities serves the poor through the work of more than 800 employees and the helping hands of more than 5,000 volunteers. Our employees are social workers, program managers, dental assistants, immigration attorneys, teachers, accountants, clinicians, fundraisers, case managers, nurse practitioners, training specialists and many others.
We provide help that empowers and hope that lasts.
We expect uncompromising integrity in all we do.
We pursue excellence.
We pledge service to those in need regardless of background, belief or circumstance.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to the principles of diversity, which are reflected in our core values. We strive for an inclusive workplace and value the racial and cultural diversity of our staff. Learn more.
Working at Catholic Charities is more than a job. It’s a career. We value expertise and provide opportunity for professional growth and advancement. We also offer:
- Medical, Prescriptions, Dental and Vision
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave, Including 11 Paid Holidays
- Company-Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance
- Professional Development and Training
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Retirement Savings
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Clinical Supervision for Social Workers and Counselors
With our headquarters on G Street NW in the District of Columbia, Catholic Charities has locations across D.C. and suburban Maryland. Depending on your role, you would be working in downtown D.C., Northwest D.C., Southeast D.C., Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, Temple Hills, Landover, Waldorf or Charles County. Our G Street office is located between two Metro stations, Gallery Place/Chinatown and Metro Center, and within steps of restaurants and other amenities.
Have a question or need assistance as you consider our opportunities?
Your Application Experience
Search for openings: See what we have to offer by searching our online job postings.
Apply: When you find a position that matches your education, experience and interests, complete an online application.
Interview: If our team of recruiters sees a potential match, one will contact you to schedule an initial interview. From there, candidates interview either in person or virtually with the hiring manager and selected others. A recruiter extends an offer to the most qualified candidate.
Orientation: Your start date will be set upon the successful completion of a background check and/or health assessments, and other new employee documents. Each new employee is welcomed through a one-day agency orientation and receives a learning plan to complete during their introductory period. All employees have a learning plan specific to their job, which consists of online and instructor-led courses provided by our professional development department.
What Our Employees Say
“We say, where your passion and the world’s needs meet, there is God’s call for you. I find such joy in being able to work where my passion and the world’s need meet in this area of serving the newcomer.”
Sister Sharlet Wagner
“I like working at Catholic Charities because I feel humbled to be able to be part of a mission that helps the most vulnerable. Working at Catholic Charities is like being part of a large family. It is an incredible feeling to know that if I truly needed assistance that my colleagues, supervisor and the leadership team would be here for me if needed. It truly is my home away from home.”
“Being a Pope Francis Scholar and now working with Compass allows me to serve the community in which I grew up. It is a full circle moment to be in this new role designed for me and to give back to a community that has been the foundation for my life’s achievements.”
Joseph Garnett, MSW, LGSW
Compass (and former intern as a Pope Francis Scholar while earning a master’s degree in social work)
“Catholic Charities is a wonderful place for social workers to continue learning while impacting and servicing communities. I have had the opportunity to enhance and utilize critical interventions to help our families reach their goals. By working alongside other social workers with share values and goals, it’s often feels like an extended family!”
Behavior Health Programs
“Catholic Charities has provided me the opportunity to grow professionally. Since joining Catholic Charities 10 years ago, I have been promoted several times. The work has been both challenging and rewarding. Through these challenges, I have learned so much about the agency and services we provide to clients.”
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the time that I have spent working for the ChAMPS program over the past four years. Not only have I been able to develop and continuously enhance my clinical skills, but I have also been able to acquire a wealth of knowledge in many other areas. As a result of being under the guidance of a supportive management team and operating in a collaborative work environment, I have been promoted to several positions of leadership.”
Bria Mathis, LICSW LCSW-C
Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service (ChAMPS)