St Joseph Worker Program

General Info
St Joseph Worker Program
Program Contacts
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
1884 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-690-7049
Fax: 651-690-7039
Contact: 
Emma Buechs
Recruitment Coordinator
Los Angeles, California
11999 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles 90049
Phone: 323-481-9932
Fax: 310 476-8735
Contact: 
Judy Molosky, CSJ
Director
Orange County & Napa, California
440 S. Batavia St
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-515-0471
Contact: 
Sister Joanna Rosciszewska, CSJ
Director
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9701 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215-248-7235
Contact: 
Sister Julie Fertsch
Director
New York, NY
1725 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
Phone: 631-273-7575
Contact: 
S. Suzanne Franck CSJ
Director
Affiliation: 
Sisters of Saint Joseph, Ecumenical, Catholic
Goal of Program: 
The women of the St. Joseph Worker Program are committed to personal and social transformation. The four pillars of the Program are: Justice- working within diverse communities doing direct service, meeting unmet needs; actively working toward systemic change; Leadership- providing opportunities and mentoring for young women to develop strong leadership skills in the work of social and spiritual transformation in the world; Spirituality- developing and deepening of each Worker's spirituality through retreats, prayer and exploration of spiritual practices with the support and resources of the Sisters; Community- developing intentional community with others in the Program with a focus on living simply and sustainably; building just relationships with others and the earth.
Type of Placement: 
In MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL, MN: advocate and work with victims of domestic violence, supportive housing for women, food justice, at-risk youth, community outreach, housing support and resources for those living in poverty, refugee resettlement, with and for immigrant populations, healthcare with aging, healthcare for uninsured, Spanish-speaking populations, justice education for high school youth, legal services, housing and resources for those experiencing homelessness. In LOS ANGELES,CA: work with vulnerable/economically disadvantaged families, at risk youth/gang intervention, public heath, community organizing/tenant rights, early childhood and elementary education, older adults and homeless individuals, various Spanish speaking populations. In ORANGE COUNTY & NAPA, CA: K-8, young adult and adult education, family services, medical/dental health clinic, healthcare, mental health, palliative care, mission integration, social services, ministry to the homeless, community outreach, advocacy and systemic change. In PHILADELPHIA, PA: social work, refugee resettlement, with and for immigrant populations, healthcare with the aging, education, neighborhood ministries, parish work/pastoral ministry with vulnerable/economically disadvantaged families In New York, NY:elementary and high school education, health care, social work and advocacy with women coming out of prison and their children, sustainable farm and garden programs.
Service Area: 
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Los Angeles, California; Orange and Napa, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York
Service Length: 
11 months - August through June.
Requirements: 
Women ages 21-30 who have a heart for justice, a sense of humor and perspective, an open mind, a flexible spirit and an eagerness for a year of growth with all its rewards.
Financial Arrangement: 
Room, board, health insurance options, transportation to/from placement site, small monthly stipend, and student loan deferrment or options (when available). Additionally, in Minneapolis/St. Paul location: Opportunity to take two graduate or undergraduate courses for credit through the St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN.
Living Arrangements: 
St. Joseph Workers (SJWs) form a small intentional community among themselves living in their own house. The larger community of Sisters of St Joseph provides hospitality, relationship, training, spiritual direction, and mentoring relationships for the SJWs throughout the year.
Program Size: 
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: 12-14 positions; Los Angeles, CA: 8-10 positions; Orange County & Napa, California: 7-10 positions; Philadelphia, PA: 5-8 positions; New York, NY 3-7 positions.
Training: 
The St. Joseph Worker Program has a strong commitment to the development of the Workers. There is a one to two week orientation to the SJW Program and placement site. The placement is 36 hours per week with excellent supervision, support and room for creativity. The remaining 4 hours is focused on having time for professional and personal development with educational opportunities, spiritual growth, justice-based lobbying and activism as well as networking with community members in order to develop the skills and confidence required for real change to happen in the world.
Application Deadline: 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with two Priority deadines on Feb 15th and April 15th. Applications will be accepted until placements are filled. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Current Urgent Opportunities

Work towards systemic change!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at the CSJ Justice Office through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . The St. Joseph Worker (SJW) in the Justice Office will actively engage in education, advocacy, and action in her year of service. While participating in the Justice Office’s work as a team member with the two Co-Directors, the SJW will also be able to individualize her work for systemic change.

Provide necessary services to those earning low-incomes

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at the Lift Garage through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by: providing low-cost quality car repair; offering skilled job training in the field of auto mechanics; connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and linking customers with other needed resources. The Lift Garage is a unique blend of business and service with a high value on kindness and hospitality.

Support Women in the Americas through social and economic development!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at Mary's Pence through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . Mary's Pence is a faith based feminist organization inspired by Catholic Social Teachings. Believing we are each called to make the world a better place, we support women in the Americas through both social and economic development, through grants and and other development support.

Increase food access to those who are homebound!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at Open Arms through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. If you believe food is medicine, this is a great opportunity for you!

Work with single moms in their journey of higher education!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at the Jeremiah Program through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . Jeremiah Program is a growing, nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach transforms families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through support for a career-track college education, quality early childhood education, safe and affordable housing, and empowerment and life skills training, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance.

Work with those experiencing homelessness to find stability!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at Catholic Charities - Opportunity Center through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . Employment Navigator AmeriCorps serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency. As an Employment Navigator, you will help program participants one-on-one and in group settings increase their employability, find gainful employment, and ultimately strengthen their financial stability.

Work with new immigrants and refugees!

Participate in a year of service by volunteering at Catholic Charities - New American Services through the St. Joseph Worker program. The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. More information can be found here: http://stjosephworkers.org/default.aspx . New American Services is a refugee resettlement agency that provides refugees with core services during their first ninety days of arrival. The St. Joseph Worker will accurately and efficiently support refugee resettlement case managers as they coordinate services to meet clients’ basic needs such as housing, medical attention, school enrollment, and cash assistance.

St. Joseph Worker with the CSJ St. Paul Justice Office

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: The St. Joseph Worker (SJW) in the Justice Office will actively engage in education, advocacy, and action in her year of service. While participating in the Justice Office’s work as a team member with the two Co-Directors, the SJW will also be able to individualize her work for systemic change. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

St. Joseph Worker at Open Arms (Minneapolis)

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: Open Arms is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS in the Twin Cities. The Client Services Assistant will act as a liaison between clients and Open Arms culinary team and delivery drivers. She will be an integral part of our program staff and will have an opportunity to learn the inner workings of the organization as a whole. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

St. Joseph Worker at the Jeremiah Program (Minneapolis)

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: Jeremiah Program is a growing, nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose proven, holistic approach transforms families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Through support for a career-track college education, quality early childhood education, safe and affordable housing, and empowerment and life skills training, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. The SJW will be an integral part of Jeremiah Program’s Minneapolis-Saint Paul Family Services Team. The SJW will work with the Admissions Coordinator and other key staff and volunteers to help manage the preadmissions process and Empowerment training program. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

New American Services Case Aid - St. Joseph Worker at Catholic Charities (Minneapolis)

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: New American Services is a refugee resettlement agency that provides refugees with core services during their first ninety days of arrival. The St. Joseph Worker will accurately and efficiently support refugee resettlement case managers as they coordinate services to meet clients’ basic needs such as housing, medical attention, school enrollment, and cash assistance. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

New American Services Case Aid - St. Joseph Worker at Catholic Charities (Minneapolis)

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: New American Services is a refugee resettlement agency that provides refugees with core services during their first ninety days of arrival. The St. Joseph Worker will accurately and efficiently support refugee resettlement case managers as they coordinate services to meet clients’ basic needs such as housing, medical attention, school enrollment, and cash assistance. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

Community Educator - St. Joseph Worker at the Emily Program Foundation

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: The Emily Program Foundation is on a mission to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders. The Emily Program Foundation conducts hundreds of classroom presentations annually to local middle school, high school, and college students. These presentations aim to educate our audiences about eating disorders, body image, media literacy and other related topics. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media Manager - St. Joseph Worker at the Lift Garage

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Position: The Lift Garage is a unique blend of business and service with a high value on kindness and hospitality. While helpful, it is not required that the applicant have a working knowledge of cars, car parts, etc. We are really looking for someone who can balance a lot of needs at once while remaining kind, compassionate and hospitable to those we serve. For more information about the position description and to learn how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

Development and Communications Support - St. Joseph Worker at Mary's Pence

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Mary's Pence is a faith based feminist organization inspired by Catholic Social Teachings. Believing we are each called to make the world a better place, we support women in the Americas through both social and economic development. Job Responsibilities • Outreach and Communications • Mary’s Pence Grants Selection Committee • Assist with Public Relations Outreach • Grant Writing • Donor Database Management • Special Projects To learn more about this position and how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/

Employment Navigator - St. Joseph Worker at Catholic Charities Opportunity Center

The St. Joseph Worker Program empowers women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. For more information visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/ Employment Navigator: serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency. Essential Functions: • Support participant in development of individualized education and career plan • Track progress of plan and supports while facilitating advancemen • Link support services, education/training providers, career and industry information, and employment opportunities. • Liaison between participant and the systems being accessed and their components. • Provide support and training one-to-one as well as small group settings as needed for success. • Work collaboratively with “service team” members, such as education providers, social services, industry representatives, and employers. To learn more about this position and how to apply, visit: http://stjosephworkers.org/
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