Program Assistant, Family Preservation
Division CatholicCharitiesWestMichigan
Location Ludington
Date Posted 10/31/2019
Job Code REQ000006
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Job Details

Would you like to work with a supportive, diverse, and talented work family while helping others in your community? Catholic Charities West Michigan is a sincere place with genuine people who care about your success. The Agency serves 11 counties of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, offering a variety of program services in family preservation, behavioral health, child welfare, and community outreach. All programs are designed to help families and individuals succeed.

We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages along with a family friendly environment. Our agency encourages persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment.

Position Summary:

This position has responsibility for handling the support functions for program operations. This includes maintaining calendars, word processing, compiling information and filing documents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and prepares all forms, correspondence, schedules, spreadsheets, mailings, copying and reports needed by the program.
  • Responsible for data entry.
  • Organizes and maintains program records, files, checklists, schedules, demographics, calendars and outcome measures as needed.
  • Creates program material packets.
  • Assists with auditing program files.
  • Performs other special assignments at supervisor’s request.

Employment Qualifications:


High School diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.


A minimum of one year of professional experience in an office setting, including experience with computer systems.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:


knowledge skills and Abilities Required:

  • This position requires computer proficiency, particularly in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Word, Access, and other web-based programs.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple schedules.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to relate to diverse population and cultures while communicating with clients and the public in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Must submit to and pass Agency background checks.

Our Mission

In the spirit of our Catholic tradition, we lead our diverse communities with hope and compassion by offering innovative, collaborative programs. Through our team of highly trained employees, dedicated volunteers and generous community, we deliver the highest quality social services.

Our Vision

Following in the footsteps of Christ, we are the leaders in empowering people to achieve their God given potential by providing help and creating hope.

Our Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance
  • Service to All People
  • Sanctity of All Life