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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland again named a Top Workplace

News of the Diocese

June 27, 2022

For the ninth consecutive year, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland earned a Top Workplaces Award from The Plain Dealer and The award recognizes organizations around the region that have cultivated exceptional workplace cultures.

Founded in 1912, Catholic Charities is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. It is one of the largest health and human services providers in Northeast Ohio. Catholic Charities’ employees continue to rate the nonprofit organization among the best employers in Northeast Ohio.

In addition, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, St. Albert the Great School in North Royalton, St. Albert the Great at Assumption Academy in Broadview Heights, Julie Billiart Schools in Lyndhurst, Incarnate Word Academy in Parma Heights, St. Edward High School in Lakewood, St. Ambrose School in Brunswick, St. Mark School in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood. St. Raphael School in Bay Village, Padua Franciscan High School in Parma and Metro Catholic School in Cleveland also were named Top Workplaces.

Catholic Charities employs more than 750 people throughout the eight counties that comprise the Diocese of Cleveland: Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne. Annually, more than 400,000 people receive services from a Catholic Charities program and its sister ministries, St. Augustine Health Ministries and Rose-Mary, which offers services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“We are honored to again be recognized as a Top Workplace,” said Patrick Gareau, president and CEO of Catholic Charities. “Our mission and values resonate with our employees. Catholic Charities isn’t just an organization that provides help to those in need in our communities – it’s a place where employees are encouraged to live purpose-driven lives, professionally and personally. The pandemic has changed so much of how we work. We saw an increase in behavioral health and emergency assistance services. I’m proud of how our employees pivoted to provide safe, innovative services for our clients. Our employees are what makes us a great place to work,” Gareau added.

Catholic Charities employees enjoy a benefits package that includes paid time off and health benefits, a 401K matching program and tuition assistance, all of which become available on the first day of employment. It is an organization that serves and employs people of all faiths, nationalities, abilities and genders. The organization is rooted and guided by Catholic teaching and tradition, but is inclusive in its services and practices.

There are immediate openings in several service areas, including behavioral health, substance abuse disorders, emergency assistance services, child care and education, migration and refugee services and more. Click here for more information.

The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures more than a dozen culture drivers that are critical to the success of an organization, including alignment, execution and connection.

“To win the Top Workplace Award for four years in a row – during some of the most challenging times any of us has ever experienced – is truly an exceptional achievement,” said Joseph Waler, NDCL principal. “The impressive award serves as an independent validation of our mission-driven focus to support our staff as they work hard every day to do what is best for our students, no matter what.”

As NDCL enters its 35th anniversary year, “The Top Workplace Award stands as attribute to all of the dedicated, caring professionals who create the thriving, supportive and successful school culture our students and staff enjoy every day,” Waler added.

Only 220 employers made this year’s Top Workplaces list. Click here for more information.

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