Children's Corps: Child Welfare Positions
Fostering Change for Children
About the organization
Children’s Corps is a program of Fostering Change for Children that recruits, trains and supports individuals who are passionate about working with children and families involved in the child welfare system. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children by building a highly skilled and dedicated workforce that has the potential to become leaders in the field. Children’s Corps, its members, and alumni are building a community of leaders committed to advocating for and leading efforts to create positive changes in the child welfare system and improve outcomes for children.
Children’s Corps offers full-time employment opportunities at child welfare agencies in New York City and Westchester for individuals who want to gain valuable experience and make a difference in the lives of families. Children’s Corps places members at partner agencies that provide them with full salary and benefits.
The available position at Children’s Corps partner agencies include:
1. Foster Care Case Planner (BA & MA degrees)
2. Therapeutic Foster Care Socio-therapist (BA degree)
3. Therapeutic Foster Care Social Worker (MSW required)
4. Preventive Evidenced-based Family Therapist (MSW or Clinical MA degree required)
5. Preventive Evidence-based program Interventionist (BA level)
6. General Preventive Case Planner or Social Worker (BA or MSW degrees)
All positions entail providing support and managing services for families to ensure children’s safety, permanency, and well-being. It is not essential to have prior knowledge, but rather the openness, patience, and persistence to learn.
Children’s Corps requires its members to commit to a minimum of two years working at their placement agency. Once accepted into the program, members are required to participate in a 4-week, pre-service, Summer Training Academy. The training brings together “real world” experience and classroom learning, while also building a community of support. During members’ two-year commitment, the program provides monthly meetings, peer-to-peer support, individual staff support, professional mentors, and networking opportunities. Children’s Corps strives to fully support its members and enable them to grow professionally and personally as they undertake this rewarding and challenging work.
Job responsibilities/activities vary depending on the specific placement.
• Completion of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree before June 2020.
• US citizen/national, permanent resident, DACA, or other valid two-year work authorization.
• Ability to commit 2 years to the work, starting in July 2020.
Children’s Corps seeks candidates who are:
• Passionate about and dedicated to supporting vulnerable families.
• Flexible in a changing work environment.
• Unafraid of facing challenges or asking for help.
• Compassionate, energetic, self-motivated, persistent and resilient.
• Organized, detail-oriented, able to set priorities and multi-task.
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Confident and motivated to make a 2-year commitment to working in child welfare.
• A close and supportive network of professionals, peers, and alumni.
• A dynamic and comprehensive pre-service training and on-going support.
• A full-time job in NYC with salary and benefits.
• Professional skill building.
• Clinical supervision hours for eligible MSW or MHC degrees.
BA Range: $36,000 - $44,000; MSW/MHC: $42,000 - $55,000
Contact email: [email protected]
Follow the online application instructions on our website. Please note that resumes will not suffice as an application.
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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