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Children’s Corps – Child Welfare Social Work Positions

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Children’s Corps Summer Class of 2023 is recruiting

Application deadline is May 26, 2023.


Pre-service training begins July 10, 2023.

The Children’s Corps program aims to make a difference in the lives of children and families impacted by the child welfare system. We do this by placing exceptional candidates in full time employment throughout NYC. Children’s Corps partners with child welfare organizations where members work as social workers, and sociotherapists in enhanced family foster care programs. These jobs are full-time salaried positions with comprehensive benefits.

The available positions for Children’s Corps Class of 2023:

  • Foster Care Social Worker – (MSW or Masters in related field)

All positions entail providing support and managing services for families to ensure children’s safety, permanency, and well-being. Children’s Corps members will complete pre-service training and model training. Successful Children’s Corps members are non judgmental, patient with themselves and others, and persistent in their support of children and families.

Job Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree by July 3, 2023.
  • US citizen/national, permanent resident, DACA, or other valid two-year work authorization.
  • Participation in our full-time 3-week pre-service Training Academy, starting on July 10, 2023.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccine as per the NYC guidelines.
  • Commitment to working for 2 years.

Children’s Corps seeks candidates who are:

  • Passionate about supporting children & families.
  • Flexible in a changing work environment.
  • Unafraid to face challenges and ask for help.
  • Compassionate, self-motivated, organized, and detail oriented.

We offer:

  • A full-time job in NYC with salary and benefits at one of our partnered agencies.
  • A dynamic and comprehensive pre-service training and ongoing support.
  • Professional skill building.
  • A close and supportive network of professionals, peers, and alumni.

Salary: Starting salaries range from $51,000-$55,000 and are determined based on language proficiency, licensure, or other job-specific requirements.

The Children’s Corps mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children by building a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, and giving them the tools they need to become leaders in the field. Children’s Corps staff, members, and alumni are building a community of professionals who create positive changes within child welfare and improve outcomes for families.

Children’s Corps requires its members to commit to a minimum of two years working at their placement agency, starting on August 1, 2023. All Children’s Corps members will be required to participate in our 3-week pre-service Training Academy, beginning on July 10, 2023. 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 individualized peer-to-peer and staff support, professional mentorship, networking opportunities and social events. Children’s Corps strives to provide unwavering support to its members and enable them to grow professionally as they embark on this rewarding and challenging work.

Job responsibilities/activities vary depending on the specific placement, but may include:

  • Manage a caseload of 8-10 families
  • Partner with Bachelor’s-level case planners and sociotherapists
  • Provide intensive casework services for children, biological families and foster families.
  • Work with the family to achieve their permanency goals (stabilization, reunification, adoption).
  • Partner with an interdisciplinary team of professionals including therapists, education specialists, psychologists, and others to support the youth and meet their behavioral and emotional needs.
  • Coordinate and participate in family team conferences and other interdisciplinary conferences.
  • Connect families with agency and community support resources and make referrals.
  • Maintain clear, accurate, and timely documentation on all case activity.
  • Provide reports, and testify in Family Court.
  • Conduct regular assessments for children and families safety and any ongoing risks.
  • Coordinate and supervise family visits to strengthen family relationships
  • All positions will include other tasks as needed.

For questions, please contact

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