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Children’s Corps – Child Welfare Positions

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Children’s Corps is recruiting for their Summer 2023 cohort.

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 case planners, sociotherapists and case managers in evidence-based prevention and foster care programs. These jobs are full-time salaried positions with comprehensive benefits.

The available positions at Children’s Corps Class of 2023 partner agencies include:

  • Foster Care Case Planner (BA degree)
  • Therapeutic Foster Care Sociotherapist (BA degree)
  • Preventive Evidence-Based Case Manager (BA degree)

All positions entail providing support and managing services for families to ensure children’s safety, permanency, and well-being. No prior experience is required! Children’s Corps members will complete pre-service 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 Bachelor’s degree by July 3, 2023.
  • US citizen/national, permanent resident, DACA, or other valid two-year work authorization.
  • Participation in our full-time hybrid 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 $47,000-$53,000 and are determined based on degree, language skills, and 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:

  • Overseeing a caseload of children and/or families.
  • Visiting parents, children, and families in their homes at least once per month.
  • Researching and referring parents and children to appropriate community-based services (e.g. mental health or DV programs, employment preparation, or activities for adolescents).
  • Advocating for families’ needs and efforts to secure important services.
  • Supporting and strengthening families in their permanency goals (e.g. reunification or adoption).
  • Accompanying families to required programs or service appointments as necessary (e.g. drug treatment, medical, school, housing, public assistance, or immigration).
  • Conducting regular assessments for safety and risk.
  • Engaging and collaborating with families, other key participants, and relevant systems in goal setting, treatment and/or specific evidence-based treatment practices.
  • Coordinating and supervising family visits at the agency and/or in the community in order for children and parents/guardians in foster care to maintain relationships.
  • Participating in family team conferences, agency meetings and training, or model consultations.
  • Attending and testifying at court hearings.
  • Responding to crises as they arise and addressing them using agency protocols.
  • Maintaining clear, accurate and timely documentation of all case activity.
  • Traveling across NYC’s boroughs as necessary in order to meet the needs of families.

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