Employment Opportunities


Welcome to Waterford Country School, Inc. We are excited you are exploring WCS for career opportunities. At our main campus in Quaker Hill, Connecticut, you will find three different residential treatment programs for boys and girls 12-17 years of age, our education program, and our farm and experiential education programs. All agency leadership, administration and support staffs are also located at our main campus.

At our site in Norwich, Connecticut, we have our Community Services programs including Therapeutic Foster Care, the Children’s Outpatient Clinic, and our Adoption Services programs.

The most common positions available at WCS are child care workers from beginner to the supervisor level, student aides and one-to-ones, and social workers or clinical staff (licensed or unlicensed). WCS is a 24-hour operation and many positions involving child care require weekend shifts.

Waterford Country School, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WCS ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, past or present history of physical disability, past or present history of a learning disability), or genetic information, and provides equal access to school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Waterford Country School has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority certified and non-certified employees. An individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact employment@waterfordcs.org


Child Care Worker

Waterford Country School is seeking Child Care Workers for our Therapeutic Boarding School and our Emergency Shelter. Child Care Workers are responsible for interacting with and directly supervising the residents within our programs. Click here to  apply for the position within our Therapeutic Boarding School! Click here to apply for the position without our Emergency Shelter!

Clinician/Social Worker (North Windham, CT)

The Clinician is directly responsible for all case management tasks, discharge planning coordination and the provision of individual, group and family therapy to the child and family for residents of SFIT (Short Term Family Integrated Therapy) in our North Windham location. The program provides respite and family therapy for adolescents for up to two weeks. Regular duties include helping facilitate the initial Child and Family Team Meeting and/or referrals, developing an S-FIT Treatment Plan with the family, maintaining contact with the families served, as needed, when the youth has returned home to assist in the transition and adjustment process especially if there is a delay of implementation in aftercare services for the youth and family and providing short term family therapy to address the critical conflicts in the home. Ideal candidates possess a Masters Degree in Social Work and a CT License eligible. Click here to apply!

Instructional Aide

Instructional Aides provide classroom support to the Special Education Teacher and the students with the overall goal of providing for each student a program reflecting educational excellence and equality. Ideal candidates hold at least a high school diploma and previous experience working with children. Full time 40 hour and full time 37.5 hour positions available! Click here to apply!

Foster Care Recruiter

The Foster Care Recruiter is based out of our Norwich, CT location and is responsible for recruiting foster and special study families for our therapeutic foster care program. In addition, this position is responsible for educating interested families on the program and the process to become foster parents and seeking out and attending events and opportunities to promote the program and establish connections with potential foster families. Requires skills in marketing, public speaking, social media, networking, parent assessment/education and writing. Flexible work schedule includes occasional evening and weekend work and travel throughout eastern Connecticut. Ideal candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree with experience in the child welfare system or sales and marketing. Experience that includes working with children who have behavioral and emotional difficulties is desirable.  Ability to work in traditional print and electronic marketing medias and collaboratively with community stakeholders. Click here to apply!

High School Special Education Teacher

We are actively seeking a High School Special Education Teacher to complete one of our classrooms. The Special Education Teacher works collaboratively with an Instructional Aide to provide a supportive, structured and nurturing classroom for up to 7 students. They are responsible for helping students assume responsibility for planning and decision-making and developing a sense of identity and competence as learners. Ideal candidates hold a Bachelor Degree and CT certifications 065, 165 and 265. Must be able to prepare lesson plans and teach all subject matters. Click here to apply!

Per Diem Farm Worker

The per diem farm worker supports the Experiential Education Department on weekends, holidays and during school vacations. Responsibilities include caring for all farm animals which includes cleaning pens and stalls and delivering hay and feed to the animals. Ideal candidates have a high school diploma and some experience working with animals. The ability to work independently with little direction is a must. Click here to apply!

Per Diem Therapists

Waterford Country School’s Children’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic has a standing need to interview therapists/clinicians for per diem work.  The full time/per diem therapists provide outpatient clinical services to children of our community ages 3-18 addressing trauma, mental and behavioral health issues, and family dynamics. For more information contact the Clinical Director at lcrowley@waterfordcs.org or 860-886-7500 x5310.  Click here to apply.

Adoption Social Worker

Adoption Social Workers are responsible for providing community-based support services to adoptive and foster families and children, as well as biological parents in the process of reunification with their children. Other job duties may include completing in-home and office interviews with potential adoptive/foster parents, completing in-depth family based assessments using an approved format and make recommendations about approval, and ensuring all families meet state mandated background check criteria. Staff members may be asked to participate in adoptive family recruitment and retention activities.  Candidates must hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work and experience with children, adolescents, and adoptive families.  Foster Care and Adoption experience preferred. This is a home based position but the candidate must be able to perform work with families in Eastern CT and attend occasional department meetings in Norwich, CT. Click here to apply.