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


Third Shift Child Care Worker

The S-Fit Program provides respite and family therapy for adolescents for up to two weeks. Child care workers are responsible for the interaction with and direct supervision of residents within this program in our North Windham location.  Planning and implementing activity programming and the administration of treatment programming as a Primary Counselor for one or more residents. This is a THIRD SHIFT position and hours worked would be 11pm – 7am. Click here to apply!

Clinician/Social Worker

Waterford Country School’s Residential Treatment Program provides a spectrum of therapeutic services to children and youth throughout the State of Connecticut who cannot remain in their communities because of family issues, trauma, abuse, or serious behavioral problems.The Residential Treatment Program provides services to boys and girls aged 12 to 18. The length of a young person’s stay depends on the individual but is typically six to nine months. The Clinician is directly responsible for all admissions, case management tasks, discharge planning coordination and the provision of individual, group and family therapy to the child and family for residents of the WCS Residential Treatment program in the female unit. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree Social Work or related field and three years experience working with children and adolescents. Click here to apply!

Residential Counselors  for NEW Hunts Brook Academy Program

Waterford Country School is seeking Residential Counselors  for our exciting new Therapeutic Boarding Program, Hunts Brook Academy. The Academy is designed for families of children who have social, emotional or behavioral challenges and are seeking another route to personal and academic success. Residential Counselors must have a Bachelors Degree and at least one year of experience working in a residential setting supporting young adults. Click here to apply! 

Family Trainer and Support Social Worker

Waterford Country School is seeking a Family Trainer and Support Social Worker within our Community Services Program. This position is responsible for providing pre-service and post-approval training and support for foster families, conduct in-home assessments, write home studies, make approval and re-approval recommendations, facilitate on-going foster parents support groups and activities, and participate in foster parent recruitment activities.  This position will also provide support to families in the community through the Permanency Placement Services Program. Ideal candidates possess MA/s or BA Degree in Social Work and experience or a related field and at least two year’s of experience working with children, adolescents and foster/adoptive families. Click here to apply.

Special Education Teacher

Waterford Country School is seeking Special Education Teacher beginning for the 2017-2018 school year. The Special Education Teacher works collaboratively with an Instructional Aide to provide a supportive, structured and nurturing classroom for up to 7 students to help them assume responsibility for planning and decision-making and develop a sense of identity and competence as learners. Candidates must be able to prepare and deliver lesson plans for all subject matters and hold CT Special Education Certifications 065, 165 and 265. Click here to apply.

Full Time Child Care Workers

Waterford Country School is seeking Child Care Workers within our Residential Treatment Program and our Emergency Shelter Program. Child Care Workers are responsible for interacting with and directly supervising residents within our programs.  Planning and implementing activity programming and the administration of treatment programming as a Primary Counselor for one or more residents. Candidates must hold a High School Diploma and experience working in a similar child care facility. Associate’s Degree preferred. To apply for the Residential Treatment Program click here or to apply for Emergency Shelter Program click here.

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.