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


Instructional Aide

The Instructional Aide assists the teaching staff in the Teacher’s performance of instructional, monitoring, and/or clerical duties associated with the classroom or vocational education and behavioral management of students.  They also assist the Teacher achieve the overall goal of providing for each student a program reflecting educational excellence and equality.  Click here to apply!

Foster Care Coordinator

Foster Care Coordinators develop, deliver, and oversee the provision of services in accordance with applicable requirements to foster families, biological families and clients placed by the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Waterford Country School Foster Care Programs. Ideal candidates hold a Bachelor Degree in Social Work or a related field and at least two years of experience working with children and adolescents in out of home care. Click here to apply!

On Call Child Care Worker

On call child care workers assist a variety of our residential programs to fill shifts as needed. They are responsible for interacting with and directly supervising the units within the program. Click here to apply! 

Child Care Worker

Waterford Country School is seeking Child Care Workers for our Therapeutic Boarding School, S-FIT Program and Residential Treatment Program. Child Care Workers are responsible for interacting with and directly supervising the residents within our programs.

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.