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


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! 

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 the New Haven, CT area and attend occasional department meetings in Norwich, CT. Click here to apply.

Child Care Worker

Waterford Country School is seeking Child Care Workers for our Therapeutic Boarding School and Residential Treatment Program. 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 within our Residential Treatment Program!

Third Shift Child Care Worker

Our Therapeutic Boarding Program is seeking a child care worker to join us on third shift! Third shift hours are 11pm to 7am and staff are responsible for ensuring a safe and secure therapeutic environment. Ideal candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree and two years of applicable experience. Click here to apply!

Human Resource Assistant

Seeking a part time Human Resource Assistant to join our Staff Support team. 16 hours per week with flexibility with schedule. This position is responsible for supporting the HR Department with administrative functions such as filing, written correspondence and general data entry into the HRIS system. Ideal candidates possess a two year degree, two years of administrative experience and a high level of confidentiality and discretion. 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.