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


Special Education Teacher

We are seeking a High School Special Education Teacher to lead the students in one of our self contained 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 assist students to assume responsibility for planning and decision-making and develop a sense of identity and competence as learners. Must be able to prepare and deliver lessons for all subject matters. Ideal candidates hold a Bachelor’s Degree and appropriate state certifications (065, 125, 265). Click here to apply!

Lead Instructional Aide

The Lead Instructional Aide assist 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, help the Education staff achieve the overall goal of providing for each student a program reflecting educational excellence and equality and serves as substitute teacher in the absence of the certified teacher. This position sits in the Education office and supports ALL teaching staff and student. Qualifications include a minimum of High School Diploma, Associates Degree preferred.  Experience in working with children.  Bachelor’s degree required for classroom substitute teaching function. Click here to apply!

Admissions Coordinator

The Admissions Coordinator will outreach to parents, local and state school systems, education consultants and other stakeholders in the early part of the recruitment and placement process of our therapeutic boarding program. Some of the duties of this position may be done remotely and the need for infrequent travel throughout New England and the US is possible. The ideal candidate will have experience in public and/or private education or boarding school fields and be familiar with out of district school placement considerations, although certification is not required. Experience with youth in out of home placements is desirable. A bachelors or master’s degree in Education, Social Work or a related field is required. Click here to apply!

Outdoor Education Facilitator

The Outdoor Education Facilitator will serve as the lead facilitator for our Ropes Course program, on-grounds and mobile farm tours and will also assist in Wildlife Rehabilitation and the general management of our Farm and Wildlife program.  The facilitator will also manage our Camp Cuheca after school program and provide Ropes Course experiences for our summer campers. Ideal candidates have experience working with youth and adults in an outdoor Adventure Ropes Course, youth in small groups and with domestic farm animals and wildlife rehabilitation.  Applicants must possess, or be able to achieve, certification as a Ropes Course Adventure Based Facilitator from Project Adventure and a CT State Dept of Environmental and Energy Protection Wildlife Rehabilitation license. Click here to apply!

Child Care Worker

Waterford Country School is seeking Child Care Workers for our Emergency Shelter and Residential Treatment Program. Child Care Workers are responsible for interacting with and directly supervising the residents within our programs.

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.

Part Time Receptionist

We are currently seeking a part time Receptionist for a busy, multi-program office to greet and manage clients, answer phones, and provide secretarial services weekday afternoons and evenings.  May also be responsible for filing, photocopying documents and other duties as assigned.  Click here to apply.