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


HR Coordinator

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for planning and managing all personnel related functions of the Agency, including: posting/advertising to fill job vacancies, processing newly hired employees, coordinating Agency wide orientation, maintaining personnel records for all current and former employees, coordinating employee benefit plans, maintaining records and reports pertaining to employment of staff and volunteers, coordinating the employee performance evaluation system, coordinating the workers compensation program, coordinating the unemployment insurance program, and coordinating the Family and Medical Leave Act implementation program and planning all large employee events. Ideal candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Resources, Psychology or Business Administration.  Master’s Degree preferred.   Five years of previous experience in Human Resources preferably in the non-profit field. Specific experience managing workers compensation and administration of company benefits required as well as a proven track record of providing high level of customer service to employees. 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!

Supervisor – SFIT Quaker Hill

The Supervisor is responsible for assigned operations, programs, and milieu of the S-FIT Quaker Hill location. The prime objectives are to provide a safe and healthy environment that recognizes and responds to the individuality of each child in the residence. The position shall serve as “charge staff” for all shifts worked. Ideal candidates hold a Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate with extensive experience in working with children and adolescents in a residential setting preferred. 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!

One to One Specialist

One to One Specialists provide services to a child, designated through the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) process, as being in need of the increased structure and support resulting from such an assignment. Ideal candidates hold at least a High School Diploma plus experience working with children with special needs and/or a knowledge of behavior modifications. Click here to apply!

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!

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, 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.