Social Work Residency Program

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The Jewish Board's Social Work Residency provides an intensive three-year experience, including clinical hours, comprehensive training in evidence-based models, and enhanced supervision and mentoring.

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The application season for our 2024-2027 residency cohort is now closed. Our next application season will open in January 2025, with info sessions starting in Fall 2024. Please reach out to to receive updates.

Pioneering in the field of Social Work, The Jewish Board is thrilled to introduce its new Social Work Residency for newly graduated MSWs. Residents will be paid a full-time competitive salary and will be offered healthcare and other benefits. At the completion of the Residency period, participants will be skilled in cutting-edge, evidence-based models and have clinical treatment and supervision hours toward completing their LCSW.

As a Social Work Resident, you will work full-time (35 hours/week) for a three-year period in a community-based, outpatient clinic located in the Bronx, Harlem, North Manhattan, or Brownsville, Brooklyn. and get:

  • Weekly individual and group supervision
  • Evidence-based practice consultation
  • Peer advisory and support
  • Professional mentorship in the field
  • Full-time competitive salary of $60K as a Behavioral Health Clinician
  • Full-time benefits package and perks
  • Paid licensure exam prep course and exam fee

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be a social work student in the final year of an accredited MSW program, or a recent MSW graduate who completed their degree from an accredited program no earlier than January 1, 2023. They must also:

  • Currently reside in or plan to reside in the NY Tri-State area throughout the three-year duration of the Social Work Residency
  • Be vaccinated against Covid-19: As part of our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, interns, volunteers, clients, and their families, all employees, interns, and volunteers must provide one-time verification or proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources

Our Advanced, Specialized Learning Tracks

Our residency positions are available in two specialty tracks.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Residents in the CBT track will focus on work with clients who will benefit from CBT services and receive:
  • Training in foundational clinical competencies relevant to CBT
  • Comprehensive training in standard CBT
  • Training in CBT for depression, anxiety, youth, and suicide prevention

Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH)

Residents in the ECMH track will focus on work with babies, toddlers, young children aged 0-7, and their families and receive:
  • Training in early childhood mental health foundational competencies
  • Evidence-based model trainings: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN)
  • Reflective Supervision
  • Placement at one of The Jewish Board’s Early Childhood clinics

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Residents in the DBT track will focus on work with clients from adolescence through adulthood who will benefit from DBT services and receive:
  • Training in foundational clinical competencies relevant to DBT
  • Comprehensive training in standard DBT
  • Training in DBT with Multi-problem Adolescents
  • Placement at one of The Jewish Board’s clinics


How long is the commitment?

Our Social Work Residency is a three-year program. After completing your residency, we will also work with you to find a program within our network that meets your interests and can support your long-term professional goals.

Is telehealth used?

Our residency program uses telehealth to better engage our clients, but you are still required to live within the New York City Tristate Area and be able to commute to your program.

What kind of clients does The Jewish Board serve?

We are here to support ALL New Yorkers: there is no one type of client we serve in our network of mental health clinics across the five boroughs.

We work with very young children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Our clients are of every culture, race, sexual identity, gender identity, and cognitive ability. The diversity of those we serve helps make your experience in our Residency both challenging and immensely rewarding.