Social Work Residency

Our innovative Social Work Residency provides an intensive three-year experience, including clinical hours, comprehensive training in evidence-based models, and enhanced supervision and mentoring. Residents are 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.

Our Social Work Residents work full-time (35 hours/week) for a three-year period in a community-based, outpatient clinic located in the Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island and get:

  • 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

Our Advanced, Specialized Learning Tracks for 2024

Our residency positions are currently available in two specialty tracks. Residents will receive placement at one of our clinics where they will provide general clinic treatment across the lifespan.

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

Click here from January 2 to January 31 to apply to the CBT Track

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Residents in the DBT track will focus on work with clients from adolescence through adulthood, including Transition Aged Youth (TAY) who will benefit from DBT services and receive:

  • Training in foundational clinical competencies relevant to DBT
  • Comprehensive training in standard DBT

Click here from January 2 to January 31 to apply to the DBT Track

Additional Tracks

Our residency program also provides additional tracks, dependent on cohort year.

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

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be a current social work student in the final year of an accredited MSW program or recent MSW graduate who completed their degree from an accredited program no earlier than July 2023, and must have their degree conferred by June 2024, and:

  • 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.

To learn more about the program, please email us at SWResidency@jbfcs.org