1. About the Traineeship

* 1. USU BSW Juniors,

Utah State University is collaborating with the State of Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in offering a Child Welfare Traineeship program. This program, which is funded by Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, is designed to recruit students majoring in Social Work to careers in public child welfare services. Successful applicants will receive a $6700.00 stipend ($3350.00 in fall semester and $3350.00 in spring semester) during their senior year (typically students must be within 2 semesters of graduation by the time the traineeship begins in the fall).

Following graduation, trainees will be expected to vigorously pursue and, if offered, accept employment with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and remain with the agency for a minimum of 1 year. Trainees will also be required to complete coursework beyond that which is typically required of Social Work majors. For this program, this means taking two of the Social Work program's Child Welfare electives (e.g., SW 3350 Child Welfare or SW 4900 Topical Issue Seminar (Forensic Child Welfare), or another department's approved child welfare electives (e.g., FCHD course in Adult & Neglect and/or Child Development; PSY or SOC in Juvenile Justice and/or Criminal Justice). If you have already taken one or more of these approved courses they will count toward satisfying this requirement.

Applications will be accepted beginning April and will be accepted until the first week of May.

Any questions about this program or application should be directed to Karen Flessner at 435-797-2238 or karen.flessner@usu.edu.

If you are interested in applying for a Title IV-E traineeship, please select "I wish to apply" below. If you do not wish to apply, then select "No thanks."

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