National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project
The Jane Addams Child Welfare Traineeship Project is a stipend program that provides financial assistance to select students in the final year of the Master of Social Work program who are committed to a career in child welfare. Eight students are selected each year. They receive a stipend of $9,000 to support their tuition or living expenses.
Traineeships are available only to Jane Addams College of Social Work students enrolled in the Child and Family Concentration. Applications will be accepted from first-year full-time and second-year part-time MSW students and advanced standing students who will begin their final concentration year in the fall.
- Academic status in good standing
- Plan to enroll in the Child and Family Concentration for the 2012-2013 academic year
- A commitment to a career in child welfare
Download, fill out, and submit the application for advanced standing students.
- Current Student Application
- Advanced Standing Student Application
- Personal statement based on this questionnaire
- Comprehensive resume
- Copy of transcript(s)
- Two letters of recommendation
Applications are due by February 28, 2012; March 31. 2012 for advanced standing students.
Students will participate in an educational program that increases their knowledge and skills in core child welfare competencies and prepares them for effective practice in child welfare settings. The educational program includes a focus on four priority areas of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS): systems of care, trauma-informed practice, building protective factors, and addressing the overrepresentation of children of color. Upon completion of the traineeship, students will complete a minimum of one year of employment in a public or private child welfare agency. Requirements include:
- Course work
- Participation in a 10-session, non-credit seminar series
- Specialized field placement
- Participation in a peer-network
- Access to a car
- Participation in all evaluation and follow-up activities
- Agreement to seek and accept employment in a public or private child welfare agency for 12 months following graduation
Completion of this traineeship will prepare you to successfully pass the Illinois Child Welfare Licensing Exam (CWEL), the Child Abuse and Neglect Safety Assessment (CANS) exam, and the Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol (CERAP).
- A nationally recognized cohort of child welfare specialists.
- Excellent training in child welfare practices.
- A generous stipend.
|If you have questions please contact:|
| Dr. Alan Dettlaff
JACSW, Office: 4549
| Quenette Walton, AM
JACSW, Office: 4412