The Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS) has undergone tremendous changes the past few years. A new sense of urgency has been placed on the quality and timeliness of services to families. In conjunction with these changes, there is a new emphasis on the professionalism of the people who serve these families.
One of the primary areas that has been targeted is the area of formal social work education. DCS has placed an unprecedented amount of energy and resources into the recruitment of B.S.W's and M.S.W.'s. As a result there is now a Certification Program specifically for child welfare workers. As a part of the certification program you may be eligible for a stipend.
To apply for a DCS Grant stipend you must meet the following requirements:
If you are awarded the stipend you must be willing to accept employment in any of the ninety-five (95) counties within Tennessee and complete the following:
What Do You Get?
If you are awarded the DCS Grant stipend you will receive the following benefits: