The Scholars Consortium is an excellent way for undergraduate and graduate social work students to gain knowledge and experience to build a career in public child welfare in Colorado!
At its core, the CCWSC is a financial stipend program available to eligible social work students. This highly competitive program promotes best practices in child welfare through social work education.
Child welfare workers, supervisors and managers work in a variety of capacities and with a diverse population of children, youth and families. In addition, child welfare staff work with a variety of professionals to advocate for and refer families to needed services and supports. Some of these professionals include: therapists, doctors/nurses, attorneys/judges, teachers/school professionals, among many others. Primary responsibilities of a case worker include: intake, assessment, case planning, permanency and ongoing services across all areas of child welfare.
Child welfare scholars can participate in the Fundamentals for Case Work Practice training for new caseworkers in Colorado. This training series provides scholars with knowledge specific to child welfare policies and practices to Colorado. Participation the Fundamentals training certifies scholars to be child welfare caseworkers in Colorado post-graduation and is a great resume booster!
Benefits of the CCWSC for Child Welfare Scholars includes:
Learn more about stipend requirements at each participating university: