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The compassion to help others & be part of a team that makes a positive difference is what inspires me & keeps me here.
— Youth Support Counselor

A career with MercyFirst can be rewarding in so many ways.


Join Our Team!

MercyFirst serves thousands of children and families from New York City to the eastern tip of Long Island with specialized services ranging from nurturing foster homes to highly structured residential programs. It’s people like you who make it happen, giving these children hope for the future and the means to attain a better, more fulfilling life.




MercyFirst offers competitive compensation, plus great benefits to our valued employees, including:

  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, life insurance and more

  • Paid time off including holidays, vacation, personal and sick days

  • Free employee assistance program through National EAP

  • Trainings to support professional and personal development

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Discounts for our staff and their families


Learn about our exciting Internship Programs

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MercyFirst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion or creed, gender and/or sex (including "gender identity" -- which refers to a person’s actual or perceived sex, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to the person at birth), disability, age (18 and over), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, marital status, partnership status, care giver status, pregnancy, genetic information or predisposition or genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, unemployment status, status as a victim or witness of domestic violence or a sex offenses or stalking, consumer credit history, or any other status protected by federal, state, and/or city law. 

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