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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

Learn about our exciting Internship Programs

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Equal Opportunity Employer - MercyFirst does not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status.