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Detroit Institute for Children Overview

Detroit, MI
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
The Detroit Institute for Children has been providing specialized diagnostic and rehabilitative care for children with special needs for nearly a century.

Mission: The Detroit Institute for Children provides a passionate, integrated approach to services for Michigan’s children with special needs and their families.

We invest in children
We invest in their families
We invest in our partners

Detroit Institute for Children – Why Work For Us?


Where others see limits or disabilities, we see potential and possibilities.

Working as a team with families, caregivers, and our partners to create an environment that supports and nurtures development and independent functioning for special needs children.

Continuous learning and innovation in order to be the voice of knowledge and influence within our communities.

Uncompromising honesty and accountability to our employees, donors, partners and the children and families we serve

Improving the lives and experiences of special needs children and all those we interact with through open communication, inclusion and passion for our mission.

Providing Michigan’s special needs children and their families with accessibility to the best possible programs and services.

We Are What Special Needs… Are You? We are seeking talented professionals who will go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families.

If you are looking for a challenge, are committed to continuous learning, want to work for an organization that has the highest integrity and a vast history of delivering state-of-the art therapeutic services to children, then we want YOU!

We offer…

  • A supportive work environment that will give you the ability to manage your own schedule
  • Competitive compensation and great benefits
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Organization Sponsored short/long term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Critical Care and Group Accident Insurance
  • 403b tax deferred retirement savings plan with matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Many benefits available for part time employees

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Detroit Institute for Children Chief Executive Officer Roxanne Brinkerhoff
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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Sterling Heights, MI
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    I have been working at Detroit Institute for Children full-time (More than a year)


    DIC has allowed me to simply enjoy my position as a school social worker so much more than I ever did in a district. There is TIME now to do my actual job; which of course is to serve the children. Now I am not buried in committees, meetings, constant behavior intervention and STRESS, which allows me to really focus on my caseload in a way I never could. DIC is not the first company I have worked for, but they are certainly the best. The management is always prompt, polite and supportive, the pay is competitive and the benefits are great. I love my job again!!


    I cannot think of any!

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    Keep up the good work!

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Detroit Institute for Children photo of: A student from our SLIDE Summer Learning Program
Detroit Institute for Children photo of: A student from our SLIDE Summer Learning Program
Detroit Institute for Children photo of: A member of our School Social Work team receiving an award from the District she provides services in
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Detroit Institute for Children Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
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    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Detroit Institute for Children (Detroit, MI) in January 2012.


    Very lengthy and communication not the best. Confusing to say the least and questions I asked were answered vaguely. Such as the budget, 6 months goal for fundraising etc.

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