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Title:  Family Services Worker - Residential Licensing & Special Investigations

Application Deadline Date:  05/26/2022
Req ID:  34021
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.65

Overview

This position resides within the central office Residential Licensing & Special Investigations Unit. The position is home based and location of residence must align with primary coverage area and needs of the unit. This position will primarily cover Burlington and Morrisville districts but there is an expectation of regular statewide travel. Duties include a broad range of social work activities. The unit's workers oversee licensing and regulation of foster homes, child placing agencies for foster care and adoption, residential treatment programs, and Commissioner designated shelters while also responding to child abuse allegations within these settings and within the additional settings of child care and schools. The candidate can expect to engage in Chapter 49 child safety interventions, complete home studies for the Interstate Compact for Placement of Children, assess and license foster and kinship foster care homes, perform regulatory licensing assessments and interventions in all regulated facilities, and maintain an ongoing and collaborative relationship with Family Services district office staff and other state departmental agencies.

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Worker - Residential Licensing & Special Investigations (Job Requisition #34021), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact stacey.edmunds@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in a variety of setting ranging from departmental offices to client homes to courtrooms. Considerable field travel is required, for which private means of transportation must be available. Crisis situations may arise at any hour and may require evening or weekend responses. Incumbents predictably encounter high levels of stress and emotional situations, strong differences of opinion, and potentially exposure to physical danger. Class incumbents may be required to be on available or standby status during night, weekend, and holiday hours.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in social work.

OR

Bachelor's degree AND eighteen (18) months of human services casework, including at least six months with a child or youth services caseload where duties included direct responsibility for client intake, assessment, plan development, monitoring, service procurement, and case closure in a formal human services delivery system.

OR

Satisfactory completion of 12 to 18 months experience as a Family Services Worker trainee in DCF.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.