Title:  Family Services Supervisor - Newport

Application Deadline Date:  07/31/2024
Req ID:  49845
Department:  Children and Families

Newport, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.76


DCF Family Services Newport District is recruiting for a Family Services Supervisor.  This position will oversee custody and court involved cases and will provide administrative and supervisory work at a professional level involving the provision of social and protective services to clients and their families in the district. It is the role of the supervisor to implement, teach and support the Family Services' vision, mission, and core practice principles and to promote partnerships with families and community to achieve safety, well-being, permanency and law abidance for children and families. Supervisors are expected to provide a mix of administrative, educational, and supportive supervision creating and managing an environment for open communication, teaming and accountability at all levels both internally and externally. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation. Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional employees. Work is performed under the direction of a Family Services District Director.

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Supervisor - Newport (Job Requisition #49845), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact patrick.ryan@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 largely in an office setting although some field travel may be necessary, for which private means of transportation must be available. Occasional court appearance relative to program client needs/status may be required. Although duties normally occur within a regular weekday schedule, some evening and weekend duty may be necessary to provide necessary service and/or emergency coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in social work AND one (1) year or more of casework experience with a child protective or juvenile services caseload.


Bachelor's degree or higher AND three (3) years or more of casework experience with a child protective or juvenile services caseload.


Bachelor's degree or higher AND two (2) years or more of casework experience with a child protective or juvenile services caseload AND one (1) year or more of supervisory experience.


Completion of a Family Services Worker Traineeship in the Department for Children and Families AND three (3) years or more of casework experience with a child protective or juvenile services caseload.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.