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Title:  Senior Family Services Worker

Application Deadline Date:  11/30/2022
Req ID:  44465
Department:  Children and Families

Newport, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Newport Family Services office is recruiting for a Senior Family Services Worker.   The ideal candidate will have experience with juvenile cases as they will hold a juvenile caseload and also supervise a Family Services Worker carrying a juvenile caseload.  This position supervises, trains, and develops assigned Family Services Workers and other Family Services staff. Interprets policies, directives, and regulations through individual conferences and staff meetings. Reviews recommendations and approves or modifies case plans as necessary. Familiarizes subordinate staff with state and community resources. Observes and analyzes work activities and assigns caseloads. Confers with staff members of other departments and agencies on particular cases and/or social work problems and practices. Participates in staff meetings. Maintains cooperative working relationships with other supervisors in order to achieve a coordinated district program. Interprets programs to communities by talks; makes special studies and surveys as assigned. Will carry a caseload of child and/or juvenile cases. In the absence of the District Director and Family Services Supervisor, may assume responsibility for the administration of the district office.

Who May Apply

This position, Senior Family Services Worker (Job Requisition #44465), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
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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 will 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 in Social Work AND one (1) year of casework services with a child protective or juvenile services caseload.


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


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

Special Note: Casework services means client intake, assessment, plan development, and follow-through in a social services delivery system.

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.