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Title:  Family Services Worker (Statewide Continuous Recruitment)

Application Deadline Date:  Continuous
Req ID:  13865
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Various, VT, US

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

Overview

The Department for Children & Families’ Family Services Division is seeking professional level Family Services Workers to join our team of dedicated staff in supporting children, families and communities. Our goal is to promote safety, permanency, wellbeing and law abidance for children in need. Your role may involve conducting assessments related to child abuse and neglect or delinquency and/or providing ongoing services to at-risk families, children in state care, or youth on juvenile probation.  We work in partnership with parents, relatives, educators, law enforcement, community-based service providers, courts, foster parents, and others. The work we do is meaningful, challenging and critical to the safety and well-being of Vermont’s children and families.

 

There are currently openings in the following districts: St. Albans, Bennington, Brattleboro, Hartford & St Johnsbury.

 

Please visit the DCF website for more information and resources to help you decide if this might be the right career for you.

 

A cover letter regarding your interest and qualifications for this work is required in lieu of a writing sample.  

 

*The Family Services Worker Trainee position indicated in the minimum qualifications may or may not currently be under recruitment. If it were actively being recruited for, it would be listed as a separate job requisition under our Careers page.*

 

Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Worker (Statewide Continuous Recruitment) (Job Requisition #13865), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

 

Family Services Worker: Job Requisition 13865

 

Family Services Worker Trainee: Job Requisition 21605

 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact ruth.houtte@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

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.