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Title:  Family Services Assistant District Director

Application Deadline Date:  08/22/2022
Req ID:  38524
Department:  Children and Families

Williston, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70


CIES is a twenty-four hour, seven days a week,  child protection hotline that serves as the state-wide child abuse reporting and emergency response system for the division.  CIES provides the first line of child protection involvement through the initial reporting process, as well as through the after-hours emergency response to child safety interventions, placement crises of youth in custody, emergency care orders, delinquency, and youth beyond the control of their caretakers. 
The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director to manage the daily operations of the call center and provide supervision to the Senior Family Services Workers.   Together with the Director, the Assistant Director will provide leadership and guidance to CIES staff in activating emergency procedures and deploying district worker after-hours, with a focus on safety culture. 

Key responsibilities will include assistance to the Director in building a strong system of evaluating, monitoring and strengthening practice that supports children, families and our staff. The AD will create and implement ongoing staff training and manage a complex staffing schedule to ensure adequate coverage on all shift. An essential aspect of this position will be to act as liaison to the district offices, mandated reporters, and community partners to ensure effective communication and collaboration, as well as, to provide expertise regarding statute and policy on child abuse/neglect reporting and screening practices.

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Assistant District Director (Job Requisition #38524), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact
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 a district office setting, although some field travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation must be available. Court appearances relative to program client needs and status may be required. Although duties normally occur within a regular weekday schedule, some weekend and evening activity may be necessary to provide necessary service or emergency coverage. Speaking engagements before a variety of local groups may be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in social work or public administration AND two (2) years or more in a managerial, supervisory, or program administration role in a human services program.


Bachelor's degree AND three (3) years or more in a managerial, supervisory, or program administration role in a human services program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Child Protective Services or in Juvenile Justice.

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.