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Title:  Family Services Worker - Central Intake & Emergency Services Unit

Application Deadline Date:  08/22/2022
Req ID:  38647
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Williston, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.42

Overview

Family Services Worker position at the Central Intake & Emergency Services Unit (CIES). CIES is a statewide child protection hotline that operates twenty-four hours a day, every day of the week, including holidays.  The unit serves as child abuse reporting system for the State of Vermont and also handles after-hour emergencies related to child abuse and neglect, children in state's custody, delinquency and youth with behaviors beyond the control of their caretakers.  

Duties include: answer the child protection hotline and gather information from callers about alleged abuse or neglect; document reports of abuse and neglect in the state's reporting system; coordinate the division's after-hour emergency responses; provide guidance and support to Family Services Workers deployed after-hours to conduct investigations and other responses to emergencies in the field, inform law enforcement about the laws, policies and procedures that govern child protection and youth justice, coordinate foster care and other placements for children in DCF custody; provide information and referral to foster parents and community agencies. All employees of the AHS perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation. Work is under the supervision of an administrative superior, but with opportunity for individual discretion and judgment.
The hours will include a combination of a Saturday shift, evening shifts, and regular business hour shifts. Applicant must be willing to work some holidays as needed and standby duty may be required as needed. Duties are performed in the office and minimal travel is required

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Worker - Central Intake & Emergency Services Unit (Job Requisition #38647), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact dianne.jabar@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.