• State of Vermont
  • $47,110.00 -74,060.00/year*
  • Bennington , VT
  • Social Services/Counseling
  • Full-Time
  • 468 VT-9

Overview

The Department for Children & Families' Family Services Division is seeking professional level social 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. Please visit the DCF website for more information and resources to help you decide if this might be the right career for you:

Who May Apply

This position, Family Services Supervisor (Job Requisition #2352), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Kyle Hoover at ...@vermont.gov.

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.

Class Definition

Administrative and supervisory work at a professional level for the Department for Children and Families/Family Services Division of the Agency of Human Services involving the provision of social and protective services to clients and their families in an assigned 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.

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.

OR

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

OR

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.

OR

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.

Special Requirements

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.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged. AHS Affirmative

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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