Careers at DCF


The Vermont Department for Children and Families is one of the largest departments in state government.


Current Job Openings

To view current job postings, go to the VT Department of Human Resources Website.


Benefits of Working for the State

Benefits include paid leave, health/dental insurance, a pension plan, life insurance, opportunities for growth and promotion, and more.  Learn more in the Employee Section of the Department of Human Resources website.


Ongoing Recruitment

DCF regularly recruits for certain positions:

ESD Benefits Program Specialists  |  Family Services Worker   |  Family Services Case Aide   |  Family Services Resource Coordinator


ESD Benefits Program Specialist

Determine the eligibility of people who apply for public benefits like 3SquaresVT, Fuel Assistance and Reach Up.


Family Services Worker

Help make sure children and youth are safe from abuse and abide by the law in one of our 12 district offices.

Because the work is challenging and the workload substantial, we offer a lot of support, training and ongoing supervision. Before you start carrying a caseload, you'll get comprehensive training and job shadowing, which usually takes about four months to complete.

  • Read this guide to our new employee training: Foundations Requirement Guide.
  • Review our New Worker Checklist to see the opportunities you'll have for learning. Components may be waived if you have child protection and/or youth justice experience and/or training.

Family Services Case Aide

Help Family Services Workers with case management and client services in one of our 12 Family Services district offices. Duties may vary from district to district, based on their specific needs. This could include gathering information for case files, interacting with clients for contact visits, and taking children to appointments.


Family Services Resource Coordinator

Recruit, license, and support foster/kinship foster parents for children in state custody in one of our 12 Family Services district offices. Duties may vary from district to district, based on their specific needs.


DCF filed the DCF EEOP Utilization Report with the Department of Justice as a requirement of receiving Juvenile Justice Awards. It analyzes relevant labor market data and our employment practices to identify possible barriers to the participation of women and minorities in all levels of our workforce.