Virginia Department of Social Services

Government, Community & Emergency Services

The Virginia Social Services System is a state-supervised locally-administered human services system.  Social Services employment opportunities are available at the state (Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)) and local levels (Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS)).

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) engages families for success. We are an employer of choice with approximately 1,700 positions within the VDSS and over 8,300 employees who currently work with LDSS.

We are looking for individuals who want to help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities.

Join our team and you can help serve Virginia’s most vulnerable adults, children, and families!

Our Mission

To design and deliver high quality human services that help Virginians achieve safety, independence and overall well-being.

Our Vission

A Commonwealth in which all Virginians have the resources and services they need to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

Explore the principles that guide us.

People First

» Uphold our commitment to the Commonwealth by working each day

»To create better outcomes for the individuals, families and communities we serve

» Demonstrate service, respect and compassion in every interaction

Commit to Excellence

» Perform high-quality work with integrity, civility and accountability

» Seek opportunities to advance the agency’s mission, goals and objectives and continually improve performance across the entire social services system

Embrace Differences

» Demonstrate cultural sensitivity, leverage diversity, and promote inclusion and equity in our work and relationships with colleagues, customers, stakeholders and partners

» Enter relationships with the intent to honor their beliefs


The Commonwealth offers multiple benefits to state employees from health benefits to paid leave and flexible work schedules. Below is a list of some of the benefits available to eligible state employees:

» Telework and Alternate Work Schedules

» 12 paid holidays

» Paid Leave

» Health Benefits

» Flexible Spending Accounts

» Life Insurance

» Long term Care Insurance

» Deferred Compensation

» Capitol Square Healthcare

» Employee Assistance Program

» Education Assistance

» Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness

There are currently no jobs available

Unfortunately there are currently no positions available at Virginia Department of Social Services, please check back soon.