Specialty Staffing

Vanguard Professional Staffing is the only specialty staffing company in North Carolina dedicated to serving agencies/organizations providing social work services.  Founded, owned, and continuously operated by professional social workers with public social services backgrounds, we have special emphasis on serving that sector. Meet our team!

Our goal is to give you options beyond permanent staffing so you can always provide your customers with excellent service.

Contracting Procedure

We have a simple contract procedure, and, being used to governmental contractual requirements, we’ll work with you to accommodate specific language or other requirements you may need in a contractual agreement. Once an overall contract is in place, we provide you with resumes of professionals to meet your needs. You choose the best fit. Our Quality Assurance Plan assures that you are satisfied with our services and employees.

For direct service delivery contracts, we team with you for a range of oversight options, from complete oversight to blended solutions.

We must have a contract in place with you before we can search for the right staff and send you resumes for consideration.  The length of time of the contract is up to you, but we encourage at least the time period of a fiscal year.  The contract does not bind you to accepting staff but states the terms under which we agree to relate to each other.  A separate contract addendum is executed upon actual placement of staff you select to work for you under our contract. 

We understand that governmental agencies have their own contractual rules.  We gladly work with you to meet those needs. 

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Hiring VPS Temp Staff – the Process

We constantly recruit social workers for temporary or contracted positions and maintain a very large database of candidates.  We have workers from all types of positions within NC Departments of Social Services.   We have particular expertise in virtual staffing, having pioneered it in DSS in 2008 and continuing it today.

Our contract allows you to hire staff we have placed with you after they have worked a certain number of hours under our contract. There are buy-out provisions should you want to hire them early.

The Application Process

Our application process includes our application form, resume, two professional supervisory references, and a certified copy of your transcript or verification of the current status of your license if you are LCSW. We add you to our employee database to match you with requests from agencies. When you accept a placement, you become our employee and receive the agreed-upon hourly rate of pay. You submit a weekly time sheet and are paid every two weeks. There is no cost to you for our services, with the exception of a $50 payroll enrollment fee.

Let’s Build a Partnership!