Vanguard Professional Staffing, Inc. provides creative, proactive, cost-effective solutions to workforce issues.

We are in the business of improving the long-term effectiveness and efficiencies of the workforce in human services. We help you get the most from limited budgets. And we keep your service delivery to your customers as a top priority, as we intimately understand your systems and their complexities.

We have staffed:

  • Vacant caseloads due to turnover or leaves of absence
  • Periods of peak demand
  • Program start-up
  • Excessive service demand with no new permanent positions
  • Call center operations
  • VIRTUAL STAFFING – in services and eligibility
  • Temp-to-perm opportunities
  • Specialized consultants
  • Targeted service needs
  • Full-time or part-time staffing options
  • Contracting on an initial trial basis to test the “fit” of an employee for permanency
  • Training – both program and knowledge/skills

We are experienced in providing services in Administration, Management, Social Work, Eligibility, Behavioral Healthcare, Counseling, Therapy, Child Support, Training, Supervised Visitation, and In-Home Services.

We provide payrolling services when that option best meets our customers needs.

We Also Offer:

We offer you LOW-RISK WORKFORCE ALTERNATIVES. We take care of recruitment, screening, referencing, and credentialing. The professional is usually our employee, covered under our PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE. If you are not satisfied with the employees performance, we work with you to problem-solve. If that is not successful, we will promptly remove the employee and seek immediate replacement.

Your Cost:

The most common method is a pre-arranged fee per hour for each professional placed with you, based on the position classification and qualifications you want of the professional. Additional costs may include compensation for an excessive commute for the placed professional. These hourly employees keep weekly time sheets.

Other services are priced on production, allowing for significant cost savings over Full Time Equivalency positions.

Some consultation, training, or special targeted need services can be priced on a fee-for-service basis.

Our creativity extends to our pricing options. We have successfully worked within existing and limited agency budgets to create the right solution.

Valuing Satisfied Customers and Employees

We constantly recruit professionals for our candidate database, including:

  • Licensed, Provisionally Licensed, MSW, and BSW social workers, both new and seasoned
  • Case Managers
  • Trained and experienced eligibility workers
  • Child Support staff
  • Professionals with human services experience and/or degrees
  • Practitioners with supervisory and administrative experience

We do targeted recruitment for specific needs and marketing of professionals to agencies. Our quality assurance program is based on ensuring customers’ satisfaction. We bring contemporary solutions to human services agencies, creating cooperative, results-oriented workforce products.

It’s Never Been a Better Time to Work for Us!

  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Alternatives to regular, full-time employment
  • Competitive pay and compensation arrangements
  • Opportunity to “try out” different practice settings
  • Gain work experience after graduation
  • Post-retirement work opportunities (will not effect your retirement benefits – work as much as you want.)
  • Work temporary assignments while job hunting for permanent position
  • Temp-to-perm placements available
  • Opportunities to travel to assignments, if desirable
  • Earn additional income by working non-traditional hours
  • Supplement current part-time incomeAs our employee, you are covered under our Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and Professional Liability Insurance.
    We pay the employers part of your state, federal, social security and Medicare taxes. We also offer medical insurance options at group rates.We are available to you during your placement. Expect contact from us, and call with any problems or concerns. We want you to be satisfied!

Social Work and Human Services Employees

Our application process includes our application form, resume, three work-related 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.

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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.

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