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Family Independence Agency

If you are looking for a career in human services and are interested in helping people improve their lives, the Family Independence Agency is the place for you!

The Family Independence Agency (FIA) helps to improve the quality of life in Michigan by protecting children and vulnerable adults, delivering juvenile justice services, and providing the support necessary to strengthen families and individuals striving for independence.

Working in the human services field is a rewarding experience. You may be involved with any number of programs to provide financial assistance for such things as child care, food, health care expenses and home heating costs. You could also be involved in any of the following service programs:

  • Adoption Services
  • Disability Determination
  • HIV/AIDS Services
  • Migrant Services
  • Protective Services
  • Native American Affairs & Outreach
  • Adult Community Placement
  • Family Preservation
  • Foster Care Placement
  • Juvenile Justice Services
  • Child Day Care

In 2001, FIA had approximately 13,000 employees. Nearly 90 percent of the staff are located in local offices as family independence specialists, eligibility specialists, child and adult service workers, disability examiners, or clerical and investigative staff.

FIA’s central administrative offices are located in Lansing and Detroit, and services are available to residents through a county-office network. Several offices are available in the state’s heavily populated counties. For instance, Wayne County has 28 offices and Oakland County has 5 offices.

So come, join our team of caring and dedicated staff as we pursue our goal to improve the quality of life in Michigan!

We are an equal opportunity employer.
NOTE: Prospective employees must take and pass a drug test prior to hire.
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