Acute Residential Counselor Adult - Next Door $1000 Sign On Bonus

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

Click the link below to learn how Howard Center helps change lives:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wchi-A_Ks0


Acute Residential Counselor Adult - Next Door:

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $3,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance

Maintain a therapeutic and stable residential group home for adults with severe mental illness and/or substance use issues.

This home is State licensed, (Level IV) Therapeutic Community Residence, with the capacity to serve eight adults, and is always staffed by two Residential Counselors. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide supportive counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention 
  • Help residents strengthen coping and symptom management skills 
  • Plan, shop, and prepare nutritious meals
  • Work with residents on developing independent living skills
  • Engage residents in fun activities or outings in the community
  • Take residents to medical appointments

Requirements:

  • Experience working with individuals living with mental health challenges
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, work in a team environment, and maintain respectful relationships is essential
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle 

Structure:

  • Full and part time
  • Non-exempt
  • Union 
  • Starting at $20.54 an hour
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Watch this YouTube clip to hear from people doing the work!

https://youtu.be/44myM2egZV8

Benefits:

  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions 
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.