"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:
Acute Residential Counselor Adult: Developmental Services
Provide intensive clinical support and therapeutic opportunities in both a residential setting and in the community to individuals with cognitive and mental health challenges.
The residential programs are modeled off a home setting serving 3 clients whose needs are complex and range in intensity.
- Initiate constructive activities that address goals on a client's Individual Support Agreement (treatment plan)
- Implement the support and crisis plans (utilizing Therapeutic Options training), in collaboration with the greater treatment team.
- Facilitate community inclusion, daily living, and skill acquisition
- Utilization of sound judgement and maintenance of clam demeanor during crisis
- Provide needed behavioral and/or mental health support
- Provide needed personal and/or medical care
- Three to four years of experience in a human services or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skill has been acquired
- High school degree or equivalent
- Routine lifting
- Valid driver's license, and use of a personal vehicle
- Varied schedules including weekend and evening hours
- Travel within Chittenden County
- Residential homes located in Burlington, Starksboro, and Hinesburg
- 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!
- 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, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.