Clinical Manager- Transition House

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-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Clinical Manager - Transition House:

The Clinical Manager assumes responsibility for the overall administration and clinical service delivery of Transition House, a 4-bed residential treatment program serving youth ages 16-22 from around the state or youth returning from out of state placements.

 This position also must oversee the educational and occupational needs of high-risk residents who have had limited success with school or work. Responsibilities include clinical and administrative program development, direct services, management of intakes and discharges and direct supervision of staff or interns, and budget management. The Clinical Manager is the primary contact for community partners, law enforcement, referral sources, and other agencies to ensure admission/ treatment and discharges are well planned.


  • Implement and uphold program policies, protocols, and state licensing regulations
  • Provide direct supervision to staff and interns
  • Assists with oversight of hiring/training staff, ensuring adequate coverage
  • Manage program budget
  • Participate in off-hours clinical backup
  • Ensure appropriate assessments are utilized
  • Oversees PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) throughout the program.


  • Master's degree in a related field
  • On the Roster of Non-licensed Non-Certified Psychotherapists (see licensing requirements below)
  • Four years' experience in mental health with Youth and Families
  • Possess trauma-informed knowledge and demonstrated clinical skills
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and use of a personal vehicle

Effective January 1, 2016, Vermont regulation mandates that individuals who are on the Roster of Non-licensed Noncertified Psychotherapists, through the Office of Professional Regulation, must be actively working towards professional licensure and be fully licensed within 5 years of Roster date of issue. This rule does not apply to First Call for Chittenden County.


  • Full Time
  • Exempt
  • Salary starting at $64,780.
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience.


  • 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.