Clinician - Crisis Stabilization - Jarrett House - $2,500 SIGN ON BONUS

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-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Clinician - Crisis Stabilization - Jarrett House: 

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

Jarrett House is a crisis stabilization program serving children ages 5-13 who are experiencing mental health, emotional, or behavioral crisis. Jarrett House is a staff-secure residential program in Burlington that provides 24/7 therapeutic intervention, assessment, and psychoeducation in a milieu-based setting. Jarrett House provides trauma informed care while partnering closely with families and treatment providers in discharge planning to facilitate ongoing services in the community. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Intake and assessment of children with acute mental health needs
  • Individual and group treatment
  • Intensive care coordination
  • Treatment and discharge planning
  • Facilitation of family and treatment team meetings.


  • Master's Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Vermont Clinical Licensure, or listed on the Roster of Non-Licensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists (see licensing requirement below)
  • 3 years of clinical experience working with children and families
  • 1 year of experience in a hospital/residential-level of care
  • Use of a personal vehicle and a clean driving record

Licensing Requirement Notice:

Vermont regulation mandates that if you do not hold a valid license then you must be on the Roster of Nonlicensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists before you can be hired for work in this position. If you are not yet on the Roster, please begin the process immediately to avoid delay in hiring. Note this process may take 3-5 days for in-state applications and up to several weeks for out-of-state applications. Instructions can be found on the website for the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.


  • Full time (37.5 hours)
  • Union
  • Exempt
  • This position requires travel 
  • Annual starting salary at $52,002.46 (Non-Licensed), $54,285.18(Licensed)  
  • 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.