Clinician - Early Childhood Mental Health

The Early Childhood Clinician supports young children and their families and other caregivers in their homes, early education settings and the larger community. This role works amongst a dedicated and passionate team of professionals who are committed to supporting one another and growing and refining the team's clinical skills.

The Early Childhood Program offers home-based parenting education, supportive counseling for children and families, consultation, advocacy, and case management. The Program provides training, consultation, and education to caregivers and providers who support young children and families.


  • Provide comprehensive mental health services to children/families throughout Chittenden County
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to support children who are at risk of abuse or neglect, or losing their educational/childcare placement due to extreme behaviors.
  • Provide on-site consultation to HeadStart teachers, EEE teachers, childcare providers and families
  • Provide Early Childhood education, individually to families and through workshops/trainings/support groups
  • Develop individualized treatment plans, monitor delivery of services and evaluate effectiveness of services over time
  • Provide crisis prevention and intervention
  • Provide individual and group counseling
  • Coordinate treatment teams and promote consistent treatment approaches across home, school, community settings


  • Masters Degree in a related field
  • Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • A Clinical License OR on the Roster of Non-Licensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists (See Licensing Requirement Notice below)
  • Valid driver's License and use of a personal vehicle

Licensing Requirement Notice

Vermont regulation mandates that if you do not hold a valid clinical license then you must added to 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, 40 hours/week
  • This is a union position
  • The salary for this position is $46,644.00 ($48,691.00 with clinical license)
  • This is an exempt position

Perks & Benefits:

- Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families
- Delta dental
- 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 part-time positions
- Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
- Life insurance
- 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 HC4ME 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!

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.