Clinician - Mental Health/Substance Use

This position will provide mental health and substance abuse services including outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient counseling, assessment, referral, therapy groups and case management primarily office based.  Advancement opportunities available following successful licensure.


  • Provide direct service to all clients: assessment, counseling and psychotherapy, referral, consultation, education, support and case management
  • Reliably participate in team and clinical meetings
  • Prepare high quality clinical documentation


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Community Mental Health or Human Services 
  • License/License Eligible (see Licensing Requirements Notice below)
  • Prior experience counseling clients with co-occurring disorders, both individually and in a group setting
  • Knowledge of substance use treatment
  • Demonstrated ability to defuse challenging situations and work in collaborative environment
  • Use of a personal vehicle

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.


  • This is a full time position
  • This is a union position
  • This is an exempt position
  • The salary for this position is $46,644.00 ($48,691.50 with clinical license)

 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 positions 16 hours or more
  • 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.