Clinician – Northern Lights

The Northern Lights Program works closely with community partners (probation/parole, employers, family, doctors, etc) to support women transitioning from incarceration to the community. 

This role will provide on-site counseling services, clinical assessments, coordinating treatment plans & ancillary services, conducting treatment and DBT skills training groups, and acting as part of a multidisciplinary team to up to 11 residents in the Northern Lights program. Consider this position if you have a Master's Degree, are licensed/license eligible and have use of a personal vehicle with an acceptable driving history. 


  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Provide Screening, Assessment, Treatment Planning and Coordination
  • Complete clinical documentation within agency designated timeline.
  • Attend & Participate in Treatment Team, Staff & Consortium meetings to ensure adequate collaboration & communication.
  • Perform administrative functions in the management of Northern Lights.


  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling
  • At least 2 year's experience with mental illness or substance abuse/dependence or trauma-induced disorders.
  • License/License Eligible (see Licensing Requirements Notice below)
  • Use of a personal vehicle
  • Strong written, verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Experience with DBT, CBT, Mindfulness and/or trauma treatment preferred


  • This is a full time position
  • This is a union position
  • This is an exempt position

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.

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.