Clinician - Outpatient - Reach-up/ VT MOMS Partnership

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-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Clinician- Outpatient:

Seeking individual to fulfill a dual outpatient role that includes providing both individual therapy to participants of Reach Up, and a CBT manualized group therapy for individuals struggling with maternal depression. This position would provide mental health and substance abuse services; including outpatient counseling, group therapy, assessment/screening, referral, therapy groups, and case management to Reach-Up clients and participants in the VT MOMS PartnershipSM project.

The VT MOMS program brings mental health services within reach for over-burdened, under-resourced mothers. This new initiative is a collaborative project between Yale University, Department of Child and Family Services- Economic Services, and Howard Center. The purpose of VT MOMS is to support mothers with life stress by teaching problem solving skills, communication styles, learn how to balance stress and fun, and to connect with other mothers in the community.

Consider this position if you have a Master's degree and are on the Vermont licensure track in a mental health related field. A successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in collaboration, strong clinical expertise, flexibility, ability to prioritize tasks, independence, substance abuse knowledge, family work, systems savvy, and organizational skills.


  • Provide direct service to clients: assessment, individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, referral, consultation, case review, education, support, and case management.
  • Complete all relevant documentation, including authorizations for services, clinical notes, treatment plans, data collection, administrative forms, etc.
  • Provide community outreach and education.
  • Participate in staff meetings, supervision, and training; including participation in the local MOMS Guide Team to advise on implementation efforts, operations and refinement of the MOMS program
  • Engage with Yale University for training, technical assistance, and impact evaluation that Yale provides/conducts
  • Demonstrated ability to defuse challenging situations and work in collaborative environment


  • Master's degree in relevant discipline
  • Listed on VT Roster of Non-licensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists(see licensing requirement below)
  • Prior experience counseling clients with co-occurring disorders, both individually and in a group setting
  • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment and maternal mental health
  • 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 (37.5 hours)
  • Union 
  • Exempt
  • Annual starting salary at $52,002.46 (Non-Licensed), $54,285.18(Licensed) 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

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  • 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.