Clinician – School Services – Essex High School, part time

The School Services Clinician provides mental health, consultation and case management services to youth, using a Social Work model.  This position is part time (24 hours per week), is located in Essex's High School. 

The School Services Program helps children, ages 3-22 and their families address challenges so that children can experience healthy development and school success.  School Services Clinicians act as the link between home, school and community in order to promote and support students' overall school and social success. 

This is a co-hire position between Howard Center and the Essex Westford School District school district. 


  • Develop and implement treatment plans for students experiencing significant emotional/behavioral/environmental challenges 
  • Provide services in school, home and community settings
  • Provide services/support at multiple levels including: individual, family, group, staff/team, classroom and school community
  • Provide supportive counseling and collateral contact to students and families in order to facilitate success in reaching treatment goals
  • Conduct clinical assessments and diagnosis
  • Provide crisis prevention and intervention
  • Educate/Consult with school staff about mental health issues, poverty, marginalization and disenfranchisement
  • Clinical documentation and record keeping in compliance with Agency requirements


  • Masters Degree in a mental health discipline
  • Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • VT Clinical License or License Eligible and on the Roster of Non-Licensed, Non-Certified 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.


  • Part time, 24 hours/week, 3 days per week
  • This is a union position
  • The salary for this position is $27,992.64 ($29,215.68 with clinical license)
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • This is an exempt position


·  401k with up to 8% employer contribution
·  40 hour work week with a 205 day annual contract
·  Excellent Health Insurance
·  Life Insurance
·  Dental
·  Vision
·  Disability Insurance
·  Child care stipend
·  Time off includes accruals to cover paid school breaks, 3 personal days and 8 sick days (pro-rated for part time staff and mid-year hires)
·  $1000 bonus for completing contract days annually (pro-rated for part time staff and mid-year hires)

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.