Clinician - Substance Use - St. Albans

We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Clinician - Substance Use - St. Albans

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $3,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance.

Join Howard Center North in an exciting, community focused position with direct service work with our local hospital system and a federal grant focusing on low barrier treatment and access.  This position will have a variety of outreach and non-traditional clinical activities for an outpatient clinician.  Apply if you are interested in working with community partners, focusing on helping members of our community with barriers to traditional treatment and would like to gain experience with substance use treatment. 

Howard Center North covers the communities of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties and hosts a range of clinical services including: co-occurring substance use focused outpatient therapy & case management, the area's only intensive outpatient program and a large medication assisted treatment spoke program. 


  • Provide direct service to clients: assessment, referral, consultation, education, support, case management
  • Reliably participate in team and clinical meetings
  • Prepare high quality clinical documentation, including authorizations for services, clinical notes, and administrative forms


  • Master's degree in relevant discipline
  • Clinical License or listed on VT Roster of Nonlicensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists (see licensing requirement 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

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.


  • Full-time
  • Union
  • Annual Salary Starting at $52,002.46 ($54,285.18 if licensed) 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  •  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.