Counselor - Employment

Provide evidence-based supported employment services by assisting individuals with mental health challenges, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. 

Ideal candidate will have experience in the mental health field and knowledge of community resources, business organizations and agencies relevant to individuals with disabilities.  People with lived experience with mental health conditions encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide supported employment and supported education service applying the 8 Principles of Individual Placement and Support
  • Develop a Career Plan identifying client's abilities, talents, values, skills, hobbies etc. with the client, case manager, family members and other significant individuals who support their desire to work
  • Conduct job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are individualized to the interests and uniqueness of the client following the principles and procedures of evidence-based supported employment 
  • Provide individualized, time-unlimited follow-along supports to assist clients in maintaining employment


  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Two year's work experience in mental health field
  • Knowledge of community resources, business organizations and the general business community


  • Full-time 37.5 hours/week
  • $17.29/hour
  • This is a union position
  • This is a non-exempt
  • This is a benefits - eligible position

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 incentive
  • 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.