Counselor - Employment (Part time)

"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

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.


  • 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 years' work experience in mental health field
  • Knowledge of community resources, business organizations and the general business community


  • Part-time, 22.5 hours/wk
  • $18/hour
  • This is a union position
  • Non-exempt
  • 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!

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 and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.