Crisis Clinician - First Call for Chittenden County- 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

Crisis Clinician - First Call for Chittenden County- Part Time:

Provide assessment, intervention, support, assistance and referrals to youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health emergency, emotional distress or are in a self-defined crisis.  

First Call for Chittenden County responds to mental health emergencies, with the philosophy that the caller defines the crisis. The population served includes youth and adults in Chittenden County, other family members or natural supports, Howard Center staff, medical and mental health care providers, law enforcement, schools and other community partners.


  • Mobile throughout the county, respond to locations that are deemed safe, least restrictive and convenient for client/families
  • Collaborate with family members, medical and mental health professionals, law enforcement, schools and other community partners
  • Provide in-person assessment, including substance use screening, or intervention services
  • Navigate the mental health system of care and make referrals to the appropriate level of mental health treatment. 
  • Clinical documentation and additional administrative tasks


  • Masters degree in related field
  • On the Roster of Non-Licensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists
  • QMHP credential required after 6 months of employment
  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Ability to perform duties during scheduled shifts, regardless of the time of day or day of week
  • Experience in making and prioritizing critical decisions
  • Experience in navigating the mental health system of care for children and adults

Licensing Requirement Notice:

Vermont regulation mandates that if you do not hold a valid clinical license then you must be 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, 17 hours/week 
  • Non-Exempt position
  • This is a Union position

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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

• Employee Assistance Program
• Employee referral program with financial payment
• Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
• Retirement through 401(k)
• 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.