Crisis Clinician- First Call for Chittenden County - $2000 Sign On Bonus

Provide clinical services to youth and adults who are experiencing mental health emergencies, 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.


  • Respond to locations that are deemed safe, least restrictive, and convenient for client/families throughout Chittenden County
  • 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


  • Master's 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.


  • Full time position (37.5 hours/week)
  • Exempt position
  • Union eligible position
  • Annual salary of $50,992.50 ($53,059.50 with clinical license)
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

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  • 36 paid days off
  • 401k with up to 8% employer contribution
  • Excellent Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Disability Insurance
  • Childcare stipend

*All sign on bonuses are exclusively offered to external staff and internal staff are not eligible.

*All referral bonuses are exclusively offered to internal staff and external applicants are not eligible.

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.