Cultural Liaison

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

Cultural Liaison:

Join a new team that will work to help resettlement communities negotiate cultural and mental health needs. Initiate collaboration among service providers and systems, while reducing the stress associated with isolation and acculturation. Provide outreach and support, while addressing needs associated with resettlement.

Responsibilities:

  • Support immigrant/refugee families in their homes and communities
  • Connect families with needed resources, address barriers, and make referrals
  • Engage families, improve accessibility and stability in the community
  • Advocate and model cultural humility in practice and service delivery 
  • Consult, educate, and coordinate with other service providers
  • Provide crisis management in collaboration with agency crisis services

Requirements:

  • Have a deep understanding of resettlement communities and service provider systems in Chittenden County
  • Have the language capacity to serve a multicultural population and be multi-lingual (preferred languages – Nepali, Somali/Maay Maay, Swahili, French, Kirundi)
  • Experience working across cultures
  • Relevant life experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: substance abuse, mental health, crisis, victim advocacy or social work or a related field and/or willingness to learn/train 
  • Value diversity, embody cultural sensitivity, and can bridge cultural differences
  • Have strong oral and written communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with families, community members, and community organizations
  • Have the language capacity to serve a multicultural population and be multi-lingual 
  • A valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Basic computer skills

Structure:

  • Full Time position 
  • Exempt position 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

• 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