Living Skills Specialist for Developmental Services- $500 Sign on Bonus

**$500 Sign on Bonus for 40 hour positions, $325 Sign on Bonus for 30 hours positions and $250 Sign on Bonus for 20 hour positions**

Offer specialized clinical support and therapeutic opportunities in the community to multiple clients each week who possess a range of developmental disabilities and significantly challenging behavioral or psychiatric issues. Develop a clear assessment of the individual's strengths and basic needs, such as social functioning, to inform treatment interventions included in the support agreement.


  • Provide a therapeutic environment and promote the physical, medical and mental health of clients
  • Intervene in crisis situations to stabilize an individual by utilizing a high level of clinical judgment and effective communication with client's team
  • Complete daily activity logs, electronic health record documentation, administrative tasks incident/seizure reports, medical/medication logs in a clear and timely manner


  • High School degree (or equivalent) required
  • At least three years of experience in human services, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skill has been acquired
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle


  • Full time (40 hours/week) and part time (20 hours/week or 30 hours/week)
  • Each position varies in schedule (day and time of day)
  • Travel as required for client needs, appointments and for pick-up/drop-off
  • This is a union position
  • This is a non-exempt position
  • This position is paid hourly, at $15.81/hour

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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 payment
- 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.