Residential Counselor - Lakeview

Establish and maintain a therapeutic and stable permanent residential housing environment for adults living with mental health challenges and a history of homelessness.  Develop and implement treatment plans and teach independent living skills. 

Lakeview is a long term recovery based Howard Center group home for 16 adults with mental health challenges.  Our staff strives to create a safe and supportive home setting.  Many of our residents have lived together for decades, and several of our dedicated team members have worked at Lakeview for decades as well.


  • Maintain a stable, therapeutic environment
  • Implement treatment plans
  • Teach independent living skills
  • Provide supportive counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention, as needed 
  • Help residents strengthen coping and symptom management skills 
  • Maintain the safety of the house by monitoring who is coming and going
  • Use sound independent judgement when responding to a crisis.


  • Experience working with individuals living with mental health challenges
  • Ability to handle crisis situations, work in a team environment and maintain respectful relationships is essential
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle

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  • This is a full time position
  • This is a non-exempt
  • This is a union position
  • This is a benefits eligible position
  • Pay rate is $18.37/hour

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.