Residential Counselor - Shelter Plus

Shelter Plus is a co-ed, transitional housing program in Burlington with the capacity to support up to 6 adults with mental health challenges.  This is a single-staffed program. 


  • Help residents strengthen independent living skills through milieu-based and community-based activities
  • Facilitate therapeutic and recreational groups
  • Plan/participate in weekly house meal
  • Provide supportive counseling, medication management, and crisis intervention, as needed 
  • Help clients strengthen coping and symptom management skills 


  • Must have the ability to exercise sound judgement and be compassionate and respectful 
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Valid drivers license and transportation


  • Human services experience preferred

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  • Full-time
  • Non-exempt
  • The schedule for this position is: Wed 12pm to Thurs 8am (asleep overnight), Thurs 1pm-11pm & Fri 1pm-11pm
  • This is a union position
  • $16.00 hourly rate

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)
  • Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Childcare stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial incentive
  • 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