Residential Instructor- Developmental Services- $1000 Sign On Bonus

Provide intensive clinical support and therapeutic opportunities in both a residential setting and in the community to individuals with cognitive and mental health challenges.

The residential programs are modeled off a home setting serving 3 clients whose needs are complex and range in intensity.


  • Initiate constructive activities that address goals on a client's Individual Support Agreement (treatment plan)
  • Implement the support and crisis plans (utilizing Therapeutic Options training), in collaboration with the greater treatment team. 
  • Facilitate community inclusion, daily living, and skill acquisition
  • Utilization of sound judgement and maintenance of clam demeanor during crisis
  • Provide needed behavioral and/or mental health support
  • Provide needed personal and/or medical care


  • Three to four years of experience in a human services or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skill has been acquired
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Routine lifting
  • Valid driver's license, and use of a personal vehicle


  • Varied schedules including weekend and evening hours
  • Travel within Chittenden County
  • Residential homes located in Burlington, Starksboro, and Hinesburg
  • Non-exempt position
  • Union eligible position
  • $18.37 hourly rate  
  • 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, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.