Respite Provider

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

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Respite Provider:

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance.

Offer support, structure and therapeutic activities to children and families with complex mental health presentations.  

Providers receive comprehensive training in community mental health and high quality supervision.


  • Establish a professional relationship with a child/family
  • Help maintain stability to enhance mental health by giving the child and family a much needed break
  • Initiate community-based activities that are age-appropriate, constructive and safe
  • Provide a high-level of supervision, establish firm boundaries and set limits on behavior


  • Experience working with children
  • Use of a personal vehicle with a clean driving record


  • Part time (maximum 15 hours per week)
  • Union 
  • Non-exempt 
  • Starting at $20.00 an hour
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Retirement through 401(k)
  • 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!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy

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.