SUB - Acute Residential Counselor Youth - Transition House:

"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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SUB - Acute Residential Counselor Youth - Transition House:

Promote and support successful transitions for adolescent males back into their communities. 

The Transition House is a residential treatment program in Essex, VT, accommodating up to 4 residents.

Sub Acute Residential Counselors cover open shifts (day, evening, weekends, overnights) due to vacancies and planned/unplanned time off. This position offers flexible schedules, supervision and training, and opportunity for professional growth within the program. 

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  • Model and teach independent living skills
  • Develop therapeutic relationships with residents
  • Implement conflict resolution strategies
  • Teach healthy emotion regulation skills
  • Assist in the daily living of adolescents residing in this residential home
  • Provide proper level of supervision


  • Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • Ability to make decisions in a crisis independently
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle


  • Substitute position
  • Starting at $20.54 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!

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.