SUB - Crisis Clinician - First Call For Chittenden County:

"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 - Crisis Clinician - First Call For Chittenden County:

Provide services for youth and adults at the Howard Center's Chittenden County Emergency Services Program, regardless of age or diagnosis.

 A Substitute Crisis Clinician covers shifts due to vacancies and planned/unplanned time off and has the full responsibilities of a Crisis Clinician. 


  • Assess and categorize the urgency of in-coming calls to determine which service response will best meet the caller's needs
  • High quality phone support (de-escalation, defining the presenting problem, gathering history, substance abuse screening, risk assessment, safety planning, referral to services and brief counseling.)
  • Provide in-person assessment or intervention services to individuals/families identified as being in mental health crisis, either self-defined or reliably reported, including pertinent outreach and meetings with collateral sources
  • Navigate mental health system of care and make referrals to appropriate supports
  • Coordinate follow up with providers and other supports


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle
  • Clinical license or on the roster of Non-licensed Non-certified Psychotherapists
  • Ability to work non-traditional work hours
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in mental health

Effective January 1, 2016, Vermont regulation mandates that individuals who are on the Roster of Nonlicensed Noncertified Psychotherapists, through the Office of Professional Regulation, must be actively working towards professional licensure and be fully licensed within 5 years of Roster date of issue. This rule does not apply to First Call for Chittenden County.


  • Substitute position / Hours will be given by supervisor 
  • Starting at $29.15 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.