SUB - Living Skills Specialist

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


Sub -  Living Skills Specialist:

Support children and adults with developmental disabilities in residential settings, day program sites, and 1:1 in communities throughout Chittenden County.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience or utilize your current skills such as American Sign Language (ASL), behavioral intervention, and community integration, while committing to shifts based on your availability.

Responsibilities:

  • Initiate constructive activities that address goals on a client's Individual Support Agreement (treatment plan)
  • Facilitate community inclusion, daily living, and skill acquisition
  • Utilization of sound judgement and maintenance of calm demeanor during crisis
  • Provide needed behavioral and/or mental health support
  • Provide needed personal and/or medical care

Requirements:

  • Three years' experience in a human services or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skill has been acquired
  • Valid driver's License, use of a personal vehicle, and an acceptable driving record
  • High School Degree or equivalent

Structure:

  • Schedule opportunities for weekday, evening, weekend, and overnight hours
  • Travel within Chittenden County
  • Non-exempt position
  • $15.81 hourly rate 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

• 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.