Street Outreach - $1000 Sign On Bonus

"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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Street Outreach:

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $3,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance

Play an important role in helping people in your community. Join the Street Outreach team where you will provide street-based outreach services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness, mental health crises or substance use concerns. Collaborate with the Burlington Police Department to address social problems. Educate community members to better understand how limited social services impacts our community. 


  • Respond to calls for service at the request of the Burlington Police Department (BPD) dispatch or BPD officer
  • Provide immediate triage and outreach intervention in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and child, youth, and family services
  • Monitor and prevent escalation of symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse within the community
  • Provide interim case management services for individuals before linking them with appropriate community providers


  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Four years' combination of experience, skills and/or education
  • Evening and weekend availability
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Favorable background checks through the Burlington Police Department


  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Non-exempt 
  • Starting at $26.03 an hour 
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • 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, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.