Sub - Acute Residential Counselor Adult - Act 1/Bridge

"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 Adult - Act 1/Bridge:

Make a difference in the lives of people in early substance use recovery.  Act 1/Bridge is a short term social detox and crisis stabilization program in Burlington that supports individuals who are detoxing and sobering. This is a great learning opportunity for someone interested in the field of substance use. We value applicants with lived experience. 

Substitute staff cover open shifts due to vacancies and planned/unplanned time off.  Shifts available: 7:30am-3:30pm, 2:30pm-10:30pm and 10pm-8am


  • Monitor clients' well-being, including level of risk, medical conditions, mental status and /or withdrawal status. 
  • Provide screenings for incapacitation due to alcohol
  • Provide short term case management and referrals to appropriate levels of care
  • Serve as a point of contact for potential clients, their family members, and other community providers
  • Collect, document, and assess information from clients and explain various treatment options and specific services to match their needs


  • One year of counseling experience or a combination of education and experience
  • Ability to deal effectively with crisis situations 
  • Ability to multi-task and engage with clients
  • Computer literacy 
  • Excellent written, listening, and communication skills
  • Valid driver's License, and use of a personal vehicle


  • Shifts available: 7:30am-3:30pm, 2:30pm-10:30pm and 10pm-8am
  • Starting at $20.54 an hour, plus shift differentials up to an additional $2/hr
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Click the link below to hear from Individuals currently in this role:


  • 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