Acute Residential Counselor Youth - Transition House

at Howard Center in Burlington, Vermont, United States

Job Description

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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Acute Residential Counselor Youth - Transition House:

Employees in this position may be eligible for up to $5,000 in grant-funded tuition or loan assistance.

The Transition House is a 4-bed residential treatment program in Essex, VT.  The goal of the work is to promote and support successful transitions for adolescent males, back into their communities.

Become a teacher, mentor, mediator and life coach to our residents, while developing therapeutic relationships and modeling healthy living skills.  This position comes with valuable supervision and training and the opportunity for professional growth within the agency.


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


  • A combination of skills, experience and/or education
  • A valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle
  • Travel throughout Chittenden County
  • Minimum age requirement of 21
  • Ability to make decisions in a crisis independently


  • Part time (30 hours) - Sunday 11:30am-10:30pm, Monday 2:30pm-10:30pm, Tuesday 2pm-10:30pm, Wednesday staff meeting via zoom from 10am-12pm
  • Union 
  • Non-exempt 
  • Starting at $21.66 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.

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Job Posting: 1008412

Posted On: Mar 24, 2023

Updated On: Jul 13, 2023

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