Clinician – Jean Garvin School

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

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

Jean Garvin School is expanding their current structure to include supports for a more intensive educational program and wants YOU to be a part of it! This is a great opportunity to help grow a unique, new program for youth in our community. The Jean Garvin School is an inclusive space that inspires transformation.  Our mission is to provide a supportive and differentiated approach for students to experience success through independence, mastery, belonging and generosity.

The Clinician collaborates with colleagues and Program Leadership to shape the therapeutic direction of the program.  Responsibilities include direct support, consultation, therapeutic group work and crisis intervention. This role directs therapeutic interventions and supports for students and provides training to school support staff.


  • Assess, develop and oversee implementation of individualized responses to behavior/crisis plans
  • Provide educational counseling and promote social skill development
  • Raise awareness about social justice issues
  • Crisis prevention and intervention
  • Medication administration
  • Record keeping and data collection that inform outcome reports that are required by stakeholders and Agency of Education
  • Complete clinical notes and maintain records in compliance with agency requirements
  •  Participate in program meetings, weekly supervision and agency teams/committees as assigned


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or mental health field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in working with children with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • Clinical License or License Eligible and on the Roster of Non-Licensed and Non-Certified Psychotherapists (see licensing requirement notice below)
  • Valid driver’s License and use of a personal vehicle

Licensing Requirement Notice

Vermont regulation mandates that if you do not hold a valid clinical license then you must added to the Roster of Nonlicensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists before you can be hired for work in this position. If you are not yet on the Roster, please begin the process immediately to avoid delay in hiring. Note this process may take 3-5 days for in-state applications and up to several weeks for out-of-state applications. Instructions can be found on the website for the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.


  • Full time (40 hours / 205 day contract)
  • Union
  • Exempt
  • Annual starting salary at $52,002.46 (Non-Licensed) $54,285.18 (Licensed)
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • 40-hour work week with a 205-day annual contract
  • Time off includes accruals to cover paid school breaks, 3 personal days and 8 sick days (pro-rated for part time staff and mid-year hires)
  • 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.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We are committed to becoming a model culture and community leader around issues of diversity, inclusion, and corporate values and responsibility. We want to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for our staff, the people we serve, our partners, and community. In doing this, we must face old patterns, and in a respectful and positive way break though barriers and stereotypes, and have courageous conversations that will allow us to grow, expand, and more fully live our values and mission.

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