Team Lead- Crisis Stabilization

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Team Lead- Crisis Stabilization:

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

The Team Lead is part of the Crisis Stabilization leadership team and is responsible for several supervisory responsibilities within the Crisis Stabilization programs while also working as an Acute Residential Counselor providing direct care to clients. This is a full-time position that works at Assist, a hospital diversion program that supports adults having a mental health crisis, and ACT1/Bridge, a social detox and jail-diversion sobering program.


  • Recruit, interview and hire Substitute acute residential counselors
  • Provide on the job training to increase the competency of team members and onboard new staff.  Create and facilitate staff trainings
  • Coordinate staff schedules and call-outs, participate in on-call pool
  • Maintain weekly reporting requirements
  • Monitor program checklists, inventory, responsibility tasks
  • Work regularly scheduled shifts to provide direct support to clients and program operations.


  • Valid driver’s License, and use of a personal vehicle
  • Two years of experience working in the field of mental health and/or substance use
  • One year of experience supervising staff or in a leadership role preferred


  • Full Time
  • Exempt
  • Salary starting at $43,191
  • 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 disability 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

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cabinet forms a vital part of the Howard Center’s organizational structure; existing to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion performance of Howard Center through effective governance. Howard Center CEO, Bob Bick, has put forth an inspiring vision: “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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