Looking for a job where you can make a real difference? Then come work with us!
Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, we offer rewarding career opportunities that match your skills, experience, and lifestyle. Our positions include full-time, part-time, temporary, and substitute employment, as well as contracted and internship opportunities. Many programs operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so “non-traditional” work schedules are available. In addition to direct service jobs, we offer numerous administrative positions. See our career opportunities and job listings here.
Although most of our programs are located in Chittenden County, we have programs in Rutland, Grand Isle, and Saint Albans, and some of our programs serve Vermonters from all corners of the state. For more information about Howard Center and descriptions of our 60+ programs and services, please visit our website.
“I am in love with the work. What keeps me coming back is the shared community of clinicians that are also in love with the work in the same way I am.”
–Ryan Lane, Adult Outpatient Clinician
Shared Living Program
The Shared Living Program creates opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to live with a single person, couple, or family in the community. Although Shared Living Providers (SLPs) are not Howard Center employees, we can help connect individuals and families who want to become an SLP with an individual client. SLPs typically provide housing and day-to-day assistance, tailored to the needs of an individual with developmental disabilities. We use a careful matching process to ensure that each placement is mutually compatible.
This is a fulfilling opportunity for individuals who are interested in working from home while making a meaningful difference in someone’s life. A generous tax-free stipend, respite budget, free training, and team support are provided.
Learn more about Shared Living opportunities by calling 802-488-6500.
Therapeutic Foster Care
Howard Center contracts with applicants who want to provide therapeutic foster care to children. Foster parents provide for the basic needs of children and work with treatment teams to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of children.
Why Foster Care?
There are many reasons why a child may be involved in a foster care program. Some children need temporary care while they work toward reunification with their families. Others are awaiting adoption. Some live with their families and need planned breaks.
Foster care parents contract with Howard Center to deliver agreed upon supports and services. They are not employees of Howard Center.
Foster parents must be at least 21 years old and be physically and emotionally skilled to care for children. Foster homes must meet local fire, safety, and sanitation standards. Contact our Resource Coordinator at 802-488-7111 or HCFostercare@howardcenter.org for more information.
Internships can be an integral part of a student’s education and development, helping to bridge the gap between academic and professional experience. At Howard Center, it’s also an excellent way to refine skills while supporting the agency’s commitment to the community. Most internships are offered for academic credit, are unpaid, and last at least one full semester.
If you are seeking an internship, please forward the following information to one of the three people listed below.
- Your resume
- A cover letter stating
- Date you are available to start work and length of desired internship (one year? six months?)
- Whether you’re seeking an internship for academic credit
- Type of work you would like to do and why
- Skills you will bring to your work at Howard Center
- Total number of hours/week you’re available for an internship
- Your schedule of availability for work. Please keep in mind that we provide supports 24/7 to clients. Depending upon the work you’re seeking, there may be availability for you to work a non-traditional schedule)
- Internship requirement details
- Total required hours
- Total duration of internship (include mandatory or flexible start/stop dates)
- Description of required tasks and duties
- Supervisory requirements (eg hours/week and supervisor’s required licensure/accreditation)
- Any other requirements (supervisor required to attend specific trainings, etc.)
Who to contact for internships:
Volunteers provide essential support to several Howard Center programs. Learn more by visiting the Volunteer Opportunities page.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Howard Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Agency does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital/civil union status, military/uniformed services/veteran status, disability, genetic information, being a crime victim, having a positive test result on an HIV related blood test or other legally-protected classification. Howard Center will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities or with pregnancy-related conditions in compliance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information on your rights click here. If you have questions about how you will be supported as a member of our community, please contact HRhelpdesk@howardcenter.org.