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Reentry House Counselor

Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc. | Barre, VT 05641

Washington County Mental Health Services, Inc.

Reentry House staff provides support and skill coaching to Washington County Mental Health Services clients reentering the community through the Department of Corrections in a residential setting. This staff person will also follow the containment plan in place for house clients and manage the environment in accordance with this plan.


  • Provide 1:3 supervision and support to clients in the Washington County Mental Health CSIP Reentry House residence for up to 40 hours per week. This may include evenings, overnights, weekends or holidays.
  • Participate in agency training with the aim of understanding clinical principles, skills assumptions and strategies within one year.
  • Role model and teach living skills including cooking, housekeeping, laundry, budgeting, shopping and personal hygiene.
  • Coach, teach and reinforce skills to assist clients in emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness as needed.
  • Assist the clients in accessing the community and participating in activities that may improve the quality of life for this client, such as walks, shopping and recreational activities.
  • Crisis intervention as needed.
  • Perform environmental sweeps of the client’s residence in accordance with written treatment plan.
  • Transport clients as needed for community outings, medical appointments or community functions.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


Education: B.A in psychology or related field is preferred.

Experience: Previous work with the psychiatric or criminal justice population is desirable.

Additional: Valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and safe, insured vehicle required.

Listed below is a summary of our current benefits (subject to change) available to all Full-time Regular employees (30 hours/week and over).

· Medical coverage

· Prescriptions

· Dental coverage

· Vision coverage

· Short-term Disability Insurance (at no charge to employee)

· Long-term Disability Insurance (at no charge to employee)

· Group Life & Accidental Death/Dismemberment (at no charge to employee)

· Flexible spending accounts

· Employee Assistance Program

· 12 ½ paid holidays

· Paid Vacation and Sick leave.

· 403(b) retirement plan with partial match

Job Code: 617
Posted On: 02/09/182018-02-09
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Non-profit, Social Services
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Career Level: Entry Level (<2 years experience)
Minimum Degree: Associate Degree
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 05641, Non-profit, Social Services

Additional Contact Info

P.O. Box 647
Montpelier, Vermont 05601

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