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Emergency? Need Help Now? (802) 229-0591

Reentry House Counselor (#6132)

Location: Barre, VT
Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements


  • 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.


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.

Education Requirements

B.A in psychology or related field is preferred.

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