Join Our Team

The true power and success of Centerpoint’s work lives in the qualities and qualifications of the people we employ. Centerpoint offers a variety of opportunities for creative professionals with a range of educational and clinical talents. Our positions include competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a dedicated staff team, on-going professional development, and dynamic work with great teens and families.

But what’s it like to work at Centerpoint?

The best answers to this question come from staff themselves. Centerpoint staff complete an annual survey, with opportunities to rate their job satisfaction and to make suggestions for program improvement. The final question on this survey is often the most telling, and the responses to this question reflect the organizational culture that we strive for:

“What do you most appreciate about your work at Centerpoint?”

  • “The people I work with, both staff and students”
  • “The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students”
  • “how supportive, friendly and helpful the staff are (and the best supervisors ever)”
  • “The people – there must be something special in the hiring process”
  • “Working with the people I do and getting to work in such a flexible setting”
  • “The flexibility to make it what you love”
  • “The staff culture at Centerpoint – the people around me, the openness, the energy”
  • “The staff, the freedom, the positivity – it’s just awesome that this place exists!”
  • “The amazing staff, support, and positive attitude within and throughout the organization”
  • “Working with these kids and families, and working with an awesome, incredible team of
  • professionals”
  • “the energy and helpfulness that all staff bring”
  • “The fact that the mission statement is something that staff and leadership genuinely believe in and that there is thoughtful, dynamic, and relevant support to help staff improve and continue to grow”

Great programming, great services, and great supports – but above all else, it’s about great staff.

So what about me?

Our Current openings are listed below.

Take a look at these positions – should you be part of our team?  If so, please send a letter highlighting your skills and talents,
along with your resume, to:

Centerpoint School is seeking a

Counseling Teacher

Do you believe that a student can learn as much on a farm, in a kitchen, or in an auto garage as in a classroom? Ever wish you could spend more time focusing on what matters to students? Do you want to work somewhere where coworkers are respectfully and joyfully in community with one another? You might be a great fit for Centerpoint School. Centerpoint School is a therapeutic, special education independent school for students in grades 7 through 12+. We serve our students through individualized and small group academics in a therapeutic setting to address their mental health and special education needs. We believe that all students can learn and we support them in theirlearning through interest-based academics and supportive relationships with caring adults. Centerpoint School’s Counseling Teachers provide direct instruction, experiential education, and supportive counseling services. Our ideal candidate will have skills and experience in:

  • community-based experiential instruction
  • engaging strengths-based activities
  • creative curriculum strategies based on the Vermont Standards and Framework and Common Core
  • Our ideal candidate is committed to:
  • excellent team collaboration
  • serving high-needs adolescents
  • creativity and innovation in curriculum and education

Centerpoint’s Counseling teachers come from a variety of dynamic backgrounds including outdoor education, psychology- or sociology- related fields of study, other youth-centered non-profit work, and education programs of all kinds.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Clinician

Centerpoint’s SAMH Services is seeking a multi-talented, creative, and dynamic Clinician to join our team.  Our new clinician will provide individual counseling, group facilitation, family therapy & support, and assessment services for adolescents, young adults, and their parents & caregivers struggling with a range of complex issues.

Eligible candidates for this position are Vermont licensed or license-tracked (Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, or Alcohol/Drug Counseling) and are highly skilled in working with youth and families. Our best candidates are committed to creativity and innovation in substance abuse and mental health treatment, excellent multidisciplinary collaborators, and  whole health & wellness-oriented.   Centerpoint strongly encourages applications  from candidates with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

Kitchen Support Aide

Centerpoint School’s food service program is looking for the ideal candidate to be a Kitchen Support Aide.  Our school lunch program is contracted through Burlington School Food Project, who prepares the daily meals for our student and staff. Centerpoint School is a small, independent middle school and high school, which employs 45 staff to work with our 50 students. We have two campuses located in South Burlington and Winooski Vermont. At Centerpoint School, we believe that school should be engaging, relevant and matched to our students goals and needs. We dedicate our skills, creativity and passion to creating student-centered curriculum and real-world learning opportunities for every member of our diverse student body. Our ideal candidate would support this vision in their daily interactions as they perform their duties as Kitchen Support Aide.

Duties include receiving meal deliveries, portioning meals, packing to-go lunches, and serving students and staff in the lunch line.  This role also includes safe food storage, dishwashing, and kitchen clean-up in an efficient and effective manner.

Centerpoint School’s Kitchen Support Aide maintains the kitchen and food in accordance with local and state health department rules and school policies as guided by Centerpoint School  leadership. Our ideal candidate is a High School graduate or has a General Education Diploma (GED).  Experience with batch cooking, food preparation, and meal serving preferred. Our Kitchen Support Aide holds a ServeSafe Certificate or the equivalent or becomes certified within 6 months. Our Kitchen Support Aide also has a valid Vermont Driver’s License and reliable transportation and the ability to lift and move up to 50lbs.  The position serves across Centerpoint School’s two campus locations and requires daily driving between South Burlington and Winooski.

As with all Centerpoint staff, the Kitchen Support Aide is self aware, able to collaborate with others as part of a team, and is motivated and self-directed. This is a 10 month, daytime school year position with health/dental benefits and includes the possibility of a summer contract.

Specific Job Duties:
*Clean & Sanitize dishes and kitchen areas
*Pickup & deliver food to school locations
*Ensure the food paperwork is filled out in compliance with state regulations, as guided by Centerpoint leadership
*Keep inventory and upkeep of kitchens



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