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, clinical, and experiential talents. Our positions include competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a dedicated staff team, on-going professional development, and dynamic work with amazing young people and their 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 work 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/CV to:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration and a reply. Centerpoint strongly encourages applications from candidates with the diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences that we embrace in our community and in our practice.
School Social Worker,
Ready to nurture possibility, highlight joy, hold hope, support transformation? Ready to partner with a skilled and creative team of colleagues? Join Centerpoint School as our new School Social Worker!
Seeking a dynamic professional with an integrated understanding of trauma… to provide individualized and group counsel… support parents, families, and caregivers,… clinically inform milieu-based educational and therapuetic services… promote problem-solving and relational restoration… in our alternative education and day treatment school for teens with a variety of social, emotional, mental health and special learning needs.
Our School Social Workers possess an MSW or Masters credential in a related mental health/social service field. Our strongest candidates are committed to creativity and innovation in practice, multidisciplinary collaboration in a sociosystemic and restorative context, and have a zest for working with the complexities of adolescence.
Community Health Initiatives
Centerpoint’s Community Health Initiatives is seeking a multi-talented, creative, and dynamic clinician to join our Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Team. Our new clinician will provide individual counseling, group facilitation, family therapy and support, and assessment services for adolescents, young adults, and their parents or caregivers presenting 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 strongest candidates are committed to creativity and innovation in substance abuse and mental health services, developmentally-matched frameworks, multidisciplinary collaboration, and approach this work within a sociosystemic context.
Centerpoint Cooperative Educator,
Community Education Initiatives
Do you believe that experiential, community-based, life-relevant education can produce some of the most inspired learning? Do you believe that the authentic relationship between a student and teacher is essential for meaningful growth? Are you seeking an opportunity to bring your full creativity and initiative into your work? You may be the Centerpoint Cooperative’s next Cooperative Educator.
The Centerpoint Cooperative provides creative and individualized services – blending academics and therapeutics – as we partner with our students in the development of their personalized school programs and plans. This full-time, full-year, benefits-eligible position is perfect for the dynamically-engaged educator who is committed to innovation in education.
Alternative Education and Day Treatment Services
Do you believe that students do some of their best learning on a farm, in the kitchen, in an auto garage, or in the woods and streams? Are you driven to implement targeted academic programming that directly relates to a student’s own strengths, interests and goals? Are you excited by the opportunity to provide specialized instruction, differentiated support, and educational coaching within a trauma informed school community? You might be a great fit for Centerpoint School.
Our new Special Educator will have skills and experience in targeted instruction, developing engaging strengths-based activities, creative curriculum, and accommodated assessment strategies. Our ideal candidate is a licensed or license-tracked Special Educator and has experience and considerable knowledge in differentiated instruction, trauma-based support and interventions, and working with adolescents and families. This position requires excellent team collaboration and communication skills, as well as a passion for innovation .
Centerpoint School is a therapeutic, special education independent school for middle and high school aged students. We believe that all students can learn and we support them in this learning through interest-based academics, individualized and small group experience, and supportive relationships with caring adults.
Our ideal Counseling Teacher candidates have skills and experience in community-based experiential instruction, engaging strengths-based activities, and creative curriculum strategies. Centerpoint’s Counseling teachers come from a variety of dynamic backgrounds including outdoor education, psychology- or sociology-related fields of study, other youth-centered work, and education programs of all kinds.