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Job Opportunities

Peer Outreach Workers
Residential Case Manager
Supported Housing Staff

Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


Peer Outreach Worker

Spectrum is hiring part-time Peer Outreach Workers between 18-26 years of age. Peer Outreach Workers staff Spectrum’s Drop-In Center, which offers homeless and at-risk youth (ages 14-24) access to basic needs (food, clothes, hygiene products, etc.) as well as a safe and welcoming environment. Peer Outreach Workers assist youth in case management service including finding employment, housing, and accessing local resources.

Ideal candidates will have experience and understanding of some of the issues which may be facing our target population, including homelessness, STDs/HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health issues, and family conflict, among others. Experience working with at-risk youth, facilitating groups, and knowledge of Burlington-area social services preferred.

The above duties will be carried out in the Drop-In Center and occasionally transporting clients in the local area. The hours will be between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday and 12 pm – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The position includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts and EAP.

Please email cover letter and resume to aforward@spectrumvt.org or mail to:

Spectrum Youth & Family Services
Attn: AF
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401.


Residential Case Manager

Spectrum is seeking a full-time Residential Case Manager to provide intensive case management for youth in our residential programming. This job requires the coordination of a variety of services revolving around a client’s service plan as well as supporting the client to be successful in the program. Communicating progress to multiple service providers in a timely manner is essential to the position.

A Master’s degree in social work or related field is preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree with three years direct case management or equivalent work experience. Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development and at-risk youth including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues, trauma, attachment issues, complex family dynamics, and developmental challenges are required.

Position includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, accrued vacation and sick time, and EAP.

Please email a cover letter and resume to wtowne@spectrumvt.org.


Supported Housing Staff

Spectrum is looking for a Supported Housing Staff member. The responsibilities of this position include:

      • Willingness to work as a member of a comprehensive treatment team with homeless youth ages 17-22
      • Creating and encouraging a healthy living space and community as well as responsibility for overall safety and daily function of the House
      • Daily assessment and face to face interaction with youth, identifying goals and practicing life skill development (cooking, laundry, budgeting)
      • Daily documentation via Electronic Medical Record system
      • Creativity, problem solving, and crisis management
      • Utilizing techniques to encourage and motivate youth
      • Organization and facilitation of group activities with youth
      • Attendance and completion of trainings, as assigned

The schedule requires availability Saturday – Tuesday between 4pm and 2am.

A Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience with young adults who have mental health and substance abuse issues is beneficial. Driver’s license is required.

Position includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, accrued vacation and sick time, and EAP.

Please email cover letter and resume to housingreferrals@spectrumvt.org or by mail to:

Supported Housing
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
177 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401

No phone calls please.


Spectrum offers medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance and a generous time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.