Title:  Residential Care Manager

Application Deadline Date:  02/27/2024
Req ID:  49115
Department:  Mental Health

Essex, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.95


Come join a team of dedicated and compassionate staff at a new 16-bed state-of-the-art Secure Residential Facility in Essex, Vermont. You will play an essential role in the person-centered treatment of adults with severe mental illness. The facility is over 17,000 square feet with a separate full-size gymnasium.


This position will provide psychiatric case work for the individuals residing at River Valley Therapeutic Residence. Duties include coordinating admissions and discharges, supporting the team with determining eligibility for admission, completing treatment plans, coordinating care with outside provider and families, and supporting residents with individual and group outings in the community. Additional duties include the exploration of financial and disability benefits, testifying in court, tracking outcomes, and overall responsibility for the coordination of care for the residents.


The River Valley Therapeutic Residence (RVTR) aims to improve the health and well-being of Vermont's most vulnerable populations while focusing on psychiatric rehabilitation services and psychosocial treatment delivered in a recovery oriented, trauma informed, person-centered, holistic environment. The program offers a safe space to focus on recovery and community integration for those individuals no longer needing hospital level of care but who are not yet ready to transition back to the community. The State of Vermont offers outstanding employee benefits and generous paid time off as well as opportunities for professional development.

Who May Apply

This position, Residential Care Manager (Job Requisition #49115), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact troy.parah1@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


Candidates, including current State employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, or persons exercising re-employment rights, must pass a fingerprint supported background investigation applicable to the position.  Additionally, in accordance with AHS Policy 4.02 - Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in a residential setting although trips to meet with community providers and to visit patient living situations will occur, as well as community outings with residents.

A valid driver's license is required for necessary travel. Although duties are normally performed during a regular weekday, daytime shift, specific case needs may require availability at other times.

One-to-one interaction with acutely ill and/or behaviorally dysregulated clients is involved, creating a potential risk of physical injury for the Care Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a Mental Health related field AND EITHER one (1) year or more of professional experience working with individuals with serious mental illness OR a one-year field placement in a mental health clinic, psychiatric hospital, or Psychiatric Residential Program.


Bachelor’s degree in a Mental Health related field AND three (3) years of professional experience working with individuals with serious mental illness.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensed in mental health related field.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.  The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden. 

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