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Awake Overnight Staff – Short Term (3 Months)

The Company: Pathways Vermont is a dynamic nonprofit agency which believes in transforming the lives of individuals experiencing mental health, substance abuse and other life challenges and permanently ending homelessness. Our Specialized Supports Program provides community-based supports to a small group of individuals with unique needs in order to reduce or avoid institutionalization.

The Role:

This position is responsible for monitoring a client residence during the hours of 12 a.m. – 8 a.m.  This position will be responsible for completing periodic residence checks to assess for potential risks, noise, or other behavior that may cause harm or disruption.

Service Area: Washington County

Multiple Schedule Configurations Available

Short-Term Position (3 months)

Supervised by: Clinical Supervisor


Job Responsibilities:

The Awake Overnight Staff will:

  • Perform periodic residence checks including perimeter sweeps, auditory and visual observations
  • Assess for unusual or potentially harmful activity
  • Recognize and report potential crisis situations, analyze such situations accurately, and develop strategies for support, informing supervisor when such incidents arise
  • Contact and engage with local authorities (police and/or mental health crisis screeners) if deemed appropriate
  • Document all residence checks and client-related interactions in electronic health record
  • Perform other related duties as required


Physical Requirements:

  • Exposure to outside environmental conditions
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs occasionally required
  • Regular operation of a computer and other office machinery including typing.
  • Regular short-distance walking around the exterior of the residence.
  • Occasional talking and listening in participation of exchanging ideas through spoken word and occasional receipt and giving of detailed information through oral communication at normal speaking levels.
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds, occasionally exerting up to 20 pounds of force and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently (opening doors at meeting places/businesses, etc.)
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles.



  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.
  • Previous experience working with people with mental health challenges, histories of substance abuse and/or trauma, hospitalization, or incarceration
  • Valid driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes and current automobile insurance.
  • Ability to work within a Housing First, client centered, harm reduction framework
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of the team.
  • Experience with Housing First services a plus
  • Lived experience with incarceration/homelessness/mental health challenges will be considered an asset
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission


It is the policy of Pathways Vermont that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or disability.  Pathways Vermont is committed to a diverse workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people including people with military experience, individuals with disabilities, and people of color.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to [email protected].  

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