Careers at UCS

Careers at UCS

A very large group of people pose for a picture on a green lawn. There are trees in the background and Main Street in Bennington, Vermont can be seen off to the side.

It’s time to be proud of the work you do.

Every position contributes to building a stronger community by empowering individuals and families to live healthy and meaningful lives. Make an important difference while earning a living!

Benefits

Generous Benefits

Building A Stronger Community. Building a Stronger You.

UCS understands that we are all different and that our employees value choice. UCS proudly offers four health insurance plan options. All four plans utilize the Cigna Open Access Plus Network.

Dental insurance available from North East Delta Dental. Vision insurance available from Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Vacation

  • Year 1: 1.0 day per month (12 per year)
  • Year 2: 1.25 days per month (15 per year)
  • Year 3: 1.5 days per month (18 per year)
  • Year 4: 1.75 days per month (21 per year)*

*Senior Leadership Positions begin at the Year 4 level

Sick Leave

Ten days per year, earned up to a maximum of 75 days. Accrued sick days may be converted to personal days based on accrual amounts. Part-time, non-benefit eligible employees working an average of 18 hours or more per week earn up to 40 hours per year.

Group life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are provided at no cost to the employee. The benefit is 1.5 times annual wages up to a maximum of $100,000 each* and is portable upon employment separation.

*Age-Based or other reductions apply as outlined in Plan document

Pre-tax Medical, Dependent Care and Insurance Premium Conversion benefits.

Access to licensed counselors for free, confidential services to assist employees and their household members in addressing work/life issues, challenges or bumps in the road that may affect their health, family life and/or work.

Employees have unlimited access to the robust library of Relias online learning system of over 400 professional courses. This platform contains countless seminars and trainings relevant to your field of work and beyond. All are available for free; many with continuing education units.

This valuable benefit allows you to make pre-tax contributions into a 403(b) retirement account through American Funds from Capital Group. Increasing employer match after 1 and 3 years of service. Employees are 100% vested upon participation.

Enjoy trainings such as CPR, CPI, Mental Health First Aid, and more as a UCS employee at no cost to you!

Eligible UCS employees may utilize Emergency Loans, Parental Leave and Leave Bank Programs.

Receive reimbursement for qualifying professional license fees.

Employees referring applicants hired will receive our thank you by way of a monetary payment as follows: $200 for part-time, $300 for full-time and $600 for those designated as hard-to-fill positions.

UCS’s award winning Worksite Wellness program provides employees opportunities to live a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

Various offerings, not to mention engaging company events such as the annual staff appreciation luncheon and picnic.

Moving to Vermont?

Out of State applicants may qualify for Vermont’s “New Relocating Worker Grant” incentive program. Certain UCS vacancies meet initial criteria.

Why UCS?

Main Street in Bennington Vermont during a summer sunset. The sun peaks through the trees as a deep orange glow. Green trees line the quaint street.

You’ll love Vermont

Southern Vermont is well known for its stunning natural beauty and quaint colonial towns. Bennington County has it all: hiking trails, local eateries, community events, and UCS of course. Whether we’re walking as we have a meeting or snowshoeing after work, UCS employees know they live in the best state.

People love working here

Enjoy the camaraderie, team building and sense of community that our supportive work environments foster.

UCS employees participating in the Bennington Pride parade on Main Street in Bennington, VT holding a banner that says "Happy pride from UCS"

All Are Welcome Here

We respect WOMENMEN and NON-BINARY people. We value BLACK LIVES. We stand with our LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY MEMBERS. We celebrate CHILDREN. We stand with IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES, with INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, and PEOPLES OF ALL FAITHS. We support INDIVIDUALS and FAMILIES challenged by mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities.

WE STAND WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

A man in nurse scrubs helps a woman in a blue top plant flowers in pots in a dining room

We’re Building a Stronger Community

Ready to join almost 300 employees in building a stronger community? We thought you might be. We are here to help you, so please reach out to us!

Should you have any questions please contact Human Resources:

Be A Part of Something Greater

Keeping Our Community Safe

COVID-19 Vaccination

UCS requires its employees to be vaccinated. See our Policy, inclusive of accommodation processes, as applicable.

United Counseling Service is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable federal and state laws related to fair employment practices, and to the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital/civil union status, national origin, citizenship, place of birth, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, having a positive test result on an HIV related blood test, crime victim status (as defined by Vermont State law) or other legally protected status. 

If you require a religious, disability or pregnancy related accommodation in order to complete our application, interview, or otherwise participate in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiry to the Human Resources office at 802-445-7264. Thank you.

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UCS History

63 Years In The Making

From the beginning, UCS staff have been building a stronger community. Learn more about the history you could be a part of.