Contracting Opportunities

The Shared Living Program creates opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to live with a single person, couple, or family in the community. As members of a household, individuals enjoy the security, consistency, and responsibility that community living entails.

The Shared Living Program is currently accepting expressions of interest from experienced caregivers to provide a home, day to day assistance, and support tailored to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

This is a rewarding employment opportunity for individuals who are interested in working from home while making a meaningful difference in someone’s life. We use a careful matching process to ensure that each placement is mutually compatible. A generous tax-free stipend, respite budget, free training, and team support are provided.

Shared Living Providers enter into a contract with United Counseling Service to deliver agreed supports and service. They are not employees of United Counseling Service. 

Learn more about Shared Living opportunities or submit a completed application. Contact Courtney Randall at (802) 445-7318 ext. 253 or for more information.

Contractors and family members of United Counseling Service who provide care for those with disabilities in their homes are seeking Respite and Contracted Community Support providers.  Contracted programs allow for caregivers of those with disabilities to get breaks and allow a person with a disability to experience  healthy and positive interactions within the community.  These programs allow for providing care, supervision, and support for someone with an intellectual disability and/or Autism in the caregiver’s home, in your home, or in the community.  Interested parties can create their own schedules and the program allows for flexibility of hours.  Hourly rates are established based on the individual’s level of need.

Respite and Contracted Community Support Providers become employees of the contractor who hires them to deliver agreed supports and service. They are not employees of United Counseling Service.

If you are ready to open your heart and your time to an individual with a disability who needs you, please contact the Atwood Center at United Counseling Service at 802-445-7318. 

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UCS History

63 Years In The Making

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 802-442-5491 ext. 264. Thank you.