Job Opportunities

Currently staffed

Core Competencies

Applicants should meet the following requirements to be considered for a position at Alyssum:

  • Resume of lived experience with trauma, emotional and mental health challenges

  • Excellent recovery and self-care skills

  • Significant desire and ability to work on self

  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation

  • Ability and willingness to engage with others on a personal level

  • Ability and willingness to grow, change, and learn

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a flat management program


Core competencies that we look for include:

  • Grounded

  • Insightful

  • Self-aware

  • Self-motivated

  • Self-directed

  • Decision making abilities

  • Authentic

Staff and Program Structure

 

Alyssum’s home has staff awake and present around the clock. Staffing includes 3 primary shifts plus one floating “split shift” per day. At times during high-acuity situations, another shift may be added. Staff are able to manipulate their shift schedules with each other in order to maintain both wellness and coverage for the program.

Flat management encourages responsibility and fosters empowerment.

Co-supervision is a weekly staff meeting which may include any guests who would like to participate. We check in to see how everyone’s doing, discuss any issues or events that need to be addressed, and continually further our training.

 

Staff Training

 

​On the job training begins with shifts scheduled in tandem with experienced staff who make time to work with and train new staff. Training includes in-house routines and paperwork, emergency procedures, as well as role plays, dialogue skills, listening skills, and the sharing of other tools which Alyssum staff use. Staff are also sent to training and conferences as they become available.

Applications and the Hiring Process

 

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to the address listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Please include in your cover letter:

  • Why you want to work at a crisis respite like Alyssum

  • What learned wisdom and skills you will be bringing to our program

We acknowledge the receipt of all applications. If you haven’t heard from us, please feel free to reach out and confirm we got your information.

 

Thank you for your interest!

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927 Route 100 North | Rochester VT 05767 | +1 (802) 767-6000 | information@alyssum.org

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