Laraway Youth and Family Services

Career Opportunity

At Laraway, you are not just an employee. You are part of our community. You are wrapped with the training, support, and supervision to help you succeed, learn and grow!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT OPENINGS

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Lamoille and other Surrounding Counties

LARAWAY CAREERS

We have a passion for the children and youth who need us the most, and we are known for helping them achieve success that lasts. And it’s our dedicated team members who make it all possible. Play the video to hear from some of our fantastic team!

WHETHER YOU ARE A RECENT GRADUATE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES FIELD OR SIMPLY INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE HEAL, LEARN, AND FIND THEMSELVES, WE WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU.

LARAWAY CAREERS

We have a passion for the children and youth who need us the most, and we are known for helping them achieve success that lasts. And it’s our dedicated team members who make it all possible. Play the video to hear from some of our fantastic team!

WHETHER YOU ARE A RECENT GRADUATE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES FIELD OR SIMPLY INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE HEAL, LEARN, AND FIND THEMSELVES, WE WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

At Laraway, we offer a variety of internship opportunities and have successful and well-established relationships with several educational institutions.

Laraway School offers special education, teaching, and psychology internships.

Therapeutic Foster Care and Residential Programs offer afternoon, evening, and weekend social services, psychology, and mental health counseling internships.

Administration Services offer internships for human resources, information technology, finance, social media/marketing, and development, to name a few.

Laraway Career Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to find out more is to start the application process. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few common questions we receive from many applicants.

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WHAT TYPES OF POSITIONS DOES LARAWAY OFFER?

There are many opportunities for employment and careers at Laraway. To name a few, Behavior Interventionists, Community and Residential Support Staff, Teachers, Case Managers, Clinicians, Behavior Consultants, and Special Educators. Check out our Current Openings section for the positions currently available.

CAN I EMAIL MY RESUME TO HR FOR CONSIDERATION IF I AM UNSURE WHICH POSITION, I WOULD BE MOST QUALIFIED FOR?

Yes, you can email your resume directly to Human Resources at [email protected].

WHAT TRAINING WILL I RECEIVE IF I AM HIRED?

After hiring a new staff member, the entire first week is spent in orientation and onboarding. You will spend your first week completing in-person and online training, followed by at least 40 hours of job shadowing. You will receive agency and program-specific training during your orientation and onboarding period.

In addition, you will receive regular supervision, support, and training specific to your role. Training includes various required pieces and optional training opportunities. Ongoing support will help you pursue your long-range professional goals.

WILL SUPERVISION BE PROVIDED IF I AM PURSUING MY LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION?

Laraway is committed to helping staff achieve professional goals. At the time of the request, if a staff member with the necessary credentials for supervision towards licensing/certification is available, it would be offered to staff.

HOW MUCH TRAVEL IS REQUIRED? IF SO, IS MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT OFFERED?

It depends on the job! Several positions require a fair amount of travel. For those positions, Laraway does offer mileage reimbursement for miles traveled outside of the typical commute to and from work. Some jobs require very little travel beyond commuting to and from the worksite.

IS WORKING ON-CALL REQUIRED?

There are a few positions that require being on-call. In many instances, added compensation is provided on a rotational basis. Most of our jobs do not require being on-call.

HOW SOON ARE YOU LOOKING TO FILL THE OPEN POSITIONS?

We aim to fill open positions quickly but with the RIGHT candidate. We must hire individuals that are qualified and committed to this work. It’s not easy work, but it is rewarding. Interviews happen constantly; when we find a match, we quickly move the candidate through the screening and hiring process.

WHAT TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS ARE OFFERED AT LARAWAY?

At Laraway, we understand that an internship can be an essential part of a student’s education and that gaining experience offers an excellent opportunity for career exploration. We offer many options that may meet internships in Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, and other mental health and academic areas of study.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO CAN ANSWER THEM?

If you want to learn more about Laraway opportunities, please email [email protected] and ask someone to contact you. We would be happy to answer any additional questions that you might have.

Laraway offers Great Benefits and Support

From our great benefits and support to our powerful mission and opportunities for advancement, you’ll quickly see why Laraway is one of Vermont’s most rewarding places to work.

Laraway Testimonials

“I have never felt more supported in an environment than I do here. That’s what I love about this culture.”

James L. – Laraway Staff

“I love the people the most about working at Laraway, the staff and the kids. There’s a great sense of community here.”

Sarah G. – Laraway Staff

At Laraway you are not just an employee, you are part of a family that encourages you to take care of yourself.”

Ashley C. – Laraway Staff

“The relationships I have been able to culminate here at School are a true testament to our work and our environment.”

Emma G. – Laraway Staff

“Laraway allows me to do the trauma informed work happening around the world, in a unique setting in unique ways.”

Lily H. – Laraway Staff

“I have had some of my best experiences with students out on a paddle board, skiing down a mountain, or out in a canoe.”

Lily H. – Laraway Staff

“It’s a great place to work with kids, there is a lot of diversity in the type of activities they have here.”

Dave W. – Laraway Staff

“The diversity in the strengths of the kids and the staff; the kids bring it out in you, and you help bring it out of them.”

Shellie W. – Laraway Staff

“Backpack has helped me change my way of thinking and become a more flexible thinker.”

Jared S. – Laraway Staff

“Working with the students and my coworkers at Laraway, inspire me every single day to show up in my life as the best version of myself at work and at home.”

Emma G. – Laraway Staff

“Come if you love being around fun people and getting outside. If you like sunshine, people, and having a good time then this is the place to be.”

Sarah G. – Laraway Staff

“I really believe in how Laraway functions. I can do a selfless job because I know I am supported and the people I support know I am doing the same for them.”

Gwen R. – Laraway Staff

“People have opportunities to find a lot of different niches here, it’s a pretty diverse organization.”

Julie L. – Laraway Staff

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Laraway is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families, and young people can face inequity in care and justice systems, and we train our employees and other employees from different cultures and backgrounds to build the skills they need to work with the communities we serve. Laraway opposes prejudice and racism in any form and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. Respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

Laraway promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Laraway is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families, and young people can face inequity in care and justice systems, and we train our employees and other employees from different cultures and backgrounds to build the skills they need to work with the communities we serve. Laraway opposes prejudice and racism in any form and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. Respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

EEO

Laraway is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

EEO

Laraway is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP...

Donate to Laraway

Consider making a donation to our Youth Crisis Fund. The Crisis Fund allows us to address critical needs not covered by traditional funding.

Foster a Child

Considering opening your home and your heart? Doing so could truly change the life of a child. Learn more about Foster and Respite Care.

Donate a Gift

Please consider donating one or more of the items on Laraway’s wish-list. New or gently used items to support our programs are accepted.

CAREERS THAT CHANGE LIVES

At Laraway, you are not just an employee, you are part of our community.