Program: Soteria
Location: Burlington
Type: Full Time with Benefits

The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing a voluntary five-bed residence in Chittenden County for individuals experiencing an early episode of psychosis and seeking to avoid or reduce reliance on medication. Based on Dr. Loren Mosher’s successful project from the 1970s, Pathways Vermont Soteria provides non-coercive supports in a homelike environment focused on interpersonal and psychosocial approaches.


  • Overall responsibility for residents and quality of Soteria experience
  • Supervision of Shift Supervisors
  • Present 22 hours a week at the house (including network meetings)
  • Coordinate and oversee contract service providers
  • Update policies and procedures as needed
  • Oversee training program for all Soteria staff
  • Work with the Intake Coordinator/Intake team for eligibility criteria/referrals/admissions/ and after-care support
  • Manage ongoing program evaluation
  • Prepare and deliver regular reports to funders, and regulatory bodies as necessary
  • Oversee and execute incident reporting to DMH, licensing and APS
  • Develop and manage program budget
  • Oversee staff time cards, reports to HR
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission
  • In-depth knowledge of psychiatric alternatives and psychosocial approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • Master’s degree in human services field or comparable experience
  • At least three years of management or leadership experience
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – the ability to network with area service providers, funders, and community stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes and current automobile insurance
  • Ability to share one’s own personal transformative life experiences
  • Personal experience of psychosis/extreme states will be considered an asset


Thank you for your interest in joining Pathways Vermont. To apply for an of the positions listed on this site, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]