PRN Residential Counselor (Centerpointe) Knox


The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PRN Residential Counselor

SUMMARY - PRN Residential Counselor

The PRN Residential Counselor, under the direct supervision of the Service Coordinator, is responsible for implementing the daily routine of the program which includes:  assisting clients in Residential and Detoxification levels of care by direct monitoring of clients, facilitation of educational and activity groups, co-facilitation of process groups, observation of client breaks, assisting with admissions and assessments when needed,  writing daily progress notes, and other duties as assigned by the Service  Coordinator and requested by the medical and counseling staff, as well as acting in behalf of the clinical staff in their absence. This is an as needed position with varying / non-traditional hours.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

REQUIREMENTS - PRN Residential Counselor

Education/Knowledge: Must have graduated from high school with a diploma or have a GED.


  • Experience in alcohol or drug facility or health related field preferred but not required. 
  • Potential hires will be assessed depending on how close their work experiences in other areas have prepared them for the job.
  • Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.


  • Normal residential treatment environment. 
  • Close eye work for writing and computer work. 
  • Staff will possibly participate in duties including but not limited to: lift up to 50 lbs. pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching,  participating in client activities. 
  • To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care).

The McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.