Residential Counselor (BHUCC) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Residential Counselor at the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC) today!

Residential Counselor

The Residential Counselor serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing education, rehabilitation, and support for client population.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $13.80 /hr (HS Diploma) or $16.70 /hr (Bachelor's Level) based on relevant experience and education. Additionally, a shift differential of 5% will be added to the base rate for 2nd shift (4pm-12am) and 10% will be added for 3rd shift (12am-8am).

Scheduling: BHUCC is a 24 /7 program, and this position's schedule is Sunday - Wednesday 9pm-7am. 

Travel: F endorsement is required

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are required for timekeeping, email, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Residential Counselor


  • A bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or a HS Diploma with relevant experience.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, Co-occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis is preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center 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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.