Residential Counselor (Centerpointe) 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 for the Centerpointe Program today!

Residential Counselor

The Residential Counselor is responsible for:

  • Assisting clients with their substance use treatment and possible withdrawal in a non-threatening, comfortable and supportive setting. 
  • Carries at least a case load of ten clients varying from both detoxification and residential levels of care and helps them to learn the tools of recovery through group and individual sessions. 
  • Ensuring clients are given individualized treatment plans and are assessed to see what they need to gain the most out of treatment and are offered further care by referring them to aftercare options such as halfway houses, intensive outpatient programs and counseling for emotional and mental needs.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $13.80 (HS) or $16.70 (Bachelor's) /hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Centerpointe is a 24hr facility and requires coverage outside of typical business hours, including evenings, overnights, and weekends / holidays.  
  • Flexibility is required.


  • F endorsement is required to transport clients as necessary. 
  • This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business as well as driving company vehicle with clients. 
  • Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


  • Basic computer skills are required for time keeping, email, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Centerpointe Residential Counselor


  • Must possess a high school level or equivalency. 
  • Prefer Bachelor's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or sociology from an accredited college or university or LADAC license. 
  • Applicants possessing Bachelor's degree in other fields but who have a minimum of one year previous direct field experience may also be considered.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience in related field preferred but not necessary in a treatment or similar setting working closely with people.


  • 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.

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.