Residential Counselor (Great Starts) 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 positionPRN Great Starts Residential Counselor. 

SUMMARY - PRN Great Starts Residential Counselor

The ideal PRN Great Starts Residential Counselor assists management in the overall supervision and administration of daily operations in the detoxification, treatment, and rehabilitation to ensure permanency outcomes for women; Mentor women in recovery through trauma-informed approach; Provide guidance to participants and their families through a family-focused approach; Ensure a safe, quiet, and friendly atmosphere is maintained, house rules are observed, duties and directives are prompt and according to professional standards, and the facility is kept clean and orderly to promote a successful recovery; Propose solutions for daily operations giving specific attention to house job assignments, transportation, participant appointments, telephone answering, treatment functions and rehabilitation coordination; Coordinate with management and participants in record keeping, paperwork, and communication; Provide appropriate involvement in coordination with other staff and participants so that health, safety, and security measures are adhered to; Secure appropriate levels of treatment by assisting a multidisciplinary team; Assist in referring clients to detox and transportation as needed; Support participants to achieve a developed recovery program, integrate back into the community with employment and permanent housing, and increase self-autonomy and self-reliance.

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 Great Starts Residential Counselor

Education/Knowledge:  Must have a high school degree. Certificates and trainings in provision of support services or peer support services preferred.

Experience:  One year experience working in a social model recovery program and/or experience working with a therapeutic community preferred.

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.

Physical: Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

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.