Residential Counselor (Katie Miller) 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 Residential Counselor for the Katie Miller Program today!

The Katie Miller Residential Counselor will be responsible for:

  • administration of the program rules and level system
  • facilitation of a therapeutic, positive and safe milieu
  • providing supportive listening to clients individually and in group settings
  • weekend work
  • daily paperwork
  • assisting with milieu activities
  • overall supervision of clients in the facility
  • reports to the Team Leader for residential counselor duties and is responsible for creating an environment conducive to client personal growth and learning skills for substance use reduction

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is based on relevant experience and education. A shift differential of 5% will be added for 2nd shift (4pm-12am) and 10% will be added for 3rd shift (12am-8am). Starting salaries are approximately: 

  • $14.19 /hr (HS diploma)
  • $17.02 /hr (Bachelor's level) 

  • Katie Miller is a residential program requiring 24/7 staffing.  
  • Days, evenings, and overnights may be required along with weekends and holidays.


  • F endorsement is required to transport clients in company vehicles.


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

QUALIFICATIONS - Katie Miller Residential Counselor


  • Possess a minimum of a High school diploma or equivalency for a Residential Counselor.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Working with children/youth/families. 
  • One year of residential experience preferred or exposure via internship.  Understanding of the expectations of DCS/DOE.


  • 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.