Residential Counselor (Katie Miller Program) Knox


At the McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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: Katie Miller Residential Counselor. 

SUMMARY - Katie Miller Residential Counselor

The Katie Miller Residential Counselor will be responsible for the supervision of clients, administration of the program rules and level system, and facilitation of a therapeutic, positive and safe milieu.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing supportive listening to clients individually and in group settings.  Also responsible for weekend work, daily paperwork, assisting with milieu activities and overall supervision of clients in the facility. Reports to the Team Leader for milieu counselor duties and is responsible for creating an environment conducive to client personal growth and learning skills for substance use reduction.

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 - Katie Miller Residential Counselor

Education/Knowledge: Possess a minimum of a High school diploma or equivalency for a Residential Counselor.

Experience: Working with children/youth/families. One year of residential experience preferred or exposure via internship.  Understanding of the expectations of DCS/DOE. Must be capable of driving clients to and from appointments, outing and other transportation needs.  Must be able to lead students, staff effectively and utilize resources properly.  Must be able to make sound judgment and utilize appropriate boundaries.  Must be able to contribute to the therapeutic environment and provide feedback regarding the client's progress.

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.  Must possess reliable transportation, an F endorsement on a valid driver's license OR the ability to acquire an F endorsement on a valid 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.

Compensation: Starting salary for this position is approximately $13.20 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

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.