We’re hiring a new President & CEO – and we want YOU! Learn more and apply today!

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System

Residential Treatment Counselor

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System


Job Summary

Plateau Mental Health Center in Cookeville TN has 2 full time positions for a Residential Treatment Counselor within the New Leaf Recovery Program. Individual will possess a thorough understanding of the disease, concept of alcoholism, the recovery process and family dynamics; will also possess an understanding of individual, group, and family dynamics.

Job Responsibilities


  1. Clinical responsibilities for co-occurring clients and their families at the Center.
  2. Conduct weekly educational counseling and life skills groups.
  3. Screening of all A&D and co-occurring clients into the program, including an intensive drug-use history and intake assessment, and medical history.
  4. Develop with the client individualized treatment plans.
  5. Develop with the client individualized aftercare plans.
  6. Maintain up to date records on all clients clinically responsible for.
  7. Conduct family interventions when necessary.
  8. Connect clients with outpatient services for follow up after discharge. Connect with client’s outpatient care coordinator to ensure follow through care for each client.
  9. Liaison with community support groups, A.A., Al-Anon, N.A.
  10. Conduct referral development and be able to interface with community.
  11. Must have the ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary team.
  12. Conduct follow up services for clients recently discharged.



Must have a master’s degree in required Behavioral Sciences (social work, counseling or psychology) with clinical work experience, with primary emphasis of co-occurring disorders. Preferred experience working in the community setting with adults who have addiction and/or co-occurring disorders.

Additional Information


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Bonus pay program

How to Apply

Send your resume to ewatson@vbhcs.org

Or you can submit your application on Indeed using the following link: Residential Treatment Counselor, Cookeville, TN – Job Details | Indeed.com



  • Date Posted: November 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 01/02/2023
  • Salary Range: 38,000 to 42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk