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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. Individuals 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


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


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

How to Apply


Residential Treatment Counselor | Indeed.com


  • Date Posted: November 2, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 12/05/2022
  • Salary Range: 42,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/Wk