How much does a Residential Counselor make in the United States? The average Residential Counselor salary in the United States is $29,545 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $24,685 and $32,879. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Residential Counselor ?

A mental health counselor (MHC), or counselor, is a person who works with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. They may help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging. This title excludes "Social Workers", "Psychiatrists", and "Psychologists"....

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W J Cook & Associates Inc - Roanoke , VA
Gift of Hope We are seeking a Residential Counselor to join our team! You will provide recovery-oriented rehabilitation services in group or individual settings. Responsibilities: * Establish open ...
ZipRecruiter - 11 days ago
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Health Services - Jarratt , VA
The Residential Counselor is responsible for role-modeling healthy behavior and teaching life skills while implementing trauma-informed treatment practices. This is a full-time position. Must possess ...
ZipRecruiter - 82 days ago
Strategic Resources - Virginia Beach , VA
Must hold an unrestricted counseling or social work license in the state where job is located Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI) , a company with 30 years of excellence serving the Federal Government ...
Hire Velocity - 11 days ago
Lighthouse Behavioral Health Center - Richmond , VA
... in Counseling, and Supervisees in Social Work to join our team. Responsibilities and Duties ... In-Home, Virtual Residential, Mental Health Skill-Building or Parent Coaching) through skills ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
PWW Recruiting, LLC. - Duffield , VA
What you need to know - This is a full-time role, remotely covering Duffield, VA Primary Job Function: - The Counselor/Therapist will be in charge of assisting patients through the outpatient ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
Seasoned Recruitment - Duffield , VA
What you need to know - This is a full-time role based on-site in Duffield, VA Primary Job Function - The Counselor/Therapist will be in charge of assisting patients through the outpatient treatment ...
ZipRecruiter - 55 days ago

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