How much does a Residential Counselor make in the United States? The average Residential Counselor salary in the United States is $30,853 as of June 28, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $25,776 and $34,330. 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, Salary.com 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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Job Openings for Residential Counselor
The City of Falls Church Virginia - Falls Church , VA
June 8, 2022 The City of Falls Church is recruiting for a Residential Counselor for Aurora House Girls Group Home, a 12 bed, non-secure community based temporary care residential program for ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 54 days ago
The City of Falls Church Virginia - Falls Church , VA
Close date: June 8, 2022 The City of Falls Church is recruiting for a Residential Counselor Supervisor for Aurora House Girls Group Home, a 12 bed, non-secure community based temporary care ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 54 days ago
Village Behavioral Health - Richmond , VA
Health literacy counseling; Skills restoration;Peer recovery support services; Care coordination ... Pay range for Residential Aide is between $15 -$17 per hour for QMHPs and LMHP the pay range is $18 ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 9 days ago
Eckerd Connects - South Hill , VA
Eckerd's Residential Academy at Kerr Lake is a gender responsive, complete rehabilitative ... Counselor Supervisor will work in coordination with the support team, youth counselor team, and ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 62 days ago
Robson Forensic - Falls Church , VA
Masters degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, or other related Human Service disciplines * 5+ years of Director/Administrator experience in group home or residential care facilities for ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 47 days ago
Residential setting preferred. * Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care. * Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft ...
ZipRecruiter - 28 days ago

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