Residential Counselor Job Openings - 11,664 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

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    Residential Counselor - Children's Residential
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Upper Freehold, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

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    Residential Counselor - Adult Residential
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Berlin, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    YSS

    Mason City, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Riverside Community Care

    Waltham, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Watertown Town, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Billerica, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Walpole, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,780

    Residential Counselor
    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

    Kingston, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,320

    Residential Counselor
    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

    Malvern, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Chugach Management Services, Inc.

    Vergennes, VT

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,730

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    Residential Counselor
    Telecare Corporation

    Fontana, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,200

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    Residential Counselor
    Nalls Foundation

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Edinburg Center

    Carlisle, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Opportunities Unlimited

    Sioux City, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

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    RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR
    Volunteer Youth Academy

    Gallatin, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

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    residential counselor
    Maryhurst

    Louisville, KY

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

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    Residential Counselor
    Robins' Nest Inc.

    Glassboro, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

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    RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR
    Universal Health Services

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,780

    Residential Counselor
    SCO Family of Services

    New Suffolk, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,730

    Residential Counselor
    Career Systems Development-Job Corp

    Sacramento, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,340

    Residential Counselor
    Career Systems Development-Job Corp

    New Haven, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Virginia State Government

    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Canton, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    CRJ

    Fitchburg, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Walpole, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Framingham, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Stoughton, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Oconomowoc Residential Programs

    Oconomowoc, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

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    Residential Counselor
    Chugach Management Services, Inc.

    Vergennes, VT

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Jefferson Center for Mental Health

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

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    Residential Counselor
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Browns Mills, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Robins' Nest Inc.

    Glassboro, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    HSMC

    Milford, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,730

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Telecare Corporation

    Fontana, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,340

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Middletown, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Newton, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Randolph, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    The Edinburg Center

    Tewksbury, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    Residential Counselor
    Vinfen

    Randolph, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    Wolf Creek Federal Services

    Vergennes, VT

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys

    Leicester, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,730

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Casa de Amparo

    San Marcos, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Charlestown, RI

  • Estimated Salary

    $24,960

    Residential Counselor
    The Mentor Network

    Bradford, RI

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

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    Residential Counselor
    Bay State Community Services

    Quincy, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,540

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    Residential Counselor
    Bay State Community Services

    Plymouth, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,490

    Residential Counselor
    Nexus

    Minnetonka, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,440

    Residential Counselor

    Albany, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $41,730

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    RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR
    Universal Health Services

    Palm Springs, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,440

    Residential Counselor
    SCO Family of Services

    Nassau, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $39,780

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

    Highland, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Browns Mills, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,320

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Carelink Community Support Services

    Norristown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Carelink Community Support Services

    Clementon, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,320

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Carelink Community Support Services

    Downingtown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,370

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Community Psychiatric Clinic

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,320

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Carelink Community Support Services

    Pottstown, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $44,320

    NEW
    Residential Counselor
    Carelink Community Support Services

    Harleysville, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

    NEW
    Residential Counselor - Adult Residential
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Berlin, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,800

    NEW
    Residential Counselor - Children's Residential
    Oaks Integrated Care Inc.

    Pine Hill, NJ

Residential Counselor Jobs

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$24,960

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What does a Residential Counselor do

A Residential Counselor counsels and supports people who live in group homes or assisted-living facilities. They generally work at organizations such as rehabilitation centers, residential care facilities, group homes, and shelters.

how to become a Residential Counselor

Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists are typically required to have a master’s degree and a license to practice.

Education

To become a mental health counselor or a marriage and family therapist, applicants typically need a master’s degree in psychology, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a related mental health field. A bachelor’s degree in most fields is acceptable to enter a master’s program.

Counseling programs prepare students to recognize symptoms of mental and emotional disorders and to use effective counseling strategies. Marriage and family therapy programs teach students about how marriages, families, and relationships function and how these relationships can affect mental and emotional disorders.

Many employers prefer to hire counselors who have graduated from programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

Training

Candidates gain hands-on experience through postdegree supervised clinical work, sometimes referred to as an internship or residency. In training, they learn to provide family therapy, group therapy, psychotherapy, and other therapeutic interventions, under the supervision of a licensed counselor.

Licenses

All states require mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists to be licensed in the state in which they practice. Licensure requires a master’s degree and 2,000 to 4,000 hours of postdegree supervised clinical experience, sometimes referred to as an internship or residency. In addition, counselors and therapists must pass a state-recognized exam and complete annual continuing education classes.

Contact information for state boards regulating mental health counselors is available through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Contact and licensing information for marriage and family therapists is available through the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Counselors and therapists often work with people who are dealing with stressful and difficult situations, so they must be compassionate and empathize with their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different types of people is essential for counselors and therapists. They spend most of their time working directly with clients and other professionals and must be able to encourage good relationships.

Listening skills. Good listening skills are essential for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, both of whom need to give their full attention to their clients to understand their problems, values, and goals.

Organizational skills. Good organizational skills are especially important for counselors and therapists in private practice, who must keep track of payments and work with insurance companies.

Speaking skills. Mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists need to be able to communicate with clients effectively. They must express ideas and information in a way that clients can understand easily.

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Real Residential Counselor Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Residential Counseling Coordinator Highridge Family Center West Palm Beach, FL Jan 05, 2012 $49,516
Residential Counselor Leman Manhattan Preparatory School, LLC New York, NY Jan 09, 2016 $45,000
ABA Counselor-Residential Melmark, Inc. Dracut, MA Jan 11, 2016 $42,765 -
$76,149
ABA Counselor-Residential Melmark, Inc. Dracut, MA Jan 08, 2016 $42,765 -
$76,149
Residential Counselor Justice Resource Institute, Inc. Tewksbury, MA Aug 01, 2013 $39,083
ABA Counselor-Residential Melmark, Inc. Dracut, MA Aug 15, 2015 $37,170 -
$60,320
Residential Counselor Justice Resource Institute, Inc. Tewksbury, MA Aug 01, 2010 $36,712
Residential Cottage Counselor Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. Muncie, IN Sep 22, 2016 $35,000 -
$45,000
Residential Counselor The Learning Center for Deaf Children Framingham, MA Oct 01, 2010 $32,897
Residential Counselor Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge, Inc. Fincastle, VA Jul 29, 2010 $32,420

Top Skills for a Residential Counselor

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Top Residential Counselor Skills

The three most common skills for residential counselor jobs are:
  1. Crisis Intervention
  2. Daily Living Skills
  3. Individual Treatment Plans

Positive Role Model is the least sought after skill at the current time for residential counselor jobs.

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Top Residential Counselor Employers

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Top 10 Residential Counselor Employers

10 companies currently have Residential Counselor open positions.

Other companies that have hired for Residential Counselor positions are:
  1. Invision Human Services, Corporate Office
  2. Twin Oaks Community Services
  3. Children's Home Society
  4. The Barry Robinson Center

SERV Behavioral Health System, Invision Human Services, Corporate Office, Twin Oaks Community Services, Children's Home Society, The Barry Robinson Center, Volunteers of America, Community Health Systems, New Hope Community, Inc., Mental Health Association, Center for Disability Services

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