Counseling Careers at Elk River

Our Quality Staff is Our Greatest Asset

We are always looking for compassionate, caring people, ready to make a difference in a teenagers' life

Careers Available with The Elk River Treatment Program

The Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) is a residential program that provides treatment and education for adolescents and teens ages 12 - 18 that are struggling with behavior, learning or mental health challenges at home and/or school. These problems are sometimes intensified by alcohol or substance abuse and warrant a dual diagnosis. ERTP’s caring, professional staff assists young people in identifying and correcting self-defeating behaviors and destructive decision-making. We invite you to submit a resume if you are considering a career in adolescent counseling, education or nursing. We continually evaluate our needs for quality employees and will contact you should an opportunity become available.

Please send resumes to or you may fax your resume to 256-518-9941. We offer a competitive salary, full medical, and dental benefits, and 401K options. We are currently seeking:

Registered Nurse

Position open for full-time Registered Nurse at our residential treatment program for adolescents. Applicants must have a current state license. Other requirements: Graduate of an approved School of Nursing, minimum four years nursing experience, good communication and computer skills. Behavioral health experience a plus.

Licensed Therapists

We are seeking a Licensed Therapist with insurance case management experience for our residential facility. Elk River Treatment Program is a licensed and Joint Commission accredited residential treatment program for adolescents. Requirements: LPC, LFMT, LCSW, or PhD. 

Direct Care Staff

We are seeking highly motivated, energetic and qualified staff for our Elk River Treatment Program for adolescents. Treatment Team focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy within a client focused family therapy system. Positions needed: Direct Care staff. Requirements: Bachelors level degree in Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, or related field. Training/ benefits/Proven history of excellent staff retention.

Medical Billing Specialist

Full or Part-Time Medical Coder/Biller for outpatient general medicine and behavioral health private practice. Minimum 2-year experience required national certification with AAPC or AHIMA a plus but not required. Strong computer, customer service, and teamwork skills required. Flexible schedule possible. Salary based on experience.


Seeking Certified, Highly Qualified Teachers in Math, Science, and Special Education. High School and Middle School positions available.

Night Shift Staff

We are seeking highly motivated, energetic and qualified Night Shift Staff for our residential facility. Shifts are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Requirements: High School Diploma. Training provided/Proven history of excellent staff retention.

Learn more about careers with Elk River and the Pinnacle Schools at:

Linked In