Case Manager (BSL Workforce Development Specialist) - Greater Chattanooga Area


At the McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: BSL Workforce Development Specialist (Case Manager) 


Hamilton County Building Stable Lives Workforce Development Specialist will provide education and employment assistance and linkage to BSL referrals who are seeking higher education and employment opportunities.  This position works as part of a team with life coach, crisis case manager, BSL TNAF team leader, and services coordinator, providing education and employment assistance and linkage services to program consumers, primarily in community-based settings. Provides clinically appropriate transition to participants transitioning to life coaching aspect of the BSL program. Utilizes center wide and community services as needed for client benefit.  Embraces the key values of case management: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care. 


Education/Knowledge:  A Bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, or social work.  Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, occupational therapy, criminal justice, and education must have fifteen (15) college-level semester hours of coursework in behavioral health and at least one (1) years of work experience in the behavioral health setting working with children and families. 

Experience:  Must have course work and or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and mental retardation. 

Physical:  Outpatient/Community based environment. Must pass a drug screen and background check. Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, getting down on knees, running, and walking. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at Helen Ross McNabb Center facilities, and not in community settings.  Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Certified driver status includes having a valid driver license with F endorsement, valid car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history. Must be capable of driving your personal vehicle to transport clients as necessary. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure. An essential job function is a reliable, predictable 40 hour per week job, on site and in the community, with regular attendance.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $15.59 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

MC is an EOE. MC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.