Counselor (Recovery Co-Occurring) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Recovery Co-Occurring Counselor for our Outpatient Substance and Specialty Programs today!

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Recovery Co-Occurring Counselor

The Recovery Co-Occurring Counselor facilitates the following in addition to other assigned tasks:

  • Provides effective therapeutic interventions in individual, group, and family formats as directed by the treatment plan to address chemical dependency issues.
  • Meets with clients individually per their request or need.
  • Introduce clients to the 12-Step model and /or other appropriate recovery modalities.
  • Refer clients to medication assisted treatment (MAT) when appropriate.
  • Manages the treatment plan. Uses the plan as a working document to coordinate the delivery of services from a variety of appropriate service providers.
  • Facilitate random drug screens with clients.
  • Maintains regular contact with referral sources and collaborates as needed regarding client care.
  • Works closely in providing liaison services with other agencies involved with clients such as probation officers, assessment agencies working with families and outside therapists. 
  • Collaborates with internal and external resources and services as part of a comprehensive treatment team. 
  • Contributes in a positive way to workings of program concept of effective teamwork needed for effective treatment.
  • Coordinates care with MAT providers to provide continuity of services.
  • Monitor client participation in group and individual sessions.
  • Keep up-to-date attendance roster for groups and individual sessions.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $16.70 /yr or hr based on relevant experience and education.

Scheduling:  Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the clients / program.

Travel: Travel is required.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are required for time keeping, email, and documentation in the electronic medical record. 

QUALIFICATIONS - Recovery Co-Occurring Counselor

Education: 

  • Must have at least a Bachelor's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work or sociology from an accredited college of university or LADAC license with three to five years' experience.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience working with adults 1:1 and in a group setting, as well as, previous experience in the alcohol and drug field is mandatory. 
  • Applicants may have other counseling skills and /or treatment/recovery environment experience that could accommodate this position.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.