Counselor (Co-Occurring) Knox


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.

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: Co-Occurring Program Counselor

SUMMARY - Co-Occurring Program Counselor

The ideal Co-Occurring Program Counselor at CenterPointe, under the direct supervision of the Service Coordinator, is responsible for:  assisting clients recovering from the effects of alcohol/drug detoxification and withdrawal in a non-threatening, comfortable and supportive setting.  The Program Counselor carries at least a case load of ten clients varying from both detoxification and residential levels of care and helps them to learn the tools of recovery through group process and individual sessions.  Clients are given individualized treatment plans and are assessed to see what they need to gain the most out of treatment and are offered further care by referring them to aftercare options such as halfway houses, intensive outpatient programs and counseling for emotional and mental needs.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

REQUIREMENTS - Co-Occurring Program Counselor

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

Experience: Experience in a residential setting or equivalent environment.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation.  Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

Physical: Normal residential treatment setting.  Close eye work for writing and computer work.  Staff will possibly perform, including but not limited to: lift up to 50 Ibs. pushing and pulling up to 150 Ibs frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, participating in client activities. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.

Compensation: Starting salary for this position is approximately $ 13.88 /hr based 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.