Counselor (Innerchange) Knox

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

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: Innerchange Counselor. 

SUMMARY - Innerchange Counselor

The ideal Innerchange Counselor is responsible for providing case management, individual, family and group counseling for youth ages 12-18 referred to Innerchange by Knox County Juvenile Court and other community referral sources. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Making appropriate weekly contacts with clients based on level of need and reason for referral.
  • Conducting groups during evening hours for Innerchange clients at least 2 evenings per week.
  • Providing 24 hours on-call availability for youth and families in crisis 7 days per week.
  • Conducting curfew checks and recommending drug screening by the court if needed.
  • Completing all documentation regarding Innerchange Program compliance to the court or other referral sources with appropriate releases of information.
  • Completing Mcnabb Center intake paperwork, treatment plan and other documentation related to the case in a timely manner. 
  • Partnering with community resources to ensure the success of clients in the Home Base Program, including Knox County Schools, court staff and mental health professionals.
  • Attending all court hearings and CFTMs for Innerchange clients. 

The counselor must be capable of attending court hearings and other meetings on behalf of the clients; transport clients to appointments or meetings as needed; provide individual and group counseling for youth needing anger management, decision-making skills and assistance with legal and other issues; and must be able to submit appropriate documentation to the client file at McNabb Center and to Knox County Juvenile Court. 

*Due to the diversity of job responsibilities, this position requires flexibility in scheduling. 

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 - Innerchange Counselor

Education/Knowledge: A Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or related fields.

Experience: Experience working with adolescents in social services field is preferred.  Experience working in the court system and providing liaison services with schools and other community resources is also beneficial.

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 if not already obtained, and transport clients.

Physical: Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. 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 $14.78 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.