Counselor (JJR Diversion) Multiple Counties

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 a Diversion Counselor for the Juvenile Justice Reform (JJR) program today!

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

TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE: One in Sevier Co. and one in Blount/Monroe Co.

The Juvenile Justice Reform (JJR) Diversion Counselor will:

  • Meet with youth to perform assessments to indicate their level of need for supervision while in the program
  • Provide intensive supervision to youth who are at risk of being placed in DCS custody
  • Act as a liaison with community agencies such as: County Schools, Department of Children's Services, and Regional County Juvenile Court
  • Help provide therapeutic services in the home or at school
  • Provide transport to help meet the therapeutic needs of their clients

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $16.09 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule: Full time, flexible schedule.

Travel: Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Must be capable of driving your personal vehicle to transport clients as necessary. F endorsement is required.

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

QUALIFICATIONS - JJR Diversion Counselor


  • Bachelors Degree in Social Science or related fields

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience working with youth preferred.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • 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. 


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards; frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones; close eye work.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation and escape techniques.

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 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.

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.  

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.