Counselor (Outreach Advocate) Hamblen

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 an Outreach Advocate for Victims' Services in Hamblen County 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!

Outreach Advocate

The ideal Outreach Advocate is responsible for providing direct services to victims of domestic violence. Professionalism and the ability to work at both an individual level and as a team is required. Duties within the clinic/community change on an ongoing basis so flexibility is essential.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.78 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule:  This position is typically 8am-5pm. However, evening hours may occur due to crisis situations, goal completion, or family sessions. Position requires timely in person attendance on daily basis. Hamblen County Outreach Advocate's weekly schedule must be flexible to meet the needs of the client, family, and community.

Travel: Position does require travel. You may be asked to transport clients in your personal vehicle during a crisis situation, court, or to an appointment. An F endorsement is required for this position. 

QUALIFICATIONS - Outreach Advocate

Education: 

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in social services or related field with 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 crisis intervention. 
  • Candidates with HS diploma or equivalent will be considered with commensurate experience.

Experience / Knowledge

  • 1-2 years working with adults and/or families preferred. 
  • Experience/knowledge/front line service delivery in domestic violence or other victim services is preferred. 
  • Experience in case management and trauma-informed care is preferred. 
  • Experience in crisis intervention, de-escalation, and counseling is highly preferred. 
  • Supervisor experience is preferred.
  • Survivors of violence and those exposed to domestic violence are encouraged to apply. 
  • Bilingual preferred.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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 techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

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

Helen Ross 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.

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.