Counselor (Redirections Co-Occurring Case Manager) Hamblen

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: Redirections Intensive Co-Occurring Case Manager

The Ideal Redirections Intensive Co-Occurring Case Manager is responsible for coordinating and providing intensive case management and care coordination for clients enrolled in IOP or continuing care/recovery services. In addition to intensive community case management, the Specialist is responsible for planning and leading weekly intervention group in the Redirections program and co-facilitating IOP groups as needed.  This position is responsible for TASI assessments, coordinating transportation services and assisting in advocacy, linkage, referrals, and completing related documentation in order to adhere to the guidelines of the program.  The position interfaces with agencies to increase cooperation and consistency between home, school, and community.  Functions as a primary member of the treatment team to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions for children and families.  Embraces the key values and principles of the Re-Ed Philosophy and the key values of case management: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care. Due to the diversity of job responsibilities, this position requires flexibility in scheduling. Any other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

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 - Redirections Intensive Co-Occurring Case Manager

Education/Knowledge: Bachelor's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology or social work, or must be licensed as a nurse (LPN or RN).  LPNs must have fifteen (15) semester hours of behavioral health and one (2) years of behavioral health care or A&D experience.  Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in rehabilitation, occupational therapy, criminal justice, and education must have fifteen (15) college-level semester hours of course work in behavioral health and at least one (1) year of work experience in the behavioral health setting.

 Must be capable of driving a van and also transporting clients in personal vehicle. Ability to effectively and ethically counsel children and families.  Ability to present professionally and work within a team format to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions.  Ability to effectively run and process and psycho-educational groups with children/adolescents and families.  Ability to work within a team format to meet positive goals for children and interface with other agencies involved in the ecology of the family. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure and effective decision-making skills, ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations.  Must also have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills.  Must be computer literate and have ability to communicate effectively (oral and written communication.)

Experience: Must have course work and or 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 developmental / intellectual disability. One year experience preferred. Experience working with adolescents as well as previous experience in the alcohol and drug field is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position. Experience/knowledge of motivational interviewing, Re-Ed philosophy, principles of case management and 12-step programs, as well as assessment, treatment planning and after-care 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, and transport clients.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. 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.