Counselor (Transitional Housing Advocate) Knox

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 a Transitional Housing Advocate with the Domestic Violence Shelter today!

QUALIFICATIONS - Transitional Housing Advocate


  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in social services, counseling, child and family studies, or related field with course work or experience in the areas of child development, cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and cycles of domestic violence and treatment interventions for trauma highly preferred.
  • Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling preferred.
  • Candidates with HS diploma or equivalent will be considered with commensurate experience.
  • Basic computer literacy skills.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Survivors of violence and those exposed to domestic violence are encouraged to apply. Bilingual preferred.


  • 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.

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 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.