Discharge Specialist (CSU) 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 the Discharge Specialist at CSU Hamblen 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!

CSU Discharge Specialist

The CSU Discharge Specialist performs appropriate and specific discharge planning services for CSU clients. This function is exclusive to this position in order to ensure continuity of care and includes the following:

  • Meets with each client daily to assess needs and acts as a liaison with other providers to access services to reduce recidivism. 
  • Contact and follows up with each community mental health center or other providers to ensure that scheduled aftercare appointments are made.
  • Makes referrals to specialized treatment programs.
  • Works to connect any specific needs regarding housing, etc. 
  • May accompany client to aftercare appointments if warranted. 
  • May also provide the direct individuals and group treatment services within the CSU.

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

Scheduling: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm  Regular attendance is an essential job function, and some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of service recipients. 

Travel: 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. F endorsement is required.

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

QUALIFICATIONS - CSU Discharge Specialist


  • A Bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, or social work or non-degree and three years experience working with individuals with mental illness or special populations with co-occurring and dual diagnoses preferred.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred. 
  • Must have intricate knowledge of community resources and exceptional customer service qualities. 
  • Computer experience is helpful.  
  • Minimum of one year's experience working in a crisis setting preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

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. 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.