Master's Clinical Counselor ( BRIDGES School Based) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

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: BRIDGES School Based Master's Level Liaison

The Ideal BRIDGES School Based Master's Level Liaison serves as the primary clinician that provides counseling/liaison services to a predetermined number of children/youth and families in the Knox County School (KCS) System as part of the community school model. Works alongside KCS to identify and collaborate about mental health services to selected schools while providing linkage and coordination to appropriate services. Clinician provides weekly individual and family psycho-therapy to children and adolescents ages 4-21 with a mental health diagnosis. Clinician is to provide psycho-social assessments for clients and provides diagnosis and appropriate referrals for clients assessed, as needed. Clinician provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed. Interfaces with the school system and other agencies to increase cooperation and consistency between home, school, and community. The Bridges Master's Level Liaison/ Counselor provides information and referral, agency linkage, advocacy, home visits, and follow-up services. Treatment modalities used by Master's level clinicians providing therapy services include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Play Therapy.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $40,349 /yr based on relevant experience and education.

QUALIFICATIONS - BRIDGES School Based Master's Level Liaison

Education:

  • Master's degree in Human Services
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership
  • Preferred Master's level licensed or license eligible clinician

Experience / Knowledge:

  • 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 intellectual disabilities.
  • One year experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position.
  • This person will either posses experience or training in the Re-Education Philosophy or will acquire such training in the course of employment.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • 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.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, running, and walking.
  • Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at McNabb Center facilities and not in community settings.
  • 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.

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.