Master's Clinical Counselor (BHUCC Walk In Center) 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: Walk In Center Clinician

The Ideal Walk In Center Clinician serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team and provides direct care through crisis services, evaluation, and triage. Completes intakes and supporting documentation for both CSU and BHUCC, provides phone triage, and one on one therapeutic interventions with individuals admitted to either CSU/BHUCC.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $44,734/yr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule: Must have flexible schedule. Possible overnight shifts, holiday work and overtime. Must be punctual and maintain good attendance record. Must stay awake and alert on all shifts. The role of the WIC Clinician is to ensure coverage is provided 24/7 despite any weather conditions or holidays that arise.

Travel: Valid driver's license with F endorsement required. Reliable vehicle required. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Picking up clients from community locations and hospitals in personal vehicle or company vehicle. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

Equipment/Technology: Computer experience is essential. Ability to learn and utilize EMR and create documents within the program.

QUALIFICATIONS - Walk In Center Clinician


  • Must have at least a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science field.
  • Course work 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.
  • Must be licensed or license eligible.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Experience preferred in the social work field or a behavioral health setting with extensive experience with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis Disorders preferred.  Experience working in a crisis setting and triage.  Knowledge of community services for linkage and referral.


  • 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 (Handle with Care).
  • 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 ( 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.