Master's Clinical Counselor (BRIDGES School Based) 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 Master's Level Liaison in the BRIDGES School Based program today!

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

The 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.
  • Provides weekly individual and family psycho-therapy to children and adolescents ages 4-21 with a mental health diagnosis.
  • Provides psycho-social assessments for clients and provides diagnosis and appropriate referrals for clients assessed, as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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 but are not limited to: 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 $45,080 /yr based on relevant experience and education. Free licensed clinical supervision opportunities available.

Scheduling: An essential job function is adherence to an assigned schedule on site and in the schools and/or community, with regular attendance. 

Travel:  F endorsement is required.  Some travel to other worksites may be required.

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

QUALIFICATIONS - School-Based Bridges Master's Level Liaison


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field with coursework or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and intellectual disabilities. 
  • Degree must be licensed or license-eligible for LPC, LMFT or LCSW. 
  • Free licensed clinical supervision opportunities available!
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership.

 Experience / Knowledge:

  • One year experience preferred.
  • Experience working with children is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position.  
  • Must have basic computer skills in Microsoft Office, e-mail, and internet use.  
  • Ability to utilize electronic medical records.

Physical/Emotional Skills:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones; close eye work.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and de-escalation techniques and escapes.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

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.