Master's Clinical Counselor (CSU Therapist) Hamblen

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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: Master's Level CSU Therapist. 

SUMMARY - Master's Level Therapist

The Master's Level CSU Therapist serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, completing face to face assessments and intakes as well as providing education, rehabilitation, and support for clients of the Hamblen Crisis Stabilization Unit. Will provide individual and family therapy as indicated. Will assist clients in developing plans of action, support, and discharge. In addition, the Master's Level Therapist position is intended to provide hope for clients by offering a variety of therapeutic interventions. Follows-up on client to ensure treatment is being rendered. Completes intakes and supporting documentation for both CSU and WIC, provides phone triage, and one on one therapeutic interventions with individuals admitted to either CSU or WIC.

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.

REQUIREMENTS - Master's Level Therapist

Education/Knowledge 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 with 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 intellectual and developmental disabilities. Must be licensed or license eligible. 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. Must obtain F endorsement.

Experience: : 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.

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, a valid driver's license with an F endorsement OR the ability to acquire an F endorsement on a valid driver's license, and transport clients.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. 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.  Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure.  Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements; including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking. CPR and First Aid certification required. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift.

Due to CSU and WIC being 24 hours/7 days per week programming, the following expectations are applied to all staff working in these programs:

· All staff will be present and on time for shift in order to relieve previous shift.

· All staff will stay on shift until relief coverage arrive. 

· All staff have been briefed on the nature of the programming and understand that shifts must be covered in order to keep our staff and clients safe.

· All staff recognize that if bad weather is predicted be prepared to make it in prior to poor travel conditions and to stay until relieve staff can make it in.

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

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.