Master's Clinical Counselor (Children's Crisis CCFT) Knox

At the 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: Children's Crisis CCFT Master's Level Clinician. 

SUMMARY - Children's Crisis CCFT Master's Level Clinician

The holder of this position will work within a 24/7 children's crisis walk-in center to assess, refer, and provide immediate support for acute treatment issues. Serves as a clinical member of the children's crisis continuum multi-disciplinary team, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for SPMI client population. Clinician provides weekly individual and family psycho-therapy to children and adolescents ages birth-21 with a mental health diagnosis.  Clinician is to provide psycho-social assessments for clients entering the children's crisis walk-in center and provides diagnoses and appropriate referrals for clients assessed.  Clinician will provide mental status assessments for clients.  Clinician will discuss options/goals for clients receiving services.  Clinician provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.  Clinician embraces the key values of clinical services: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.  Clinician adheres to McNabb Center policies and procedures, as well as CARF standards Completes face-to-face assessment of clients experiencing a psychiatric emergency to determine level of service needed.  Facilitates referral-related activities to link clients with needed services.  Follows-up on client to ensure treatment is being rendered.  Assists with assessments at main site and in the community setting. 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. CPR and First Aid Certification required. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift. This position requires a rotational schedule of on-call assistance  both in person and over the phone 24/7, in addition to covering various shifts. . An essential job function is a reliable, predictable 40 hour per week job, on site, with regular attendance.

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 - Children's Crisis CCFT Master's Level Clinician

Education/Knowledge: Master's degree in human services or related 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 disabilities. Preferred Master's level licensed or license eligible clinician. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure.  Ability to exercise sound judgment and effective decision-making, ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations.  Must also have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. Knowledge of etiology and treatment of mental illness, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, human development and cultural diversity. Ability to effectively and ethically counsel children and families.  Ability to present professionally and work within a team format to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions.  Ability to effectively run and process groups with children and families.  Ability to work within a team format to meet positive goals for children and interface with other agencies involved in the ecology of the family.

Experience: One year experience in a human services or related field preferred. Experience working with children preferred. Experience working in a crisis setting preferred.

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.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as 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. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.  

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

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.