Master's Clinical Counselor (Community-Based) - Greater Chattanooga Area


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 Community-Based Clinician - Greater Chattanooga Area. 


Provide holistic assessments identifying basic needs, social and emotional, mental health and substance use needs to individuals, groups, and families engaged with Hamilton County Girls Inc and YMCA of Greater Chattanooga as well as at Hamilton County HRMC Children and Youth services as needed.  Utilization of evidence-based, trauma-informed, and family focused interventions. Complete assessments for basic needs, case management mental health of children, formulate diagnoses, and develop treatment plans for children and their families. Maintain trauma-informed and supportive relationships with youth enrolled in program and their caregivers. Provide individual, group and family sessions.  Assist youth and families in learning, developing, and using resources, self-regulation strategies that improve emotion regulation and reduce trauma-related behaviors using trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate interventions. Complete outpatient individual and family therapy in accordance with productivity targets. Respond to referrals from partner agencies.  Identify financial needs of the participant's. Prepare needed paperwork to request financial assistance and submit paperwork for approval in a timely manner, Coordinate services to participant including but not limited to: housing, medical needs, mental health and substance use needs, legal issues, social skills development, employment  and education. Assume responsibility as the primary worker for an assigned case-load of participants familiarize self with all resources in the community. Comply with all clinical record-keeping responsibilities including, but not limited to: monthly and semi-annual productivity reports, daily contact logs, and group sign in sheets. Complete all documentation within 4 business days of client contact.   Serve as advocate/liaison for participants to secure services and reduce barriers to those services including but  not limited to coordination of care for medical and mental health services, education services and assistance, employment needs and  assistance, housing needs and assistance. Maintain a good driving record and maintain driver insurability.  Attend YMCA and Girls Inc. Staff and treatment meetings a requested, attend and complete all trainings required by HRMC, Girls Inc. and YMCA.  This position requires Utilization of a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified F endorsement is a condition of employment. Maintain and use a safely operating vehicle for program business.  Provide and coordinate transportation for consumers to necessary appointments including use of own vehicle, bus passes, SETHRA transportation etc. Demonstrates professionalism in all aspects of performance. Strives to promote harmonious relationships with all staff, and all departments. Demonstrates dependability and flexibility when needed to meet program expectations and assist with other programs and/or projects as needed or as requested. Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and development and meets staff development standards set by McNabb Center. Maintain ability to work well with diverse clients nd relate in a professional manner to the public and staff. Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy of clients by maintaining confidentiality in compliance and in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which regulates the unauthorized release of our clients' personal health information. Promotes positive public relationships and promotes all McNabb Center programs within the McNabb Center system and community. Adheres to HRMC dress code and maintains a professional appearance .Adheres to all Center and Department policies and procedures. Maintain strong collaboration with partners on behalf of the youth and families served. Assist in tasks that improve overall management of program, including arranging transportation for clients, maintaining program supplies, overseeing interns, insurance authorizations, and other administrative tasks. Complete documentation of program activities in timely manner and in accordance with program and Center-wide policies.


Education/Knowledge: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field required. Training in trauma informed care and interventions, child psychopathology, cultural diversity, and child development preferred.

Experience: One year experience using evidence-based trauma treatment methods with children preferred.

Physical: Ability to effectively utilize methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holds. Valid driver's license. Ability to obtain an F-endorsement. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, and running. 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.


Full time annual salary starts at approximately $39,364 depending 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. HRMC 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.