Master's Clinical Counselor (Criminal Justice)

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 Behavioral Health Co-Response Clinician

SUMMARY

The Master's Level Behavioral Health Co-Response Clinician will be available to work side-by-side (co-respond) with law enforcement in the community to intervene and divert individuals during police encounters.  The clinician will triage, assess and identify possible treatment options for identified individuals.  The clinician will provide mental health follow-up field calls with law enforcement.  Clinician will be housed at Knoxville Police Department headquarters.  Clinician may be required to work flexible hours. Clinician will facilitate trainings to law enforcement on mental health and substance use disorders.  Clinician will participate in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings.   

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a Master's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, addictions, 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 disability.  Candidates with a Master's degree in rehabilitation, occupational therapy, criminal justice, or education, must have fifteen college-level semester hours of coursework in behavioral health and at least one year of work experience in the behavioral health setting.

Experience: One year experience in the social work and addictions field and/or behavioral health and criminal justice setting preferred.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs., frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. This position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, getting down on knees, running, and walking. Valid driver's license- "F" endorsement and a personal dependable vehicle to conduct community outreach and response. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment

COMPENSATION:

Full time annual salary starts at approximately $41,932 depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross 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.

HRMC 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.