Master's Clinical Counselor (Criminal Justice TN-ROCS)

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 TN-ROCS Criminal Justice Liaison. 

SUMMARY

The TN-ROCS Criminal Justice Liaison is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health and alcohol and drug assessment, encouraging treatment, providing necessary connections to treatment, and working directly with the criminal justice system to create an effective release plan. Provide information and referral, agency linkage, advocacy, and follow-up services by selecting an appropriate Criminal Justice Case Manager when necessary. Attend court to ensure alternative sentencing plans are implemented.  Provides direct service delivery in multiple jails and courts within flexible hours, develops and implements appropriate treatment planning, provides crisis intervention and emergency services, interacts and coordinates with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, as well as utilizes center-wide and community resources as needed for client benefit.  Provide mental health, substance use, suicide prevention, and crisis de-escalation training to local law enforcement when requested. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

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

Education/Knowledge: Must have a Master's degree from an accredited school of Social Work or related field, preferably LMSW or LCSW eligible.

Experience: Experience with substance abuse treatment/services. Knowledge in community services and advocacy. Prior experience in the criminal justice/corrections and judicial system helpful.

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.

Skills: Must have strong communication skills. Must be comfortable working with professional members of the community, including but not limited to law enforcement and corrections, psychologists and counselors, attorneys, judges, medical personnel and other case managers. Must be able to perform job responsibilities on an independent level.

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:

Salary range for this position starts at approximately $41,517 per year 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.

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Location:

Knoxville, TN