Master's Clinical Counselor (Detention Liaison) Knox / Blount / Sevier

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Detention Liaison Counselor for the Tennessee Resiliency Program today!

The Detention Liaison Counselor will: 

  • provide direct linkage to and from the Helen Ross McNabb Center (e.g. referrals, records, program information, etc.)
  • provide assessment, intervention, referrals and consultation to clients, families and court staff. 

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $42,140 /yr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm


  • Travel to Knox, Blount, or Sevier County Detention Centers may be required.  
  • F endorsement is required.


  • Basic computer skills are required for email, timekeeping, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Detention Liaison Counselor


  • A Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health or related field.

Experience / Knowledge:  

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, and case management skills. 
  • Prior experience working with adolescents and their families who exhibit mental health, behavioral and or substance abuse problems is also a requisite for this position.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.