Master's Clinical Counselor (Gateway)


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: Master's Level Clinician. 


The Master's Level Clinician at Gateway will be responsible for administering and overseeing all clinical and therapeutic functions of the program.  This includes individual, group, and family therapy in addition to crisis intervention, emergency services as needed and discharge planning.  Utilizes center wide resources and community services as needed for client benefit and embraces the key values of case management:  empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.


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.


Education/Knowledge: Licensed or certified mental health professional or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, or other related field of study with a minimum of three years pertinent work experience.  An individual with a Master's degree who is on a licensure track and under the supervision of a licensed practitioner is acceptable.  Licensure must be completed within 6 years. Knowledge of addiction and adolescent development is preferred.


Must have course work and or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness.  Three  years pertinent field experience necessary, five preferred. Experience working with adolescents as well as previous experience in the alcohol and drug field is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position. Experience/knowledge of 12-Step programs as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and aftercare are also beneficial.

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. Must be capable of driving a van and transporting clients. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.  This position requires becoming certified in CPR. 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. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment / effective decision making under pressure.  The necessary skills for this position include the ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, and 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. 


Full time annual salary starts at approximately $41,932 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.

The McNabb Center is an EOE. 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.

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.