Master's Clinical Counselor (IOP Clinician) Knox

Master's Clinical Counselor (IOP Clinician) Knox

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?

Join the McNabb Center Team as our Master's Level IOP Clinician today!

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

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

The Master's Level IOP Clinician is the lead clinician providing clinical care for the clients in the Knox County Men's Intensive Outpatient Program, including leading group and individual sessions. Clients are adults with a substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorder. The clinician maintains regular contact with referral sources and collaborates as needed regarding client care. Evening hours with a flexible, 4-day work week. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $46,060 /yr based on relevant experience and education.

QUALIFICATIONS - Master's Level IOP Clinician


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family therapy, Counseling, Social Work, Addiction Studies, or other closely related field of study. 
  • Extensive knowledge of addiction and general knowledge of mental health and co-occurring disorders is essential. 
  • Knowledge of 12 step programs, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and aftercare planning is required. 
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care/practices is preferred. LADAC II or other relevant license or license-eligible with willingness to obtain.

Experience / Skills:

  • Experience working 1:1 and in a group setting with adults suffering from substance use and/or co-occurring disorders is preferred. 
  • Ability to use a computer required.  Computer experience and working with electronic medical records is preferred.

  • 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. 


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards; frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones; 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.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, running, and walking.
  • Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at McNabb Center facilities and not in community settings.

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.

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.