Master's Clinical Counselor (Licensed Provider -LPC / LMFT) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

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.

The Preferred Provider Program, by virtue of the persons served, represents a place where the Center's vision is lived out on a day-to-day basis. The severe and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) population truly embodies the poorest of the poor and the sickest of the sick. Therefore, it is the philosophy of outpatient mental health services to live up to this vision by reaching out to the SPMI, regardless of what situation they are in or where they are, and open a door of stability through mental health treatment. Staff members assist in ensuring that the consumer/natural support is able to access both cost effective and quality services. 

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: Licensed Provider (LPC / LMFT)

The Licensed Provider (LPC / LMFT) is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of adults and children seeking professional help for mental health and co-occurring issues.  This includes initial assessments, diagnosing, triage/crisis counseling, and individual therapy. Responsible for acting as the primary clinical liaison with local medical provider to co-manage patients..

COMPENSATION: Effective 8/1/22 Starting salary for this position is approximately $48,020 /yr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule:  This position has a regular schedule of Monday - Friday 8a.m. until 5p.m. There is no on-call for this position and employee is off on Center designated holidays. In-person daily attendance is essential for this position except in instances of approved time off.

Travel: This position may be required to travel to conferences/meetings as applicable.

Equipment/Technology: This position does require basic computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling and use of electronic medical records entry, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook). This position may also be required to utilize telehealth equipment for service delivery.

Duties: Responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of persons seeking professional help for mental health and co-occurring issues.  This includes initial assessments, diagnosing, triage/crisis counseling, and individual therapy. Will serve both adults and children.

QUALIFICATIONS - Licensed Provider (LPC / LMFT)


  • 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.  
  • Active license to practice in the State of Tennessee required.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Must have course work and or experience in the areas of psychopathology, counseling, theory, cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse and mental illness. 
  • Three years experience with LCSW or LPC preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • 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. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • 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.

Helen Ross 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.

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, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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.

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.