Master's Clinical Counselor (MAT) - Knox


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 - Medication Assisted Treatment. 


The Master's Level Clinician is responsible for administering and overseeing all clinical and therapeutic functions of outpatient medication assisted treatment (MAT) program. Job duties include, but are not limited to completing psychosocial assessments, providing individual, group and family therapy, case management/care coordination and advocacy. Completes all diagnosis assessments, treatment plans and discharge plans. Completes and tracks all insurance information and submits all client data into state database. Submits all documentation within acceptable Center timeframes. The position interfaces with other medical providers, social service agencies and legal entities to ensure coordination of care.  Embraces the key concepts of motivational interviewing and harm reduction. Due to the diversity of job responsibilities, this position requires flexibility in scheduling. Any other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.


Education/Knowledge: 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. 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 mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, co-occurring disorders, physical and sexual abuse and suicide

Experience: One year experience preferred.  Experience working in the substance use field is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position. Experience/knowledge of outpatient detox, medication assisted treatment, motivational interviewing, and 12-step programs, as well as assessment, treatment planning and after-care is also beneficial.

Abilities: 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.  Ability to effectively and ethically counsel adults and families.  Ability to present professionally and work within a team format to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions.  Ability to effectively facilitate both process and psycho-educational groups with clients and families.  Ability to work within a team format to meet positive goals for clients and interface with other agencies involved in the ecology of the family. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure and effective decision-making skills, ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, 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.  

Physical: Hearing of normal and soft tones.  Close eye work. Lifting up to 50lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. 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. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing nonviolent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. This position requires use of a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Staff in this position must be capable of driving a Center van and transporting clients in a personal vehicle. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Staff must have a valid driver license and be able to obtain an F endorsement on license within first month of employment. 

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.