Master's Clinical Counselor (Outpatient Co-Occurring) Knox

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

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: Outpatient Co-Occurring Master's Level Clinician. 

SUMMARY - Outpatient Co-Occurring Master's Level Clinician

The Outpatient Co-Occurring Master's Level Clinician will be responsible for facilitating and enhancing the integrated care model, discharge planning, and recovery support for clients with co-occurring disorders. The therapist must be able to exercise sound judgment and effective decision making, able to set boundaries, have an aptitude for empathetic listening, flexibility, willingness, and have the adaptability to working with diverse populations. The therapist must have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. The therapist must be able to work independently and interdependently in multiple settings, while adhering to federal confidentiality laws and accepted standards and guidelines. They must be able to initiate and maintain professional and clinical relationships and interact appropriately with a team of health practitioners.

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.

REQUIREMENTS - Outpatient Co-Occurring Master's Level Clinician

Education/Knowledge: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family therapy, Community Agency Counseling, Addictions, Psychology, Social Work, or other closely related field of study. Knowledge of addiction and mental health recovery including co-occurring disorders are essential.  Knowledge of co-occurring assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and aftercare are required.

Experience: Must have experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders 1:1 and/or group therapy. Previous experience in the co-occurring field is mandatory. Familiarity with motivational interviewing and stages of change, including stage-wise interventions are essential.

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.

Abilities: Must be able to maintain regular and punctual attendance. Ability to possess personal characteristics of maturity and professionalism with a sincere desire to work with individuals with co-occurring disorders. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to include but not limited to: active listening, written and verbal communication, empathy, critical thinking, leadership, and motivation. Must have basic computer skills in Microsoft Office, e-mail, and internet use.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as 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. 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. This position requires being certified in or becoming certified in CPR.

Compensation: Starting salary for this position is approximately $41,226 based on relevant experience and education.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.

MC is an EOE. MC 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.