Master's Clinical Counselor Residential

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?

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

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Jail to Work Clinician in Blount County today!

Jail to Work Clinician

The Jail to Work Clinician is responsible for administering and overseeing all clinical and therapeutic functions of the Jail to Work program.  Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • facilitating IOP groups
  • completing psychosocial diagnostic assessments
  • providing individual therapy, and case management
  • complete all diagnosis assessments, treatment plans and discharge plans
  • complete and track all insurance information
  • submit all documentation within acceptable Center timeframes.


  • Starting salary for this position is approximately $48,020 /yr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Due to the diversity of job responsibilities, this position requires flexibility in scheduling (days, evenings, and occasional weekend)


  • Must be capable of driving a van and also transporting clients in personal vehicle. 
  • F-endorsement is required.


  • Must be computer literate and have ability to communicate effectively (oral and written communication.)


  • The Jail to Work Clinician will lead IOP group three times weekly, facilitate weekly psychoeducational groups, and conduct individual therapy with clients. 
  • Any other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS - Jail to Work Clinician


  • 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 is preferred.
Experience / Knowledge

  • One year experience preferred. 
  • Licensed preferred. 
  • Experience working with adults 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 motivational interviewing, group facilitation, Re-Ed philosophy and 12-step programs, as well as assessment, treatment planning and after-care is also beneficial.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

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.

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.