Master's Clinical Counselor (School Base Mental Health Liaison) Jefferson

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 School Based Mental Health Liaison in Jefferson County today!

The School Based Mental Health Liaison program provides direct mental health services in the Jefferson County school system.  Liaisons will provide individual consultation to teachers and assist them in structuring classrooms to enhance the learning environment for children whose risk of developing an emotional, behavioral, or substance abuse problem is significantly higher than average or children who have minimal but detectable signs or symptoms foreshadowing a disorder.  Liaisons will provide training and education to teachers, school staff, and students to promote healthy learning environments.  Liaisons will work closely with families and assist in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP).  Liaisons will also provide direct services to identified students.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $45,080 /yr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm with some flexibility required to meet the needs of clients.


  • F endorsement is required.


  • Use of a Center issued cell phone and laptop computer is required. 
  • Basic computer skills are required for email, time keeping, and documentation in the EMR.

QUALIFICATIONS - School Based Mental Health Liaison


  • Must have a Master's Degree in a human services field such as counselor or social work.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Must have two (2) years experience working with children with emotional or behavioral problems, or two (2) years of experience with adolescent substance use/abuse prevention, or a combination of the two.  
  • Applicants should have experience leading groups and trainings.


  • 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.

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.