Master's Clinical Counselor (School Based Crisis) Knox

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 workā€¦make the decision to work where you are valued!

Join the McNabb Center Team as a School Based Crisis Counselor today!

School Based Crisis Counselor

The School Based Crisis Counselor completes face-to-face assessments of students in Knox County Schools (KCS) experiencing a psychiatric emergency to determine level of service needed. 

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $49,980 /yr or hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • The School Based Crisis Counselor will operate during school hours Monday-Friday, but will be expected to complete assessments through extended hours, if needed.
  •  The holder of this position will be expected to work shifts that meet the needs of the program operation. 
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function. 
  • During, non-school months and/or school holidays, staff will report to McNabb for other duties as assigned. 
  • Position will work year round at McNabb Center, and only onsite with schools during the school operating days.


  • 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.
  • F endorsement is required. 
  • Must be able to provide transportation as needed.


  • This position requires the use of computer skills with an electronic medical record (EMR), and telehealth/televideo services may be offered as part of the service delivery. 
  • Staff will be expected to maintain work with a Center cell phone and computer.


  • Perform mental health assessments and determine level of care needed, and coordinate with KCS on student needs and follow up.

QUALIFICATIONS - School Based Crisis Counselor


  • A Master's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology and experience working with individuals with mental illness and/or co-occurring diagnoses. 
  • Preferred Master's level licensed or license eligible clinician.

Experience / Knowledge

  • 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, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention.  
  • Must have experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses and Co-Occurring Disorders. 
  • Computer experience is helpful. 
  • Experience working in a crisis setting preferred. 


  • 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.