Master's Clinical Counselor (School Based Liaison) Hamblen

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?

Join the McNabb Center Team as a School Based Liaison today!

The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood.

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

School Based Liaison

The ideal School Based Liaison:

  • serves as the primary clinician that provides counseling/liaison services to a predetermined number of children/youth and families in the Hamblen, Claiborne, and Grainger County School Systems. 
  • works alongside schools to create a trauma informed school climate, provide consultation and training to staff, and deliver direct therapeutic mental health services to selected schools while providing linkage and coordination to additional wrap around services. 
  • provides weekly individual and family psycho-therapy to children and adolescents ages 4-21 with a mental health diagnosis. 
  • provides psycho-social assessments for clients and provides diagnosis and appropriate referrals for clients assessed, as needed. 
  • provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed
  • interfaces with the school system and other agencies to increase cooperation and consistency between home, school, and community. 

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

Scheduling: Outpatient clinic is open from 8am-5pm. Position requires timely in person attendance on daily basis. School based liaison would also follow the schedule of the school that they are assigned. Family sessions would typically be in the evening hours. School based liaisons weekly schedule must be flexible to meet the needs of the client, family, and school.

Travel: Position does require travel. You may be asked to transport clients in your personal vehicle during a crisis situation, for a family session, or to an appointment. An F endorsement is required for this position.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are required for email, scheduling, timekeeping, and

QUALIFICATIONS - School Based Liaison


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field with coursework or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and developmental / intellectual disability. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership.

Experience / Knowledge

  • One year experience preferred. 
  • Experience working with children is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position. 
  • This person will either possess experience or training in the Re-Education Philosophy or will acquire such training in the course of employment.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • 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. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • 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.

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 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.

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, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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.