Master's Clinical Counselor (School Based Mental Health Liaison) Cocke


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.

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: School Based Mental Health Liaison- Cocke County.

SUMMARY - School Based Mental Health Liaison

The School Based Mental Health Liaison provides direct mental health services in the Cocke County school system.  Clinicians 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.  Clinicians will provide training and education to teachers, school staff, and students to promote healthy learning environments.  Clinicians will work closely with families and assist in the development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP).  Clinicians will also provide direct services to identified students.  Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership.

Compensation: Effective 8/1/22 Starting salary for this position is approximately $45,080 /yr based on relevant experience and education

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm  Some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of students / clients.

Travel: No travel is required for this position.

Equipment/Technology: Must be proficient with basic computer skills: e-mail, EMR documentation, faxing, time keeping, and scheduling.

REQUIREMENTS - School Based Mental Health Liaison


  • A master's degree in a human services field such as counselor or social work. 
  • In addition, applicants should have course work in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, trauma, suicide and learning disorders. 
  • Licensed or licensed eligible preferred.


  • 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.
  • This person will either posses experience or training in the Re-Education Philosophy or will acquire such training in the course of employment.
  • 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.


  • 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 de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care)

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.