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

HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

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- Sevier County.

SUMMARY

The School Based Mental Health Liaison provides direct mental health services in the Sevier County school system including: 

    • Conducts individual, family, and group counseling
    • Provides advocacy, linkage, and referral services as needed
    • Provides mental health assessments and evaluations
    • Participates in IEP and other school related meetings
    • Provides parent, school or school staff training
    • Interfaces professionally with school personnel and other agencies
    • Conducts group sessions with children and/or parents.
    • Interfaces professionally with school personnel and provides therapeutic support

Compensation: 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.

REQUIREMENTS - School Based Mental Health Liaison

Education/Knowledge: 

  • 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.

Experience: 

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

Physical:

  • 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 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.

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.