Master's Clinical Counselor (TN-ROCS) Cocke

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 a TN-ROCS Mental Health Liaison in the Criminal Justice Program today!

The TN-ROCS Mental Health Liaison is responsible for:

  • Providing comprehensive mental health and alcohol and drug assessment, encouraging treatment, providing necessary connections to treatment, and working directly with the criminal justice system to create an effective alternative sentencing/release plan. 
  • Provide information and referral, agency linkage, advocacy, and follow-up services. 
  • Attend court to ensure alternative sentencing plans are implemented. 
  • Provides direct service delivery in Cocke County jail and courts within flexible hours, develops and implements appropriate treatment planning, provides crisis intervention and emergency services, interacts and coordinates with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies, as well as utilizes center-wide and community resources as needed for client benefit.
  • Provide mental health, substance use, suicide prevention, and crisis de-escalation training to local law enforcement when requested.  .

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $48,020 /yr based on relevant experience and education.


  • This position provides services Monday-Friday during regular business hours.  
  • Flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the clients / program.


  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, a valid driver's license with an F endorsement OR the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license in order to transport clients as needed. 
  • Transporting clients in a personal or Center vehicle is an essential function of this position.


QUALIFICATIONS - TN-ROCS Mental Health Liaison


  • Must have a Master's degree from an accredited school of Social Work or related field, preferably LMSW or LCSW eligible. 

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience with substance abuse treatment/services. 
  • Knowledge in community services and advocacy. 
  • Prior experience in the criminal justice/corrections and judicial system helpful.
  • Basic computer skills are required for documentation in the electronic medical record, email, time keeping, and scheduling.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal to soft tones and close eye work.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.