Master's Clinical Counselor (TN-ROCS) McMinn / Monroe

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

TN-ROCS Mental Health Liaison

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.

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

Travel: 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.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are required for documentation in the electronic medical record, email, time keeping, and scheduling.

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.


  • 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.