Master's Level Clinician (OnTrack TN/Knox C&Y)


At the McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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: Master's Level Clinician (OnTrack TN/Knox C&Y)


This clinician is a split position providing therapy and related services for the OnTrack TN - Knox County First Episode Psychosis (FEP) program, as well as the children and youth outpatient clinic. Holder of this position will spend 20 hours a week in each position to complete the full 40 hour work week. Clinician provides weekly individual and family psycho-therapy to children, youth, and young adults ages 2-30 with a mental health diagnosis.  Clinician will ensure compliance with productivity standards set by the Coordinator/Director by scheduling determined number of clients for weekly sessions, providing follow up phone calls when clients cancel or miss scheduled appointments, and provide support staff with information for appointment reminder calls.  Clinician is to provide psycho-social assessments for clients entering the McNabb Children and Youth Center and provides diagnoses and appropriate referrals for clients assessed.  Clinician will provide mental status assessments for clients.  Clinician will discuss options/goals for clients receiving services.  Clinician provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.  Clinician embraces the key values of clinical services: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.  Clinician adheres to McNabb Center policies and procedures.

Serves as the part time primary clinician that provides individual, group, and family counseling as part of the First Episode Psychosis/On Track TN model. Clinician provides services to adolescents and young adults ages 15-30 with a mental health diagnosis that involves symptoms evident of psychosis. Clinician will help clients clarify goals, cope with stressful situations, interact more effectively with other people, and generally to overcome barriers to client's recovery.  The primary clinician will rotate in a 24 hour/7 day a week on-call schedule. Treatment modalities used by Master's level clinicians providing therapy services include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), CBT for psychosis (CBTp), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC), and/or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Play Therapy. Completes training, consultation calls, and ongoing reporting for the state of Tennessee (TDMHSA), as well as outreach and promotion of the program with outside agencies. 


Education/Knowledge: Master's degree in human services or related field with course work 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 suicide.

Experience: One year experience in a human services or related field preferred. Experience working with children, youth, and/or young adults preferred. 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.

Physical:  Must be capable of assisting in utilizing nonviolent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure.  Ability to exercise sound judgment and effective decision-making, ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations.  Must also have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical descalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, running, and walking. Physical descalation techniques will only be implemented at McNabb Center facilities, and not in community settings. An essential job function is a reliable, predictable 40 hour per week job, on site, with regular attendance.

Skills: Knowledge of etiology and treatment of mental illness, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, human development and cultural diversity. Ability to effectively and ethically counsel children, families, and young adults.  Ability to present professionally and work within a team format to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions.  Ability to effectively run and process groups with children, families, and young adults.  Ability to work to meet positive goals for children, youth, and young adults, and interface with other agencies involved in the ecology of the client or family.   


Full time annual salary starts at approximately $36,797 depending on relevant experience and education.

The 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.

MC is an EOE. MC 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.

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.