Milieu Counselor or Mental Health Tech (TEMP Supportive Housing) - Greater Chattanooga


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: Temporary Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor (32 hr /week)

SUMMARY - Temporary Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor (32 hr /week)

The Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor is responsible for:

  • Implementation and monitoring of daily activities for clients involved in the Supportive Housing Program. 
  • Encourages client involvement, builds upon individual strengths, and emphasizes recovery-based concepts. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety, welfare and direct supervision of all clients. 
  • Willingness to conduct psycho-educational groups on living skills.

Schedule:  There are three shifts each of the seven days each week: 1st shift is 7am-3pm, 2nd shift is 3pm to 11pm, and 3rd shift is 11pm to 7am. Must be able to work flexible hours based on the needs of the program.  This is a Temporary 32 /week position.

Travel: Staff should be eligible for certified driver status in order to meet all expectations of this position, including transportation of clients in a Center van. Certified driver status includes: valid driver's license with F-endorsement, current car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history on their MVR. Only staff age 25 and over may drive a Center vehicle per McNabb's insurer; staff under age 25 may be waived from this responsibility but are still expected to meet other requirements of a certified driver. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Must be capable of driving a personal vehicle to transport clients and/or conduct Center business as needed with mileage reimbursement when using own vehicle.

Equipment/Technology: Computer skills needed to complete our online documentation and to send/receive electronic communication to other staff members as well as to complete daily/weekly time sheet.


  • HS/Equivalent: Starting salary approximately $13.80 and up based on education and relevant experience.

REQUIREMENTS - Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor


  • H.S diploma, preferred to have Associates level degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science 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, suicide, and an intellectual disability.


  • One year experience in the social work field or a behavioral health setting will be considered.
  • 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.


  • Exposure to biological hazards.
  • 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.