HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.
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: PRN Bachelors Clinician Women's Community Liaison.
The PRN Bachelors Clinician Women's Community Liaison assess the needs of Knox County women 18 year and older using the ASI (Addiction Severity Index) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Placement Criteria. Refers women to the appropriate treatment setting and ensures the client needs are met either through the treatment agency, through other referrals or by arrangements between the WCL and the client. Assist women with wraparound or ancillary services, including but not limited to Tenn. Care/medical care, WIC, food stamps, child care, and mental health. Responsible for record keeping and data collection activities of the WCLP according to the standards and practices of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and accrediting requirements.
This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.
Education/Knowledge: A Bachelor's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, criminal justice, addiction, women's studies or a behavioral science field with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse. Knowledge of social casework, human behavior and characteristics of women from diverse backgrounds and experiences, addiction and general knowledge of mental health and co-occurring disorders is essential. Knowledge of 12 step programs, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and aftercare planning is preferred. Knowledge of trauma-informed care/practices is preferred. LADAC or other relevant license or license-eligible with willingness to obtain.
Experience: Experience working 1:1 with adults suffering from substance use and/or co-occurring disorders is preferred. Computer experience and working with electronic medical records is preferred.
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. 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, transport clients, and willingness to travel.
Skills: Case Manager must be able exercise sound judgment and effective decision making, ability to set boundaries, aptitude for empathic listening, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. Case Manager must be able to work independently and in a team setting, while adhering to federal confidentiality laws and accepted standards and guidelines. Must be able to initiate and maintain clinical relationships and interact appropriately with referral sources and other community partners.
Physical: Ability to work independently within non-structured hours is essential. 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 and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.
The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.