PRN Building Stable Lives Group Facilitator - Greater Chattanooga Area

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 BSL Group Facilitator. 

SUMMARY

The PRN BSL Group Facilitator will coordinate community engagement and enrichment activities through the achievement club to increase family voice and choice, foster leadership skills; parent and child connectedness, social and community connections and engagement, awareness of resources to foster meaningful relationships and expand engaged families networks.  This includes wellness activities to educate families on healthy eating, health long term lifestyles and basic health prevention including medical screenings etc. The facilitator will receive referrals from the HRMC and Partnership coaching team and provide outreach within 7 business days.  Facilitator will attend weekly supervision to ensure collaboration with the participants goals created with the members of the coaching team and ensure these goals are addressed and awarded in the achievement club as appropriate. This position requires the ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure, utilize effective decision-making skills, set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, be an empathetic listener, communicate effectively, mange time wisely, stay organized, and be willing & adaptable to working with diverse populations.  This facilitator serves as a member of the BSL team updating the team(s) on participant attendance, progress and barriers.  A strong commitment to helping participant & family maintain within their environment & community and encourage they learn to access appropriate resources and services is essential for this position. W knowledge in regards to various aspects of mental health care, healthy coping skills, and resources available to support client/family growth & development. Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the program.

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.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Bachelor's Degree in health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology or a behavioral science field with course work or experience in the area of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Experience: One year experience preferred. Experience working with Adults and/or families.  This person will either possess experience or training in the group facilitation or will acquire such training in the course of employment. The Achievement Club Facilitator shall have the ability to research and identify appropriate contacts at agencies where population of focus service recipients are to be served. Facilitator must be conversant with relevant providers in community resources as well as United Way and Partnership for Children, Families and Adults regarding participant challenges and successes.  The facilitator must possess the ability to determine when our own agency and programming are to be engaged as well as other community resources to ensure participants have all resources and tools to be successful.  The facilitator will need adequate computer skills for reporting to and communicating with the United Way / state Funders and working in the agency EMR.

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.

Physical: 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. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Certified driver status includes: having a valid driver license with F endorsement, valid car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history. Must be capable of driving your personal vehicle to transport clients as necessary.

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.