PRN Counselor (SACET Victim Advocate) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

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: PRN SACET Victim Advocate

The Ideal PRN Sexual Assault Victim Advocates are responsible for providing crisis intervention services after-hours, weekends, and holidays. 

  • responds with the SANE to hospitals in 9 counties over the East Tennessee region to provide accompaniment to victims during the forensic exam and to complete intake documentation for victims to receive ongoing advocacy support 
  • accompaniment during law enforcement interviews
  • referral-related activities to link clients with needed services
  • providing information and problem solving to assist clients in making decisions
  • answers the 24/7 crisis line and provides crisis counseling
  • coordinates closely with the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) department, law enforcement, hospital personnel, and other agencies
  • completes all necessary documentation in accordance with funding guidelines and policy and procedures


  • Shifts are available after-hours, weekends, and holidays. 
  • Typical shifts are from 5pm-8:30am all week and 8:30-5pm on the weekend or holidays. 
  • A total of 9 shifts are available per week and are split among all PRN staff. 
  • A minimum of one shift per month is required to remain active with PRN status. 
  • Shifts are divided by staff preference and schedule.


  • Travel is required throughout Knox and 12 surrounding counties in various community settings, hospitals, and McNabb offices. 
  • You may be asked to transport clients in your personal vehicle. 
  • An F endorsement is required for this position.


  • Daily computer and phone use are essential functions for this role.


  • Answering crisis line and providing information and intervention over the phone. 
  • Responding to the hospital or the SAFE Center to provide accompaniment for SAFE exams. 
  • Completes documentation related to calls and client interactions. 
  • Maintains a caseload of clients to provide ongoing support, resources, and advocacy.



  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. 
  • Bachelor's degree in social 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, suicide, and crisis intervention preferred.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred with experience/knowledge/front line service delivery in sexual assault, behavioral health, and/or victim services. 


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal / soft tones and 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.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required.
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

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.

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.