PRN Master's Level Clinician (Great Starts Therapist) 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 Great Starts Therapist

The Ideal PRN Great Starts Therapist provides individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions that are evidence-based and culturally competent; Complete assessments for mental health of children and adults, alcohol and drug, and co-occurring disorders, formulate diagnoses, and develop master treatment plans for families; Assess for co-occurring disorders, provide co-occurring, mental health, and/or alcohol and drug education, and make referrals to appropriate co-occurring, mental health, and/or alcohol and drug treatment programs in the community when indicated; Complete paperwork timely and in compliance with contractual, legal, applicable licensing, accreditation, and quality assurance standards and oversight requirements;  Develop a thorough knowledge of network agencies and other resources in the area; Work with the Care Coordination Team in order to assure the needs of the families are met; Work with individual clients and their families to develop and implement treatment goals and a Family Treatment Plan; Serve as case manager to program participants and their families in arranging for linking and monitoring referrals to appropriate community support services including Tenncare; Serve as a liaison between community services agencies and the client; Participate as a Recovery Services team member providing programmatic input for Treatment Team decisions related to client needs and progress.

Schedule: This position is "as needed" and may require non traditional hours.

Travel: 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.

Equipment/Technology: This position does require basic computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling and use of electronic medical records entry, and experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN Great Starts Therapist


A master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field required (Licensure preferred)

Training in trauma informed care and interventions, co-occurring disorders, child psychopathology, and child development preferred

Experience implementing evidence-based models preferred. 

Experience / Knowledge:

One year experience providing parents with co-occurring disorders and children with evidence-based therapeutic interventions preferred.


Exposure to biological hazards.

Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.

Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work.

Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 250 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)

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.

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.