PRN Milieu Counselor (Runaway / Homeless Youth) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

Join the McNabb Center Team as PRN Milieu Counselor for Runaway / Homeless Youth today!

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.

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

PRN Milieu Counselor for Runaway / Homeless Youth

The ideal PRN Milieu Counselor will:

  • Supervise and positively interact with clients
  • Engage in and supervise therapeutic activities with clients
  • Direct clients in daily life skill activities
  • Conduct oneself as a role model for clients; provide appropriate direction of clients in their daily routine; give clients positive reinforcement as appropriate
  • Supervise medication pass to clients as instructed
  • Provide first aid treatment as necessary
  • Maintain complete and accurate daily records and reports
  • Implement behavior management techniques as instructed
  • Conduct and document fire drills as requested
  • Maintain order, safety and cleanliness of the facility and grounds; responsible for general housekeeping; supervise clients in completing required chores
  • May transport clients as necessary and if approved to drive
  • Maintain agency vehicle in clean condition and good repair
  • Work cooperatively with coworkers, clients and community partners
  • Assist with client admission and discharge, completing necessary paperwork accurately
  • Answer 24 hour phone line and office telephones in a professional manner
  • Walk through assigned facilities and communicate safety, repair, cleaning and household needs to supervisor
  • Orient new residents to facility while making them feel welcome
  • Counsel residents in crisis intervention and assist with client goal plans
  • Conduct house and resident meetings as assigned
  • Assist with room/client/property searches as assigned
  • Administer drug screens as required per program specifications

Scheduling: Flexibility is required.  Evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays may be required. 

Travel: F endorsement is required in order to transport clients.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are required for email, time keeping, and documentation purposes.



  • HS Diploma or GED

Experience / Knowledge

  • One year of experience is a residential setting is preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal and soft tones.
  • Close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • 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. 
  • Effective communication skills, strong time management, and organizational skills are necessary to manage day to day job responsibilities.
  • 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.

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

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.