PRN Milieu Counselor (Supportive Housing) - Greater Chattanooga Area


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 Hamilton County Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor.

Our Supportive Housing team is currently in need of extra hands to ensure the clients receive excellent round-the-clock support. We are currently hiring PRN (as-needed) staff to help fill evening and weekend shifts a few times per month.

The Supportive Housing program operates 24/7/365, serving between 8-12 residents in each of our 5 houses. Some residents are with us long-term while others stay for a few weeks before moving on. Our staff do not perform ADLs but are responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our clients.

A flexible schedule and availability is ideal, but we currently have several PRN staff who work full-time jobs elsewhere plus serve a few shifts in our houses for a change of pace and some extra income.

Those with a background in social services or residential care are encouraged to apply.

CURRENT PRN SHIFTS AVAILABLE: Primarily weekends 2nd & 3rd shift. Other shifts may be available.


  • Implement and monitor daily activities for clients in Supportive Housing programs, including both in-house and community-based options
  • Ensure safety, welfare, and direct supervision of all clients
  • Monitor and document changes in client symptoms or behavior in the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Maintain accurate client medical records in the EMR
  • Educate clients about health maintenance and emphasizes recovery-based concepts
  • Encourage clients to participate in daily activities, including personal hygiene & medical care
  • Communicate with supervisors and patient care team regarding client care
  • May transport clients to/from community-based activities in a company vehicle as approved by supervisor


  • Bachelor's degree preferred, will consider Associate's or High School diploma
  • Previous experience in the social work field or a behavioral health setting
  • Familiarity with computer software and equipment to effectively document client records in the EMR, accurately document time in timesheet, and communicate with coworkers via email
  • Ability to build rapport with patients, communicate effectively, and remain calm during stressful situations
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Skill in maintaining appropriate professional boundaries
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to lead psycho-educational groups on living skills
  • Will treat all individuals with dignity and respect at all times regardless of age, education, race or cultural background, etc
  • May need to push/pull up to 150lbs and lift up to 50lbs
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • Normal/corrected vision to see up close and at a distance
  • Able to hear normal/soft tones
  • Exposure to biological hazards is possible in this role
  • All staff in this position are required to successfully complete certification in verbal and physical de-escalation training (Handle with Care) during their first week of employment. Training is provided by employer and includes a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, getting down on knees while holding another person, running, and walking.
  • Staff must be capable of utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holds
  • Staff over the age of 25 will be required to have a valid driver's license and car insurance as well as be able to obtain an F-endorsement on their TN driver license within the first 2 weeks of hire. They should also have fewer than 3 incidents and/or accidents on their MVR.

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.