PRN Milieu Counselor (Youth Advocate Specialist) 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 a PRN Youth Advocate Specialist for Host Homes / Safe Place  today!

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

The PRN Host Homes / Safe Place Youth Advocate Specialist will provide on-site and community-based assessment, referral, coordination of care, and preventive planning for youth and young adults who are considered to be runaways or at eminent risk of becoming homeless


  • This position is considered as needed and may require non-traditional hours.


  • 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.


  • Basic computer skills are required for email, scheduling, time keeping, and documentation in electronic medical records. 

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN Host Homes / Safe Place Youth Advocate Specialist


  • Bachelor's degree in a social science or social services-related field. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human services or related field is preferred.


  • Minimum one year experience working with youth in out-of-home or residential setting. 
  • Previous experience in working with abused, neglect and/or special needs youth preferred.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal to soft tones and 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.
  • 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 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.