PRN Residential Counselor (CSU) Hamblen

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 Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) Residential Counselor

The Ideal PRN CSU Residential Counselorserves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing education, rehabilitation, and support for client population.  This position introduces and teaches key recovery concepts through Illness Management and Recovery Groups to include Team Solutions and WRAP.

Schedule:  Flexibility is required. This is an "as needed" position that may require evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays.  

Travel: F endorsement is required in order to transport clients to and from the community.

Equipment/Technology: Basic computer skills are necessary for time keeping and documentation in the EMR.

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN CSU Residential Counselor

Education:

  • A bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or a HS Diploma with three years' experience working with individuals with mental illness, special populations with co-occurring and dual diagnoses preferred.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Must have course work and 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. 
  • Must have experience in working with special populations including individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses, Dual Diagnosis, and Co-Occurring Disorders. 
  • Experience working in a crisis setting preferred. 
  • Computer experience is helpful.

Physical:

  • 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 and physical 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.

The McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.