PRN Residential Counselor (Gateway) Blount

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 Gateway Residential Counselor

The ideal PRN Residential Counselor will be responsible for 

  • the supervision of clients
  • administration of the program rules and level system
  • facilitation of a therapeutic, positive and safe milieu
  • providing supportive listening to clients individually and in group settings
  • weekend work
  • assisting with milieu activities 

Scheduling: 

  • This is an "as needed" position requiring shift work, weekends, and holidays.

Travel

  • Must be able to transport clients in personal or Center vehicle. 
  • F endorsement required.

Equipment/Technology

  • Must possess knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

QUALIFICATIONS - PRN Residential Counselor

Education: 

  • Possess a minimum of a High school diploma or equivalency for a Residential Counselor. 

Experience / Knowledge

  • Working with children/youth/families. 
  • One year of residential experience preferred or exposure via internship. 
  • Understanding of the expectations of DCS/DOE.

Physical:

  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant odors.
  • Hearing of normal  soft tones.
  • 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.
  • Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients..

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.