PRN Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor - Greater Chattanooga Area


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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 Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor - Greater Chattanooga Area. 


The PRN Supportive Housing Milieu Counselor - Greater Chattanooga Area is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of daily activities for clients involved in the Supportive Housing Program, including both in-house and community-based options.  Responsible for ensuring the safety, welfare, and direct supervision of all clients. Encourages client involvement, builds upon individual strengths, and emphasizes recovery-based concepts. Requires an adequate level of flexibility, strong interactive skills, an ability to communicate effectively, capacity to remain calm during stressful situations, skill in maintaining professional boundaries, knowledge of recovery as it applies to the mental health setting, and willingness to conduct psycho-educational groups on living skills. Must be able to work flexible hours based on the needs of the program. This is a 24-hour supportive housing program. CURRENT SHIFTS AVAILABLE: Primarily weekends 2nd & 3rd shift. Other shifts available.

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. Certified driver status includes: Having a valid Driver's License with an F endorsement, valid car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history. Must be capable of driving a personal vehicle to transport clients as necessary, as well as driving a Center van when needed.  Due to facility insurance requirements, staff in this position must be 25 years of age or older to drive the Center van.


Education/Knowledge: Bachelor's preferred; will consider Associate's degree in a health-related field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or a behavioral science field with course work 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 an intellectual disability. Must have the ability to document in the Electronic medical record using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Experience: One year experience in the social work field or a behavioral health setting will be considered.

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.  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.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, an essential function of this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding.  

The 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. HRMC is an EOE.

HRMC conducts mandatory background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon a clean drug screen, clear background check, and driving record with a standard of allowed moving violations and accidents. 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.