Program Coordinator (Jail to Work) Claiborne

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 the Program Coordinator for the Jail to Work Program today!

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.

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

Jail to Work Program Coordinator

The Jail to Work Program Coordinator is responsible for:

  • supervision of case managers, residential counselors, and clinician in the Jail to Work program
  • direct clinical supervision and managing scheduling for the program
  • provide direct front-line and coverage for the program and take an active role in the re-entry team
  • serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for client population
  • gathering and submitting monthly productivity for all program
  • insuring productivity targets are met
  • insuring programs function efficiently and effectively
  • gathering and submitting QAQI data
  • assessing needs in the community and participating in finding funding, writing grants and building local community relationships and referral sources
  • liaison with area churches, providers, law enforcement, local government, courts, state and local funders and other referral sources/partner agencies in these areas
  • must participate in weekly treatment team meetings with relevant staff for coordination of care

COMPENSATION: Effective 8/1/22 Starting salary for this position is approximately $57,053 /yr based on relevant experience and education.

Schedule:  Due to the diversity of job responsibilities, this position requires flexibility in scheduling (days, evenings, weekends, holidays, and coverage). Position requires timely in person attendance on daily basis. On site supervision is preferred, and position must be available via phone if a function of the position requires being out of office.

Travel: This position may require travel for meetings and trainings outside the Claiborne County area. Position may be required to transport clients in their personal vehicle should the need arise. This would occur in instances when community based staff are unable to transport.  Additional travel to surrounding counties may be required to provide supervision and/or coverage as needed. Must be capable of driving a van and transporting clients in personal vehicle as needed. F endorsement is required.

Equipment/Technology: Must be computer literate and have ability to communicate effectively (oral and written communication.)

QUALIFICATIONS - Jail to Work Program Coordinator


  • Master's degree in Human Services or related field with coursework or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, co-occurring disorders, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and developmental / intellectual disability. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • One year experience preferred.
  • Additional experience utilizing trauma-informed practices with female clients who have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse preferred.
  • Experience with addiction, motivational interviewing and re-entry programming preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


  • 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.