Team Leader (SOR) 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?

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

Join the McNabb Center Team as the Team Leader for the State Opioid Response (SOR) program in Knox County today!

The SOR Team Leader serves as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, acting in the role of leader to team members. 

  • Able to provide and ensure services are delivered, documented, and that data is collected, reviewed and reported accurately within required time frames. 
  • Maintains positive connections to team members, and to internal and external stakeholders and referral sources to ensure client experience and HRMC communication is seamless and productive. 
  • The SOR Team Leader ensures that delivery of services and follow up with clients and referral sources is maintained.

COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $18.38/ hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • This position has a regular schedule of Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm with the expectation of on call for staffing / supervisory issues. 
  • In person daily attendance is essential for this position except in instances of approved time off.


  • 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 required for documentation in the EMR, email, scheduling, and timekeeping.



  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in Counseling, Addictions, Social Work or other related field with three or more years of experience in direct work with clients. 
  • The ideal candidate has one to two years of management experience, an applicable leadership philosophy and ability to develop and apply core management skills. 
  • Should have broad knowledge and understanding of Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, stages of change, harm reduction, 12 step and other Recovery Support services and best practices regarding substance use disorder treatment and recovery

Experience / Knowledge

  • Must have experience and understanding in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, and treatment of substance use disorder, understanding of trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, crisis referral and extensive knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience working with special populations including individuals with Co-occurring Disorders, substance use disorders and mental health disorders


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

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.

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.