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Residential Counselor (Gateway) - Blount

Company: McNabb Center
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:


HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.

At the 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 motivatedprofessionalfor
the following position:Residential Counselor - Gateway.

SUMMARY

The Residential Counselor
at Gateway will be responsible for the supervision of clients, administration
of the program rules and level system, and facilitation of a therapeutic,
positive and safe milieu. Other
responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing supportive
listening to clients individually and in group settings. Also responsible for weekend work, assisting
with milieu activities and overall supervision of clients on the unit. Reports to the Team Leader for milieu
counselor duties and is responsible for creating an environment conducive to
client personal growth and learning skills for Co-Occurring/ substance use
reduction. Two positions are open for the Residential Counselor. One position is second shift and the other position is third shift.

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.

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Knowledge: Possess a minimum of a High school diploma
or equivalency for a Milieu Counselor. A
minimum of a bachelor's degree is required for a program counselor.

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

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: 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, 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
driving clients to and from appointments, outing and other transportation
needs. Valid driver's license with F
endorsement. Must be able to lead students, staff effectively and utilize
resources properly. Must be able to make
sound judgment and utilize appropriate boundaries. Must be able to contribute to the therapeutic
environment and provide feedback regarding the client's progress.
The 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.

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.#RPM

Location:Knoxville,
TN


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