This Position is Closed
Location of Service: Carson-Newman University – 1646 Russell Ave, Jefferson City, TN 37760
Length of Service: 16 weeks, 20 hr/week
About Carson-Newman Graduate Studies in Counseling program:
The mission of Carson-Newman Graduate Studies in Counseling program is to provide high quality training and curricular experiences to graduate students who have a passion for service, leading to eligibility for licensure as a professional counselor in mental health and PK-12 school settings. The C-N Center for Community Engagement empowers students to become active members of their communities, mindful servant-leaders, and dedicated agents of social change. The free mental health clinic would mostly serve students of Carson-Newman and the surrounding community in Jefferson County. However, services would not be limited to residency in this county. Other counties that might be served would include Hamblen, Grainger, and Sevier counties.
The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for a variety of duties, including developing and coordinating the new Graduate Counseling Training Clinic under the direction of GSC faculty and staff, conducting client intake interviews, scheduling and counseling clients, maintaining client records and research data, working closely with Counseling Department faculty and staff to ensure clinic development, and coordination of services. All members will receive an orientation, participate in weekly supervision, and receive regular feedback from faculty and staff. Working with counseling faculty, this AmeriCorps member will develop relationships with mental health organizations in the community. The AmeriCorps member will learn how to complete a needs assessment, develop a community-based program, coordinate with stakeholders and community partners, and research grant opportunities. This is a great opportunity for a student interested in community mental health services.
- Knowledge of and experience in clinical counseling.
- Ability to lift up to 10 lbs and to travel between various campus buildings as needed. NOTE: Consideration and accommodations will be given to applicants with disabilities.
- Culturally competent and capable of exercising discretion and honoring confidentiality.
Member Benefits Include:
- A modest living allowance of $3,300 distributed bi-weekly at $412.50 (pre-tax), paid over 16 weeks-weekly
- Education Award of $1,342 that can be applied to student loans and/or future education expenses
- Worker’s Compensation
- May be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In-house SNAP benefits specialist available to provide assistance in determining eligibility.
- May be eligible for utility bill assistance. In-house specialists available to provide assistance with determining eligibility.
- Professional development and networking opportunities
- Optional opportunity to enroll concurrently in Carson Newman MBA in Nonprofit Leadership
Equity and Inclusion: The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will take action to ensure that members and employees are treated equally without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, romantic/sexual orientation, age, handicap, cultural or religious convictions. CAC AmeriCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the recruitment / employment process.