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Mental Health Therapist
Title:Mental Health Therapist
Department:Childhelp Children's Center of Tennessee
Location:Knoxville, TN

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder SaraO’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.  For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

About Childhelp Children's Center of East Tennessee

The Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennesee (CCC) aids victims of child abuse and neglect with the determination to make treatment and investigation the most comfortable and non-threatening process for the children whose lives, so far, have been subjected to anxiety and intimidation. Accordingly, the CCC provides services from treatment and investigation, to family support and therapy under one roof through the collaboration of medical personnel, law enforcement, child protection investigators, victim services and mental health professionals. 

Position Summary:


Offers individual, sibling, and family counseling, facilitation of psychoeducational groups, education, family support, court support, and child advocacy to child victims and their non-offending family members in a culturally sensitive manner and makes every effort to ensure that services are not financially prohibitive.


Essential Responsibilities:


  • Assesses, treats, and refers children and their families who meet the Protocol for Referral and present at the Center following a full investigation by the Department of Children’s Services CPS Team
  • Maintains best practices record keeping on clients seen at the Center for psychosocial assessment and treatment
  • Provides support and crisis counseling for caretakers of children as they wait during the investigation process at the Center
  • Interviews, approves, and clinically supervises students from the University of Tennessee and/or Maryville College for internships at Childhelp including but not limited to senior level bachelor students and first and second year master’s level students
  • Assists with planning, coordination, and presentation at the Center’s annual training conference and the multi-disciplinary team training
  • Represents the Mental Health component on the Child Protection Investigative Team (CPIT)
  • Represents Childhelp through speaking engagements, educational opportunities, and public appearances
  • Creates and maintains files with all paperwork and written reports related to clientele in accordance with the Center’s policies and procedures
  • Coordinates services with a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement, CPS, medical staff, forensic interviewers, and other persons/groups related to child abuse issues and ongoing cases, as necessary and appropriate within the forensic environment
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis in psychology, counseling, social work, or other related field

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Certified Master of Social Work

Basic computer literacy

Experience working with sexual abuse treatment and knowledge of the process of sexual abuse investigations

Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of multi-disciplinary teams

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment proficiency or ability and willingness to become proficient through training

Ability to work and communicate with a diverse population


Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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