School Based Brain Builder Specialist _ Master's Level Therapist
Title:School Based Brain Builder Specialist _ Master's Level Therapist

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center, has an immediate opening for a full-time Brain Builder Specialist as part of our partnership with the Anderson County Head Start system.  This position will provide services under a new grant aimed at reducing the impact of ACES (adverse childhood experiences) by identifying and working with at-risk preschoolers, their caregivers, and their teaching staff.  This will be a 10-month position aligned with the school year.

Ridgeview has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Knoxville News Sentinel. Ridgeview is a place where staff want to work, a place where staff are valued and appreciated, and a place where staff are proud of the impact they are making toward the improvement of people's lives. At Ridgeview, ultimate job satisfaction is derived from co-workers, clients, and the realization that we are part of carrying out Ridgeview's mission.

"Where life's complexities are met with hope"



Master’s degree in social work.  Experience with preschool aged children preferred.



The Brain Builder Specialist provides services to children enrolled in Anderson County Head Start who are presenting with social histories and behaviors that indicate a strong likelihood of complex adverse childhood experiences. The Specialist is responsible for providing trauma screenings, classroom observations, individual and family therapy, parent support groups/ education, and staff education as specified in the Brain Builder grant.  The Specialist is responsible for compiling all grant data and submitting to the State.



Ridgeview offers a full line of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Holiday Pay, Vacation and Sick Leave, Life Insurance and Wellness Plan. Ridgeview is an approved National Health Service Corp site. Student loan repayment for qualified behavioral health and primary health care providers is available.

Ridgeview is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgeview conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records, License/Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check and driving record.

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