OnTrack Peer Recovery Specialist

OnTrack Peer Recovery Specialist 


At the Helen Ross 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 motivated professional for the following position: OnTrack Peer Recovery Specialist 


The Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) is responsible for leading education, socialization, empowerment, self advocacy, and support themed individual and group activities. This position is part of the OnTrack TN coordinated specialty care (CSC) team. Position will promote recovery as part of the support services offered to those experiencing first episode psychosis. 

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.


Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, be a State of Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist*, or have completed the following to be eligible for state certification:

1.  Attended the 5 day training facilitated by State Certified Trainers

2.  Gained 75 hours of work or volunteer experience in Peer Recovery services

Experience: Must be a primary mental health consumer with appropriate life experience and a desire to be a role model for recovery.  Experience in peer counseling is required. Some experience in customer service helpful.  Must pass a drug screen and background check.  Must have an F endorsement and a valid Driver's License.

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent exposure to cleaning supplies. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements; including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.  An essential job function is a reliable, predictable 40 hour per week job, on site and in the community, with regular attendance.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $11.04 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC 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.

*Learn about State of TN CPRS Certification here: https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/mental-health-services/cprs/peer-recovery-services/certified-peer-recovery-specialist-program.html



Knoxville, TN