HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.
The McNabb Center is the region's leading nonprofit provider of
mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an
individual's "Well Mind, Well Being," we provide a quality and compassionate
approach to care from infancy through adulthood.
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: Hope United Peer Recovery Specialist
SUMMARY - Hope United
Peer Recovery Specialist
The Ideal Peer Recovery Specialist serve as a member of the multi-disciplinary
team, providing support to assist clients, family members and others impacted
by substance use disorder and overdose reversal.
COMPENSATION: Starting salary for this position is approximately $13.27 /hr
based on relevant experience and education
REQUIREMENTS - Hope United
Peer Recovery Specialist
- Must have experience as
behavioral health services consumer and/or Lived recovery experience.
- A minimum of HS Diploma or Equivalent.
- A bachelor's degree in a
health related field of counseling, psychology, social work is preferred, or three years'
experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, or
co-occurring diagnoses preferred.
- Has or is willing to
obtain the State of Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training, and
complete the following to be eligible for state certification:
the 5 day training facilitated by State Certified Trainers
hours of work or volunteer experience in Peer Recovery services
- Must have coursework
and/or experience and understanding in the areas of cultural diversity, human
development, and treatment of substance use disorder, understanding of
trauma-informed care, suicide prevention, crisis intervention referral and
knowledge of overdose reversal.
- Experience working with
special populations including individuals with Co-occurring Disorders,
substance use disorders and mental health disorders.
- Computer experience is
helpful as timesheets, training modules and email are computer-based. Experience working in a community or hospital
setting is preferred.
Abilities / Skills:
- Must be able to share
your experience, strength and hope with those who have been revived from
overdose in a hospital or community setting.
- Must practice
unconditional positive regard toward persons who have experienced overdose
reversal and their families and significant others.
- 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
- 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.
- Possible exposure to biological hazards.
- 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
- 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.
- Trained in CPR and
possesses an F-endorsement.
- Regular attendance is an
essential job function.
- Strong knowledge of
community resources and referrals is required.
- Transporting clients in a
personal or Center vehicle is an essential job function.
- 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.
The 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.
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.
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.