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
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
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:
- · Attend the 5 day training facilitated by
State Certified Trainers
- · Gain 75 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
- 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
- Must practice unconditional positive regard toward
persons who have experienced overdose reversal and their families and
- 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 and
- 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
- Valid driver's license.
- Lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.
- 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
- Trained in CPR and possesses an F-endorsement.
- Regular attendance is an essential job function.
- Strong knowledge of community resources and referrals
- 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
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.
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