Peer Recovery Specialist (TN MOVE Initiative) - Greater Chattanooga Area

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:  Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

The Ideal Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is a fully integrated TMI team member who provides essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each person's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into care. The CPRS helps others on the path to recovery from mental illness or substance abuse, utilizes their personal recovery to help others, promote self-determination, personal responsibility and empowerment.

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.

REQUIREMENTS - Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

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.  Some experience leading groups desired. Some experience in customer service helpful

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 dignity.  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.

Physical: 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 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 walking.

Compensation: Starting salary for this position is approximately $13.27 /hr based on relevant experience and education.

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.

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.