Peer Recovery Support Specialist (MAT) Knox

Help Others, Make a Difference, Save a Life.

Do you want to make a difference in people's lives every day?
Or help people navigate the tough spots in their life?
And do it all while working where your hard work is appreciated?

Join the McNabb Center Team as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist (Medication Assisted Treatment)  today!

You have a lot of choices in where you work…make the decision to work where you are valued!

Peer Recovery Support Specialist (Medication Assisted Treatment) 


The Peer Recovery Support Specialist (MAT) will provide case management support to clients experiencing co-occurring disorders. 

  • Provides monthly face to face case management contacts for clients experiencing substance use and/or co-occurring disorders.
  • Provides on-going daily support to the prescriber/nurse/therapist in relation to any client's needs as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Evidences coordination of care for clients with intra/inter-agency programs, courts and other stakeholders.
  • Assists client with accessing transportation and provides transportation when other viable options are not available to ensure continuity of care.
  • Assists clients with accessing insurance/Safety Net/ prescription coverage.
  • Helps RN facilitate case management between the primary care provider, behavioral health provider, pharmacy, specialists, and/or natural supports regarding health and recovery needs of the client.
  • Promotes recovery skills education with the client and/or family.
  • Provides crisis intervention and emergency services as needed.
  • Completes all required clinical documentation in accordance with Center Policy and Procedure and funding source guidelines.


Starting salary for this position is approximately $15.51 / hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • Use of a personal vehicle is required. Must have a valid driver's license with ability to obtain an F-Endorsement.



  • A bachelor's degree preferred in a health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or three years' experience working with individuals with substance use disorders, or co-occurring diagnoses preferred. A minimum of HS Diploma or GED.

Experience / Knowledge: 

  • Has or is willing to obtain the State of Tennessee Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Training (CPRS). 
  • 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.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license with F-Endorsement.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required (training provided).
  • Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal de-escalation and escape techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling and use of electronic medical records entry, and familiarity with Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

Apply today to work where we care about you as an employee and where your hard work makes a difference!

Helen Ross McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Helen Ross McNabb Center 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.