Peer Support Specialist (CSU) Hamblen

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?

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

Join the McNabb Center Team as Peer Support Specialist for the Crisis Stabilization Unit in Hamblen County today!

The Peer Support Specialist position is intended to provide hope for clients by having a support person who is or has been a primary consumer of mental health or addiction services and is willing to share their experiences and story with mental illness, treatment, and recovery; to be a role model for clients who are currently in crisis.


  • Starting salary for this position is approximately $14.23 / hr based on relevant experience and education.


  • CSU is a 24 /7 program that requires flexibility in scheduling.  
  • Evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays may be required to meet the needs of the unit.


  • A valid driver's license with an F endorsement is required.


  • Basic computer skills are required for time keeping, email, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS - Peer Support Specialist


  • A bachelor's degree in a health related field of counseling, psychology, social work, or three years experience working with individuals with mental illness, special populations with co-occurring and dual diagnoses preferred.

Experience / Knowledge

  • Experience in working with special populations including individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, Co-occurring Disorders, and Dual Diagnosis is preferred. 
  • Computer experience is helpful. 
  • Experience working in a crisis setting/Recovery response center is preferred. 
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.


  • Minimal exposure to biological hazards.
  • Hearing of normal/soft tones and close eye work.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • 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 techniques.
  • Applicants should be able to exercise sound judgement under pressure.
  • Clinical staff may be required to get an F endorsement to transport clients as necessary.

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.