Peer Support Specialist (Family Support Specialist) Sevier

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 Family Support Specialist for the SOCAT Program today!

The SOCAT Family Support Specialist is able to serve clients who are in need of a higher level of care, while helping provide stability to youth and family. The Family Support Specialist must:

  • be a parent or designated primary caregiver of child/youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder and experience in navigating child-serving systems
  • self-identify as the primary caregiver of a child or youth with mental, emotional, behavioral or co-occurring disorder who has successfully navigated the child-serving systems to access treatment and resources necessary to build resiliency and foster success in the home, school, and community.

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

Schedule: 

  • The Family Support Specialist will need to have a flexible schedule. 
  • Typical office hours are 8-5 Monday- Friday. 
  • However the Family Support Specialist will have to be able to adjust their schedule based off individual client needs.

Travel:  

  • The Family Support Specialist will be involved in travel. 
  • The counties served are Sevier, Blount, Anderson, Loudon, and Knox.  
  • The Family Support Specialist will be expected to travel to all of the counties listed and will need a reliable vehicle. 
  • This position also requires that the employee has an F Endorsement on his/her Driver License to be available to transport individuals as needed

Equipment/Technology

  • The SOCAT Family Support Specialist will be issued a surface pro and a work cell phone. 
  • Staff member should be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and be able to work a smart phone.

QUALIFICATIONS - SOCAT Family Support Specialist

Education: 

  • A minimum of high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) equivalent is required. 

Experience / Knowledge

  • Must be a parent or designated primary caregiver of child/youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorder and experience in navigating child-serving systems.  
  • Self-identify as the primary caregiver of a child or youth with mental, emotional, behavioral or co-occurring disorder who has successfully navigated the child-serving systems to access treatment and resources necessary to build resiliency and foster success in the home, school, and community.  
  • Individual must have the ability to successfully complete training recognized by Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) on how to assist other caregivers in fostering resiliency in their child/youth based on the principles of resiliency and recovery within 3 months of employment and be able to acquire their Certification from TDMHSAS within one year of employment.

Physical:

  • 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.

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.