Peer Support Specialist (Workforce Support) 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?

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 a Workforce Support Peer Specialist today!

The Workforce Support Peer Specialist:

  • serves as a clinical member of a multi-disciplinary team providing peer recovery support for clients from a lived experience perspective. 
  • shares personal experiences as a consumer of mental health/addiction services as appropriate to promote client recovery. 
  • provides side-by-side support based on client treatment goals. 
  • provides referral, linkage, and advocacy services. 
  • conducts home visits and follow up services as needed.  
  • teaches key recovery concepts through Illness Management and Recovery Groups, Team Solutions, and WRAP.

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


  • This position has a regular schedule of Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. 
  • There is no on-call for this position and employee is off on Center designated holidays. 
  • In-person attendance is essential for this position except in instances of approved time off. 
  • This position may be required to attend events outside of the standard schedule.


  • 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. 
  • An F Endorsement is required as staff members may be required to provide transportation in their personal or Center owned vehicle. 
  • Staff members are reimbursed for use of their vehicle for this purpose. 
  • This position may be required to travel to out of state conferences/meetings as applicable.


  • This position does require high-level computer skills for timekeeping, scheduling, and use of electronic medical records entry, and extensive experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

QUALIFICATIONS - Workforce Support Peer Support Specialist


  • Must have at least a Bachelor's degree. 
  • 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: 
  1. Attend the 5 day training facilitated by State Certified Trainers 
  2. Gain 75 hours of work or volunteer experience in Peer Recovery services

Experience / Knowledge

  • Must be a primary mental health consumer with appropriate life experience and a desire to be a role model for recovery. 
  • Experience working with special populations including individuals with Co-occurring Disorders, substance use disorders and mental health disorders preferred.


  • 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.