Peer Support Worker/Van Driver PRN - Greater Chattanooga Area


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  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: Hamilton County PRN Peer Support Staff/Van Driver.


The Peer Support Center Staff/Van Driver is responsible for the day-to-day transportation of clients to and from the Peer Support Center and the support of clients when on duty. The van driver will also assist in the daily operation of the Lighthouse Peer Support Center, to include any duties assigned by the Peer Support Center Coordinator.


Education/Knowledge: High School Diploma or equivalent. We prefer candidates who are 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.

Physical: Possible exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.  Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Must pass a drug screen and background check. Required to be certified in, and effectively implement, verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to, grasping, holding another person, getting down on knees, running, and walking. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at Helen Ross McNabb Center facilities, and not in community settings.  Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Certified driver status includes: having a valid driver license with F endorsement, valid car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history. Driving the Center van to transport clients is expected of staff in this position and requires the individual to be eligible for coverage under HRMC insurance policy. Must be capable of driving your personal vehicle to transport clients and/or conduct Center business as needed. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure. 

The McNabb Center ( 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.

The McNabb Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We conduct 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.