Peer Support Specialist - Crisis Stabilization Unit

Join our Team! Make a difference!  Save a Life!

The McNabb Center is pleased to announce that it will soon be operating a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at its Hamblen County campus. The CSU provides intensive, short-term stabilization for an individual who is experiencing a mental health emergency. Read more here.

Currently interviewing for counselors, master's clinicians, nurses, residential counselors, cooks, discharge planners and more! 

At the 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: CSU Peer Support Specialist 

Job Summary

The CSU Peer Support Specialist serves as a clinical member of the multi-disciplinary team, providing education, rehabilitation, and support for guests of the CSU.  Introduce and teach key recovery concepts through Illness Management and Recovery Groups to include Team Solutions and WRAP. In addition, 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 and at risk for incarceration. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift.

Job Requirements

Experience/Education: Must have experience as behavioral health services consumer and/or Lived recovery experience. 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. Must obtain F endorsement.

Must have coursework and/or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and crisis intervention.

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.

Must be able to tell your story and engage in recovery coaching with guests of the CSU as well as assisting clients in developing transition plans.

Physical: Possible exposure to biological hazards. Lifting up to 50 lbs.  Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs.  Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Valid driver's license with F endorsement. CPR & First Aid. Mandatory to remain awake and alert during shift.

CompensationDepending on education, experience, and CPRS Certificate status, compensation for this position starts at approximately $ 11.15/hour.

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.

MC is an EOE. MC 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.

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.