Hamilton County OnTrack Peer Recovery Specialist- Helen Ross McNabb Center

The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) 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 Center is seeking motivated staff members that possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.  Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation.  Clinical staff members must be able to take and pass without major modification a course in Handle with Care, which requires hands-on, physical components to ensure the safety of the clients and staff. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Record checks, 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.

HRMC is currently seeking a qualified and enthusiastic professional for the following position: Hamilton County OnTrack Peer Recovery Specialist


*Job Requirements

Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent and be a 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.  Experience in peer counseling is required. Some experience in customer service helpful.
Physical: Ability to lift up to 50lbs, push/pull up to 150lbs. Able to hear normal & soft tones and perform close eye work. Exposure to biological hazards & cleaning supplies. Position entails frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. Must be able to exercise sound judgment under pressure. Valid driver license & ability to obtain F-endorsement. This position requires certification in and adequate implementation of 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. Must have the ability to document in the Electronic medical record using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

*Job Summary
The Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) is responsible for leading education, socialization, empowerment, self-advocacy, and support-themed individual and group activities. This position is part of the OnTrack Hamilton TN coordinated specialty care (CSC) team. Position will promote recovery as part of the support services offered to those experiencing first episode psychosis. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Certified driver status includes: having a valid Driver's License with the F endorsement, valid car insurance, and 3 years of acceptable driving history. Driving the Center van to transport clients 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.

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