Hamilton County PRN Peer Support Worker
The Peer Support Center Staff are responsible for the day-to-day support of clients when on duty and assistance in the daily operation of the Lighthouse Peer Support Center, to include any duties assigned by the Peer Support Center Coordinator.
Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Prefer candidates with a State of Tennessee Certified Peer Support Specialist, or have completed one of the following and be eligible for state certification: -Recovery Innovations, Inc.'s 80 hour Peer Employment Training taught by a META certified facilitator -Wellness Recovery Action Plan ? I and II (Facilitator Training), taught by a certified WRAP trainer -WRAP I and 4 day Illness Management Recovery (IMR) training -All three of the following: o BRIDGES Teacher Training- and have taught at least one class annually since receiving certificate of training completion o BRIDGES Support Group Training o Peer Counseling Counselor Training, authored by Sita Diehl, Gregory Fisher, and Betty Blaska.
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. 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, going down on knees, running and walking. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding.
TO APPLY: Go to https://mcnabbcenter.e3applicants.com/careers & select Hamilton from the Location drop-down menu.
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.
HRMC is an EOE. HRMC 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.