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Hamblen Navigator CPSS

Company: Helen Ross McNabb Center
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:


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 motivatedprofessionalfor
the following position:Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.


The Navigator Recovery
Specialist / Certified Peer Recovery Specialist is a team member who will work
within the hospital's emergency department at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare
System to engage individuals who have recently overdosed and provide direct
assistance with linkage to substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment,
and recovery support services. The CPRS must be available on call to provide
brief and immediate intervention for individuals who come into the emergency
department for treatment of opioid overdose and/or revived by naloxone. The
CPRS will utilize their personal recovery to help others, promote
self-determination, personal responsibility, and empowerment to motivate
individual to seek treatment. The CPRS will use a harm reduction and continual
engagement model as well as motivational interviewing along with personal
experience to increase readiness for change.
The CPRS will supply literature and information on community services in
the area and provide appropriate education and linkage to needed services.

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.


Education/Knowledge: Must have at least a high school diploma or
equivalent, 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

Bachelor's degree in
human services, addictions, counseling, or related field.

Experience: Must be a primary co-occurring disorders
consumer with appropriate life experience and a desire to be a role model for
recovery. Experience with utilizing Motivational Interviewing and peer
counseling is preferred. Some experience in customer service helpful. One year
of supervisory experience is preferred. A valid driver's license with an F
endorsement is a job requirement.

Applicants should 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.

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, and going down on knees, running and walking. Must be capable
of assisting in utilizing non-violent methods of crisis intervention including
therapeutic holding. Must be certified in First Aid, CPR (adult, child,
infant), and AED use or be capable of becoming certified. Must have the ability
to document in the Electronic medical record using correct grammar, punctuation
and spelling.
The Helen Ross 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.

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.

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.#RPM

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