Peer Support Center Assistant (Full-time/ Anderson County)
Summary
Title:Peer Support Center Assistant (Full-time/ Anderson County)
ID:10007
Department:PSC
Description

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center based in Oak Ridge, TN, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time (30 hrs/wk) Peer Support Center Assistant.  The schedule will be 11am-6:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday.


Ridgeview has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by Knoxville News Sentinel. Ridgeview is a place where staff want to work, a place where staff are valued and appreciated, and a place where staff are proud of the impact they are making toward the improvement of people's lives. At Ridgeview, ultimate job satisfaction is derived from co-workers, clients, and the realization that we are part of carrying out Ridgeview's mission.

HOPE | HEALING | RECOVERY
"Where life's complexities are met with hope"

REQUIREMENTS

Must be a current or former mental health consumer.  Prefer candidates that are eligible for Certified Peer Recovery Specialists training within 1 year of employment.  Must have knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs of adults with serious mental illness; must have good communication, decision-making, and organizational skills; must be active in your mental health recovery.  Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and safe driving record to be insurable under Ridgeview’s policy.

JOB DUTIES

A consumer-run Peer Support Center is a central place for consumer self-help, advocacy, and education about mental health issues and resources.  Through a Peer Support Center, consumers develop their own program to supplement existing mental health services or provide an alternative to those services.  Duties will include providing peer support, assistance in recordkeeping, leading mental health recovery groups and providing social activates for consumers.

BENEFITS

Ridgeview offers a full line of benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long-Term Disability, Holiday Pay, Vacation and Sick Leave, Life Insurance and Wellness Plan.  Ridgeview is an approved National Health Service Corp site.  Loan repayment for qualified behavioral health and primary health care providers is available.

Ridgeview is an equal opportunity employer. Ridgeview conducts Background Checks, Motor Vehicle Records, License/Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check and driving record. 
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