Certified Peer Recovery Assistant (20 hrs/wk in Anderson/Roane)
Title:Certified Peer Recovery Assistant (20 hrs/wk in Anderson/Roane)
Department:Criminal Justice

RIDGEVIEW, a not-for-profit community mental health center based in Oak Ridge, TN, has an immediate opening for a Part-Time (20 hrs/wk) Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.  This position will be part of the Re-entry Program for Offenders. The schedule will be 20 flexiblw hours occurring flexibly during the 8am-8pm range on weekdays, and will be shared between Anderson & Roane Counties.

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.

"Where life's complexities are met with hope"


Applicant for this position must be a current or former mental health consumer with a minimum of two years of experience working in the mental health field or a Certified Peer Specialist (CPRS).  A High School Diploma or GED at minimum. If not a CPRS, must be qualified and willing to obtain Peer Specialist Certification within one year of hire. Requires F endorsement on TN driver’s license.


A CPRS is a position of the Ridgeview’s Recovery Reentry Program (RREP) and is a member of the client’s Reentry Team.  This position will assist and support consumer self-help, advocacy, and education about co-occurring mental health issues and resources.  Through a Peer Recovery Support, 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 meeting program objectives, co-facilitating mental health recovery groups (as needed) and providing transitional reentry supports for offenders released from jail.


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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