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Peer Support Specialist


  • Tennessee, Nashville
  • Tennessee, Brentwood
  • Tennessee, Waverly
  • Tennessee, Tullahoma
  • Tennessee, Spring Hill
  • Tennessee, Hartsville
  • Tennessee, Pulaski
  • Tennessee, Fayetteville
  • Tennessee, Paris
  • Tennessee, Murfreesboro
  • Tennessee, Dover
  • Tennessee, Mt. Juliet
  • Tennessee, Dickson
  • Tennessee, Cookeville
  • Tennessee, Columbia
  • Tennessee, Manchester
  • Tennessee, Clarksville



The Region for this position is Central Tennessee.

The Peer Support Specialist  is responsible for engaging with community partners and builds strategy with local stakeholders; providing education, strengthening relationships, and helping resolve case or broader systems issues. Supports care coordination teams and connect members and caregivers with those who can provide insight and expertise to assist in overcoming challenges.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop content, agendas, marketing, and facilitate Members Only Meetings.
  • Assist Member Advocates with developing and marketing the Community Forums and Advisory Board Meetings.
  • Provide Community Outreach at transition fairs, conferences, and other community events.
  • Develop connections with advocacy groups, including People First and STLG.
  • Assist with Disability Mentoring Day activities and National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
  • Conduct welcome calls to new Employment Community First (ECF) CHOICES members.
  • Review member documents, like the ECF member handbook, to provide a peer perspective.
  • Collect and document success stories in ECF.
  • Provide Peer Mentoring to Transition 21 members and newly employed members.
  • Assist with marketing the Peer Support Service and Peer Support Academy project.
  • Provide peer support to the DSP Academy in TN.

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with consumers, families, and providers. Good organization and communication skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

Computer literacy is desirable. Self Advocacy experience for those with disabilities is strongly preferred. Other: Peer Mentor candidate must be 18 years of age or older.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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