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Are you looking for a position that pays well, is rewarding, and has flexible hours? Roads to Recovery is looking for a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in the Clarion, Brookville, DuBois PA area.
If interested and for more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CPS CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
$700 Sign on bonus if ALREADY CERTIFIED AS A PEER SPECIALIST
Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) identify themselves as having a mental health recovery experience of their own and use it to support others with mental illnesses or emotional disturbances to overcome barriers on the path to wellness. CPS serve their peers by helping them reach their self-identified recovery goals as well as to reintegrate into the community. Roads to Recovery serves youth and young adults, age 14 to 26, as well as adult peers. R2R also has a forensic peer support program, serving peers involved with the criminal justice system. The ideal CPS is a positive, empathetic, and open-minded person who’s maintained their own course of wellness and recovery for at least six months to a year. They must also be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision
Paid Holidays: 11 Days
Full-Time 35-40 Hrs./wk.
Part-Time 20-29 Hrs./wk.
Build trust and compassion with peers through personable, relatable and approachable demeanor
Help peers develop an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP)/goal plan
Complete necessary documentation with peer for progress measurement and program compliance
Assist peers in working through action steps and objectives of their IRP/goal plan
Accompany or direct peers in accessing community resources such as housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.
Promote the importance of both formal (e.g. healthcare providers) and natural supports (e.g. friends and family)
Support peers in identifying appropriate coping skills, self-care and wellness actions for their recovery
Encourage peers to advocate for themselves and problem solve when recovery barriers arise
Teach independent living skills such as housekeeping, budgeting, cooking, job-readiness, etc.
Acknowledge when a peer’s needs exceed CPS services and contribute to making necessary referrals
Participate in regular staff meetings and supervisions to promote professional development and cohesiveness amongst coworkers
Obtain 18 hours of continuing education per calendar year in relevant material to stay compliant with regulations and effective in the field work
Formerly received or currently receiving behavioral healthcare for a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance.
Possess 12 months (consecutive or not) of verifiable work or volunteer experience or at least 24 post-secondary education credit hours within the past three years
Has a high school diploma or GED
Is at least 18 years of age
Must have reliable transportation
Already completed the necessary two-week CPS training approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)
Maintain CPS certification through the PCB
Must obtain the following Clearances
PA Criminal Record
Child Abuse History
FBI Clearance- PA Department of Human Services