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Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into everything we do. We are seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our team at our program in Baden, PA in Beaver County.
Merakey offers Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plans, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and much more!
To fill out an online application: www.merakey.org/careers
Requisition number: 78845
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.
Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
The Certified Peer Specialist (PSS) performs a range of tasks through individual and group encounters to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. The PSS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills, serve as a consumer advocate, provide information, and peer support in their communities, inpatient, or emergency settings. The PSS also provides essential expertise and consultation to other team members in promoting a recovery-oriented culture and practice of service provision and in understanding the consumers' perspective and subjective experience. Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures, and regulations and in accord with the mission and values of the company. This position will require travel within the region as well as an on-call rotation.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Certified as a Peer Support Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board
Must have a valid driver's license.
Must have a knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery-driven services.
Must have personal experience as a recipient of mental health services and a willingness to share experiences to provide expertise about the recovery process.
High school diploma or at least two years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe mental illness