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MHP hiring a full time Certified Peer Specialist to provide flexible, community based services designed to promote empowerment, recovery, and community integration of individuals who have challenges with extensive mental health conditions. Certified Peer Specialists facilitate opportunities for individuals receiving service to direct their own recovery and advocacy process by teaching and supporting individuals with the acquisition and utilization of skills, promoting knowledge of available service options, choices and the utilization of natural resources in the community, and helping facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth.
The position is located at 2709 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19132, Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with a starting salary rate of $17.50/hour. As an MHP employee, you will have access to the following benefits:
Generous Paid Time Off (Up to 44 paid days off per year!)
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance - Effective on Day 1
No Cost Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
No Cost Employee Assistance Program
Retirement Plan with Annual Discretionary Employer Contribution
Employee Referral Bonuses
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Continuous Growth & MHP Sponsored Training Opportunities
***This position is eligible for a $250 sign on bonus and a $750 retention bonus after completion of one year of service.***
Collaborate with participants to create self-directed goals to assist them in their path to recovery.
Support participants with educational, employment, and social related goals, benefit/medical resources, mental health and substance use services, budgeting skills and exploring housing options in accordance with their support plan.
Attend socialization activities, such as attending amusement parks, festivals, recovery learning centers, 12 step meetings, etc.
In collaboration with participants, create WRAP Plans and encourage the development of mental health advanced directives; facilitate peer support groups on participants' interests as needed.
Collaboratively document participant progress in the electronic health records system.
Other duties as assigned to fulfill MHP's mission.
Minimum of a High School or GED Diploma; Associates Degree in a Human Services related field is preferred.
Credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist and eligible for certification through the PA Certification Board.
Within the last three (3) years, maintained at least 12 months of successful full or part-time paid or voluntary work experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of the local Mental Health System.
Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, e-mail, timesheet management, electronic health records, internet research, etc. and the ability to learn software applications relevant to your position.
Strong skillsets in oral and written communication, cultural competence, interpersonal relationships and teamwork, attention to detail, customer service, time management, autonomy, problem solving and organization.
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines and billable unit requirements, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must have access to a car to use for work on a daily basis with automobile insurance coverage at the state requirement levels and current state registration.
***Effective November 15, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning employment with MHP. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for those with qualifying medical or religious exemptions.***