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Community Alternatives, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of our new adult mental health Peer Support & Recovery Services program in New Castle, PA.
We are currently interviewing Certified Peer Support Specialists for flexible part-time positions.
Peer Support Role and Responsibilities:
Help people with mental health challenges use their strengths to solve problems, make plans, and build resilience.
Provide services and supports that meet a person’s unique needs and honor their preferences.
Provide concrete assistance to help a person accomplish their chosen recovery goals.
Assist people in building their own support systems and improve the quality of their lives.
Support whole-person flexible recovery planning.
Provide information and opportunities to practice skills related to health, wellness, and recovery.
Promote hope, choice, empowerment, community, and spirituality (of a person’s own choosing).
Work with individuals 1:1 and facilitate recovery Meet Up groups, in person.
Offer encouragement and inspiration in a power-balanced relationship.
Maintain all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
Attend and participate in training, supervision, and other professional development activities.
Hold a current and valid PA CPS Certificate.
Have a high school degree or GED.
Have earned either 24 credit hours of post-secondary education credits or have 12 months (total) of volunteer or paid work experience over the past 3 years.
Have personal psychiatric recovery experience and be willing to share your inspiring and ongoing mental health recovery story with others.
Have reliable transportation throughout Lawrence County, PA.
Have basic reading/writing skills, and basic computer, customer service, and telephone skills.
State ID, Driver’s license strongly preferred.
Child Abuse, State Police and FBI background clearances