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Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice.
· To provide peer support services, therapeutic interactions designed to promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills, and resilience through mentoring and service coordination supports.
· To assist program participants with mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders to regain control over their own lives and their own recovery process
· Frequent interactions with peers who are at different stages of recovery.
· May be required to assist with crisis intervention in emergency situations including educating and supporting peers in the development and implementation of WRAP and Advanced Directives.
· Light lifting and/or carrying, not to exceed 25 lbs.
· Local travel required.
· A person who is self identified as having met the criteria for serious mental illness as defined in the Mental Health Bulletin (OMH-94-04) who utilizes or has utilized mental health and/or co-occurring services and has been trained and certified to help her/his peer identify and achieve specific self-determined goals.
· Must be a certified Peer Specialist certified by a PA State approved entity.
· Demonstrates knowledge of recovery/wellness principles and ability to model and mentor the recovery process and demonstrate effective coping skills.
· A high school diploma or GED or one year of paid or volunteer work; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.
· Ability to establish supporting trusting relationships with people with mental illness and respect for peoples’ rights and personal preferences is essential.
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
· Possession a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.