Employment Opportunity: Certified Peer Specialist - ACT

Bertks Counseling Center
Reading, PA

Berks Counseling Center is a recovery-oriented behavioral health, physical health, and supportive services organization providing a holistic approach to a culturally and economically diverse population for the purpose of achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle.


The Certified Peer Specialist serves as an integral member of a multidisciplinary treatment team that provides mental health, social service and other supports to a population of transition age youth with SMI. The primary role of the peer is to model, mentor and support the client’s recovery efforts.


Peer Specialist Certification required. Must have at least one year experience working in a behavioral health setting. Must have at least two years continuous personal recovery and be willing to share that recovery experience with others. Must be willing to work in home and in community, work well with and understand the needs of a transition age population, and be able to work well in a team oriented setting. Must be able to express self well both orally and in writing. Must have a valid PA Driver’s License and the ability to drive and travel. Bi-lingual: English/Spanish preferred.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following: 1) Receipt of results of a satisfactory drug and alcohol screening test. 2) Receipt of the originals of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA State Child Abuse, and DPW FBI Criminal History. These clearances must be valid within the 12 months prior to employment. A conviction is not a bar to employment, however a review will be conducted to make a determination of employment should a conviction be present. 3) Receipt of original documentation and verification of relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates, or licensure. 4) Confirmation that you are not on the OIG Federal Healthcare Program Exclusion from Participation list. Should you appear on this list, Berks Counseling Center is prohibited from employing you.

Contact Info: 

Please send completed application (found at www.berkscc.org), resume and cover letter to hr@berkscc.org or fax to 610-985-0840, attention HR.

Berks Counseling Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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