Certified Peer Specialist

Organization: 
Roads to Recovery
Location: 
Clarion, Jefferson and Clearfield Counties

Are you looking for a position that pays well, is rewarding and has flexible hours? Roads to Recovery is looking for a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in the Clearfield, PA area.
• CPS certification preferred but not required.
• $700 Sign on bonus if ALREADY CERTIFIED AS A PEER SPECIALIST
General Job Description
Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) identify themselves as having a mental health recovery experience of their own and use it to support others with mental illnesses or emotional disturbances to overcome barriers on the path to wellness. CPS serve their peers by helping them reach their self-identified recovery goals as well as to reintegrate into the community. Roads to Recovery serves youth and young adults, age 14 to 26, as well as adult peers. R2R also has a forensic peer support program, serving peers involved with the criminal justice system. The ideal CPS is a positive, empathetic and open-minded person who’s maintained their own course of wellness and recovery for at least six months to a year. They must also be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Benefits
• Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision
• Retirement
• PTO
• Paid Holidays: 11 Days
• Fitness Reimbursement
• Mileage Reimbursement

Employment Types
• Full-Time 35-40 Hrs./wk.
• Part-Time 20-29 Hrs./wk.

Deadline: 
2/19/20
Responsibilities: 

Description of Duties
• Build trust and compassion with peers through personable, relatable and approachable demeanor
• Help peers develop an Individual Recovery Plan (IRP)/goal plan
• Complete necessary documentation with peer for progress measurement and program compliance
• Assist peers in working through action steps and objectives of their IRP/goal plan
• Accompany or direct peers in accessing community resources such as housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.
• Promote the importance of both formal (e.g. healthcare providers) and natural supports (e.g. friends and family)
• Support peers in identifying appropriate coping skills, self-care and wellness actions for their recovery
• Encourage peers to advocate for themselves and problem solve when recovery barriers arise
• Teach independent living skills such as housekeeping, budgeting, cooking, job-readiness, etc.
• Acknowledge when a peer’s needs exceed CPS services and contribute to making necessary referrals
• Participate in regular staff meetings and supervisions to promote professional development and cohesiveness amongst coworkers
• Obtain 18 hours of continuing education per calendar year in relevant material to stay compliant with regulations and effective in the field work

Qualifications: 

• Formerly received or currently receiving behavioral healthcare for a serious mental illness or emotional disturbance.
• Possess 12 months (consecutive or not) of verifiable work or volunteer experience or at least 24 post-secondary education credit hours within the past three years
• Has a high school diploma or GED
• Is at least 18 years of age
• Must have reliable transportation
• Already completed the necessary two-week CPS training approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) or be willing to complete it prior to being hired
• Maintain CPS certification through the PCB

Must obtain the following Clearances
• PA Criminal Record
• Child Abuse History
• FBI Clearance- PA Department of Human Services

Contact Info: 

To apply email: rhutchinson@r2rinc.org

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