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Certified Peer Specialist in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

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United Peers 
United Peers is a recovery center for people with MH/Co-Occurring disorders who want to enrich their lives through wellness workshops and educational groups and sessions. United Peers assists persons in recovery as they work to live as independently as possible through the provision of training and assistance with the skills of community living and by serving as an integrating source for a person's recovery. United Peers was created by people in recovery and it is staffed by Certified Peer Specialists who demonstrate/model recovery through education and their own lived experiences.

Job Summary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides Certified Peer Specialist services.   CPS services consist of peer support services; advocacy for participants; sharing of coping skills, and providing recovery information for participants.  The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in regaining control over their own recovery process.  This includes but is not limited to the development of natural supports; development of social interactions in the community; and management of symptoms that challenge wellness in an individual.

Required Qualifications:
   Education:

  • Certified Peer Specialist Certification
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • At least 2 years working with others in Mental Health Recovery
  • Maintain 18 credit hours of additional training each year.
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of recovery principles and tools
  • Certified Peer Specialist service expectations
  • Knowledge of WRAP
  • Knowledge of operating a computer using various software packages (Microsoft Office; Logic ProX, Echo; Avatar and other programs as assigned).
  • Ability to utilize the RHD values and values of Certified Peer Specialists in supervision
  • Unconditional ability to maintain HIPPA regulations
  • Able to communicate in written and verbal format
  • Ability to document daily activities and recovery goals
  • Help create groups and workshops for participants
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.