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Peer Specialist Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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RHD Allies Forensic Certified Peer Specialist Services
A Division of Resources for Human Development
Job Description


Job title Program Supervisor Reports to Unit Director  
Program Summary
The RHD Forensic Certified Peer Specialist Program (FCPS) provides peer support services for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and who may also be involved with the criminal justice system. RHD FCPS team members will assist participants to acquire and maintain the skills they need to successfully live and thrive in the community independently using skills-based and strength-based techniques. Services offered include, development of and coaching on recovery or wellness plans, individual advocacy, education, development of natural supports, support of work or other meaningful activity of the individual's choosing, crisis management support, skills training, effective utilization of the service delivery system, and coordination of and linkage to other service providers.
Position Summary
The FCPS Supervisor will be an integral team member who supervises a staff of 7 Forensic Certified Peer Specialists. The FCPS Supervisor will offer administrative and clinical oversight to the team. The Program Supervisor will also provide oversight of referrals, client assessment, supervision, outreach, education, and coordination of care with other service providers and systems of care. The FCPS will provide coverage when necessary
Essential Duties and Functions
Program Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct at least one face-to-face meeting with each FCPS per week with additional support as needed or requested;
  2. Provide at least 6 hours of direct supervision and mentoring to team members in the field before working independently off-site;
  3. Maintain a log of supervisory meetings;
  4. Participate in initial and ongoing training and development opportunities and ongoing support that will enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes, and attributes necessary to effectively supervise Forensic Certified Peer Specialists in a nonclinical context;
  5. Supervise no more than 7 FTE Forensic Certified Peer Specialists;
  6. Build and maintain relationships with referral sources, funders, staff, clients and RHD personnel;
  7. Create and review professional development plans for each team member to ensure they participate in a necessary peer support trainings to maintain certification.
  8. Perform Compliance and Quality checks per Policy and Procedure
  9. Provide monthly Recovery Plan Review meetings to ensure timeliness of IRPs and Authorizations
  10. Perform Monthly chart audits
Ancillary Responsibilities:
  1. Performs tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or re-designed depending upon individual circumstances.
  1. The FCPS Supervisor will have successfully completed the CPS training, the forensic CPS training, and the peer specialist supervisory training, within 6 months of assuming the position of Peer Specialist Supervisor; and
  2. High school diploma, GED or Bachelor's degree (preferred) in social work, psychology, or another human services-related field;
  3. 2 years' experience
A.            Valid driver's license
B.            ACT 33/34 clearances
C.            FBI clearance, as needed
D.           All trainings required by licensure
Working conditions
Hazard and Atmospheric Conditions
  • Exposure to Fumes
  • Exposure to Dust
  • Exposure to Extreme Heat
  • Exposure to Extreme Cold
  • Wet and/or Humid
  • Exposure to Loud Noise
  • Exposure to Confined Places
  • Mists or Gases
  • Exposure to Mechanical Hazards
  • Exposure to Chemical Hazards
  • Exposure to Electrical Hazards
  • Radiant Energy Hazard
  • Exposure to Heights
  • Exposure to Burn Hazard
Additional Special Working Conditions:
Physical requirements
Lifting Requirements
  • Sedentary: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to left, carry, push, pull or move objects (including self). Most work involves sitting majority of the time.
  • Light: exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg control requires force greater than sedentary, but worker still sits majority of time.
  • Medium: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
  • Heavy: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Very Heavy: exerting over 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or move 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Requirements
  • Stand or Sit (stationary position)
  • Walk
  • Use hands or fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, prepare, inspect, position)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders)
  • Talk/Hear (communicate, converse, convey, express/exchange information)
  • See (detect, identify, recognize, inspect, assess)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Reaching (high or low)
  • Kneel, Stoop, Crouch or Crawl (position self, move)
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
Reporting Relationships
This position supervises the FCPS team.