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Certified Peer Support Specialist

     JOB STATUS:    Part time, daylight hours, 20 hours per week, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., flexible weekdays

     LOCATION:       363 3rd Street, Beaver, PA 15009

     JOB DESCRIPTION: Acts as an advocate in providing support for individuals with mental illness.

     KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Models hope, personal responsibility, and self-advocacy by sharing his or her personal recovery story, how recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is maintained.
  • Provides a welcoming environment for all new individuals.
  • Cultivates the individual’s ability to make informed, independent choices
  • Uses “positive approaches” to motivate individuals whenever possible and maintains confidentiality.
  • Develops opportunities for integration and meaningful roles in the community.
  • Assists the individual with learning how to develop and maintain positive personal/social support networks (friends, family, associates).
  • Educates participants about mental illness and recovery.
  • Links participants with appropriate community services.

     QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicant must have lived experience: having personally lived with mental health or addiction challenges and/or an individual receiving Mental Health Services.
  • Able to model a recovery experience exceeding one year.
  • Preferred applicants will meet criteria as PA State Certified Peer Specialist, or be willing to obtain certification.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable working either one or in group setting
  • Strong work ethic with high integrity
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office – Word, Outlook
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Able to pass background checks and clearances
  • High school diploma or equivalent