Certified Peer Specialist (Part-time)
Assertive Community Treatment Program
(as a minimum)
Will provide person centered
services to persons with serious mental illness, to help them gain
control over their recovery and community integration.
Works with CPSP consumers and their families to develop and implement
their Individual Recovery/Service Plans.
Assists consumers in developing and implementing their
recovery goals by utilizing the phases of recovery: engagement, recovery
initiation, recovery stabilization and sustained recovery maintenance.
Educates consumers, family members and professional
staff about the recovery process the damaging role that stigma can play
in understanding recovery.
Will provide individualized person centered
services/support to assigned consumers.
Provides vision driven hope and encouragement
regarding opportunities for varying levels of involvement in community
based activities (i.e. work, school, relationships, physical activities,
and self directed hobbies.
Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes
of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and
agency policies and procedures.
- Self-identifies personal experience with Serious
Mental Illness and mental health or co-occurring services.
- Has a high school diploma or GED.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills in peer support
and recovery principles, values and practice through participation in
county approved certified peer specialist
orientation/training/professional development programs (must complete
and pass a peer specialist training program, which is offered in
accordance with guidelines defined by the DPW)
- Must not be excluded from participation in
Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal health care program..
- Has maintained, within the last three (3) years,
at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary
work experience or one year post secondary education experience totaling
24 credit hours.
- Ability to transport oneself as program needs
- Ability to observe and recognize verbal and
non-verbal signs of physical or mental disorders..
- Ability to understand and follow supervisory
- Ability to work independently following
established polices and procedures, including emergency situations.
- Ability to communicate with effectiveness.
INDIVIDUALS MUST SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST TO THE SOUTHWESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN SERVICES, INC.,
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES, 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA 15022-1607
ATTENTION: POSTING #1672