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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Resources For Human Development, Inc. Walnutport, PA

Company
Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
PA044-PESP-H-09-2016-1
AJE Ref #
576116699
Location
Walnutport, PA
Job Type
Regular

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Description/Job Summary

THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY, APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES NORTH OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.
The C.H.A.L.E.T (Community of Hope, Advocacy, Learning, Empowerment and Triumph) is a therapeutic residential program for persons re-entering the community after psychiatric hospitalization. We are in need of a
part-time 16-18 hours per week, Certified Peer Specialist. Applicant must have completed Peer Specialist training, and be certified.
Under the authority of the Program Director and in coordination with the House Manager, the Certified Peer Specialist assures that all operational procedures are followed.
The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for utilizing psychiatric rehabilitation principles to promote recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for consumers through collaboration with consumers, team members, family members,
significant others and collateral resources.
The Certified Peer Specialist will assist team members and other providers with an understanding of the Recovery Model and the day to day practice of this modality. It is expected that 70% of the Certified Peer Specialist's time will be spent in actual
contact with the consumer or others on his or her behalf. Paperwork and team meetings should not require more than 30% of the worker's time.
Qualifications:
Applicant must have a High School diploma or GED and they must possess Peer Specialist Certification. Must have a valid Driver's License and personal vehicle to receive consideration.The preferred candidate is someone who has had mental health challenges
in the past and has developed successful coping mechanisms and could serve as a mentor for others.

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.