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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/17/2016

Resources For Human Development, Inc. Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr, PA
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Job Description for Certified Peer Specialist

A Certified Peer Specialist respects the dignity and recognizes the potential for growth of every individual who receives or provides services and supports, advocates for the rights of people we support, advocates for the rights of people we support to pursue
their own vision, and is a responsible steward of our human and financial resources in order to create an environment committed to quality. A commitment to RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides Certified Peer Specialist services. CPS services consist of peer support services; advocacy for Persons in Recovery (PIRs); sharing of coping skills, and providing recovery information for PIRs. The CPS performs
a wide range of tasks to assist PIRs 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.

Provide supportive peer services to PIRs
Role model wellness and recovery.
Identify recovery goals to assist PIRs with managing interpersonal relationships and community integration activities.

Lead the implementation of WRAPs with PIRs:

Engage in discussions with PIRs about WRAP
Facilitate creation and integration of WRAPs as desired by PIRs, and
Facilitate WRAP groups as needed.

Uses Motivational Interviewing in individual and groups settings:

Explore and identify problem solving techniques with individuals, Explore and identify skills to combat negative self-talk,

Explore and identify techniques to overcome fears, and
Explore and identify coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.
Share recovery orientated educational materials.
Submit daily documentation of services and activities provided to CPS Team Leader.

You are expected to attend all trainings as required by regulations and as desired for professional development.

Attend program staff meetings.
Complete all other assigned tasks as designated by the CPS Team Leader and Unit Director

Required Qualifications: State police clearance and FBI clearance and/or
Child Abuse Clearance

Certified Peer Specialist Certification
HS Diploma/GED
At least 2 years working with other in Mental Health Recovery


Knowledge of recover principles and tools
Certified Peer Specialist service expectations
Knowledge of WRAP

Ability to utilize the RHD values and values of Certified Peer Specialists in supervision
Unconditional ability to maintain HIPPA regulations
Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
Able to communicate in written and verbal format
Ability to document daily activities and recover goals
Ability to role model recovery and hope
Demonstrate Initiative
Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data in an empathic manner
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs
Demonstrate effective time management skills and follow through.

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.