Attention Agents of Change and Persons in Recovery:
Peerstar is looking for "A few good men" (and women!)
If you are already certified and/or interested in becoming a Certified Peer Specialist in Delaware County, fill out this application right away and we will get in touch with you for an interview if you meet the qualifications!
Philhaven has half-time Certified Peer Specialist positions in Lancaster (1) and Dauphin (2) Counties. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will contribute in a peer support capacity to facilitate recovery and enhance wellness. The CPS will serve as a role model for recovery for both staff and peers, and will partner with peers in developing recovery tools and building support networks.
Philhaven Corporate offices are located in Mt. Gretna, PA and the Peer Support office is located in Harrisburg, PA.
For any questions or more information, please contact Michelle Dermes, Philhaven Human Resource Associate, at (717) 270-2451 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply for this position on line, go to www.philhaven.org and select the Careers option.MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
2. High School Diploma or G.E.D.
3. Certification as a Peer Support Specialist.
4. A minimum of 12 months of paid or volunteer experience within a 3 year period.
5. A minimum of one year’s experience in navigating the mental health system. (i.e. crisis services, vocational rehabilitation, recreational activities, and human services, etc.)
6. A history of coping with own mental health issues and maintenance of own recovery.
7. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and qualifies for Philhaven driving privileges. Access to a private vehicle.
8. Ability to demonstrate adequate written and verbal communication.
9. Knowledge of and ability in the care and support of individuals in a specific age group (adults and older adults) as assigned is required, including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of that age group. If more than one age group is served, knowledge and ability specific to each age group is required.
10. Basic computer skills including email, Word, and internet.
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Certified Peer Specialist
We want YOU to work for our agency as a Certified Peer Specialist in Delaware County.
The position will provide & coordinate Peer Support Services to individuals with serious mental illness. Position will assist in obtaining recovery goals & community integration. Minimum requirements are at least 12 months of paid or voluntary work within the past 3 years OR obtained 24 credits of post-secondary education. Life experience: Must be a person in recovery who is willing to share personal life story while working closely with peers also diagnosed with mental illness. Education requirements are a high school diploma or GED. Must have the ability to develop and instruct in one-on-one setting, have reliable transportation and a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License. Must be dependable, a team player, possess organization skills, be a self-starter, empathic, and have a desire to learn. Competitive salary, Full time positions available with additional benefits, and travel compensation. All services with be rendered out of Delaware County. Peerstar does not discriminate against staff, consumers or family members based on Age, Race, Sex, Religion, Ethic Origin, Economic Status, or Disability and Observes all applicable state and federal statutes and limitations.
Send resume to:
2900 Plank Road, Suite 8
Altoona, PA 16601
ATTN: Human Resources
or apply online at www.peerstarllc.com
No phone calls, please