Certified Peer Specialist at Salisbury Behavioral Health (Lehigh/Northampton)

Employer Name:

Salisbury Behavioral Health

Location:

Lehigh/Northampton

Position:

Certified Peer Specialist

Hours:

20 hours/week

Position Description:

Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc. is accepting applications for a Certified Peer Specialist for our Peer Support Program serving individuals in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The Certified Peer Specialist is a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team responsible for ensuring the incorporation of psychosocial and environmental needs in the treatment process. The Certified Peer Specialist offers supports to individuals who identify themselves as peers of mental health services. The Certified Peer Specialist is an individual who has personally experienced mental illness.

Specific Job Duties:
• Assist peers in identifying and prioritizing needs, goals and objectives for recovery
• Assist peers in accessing needed services
• Serve as an advocate for consumer rights
• Assist peers in obtaining and understanding benefits, exploring decent and affordable housing and securing vocational services
• Assist in development and implementation of individual recovery plans
• Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and peer groups
• Assist peers to build social skills in the community
• Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
• Complete required documentation in accordance with program guidelines

Job Requirements:

Minimum Experience and Training:
• Peer Specialist Certification
• High School Diploma or Equivalency
• Two (2) years’ experience in the mental health field
• Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License with a good driving record
• Ability to pass required background clearances and screenings

Instructions on how to apply:

Email your resume to: ebearse@salisb.com or apply on our website at www.salisb.com