Certified Peer Specialist at Temple University (Philadelphia)

Employer Name:

Temple University

Location:

Philadelphia

Position:

Certified Peer Specialist

Hours:

Full Time and Part Time

Position Description:

The Certified Peer Specialist, at Temple University’s Social and Behavioral Health Interventions lab, will assist with a study to promote emotional well-being and consistent and correct contraceptive use among low-income Philadelphia women who report wishing to avoid pregnancy.

The candidate will assist with participant recruitment and data collection. He/she will provide telephone support, health education and counseling based on cognitive behavioral therapy principles with Philadelphia women of childbearing age who are experiencing subclinical and mild depressive symptoms.

Additional responsibilities include:
• participate in training related to phone counseling
• provide documentation of the content of phone sessions
• make referrals to qualified mental health professionals when necessary
• address feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, pros and cons of different contraceptive methods, and developing partner negotiation skills
• perform other duties as assigned

Skills:
*Excellent judgment and the ability to appropriately handle confidential and sensitive information.
*Demonstrated ability to be comfortable and non-judgmental in discussing sexual health and contraception methods.
*Demonstrated comfort with sharing one’s own struggles with wellness and good mental health as it relates to performing assigned job duties (i.e., being an effective peer counselor).
*Demonstrated dedication to promoting mental well-being and preventing depression.

Job Requirements:

At least 2 years of experience in peer counseling and/or health education with diverse populations. Completion of a Certified Peer Specialist Training course, with documentation. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Associates or Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Professional experience related to women’s reproductive health education or counseling preferred.

Instructions on how to apply:

Apply online by following this link:

https://temple.taleo.net/careersection/tu_ex_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=17004205&tz=GMT-04%3A00