Certified Peer Support Specialist at NHS (Carlisle, PA)

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Carlisle, PA


Certified Peer Support Specialist


M-F 9am-5pm three days a week

Position Description:

NHS is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our NHS Behavioral Health Division in our Carlisle, PA location.


With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs.


The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
Highly competitive compensation plans
Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
Flexible scheduling
Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees


The Certified Peer Specialist performs a range of tasks through individual and group encounters to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.
The CPS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills, serve and as a consumer advocate.
The CPS also provides essential expertise and consultation to other team members in promoting a recovery-oriented culture and practice of service provision and in understanding the consumers’ perspective and subjective experience.
Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations and in accord with the mission and value of the company.
A secondary opportunity is to assist in the Outpatient clinic onsite. You would need to encourage shared decision making and use of the Decision Support Center to assist consumers in maximizing appointments with psychiatrist.


Must have received Peer Specialist certification upon graduation of the Certified Peer Specialist Training or have scheduled to attend a training in the near future.
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Experience preferred.


Apply Online: www.nhsonline.org

Requisition Number: 25886

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at sara.leonard@nhsonline.org.

NHS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Job Requirements:

Must have received the Peer Specialist certification upon graduation of the Certified Peer Specialist Training or have scheduled to attend a training in the near future.
Must have a high school diploma/GED.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Mental health experience preferred.

Instructions on how to apply:

Please visit www.nhsonline.org/careers and apply to requisition 25886