Certified Peer Specialist at Beacon Light Behavioral Health System (Warren, PA)

Employer Name:

Beacon Light Behavioral Health System


Warren, PA


Beacon Light Behavioral Health System



Position Description:

The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for the management of an assigned caseload of clientele for recovery oriented peer support services. The specialist will establish a trusting and respectful working relationship with peers through the sharing of life experiences with mental illness, the mental health system, drug and alcohol recovery, and/or forensic history. This will be done in coordination with the Certified Peer Support Supervisor (CPSS) by performing the following duties as outlined in this job description. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will also works under the supervision of the Director of a non-profit community based program. This position will develop and maintain supportive relationships with persons served. These relationships are essential to establishing the individual’s strengths and goals; identifying barriers, recovery strategies and alternatives to making choices about medication and treatment; and providing links to community resources. The primary responsibility of a certified peer specialist is to help individuals identify and achieve their recovery goals and meet their specific goals while assisting them in identifying and developing a natural support system. The certified peer specialist may also facilitates recovery groups and participates in panel presentations to assist in education of recovery principles. Certified Peer Specialist will also have the opportunity to further their training and education of recovery focused topics and they will maintain departmental/agencies documentation and records.

Job Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. CPS must have access to or own a vehicle that will enable the employee to carry out the duties assigned, including. Travel within the community and transporting consumers as it relates to their recovery goals.

1) Be a self identified individual who is in recovery and who has received or is receiving state priority group services
2) Have a high school diploma or GED and can present documentation of completion of either
3) Have maintained, within the past three years, at least 12 months of successful full or part-time paid or voluntary work experience or one year of post secondary education
4) Completed and passed a Certified Peer Specialist certification training program including written examination, which is offered in accordance with guidelines defined by OMHSAS, DPW. If considered for this position, this agency will assist in training coordination and cost.
5) Complete and pass PA Child Abuse, PA State Background, and FBI Background checks and clearances.
6) Complete and pass a physical and a drug screening arranged by this agency.

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