Certified Peer Specialist at Merakey (Philadelphia)

Employer Name:

Merakey

Location:

Philadelphia

Position:

Certified Peer Specialist

Hours:

8AM-4PM

Position Description:

Merakey is currently seeking a CPS to join our Behavioral Health Division our Philadelphia, PA location.

Position Overview

  • The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) 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 as a consumer advocate, provide information and peer support in their communities, inpatient or emergency settings.
  • 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.
  • CPS will be responsible for managing a caseload of participants that they will support as they recover from MH symptoms.
  • Candidates must have a CPS certification, as well as a valid DL.
  • The CPS is a road warrior and is expected to meet with their participants in the community setting.
  • CPS will also participate in all treatment team meetings, have collateral contacts with other treatment providers, and will be part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations,

Job Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma/GED.Certified as a Peer Specialist.
  • One (1) year experience working with persons in recovery (PIR) preferred.
  • In the last three (3) years maintained at least twelve (12) months of successful part-time paid or volunteer work experience¬†or one (1) of post-secondary education experience totaling twenty-four (24) credit hours.
  • Experience working with families.

Instructions on how to apply:

Please email your resume to montara.tyler@merakey.org