Certified Peer Specialist at The Center for Community Resources (Butler, PA)

Employer Name:

The Center for Community Resources


Butler, PA


Certified Peer Specialist


37.5 hours/week

Position Description:

Center for Community Resources Butler County is looking for a compassionate Certified Peer Specialist to work alongside client and community supports. The Certified Peer Specialist will utilize their own recovery to assist the client with their own treatment and develop a trusting, professional relationship based on empathy and understanding. The Certified Peer Specialist will assist peers in developing their individual service plans and use these plans to encourage engagement in resources, provide mental health education and support individual recovery. The support does not stop with the client, the Certified Peer Specialist will also attend community events and meetings to help advocate and promote local resources. Through these activities and face-to-face meetings with the client, the Certified Peer Specialist will set goals such as life skills and help them make their own decisions regarding care and treatment.

The Certified Peer Specialist positions are an innovative approach to providing support in the community. The Certified Peer Specialist will maintain scheduled appointments and meet utilization standards. The majority of the Certified Peer Specialists work will take place during face-to-face meetings with the client at the clients chosen location. The Certified Peer Specialist will have office space at the CCR Butler, South Main Office.

CCR’s mission is connecting people to services. And, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing in this role. Here, you’ll appreciate the support and camaraderie of a local team as you provide the community with care and support that will improve their mental health and well-being.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: Certified Completion of a Peer Specialist Certification training curriculum approved by the Department of Public Welfare.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: Maintained at least 12 months successful full-time or part-time paid or voluntary work OR obtained at least 24 credit hours of post-secondary education. Applicant must identify themselves as a mental health consumer and/or in substance abuse recovery as defined in the Medical Assistance Handbook.

Requirements: Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, Act 33/34 and FBI clearances will be required. Individuals who have accessed human services are encouraged to apply. EOE/ADA

Instructions on how to apply:

Apply by reaching out to Human Resources at Center for Community Resources