Certified Peer Specialist/Supervisor at Recovery InSight (Lancaster)
Certified Peer Specialist/Supervisor
Recovery InSight’s mission is to be involved in the process of making positive changes in people’s lives by providing support with the highest integrity and compassion to individuals working towards recovery, by individuals in recovery, with similar experiences. Our vision is to focus on the person and not the illness. It is our desire to create a one-to-one, supportive relationship with the person we are mentoring in recovery. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)/Supervisor will follow best practices to provide behavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with individuals involved in the peer support program. The CPS/Supervisor will demonstrate the ability to engage and serve the peers, contribute to the overall success of the recovery process, and carry out duties with flexibility and an individual focus. The CPS/Supervisor will promote and contribute to the development of a culture of recovery and empowerment within and outside of Recovery InSight and will uphold the integrity of program goals. The CPS/Supervisor will provide leadership and supervision to CPS staff and create a supportive environment for growth. The CPS/Supervisor will report all matters pertinent to the successful obtainment of program goals and standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as a mentor and role model for peers, other staff members, and service providers.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the recovery model and a commitment to recovery and the ability of people with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders to find meaningful lives in the community.
- Promote empowerment, self-determination, self-learning, wellness tools, and resilience through mentoring and service coordination supports.
- Share personal experiences of recovery to offer hope and optimism to individuals that recovery is not only possible but probable.
- Assist in the development of a culture of recovery with mutual respect while building trusting relationships with shared responsibilities.
- Work with peers to assist them in the development of recovery skills and the implementation of individualized plans and goals.
- Engage appropriately with peers to support them in identifying strengths, existing supports, and connecting with community resources.
- Provide information and opportunities for individuals to identify and choose for themselves their desired roles with regard to living, learning, working, and social interaction in the community.
- Recognize, respect, and accommodate differences as they relate to culture/ethnicity/race, religion, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation.
- Accurately complete all required documentation and reports in a timely and collaborative manner
- Educate about effective use of mental health services including utilization of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and Mental Health Advance Directive (MHAD).
- Support and assist individuals in their recovery and community integration process by networking with Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing, Mental Health Case Management, Vocational Support, and other supportive service agencies and organizations.
- Accompany and support individuals during social/leisure, educational, occupational, and/or advocacy-based community integration activities.
- Provide assistance with other supportive services needed to assist peers in obtaining their goals.
- Attend meetings, training functions, and other official company functions as required.
- Safeguard confidential information.
- Comply with company policies.
- Project a positive image of the company and its programs to the community and to individuals receiving services.
- Work cooperatively with program participants and the Recovery InSight team.
- Meet productivity requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Monitor service provision and continuing education requirements of staff.
- Confer with and advise staff to provide technical advice, provide problem-solving assistance, and answer questions about program goals and policy interpretation.
- Provide leadership and supervision to CPS staff.
- Assure compliance with established agency protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Assist in the identification of any barriers to job performance and work collaboratively to resolve.
- Effectively communicate and enforce job and service expectations to CPS staff through employee evaluations, coaching, and discipline as needed.
- Create a supportive environment in which CPS staff are encouraged to learn and develop the capacity to apply and refine skills.
- Provide regular constructive feedback and help to identify strengths and areas for growth.
- Model compassion, dignity, and respect within the Recovery InSight team, with providers and stakeholders, and with CPS individuals receiving services.
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Referral program
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- No nights
- No weekends
- Ability to establish a trusting relationship with peers and CPS staff including excellent interpersonal skills.
- Detail-oriented with good writing and organizational abilities.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration, and reliable transportation.
- Completion of Child Abuse, PA Criminal History, and FBI clearances.
- Pennsylvania Peer Support Certification through the Pennsylvania Certification Board
- Possess a Pennsylvania Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification, or meet one of the following criteria to pursue certification:
- Be a mental health professional who has completed the state-approved Certified Peer Specialist supervisory training.
- Have a bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work, psychology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, history, criminal justice, theology, counseling, education, or related field; and 2 years of mental health direct care experience and has completed the state-approved Certified Peer Specialist supervisory training.
- High School diploma/GED and 4 years of mental health direct care experience that may include providing peer support services and has completed the state-approved Certified Peer Specialist supervisory training.
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Lancaster, PA 17601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Certified Peer Specialist credential (Required)
- Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor credential (Preferred)