CPS for Transitional Age Youth at Child and Family Focus (Hatboro, PA)

Employer Name:

Child and Family Focus


Hatboro, PA


Certified Peer Specialist for Transitional Age Youth


Part and Full Time Available

Position Description:

The Certified Peer Support Program for TAY youth (CPS/TAY) provides support and planning to assist young people aged 14-26 with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Serious Mental Illness (SMI) gain hope and move forward in their own recovery. The Certified Peer Specialist will deliver peer support through department-approved training.

The focus is to assist youth in the development of a plan that addresses their needs in the life domains that are of critical importance, including: employment and career development, education, living situation, personal effectiveness and wellbeing, and community life functioning. The role of the CPS will be to support the young adult to engage in their own resiliency/recovery planning, utilizing the skills and interventions learned through person centered planning processes such as Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP).

The Certified Peer Specialist will provide supportive interventions to eligible youth and their families, natural and community supports either face-to-face or over the phone to provide necessary support in developing an Individualized Service Plan.

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

* High School Diploma or GED

* Have maintained, within the last 3 years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience or 1 year of post secondary education experience totaling 24 credit hours.

* Certified as a peer specialist (CPS) from certified training program.

* Valid PA state driver’s license.

* Ability to reflect the culture and understand the values of the Transition Aged Youth population is preferred.

* Demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and computer literacy.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Preferred Qualifications:

* Demonstrate excellence in communication.

* Knowledge of community resources in Montgomery and Bucks Counties and surrounding area.

* Demonstrate proficiency in organization and time management.

* Exhibit competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills.

* Demonstrate the ability to assist youth in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy.

* Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support youth in self-directed recovery.

* Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living and ability to teach those skills to youth with mental health needs.

* Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help and educational groups by soliciting input from youth on their strengths and interests.

Instructions on how to apply:

Follow this link: https://www.childandfamilyfocus.org/careers/#y1b2QmdEgECzOsstAZJNWw