Peer Support Specialist at Community Services Group (Lancaster)

Employer Name:

Community Services Group (CSG)




Peer Support Specialist


Part-Time hours - Must be able to work flexible hours to meet individual's and program's needs

Position Description:

Join Community Services Group (CSG), a Certified B Corporation, as a Peer Support Specialist for our Adult Mental Health (MH) Services Transition to Community (TTC) Program in Lancaster, PA and find meaning in your work every day. Immediately hiring for this position.

As a Peer Support Specialist, you have progressed in your own recovery and promote self-determination, personal responsibility, empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery, and assist individuals with mental illness in the individual’s recovery process. You will:

  • Assist individuals who are or who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Empower individuals to communicate about their mental illness with family, friends and their community.
  • Empower people to expand and enhance their voice in conversations with their support services such as doctors, family, friends and/or case managers.
  • Use your personal experiences to assist individuals to better understand their illness and guide individuals to reconnect with community and work environments.
  • Help individuals to identify and recognize abilities, strengths, and resources (both internal and external) and use them to achieve their goals.
  • Be willing to learn and model the five principles of trauma informed care; safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.
  • Have a commitment to promote cultural, racial, language and gender access, diversity, equity and inclusion.

This position offers:

  • Part-Time hours – Must be able to work flexible hours to meet individual’s and program’s needs.
  • A great opportunity to start your career in human services while assisting others to experience life to its fullest.

CSG offers Health Insurance & Benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision & Life Insurance – Available for employees, spouses and domestic partners who qualify.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Other Paid Leave.
  • Extensive paid training with an assigned Mentor.
  • Career Development Opportunities.
  • Wellness Programs and Reimbursement.
    Up-to-date, user friendly technology and in-house IT support.
  • 401K with employer match, Tuition Assistance & More!
    Health Insurance & Benefits availability will vary.

Become a valued member of the CSG Team. Together, we are a force for good!

Like other healthcare organizations, we provide essential services to individuals and we will continue to serve and to hire during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing a safe and stable work environment for our team.

Community Services Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting Workforce Diversity.

Job Requirements:


  • Have lived experience of the criminal justice system.
  • Be a self-identified individual who has received or is receiving state priority group services as defined in the Mental Health Bulletin OMH-94-04, Serious Mental Illness; Adult Priority Group.
  • Have a Peer Specialist Certification.
  • Able to complete and pass a Forensic Peer Specialist Certification, including written examination.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Maintained within the last three (3) years, at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience or one-year post-secondary education experience totaling 24 credit hours.
  • Have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to a reliable vehicle to attend trainings, meetings, and/or transport individual to appointments.
  • Have the ability to obtain clearances as defined by regulations.

Instructions on how to apply:

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