Requisition Number: LMCS-PESP-H-06-2021-02
Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist
City: Bryn Mawr
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: 16.83

Certified Peer Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Lower Merion Mobile Services is a community-based program which offers Peer Specialists to assist individuals in their recovery. Staff support individuals in their homes, communities, or locations of their choosing in accessing benefits, fostering skills for community living, coordinate services for integrated health such as primary care, mental health, and/or substance use, and aid in the development of natural supports, wellness tools, and community integration. .

A Certified Peer Specialist respects the dignity and recognizes the potential for growth of every individual who receives or provides services and supports, advocates for the rights of people we support to pursue their own vision, and is a responsible steward of our human and financial resources in order to create an environment committed to quality.  A commitment to RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) services consist of; advocacy for Persons in Recovery (PIRs); sharing of coping skills, and providing recovery information for PIRs.  The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist PIRs in regaining control over their own recovery process.  This includes but is not limited to the development of natural supports; development of social interactions in the community; and management of symptoms that challenge the wellness of an individual through the disclosure and use of personal experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide supportive peer services to PIRs
  • Role model wellness and recovery.
  • Identify recovery goals to assist PIRs with managing wellness, recovery, and community integration activities.
  • Lead the implementation of WRAPs with PIRs:
  • Engage in discussions with PIRs about WRAP
  • Facilitate creation and integration of WRAPs as desired by PIRs, and
  • Facilitate WRAP groups as needed.
  • Uses Motivational Interviewing in individual and groups settings:
  • Explore and identify problem solving techniques with individuals and explore and identify skills to combat negative self-talk.
  • Explore and identify techniques to overcome fears.
  • Explore and identify coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.
  • Share recovery – orientated educational materials.
  • Submit daily documentation of services and activities provided to CPS Team Leader
  • Complete verious documents including but not limited to a strengths and needs assessment, recovery plan, crisis plan, releases and consents.


Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.

Required Experience

Experience working with individuals in recovery is a plus, but not necessary.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Certified Peer Specialist Course Certification

PCB Certified Peer Specialist Certification

Required Qualifications

PCB Peer Specialist Certification

PA State Criminal History Clearance

FBI Clearance

PA Child Abuse Clearance

Valid Driver's License 

Program Summary

Lower Merion Mobile Services is a community-based program which offers Peer Specialists to assist individuals in their recovery. Staff support individuals in their homes, communities, or locations of their choosing in accessing benefits, fostering skills for community living, coordinate services for integrated health such as primary care, mental health, and/or substance use, and aid in the development of natural supports, wellness tools, and community integration. .

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.