Requisition Number: PA014-CPSCO-H-11-2019-01
Job Title: Cert Peer Spec 1
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $13.75

Cert Peer Spec 1

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Description/Job Summary

Kailo Haven is an entry-level program (Safe Haven) for 40 homeless persons who are dealing with issues of mental illness and/or substance abuse. The Kailo Haven philosophy is to provide a safe environment that promotes healing and validates the individual worth of all community members. Kailo Haven engages individuals where they are to build self-esteem through community involvement (house meetings, Trauma Recovery meetings etc.)

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) worker meets the residents where they are at, assisting them as needed. Special knowlwdge of recovery is essiential. Motivating the residents to access recovery and community resources. Escourting them to community events and housing appointments. 


Responsibilities/Duties

Maintain a Safe and Open Environment
Get to know the residents and the property. Engagement, building trust, and gaining a good rapport
is the key to a successful professional relationship. Intervene in crisis situation and document
all critical incidents (Incident Report must be completed within 24 hours of the incident).
Conduct safety checks (rounds) every hour, “in and out of the facility” to ensure safety and
appropriate behavior.
Participate in shift changes, fire drills, and Shelter-in-Place drills along with any other
evacuation or emergency incidents to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. Ensure that the
kitchen and the common areas are clean and disinfected.
Other duties assigned by direct supervisor as needed.
Health and Wellbeing
Provide Medication Monitoring (monitor residents taking medication, counting narcotic medication
and reviewing medication books for accuracy). Let the residents know when their medications are low
and if they have refills. Assist as needed with reordering medications, making doctor appointments,
understanding what the medications are for and their possible side effects.
Escort residents to appointments as needed utilizing the company van or public transportation
Heat/Serve meals to consumers at scheduled times. Label, date, and put away leftovers, wash dishes,
wipe down counters and damp mop the floors.
Intervene in disputes before they become a crisis.

Required Experience

Experience working with homeless people preferred

Required Education

High School diploma or GED

Certified Peer Specialist

Required Qualifications

Ability to read and write clearly

Excellent communication skills

Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

Computer literate and able to use our data management systems

Ability to work in a team environment to support and effectively manage a safe haven as well as
addressing residents’ individual needs.

Program Summary

Residential Safe Haven for 40 men with co-occurring disorders.

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.

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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.