Requisition Number: PA030-LDRSP-H-06-2019-01
Job Title: Lead Certified Peer Specialist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $15.50hr

Lead Certified Peer Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Lead (CPS) Certified Peer Specialist
 
Job purpose
The Lead CPS provides peer support services, serves as an advocate for participants, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for participants.  The Lead CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in regaining control over their own recovery process.  This includes but is not limited to the development of natural supports, social interactions in the community, and managing of symptoms that challenge wellness in an individual and facilitates recovery groups to individuals with mental illness, as well as supervises a team Certified Peer Specialists and Peer Support Workers.  Lead CPS focuses on building independent recovery skills to gain and maintain independence and reach personal growth potential.  The Lead CPS guides participants to develop skills in the domains of living, working, socializing, and learning.  A Lead CPS must be willing to work with the CPS team at United Peers to develop skills with facilitating groups, wellness activities and advocacy skills daily, and have a working knowledge of community resources throughout the City of Philadelphia and knowledge and training of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Promote the values of a Certified Peer Special (CPS), mental health recovery and RHD and ensure they are being practiced and demonstrated throughout the daily work of the team.
  • Provide supervision and support to Certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) and Peer Support Workers. 
  • Meet with CPS team in coordination with the AUD at least once per month. 
  • The Meetings purpose:
  • Ensure quality service provision.
  • Assist in the managing of challenging situations.
  • Oversee documentation quality and submission in a timely manner.
  • Ensure submission of all billing information if required.
  • Ensure project logs, reports and records in appropriate files and database(s).
  • Provide recovery education to service recipients for their recovery journey.
  • Assist program participants to identify their personal interest, goals, strengths and weaknesses regarding recovery.
  • Ensure the program opens on time and groups are provided in a timely manner.
  • Assist the AUD with maintaining a weekly work schedule for Permanent and On-call staff.
  • Identify recovery goals to support program participants with building recovery skills for community integration activities.
  • Facilitate documentation, community inclusion, and orientation trainings for CPS staff members.
  • Document and Review any coaching tools  with Team Members to improve performance and inform them of policy violations in coordinating with the Assistant Unit Director and Unit Director.  
  
Qualifications/Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED,
  • National Certified Peer Specialist,
  • 1 year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • 1 year of work experience within the mental health direct service.
  • Knowledge of recovery principles and tools.
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  • Ability to utilize the RHD values and Certified Peer Specials Principles and Values
  • Able to communicate in a written and verbal format.
  • Able to document daily activities and recovery goals.
  • Able to role model recovery and hope.
  • Able to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data in an empathic manner.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Able to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs.
  • Willing to travel as necessary.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • State police clearance
  • Child abuse clearance
  • FBI clearance

Working conditions
United Peers is a Recovery Community Center.  The Team Lead will be required to meet with participants and team members in the recovery center or in the field to provide service delivery or for quality assurance purposes. This may include the need to use public transportation and walking to locations in both warm and cold weather conditions throughout the year. 

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.