Resources For Human Development, Inc.
Requisition Number: PA036-PERMT-H-07-2018-01
Job Title: Peer Mentor
City: Homestead
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $11.50-12.50/hr

Peer Mentor

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Description/Job Summary

CORE (Capitalizing On a Recovery Environment) is a long-term community residential program for individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues who are returning from prison. CORE utilizes the ROSC (Recovery-Oriented System of Care) model. CORE provides innovative and effective re-entry services to people post-adjudication.

Currently seeking a Part-Time (20 hrs per week) Peer Mentor for a long-term residential treatment facility providing intensive treatment to men being released from the Allegheny County jail dealing with mental health, drug, and alcohol issues. This program is seeking candidates who meet the minimum qualifications to join their Recovery Oriented clinical team. Candidate must be able to work independently to complete assigned duties within the context of a team oriented environment. Candidates will be able to meet expectations in a fast paced environment and be able to re-prioritize responsibilities according to developing program and client needs.

*Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • This position requires that the successful candidates work in a Recovery Oriented model of care providing day to day services as well as conducting educational life skills and daily living skills groups to persons in recovery (PIR).
  • This position works to support PIRs in maintaining daily schedule, support, assist, and monitor meal preparation, supports implementation of Nutrition Program.
  • Attend and/or facilitate educational groups and meetings (Life Skills, Daily living skills, Community Meetings), co-facilitate weekly Community Decision Making Group and actively support PIRs in facilitating socialization and recreation activities. 
  • Additionally, the person in this position would provide assistance and support to participants in their development of Recovery  Plans, support the individualized recovery plan developed with the participant, with the aim of achieving and maintaining health and emotional well-being, participate in recovery experiences with the participant to reach the goals he has set in the recovery plan.
  • Incorporate 12 step/self help techniques into daily living experiences, support problem solving activities, role model adaptive styles of behaviors. 
  • Ensure that all RHD, county, MCO, contractual and state regulations and expectations are met and that the program is prepared for review with limited notice.
 
*Job Requirements/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Criminal background clearances
  • FBI clearance, as needed
  • Experience working in a residential setting with Criminal Justice referred people experiencing drug and alcohol and mental health issues preferred
  • High School Diploma/ G.E.D Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Personal Recovery/Life Experience required, 3 or more years preferred

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.