Requisition Number: PA054-PEERS-H-10-2019-01
Job Title: Peer Specialist Supervisor
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $17.00-$18.51/hr

Peer Specialist Supervisor

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Description/Job Summary

The FCPS Supervisor will be an integral team member who supervises a staff of 7 Forensic Certified Peer Specialists. The FCPS Supervisor will offer administrative and clinical oversight to the team. The Program Supervisor will also provide oversight of referrals, client assessment, supervision, outreach, education, and coordination of care with other service providers and systems of care.


  • Conduct at least one face-to-face meeting with each FCPS per week with additional support as needed or requested;
  • Provide at least 6 hours of direct supervision and mentoring to team members in the field before working independently off-site;
  • Maintain a log of supervisory meetings;
  • Participate in initial and ongoing training and development opportunities and ongoing support that will enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes, and attributes necessary to effectively supervise Forensic Certified Peer Specialists in a nonclinical context;
  • Supervise no more than 7 FTE Forensic Certified Peer Specialists;
  • Build and maintain relationships with referral sources, funders, staff, clients and RHD personnel;
  • Create and review professional development plans for each team member to ensure they participate in a necessary peer support trainings to maintain certification.

Ancillary Responsibilities:

  • Performs tasks that are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or re-designed depending upon individual circumstances.

Required Experience

  • The FCPS Supervisor will have successfully completed the CPS training, the forensic CPS training, and the peer specialist supervisory training, within 6 months of assuming the position of Peer Specialist Supervisor

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license
  • ACT 33/34 clearances
  • FBI clearance, as needed
  • All trainings required by licensure

Program Summary

The RHD Forensic Certified Peer Specialist Program (FCPS) provides peer support services for adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and who may also be involved with the criminal justice system. RHD FCPS team members will assist participants to acquire and maintain the skills they need to successfully live and thrive in the community independently using skills-based and strength-based techniques. Services offered include, development of and coaching on recovery or wellness plans, individual advocacy, education, development of natural supports, support of work or other meaningful activity of the individual’s choosing, crisis management support, skills training, effective utilization of the service delivery system, and coordination of and linkage to other service providers.

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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.