Requisition Number: PA084-PESP-H-07-2020-02
Job Title: Peer Specialist I
City: Glassport
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: 13.50 hour

Peer Specialist I

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Description/Job Summary

Peer support specialists will meet with clients individually and provide group discussion in principals of recovery.  Peers provide a unique service to program residents with their lived experience in mental health and/or forensic services.

Peer support MUST BE WILLING TO SELF-IDENTIFY as persons with lived experience in mental health, substance abuse and/or forensics and are willing to share their experiences with residents to promote symptom management, recovery and overall wellness

Glassport LTSR is seeking a part-time peer support specialist to cover weekend shifts and one day shift weekly

Responsibilities/Duties


    1. Faciltate a weekly peer group with program residents.
    2. Provide !:1 support sessions with program residents weekly
    3. Document all interactions in electronic medical record
    4. Participate in LTSR programming alongsire program residents
    5. Assist program residenrs with ADL's
    6. Provide crisis managment as needed
    7. Provide emergency coverage for next shift when necessary

Required Experience

Peer supports self-identify as persons with lived experience in mental health, substance abuse and/or forensics and are willing to share their experiences with residents to promote symptom management, recovery and overall wellness.

Required Education

HS or GED minimum 

Required Qualifications

Certified peer specialist preferred, mental health and/or forensic lived experience preferred

Program Summary

RHD Glassport LTSR is a long-term structured residential program serving eligible adult males who are residents of Allegheny County and have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and substance use disorder, or dually-diagnosed with an intellectual disability.  Residents may also have a forensic history.


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 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.