Requisition Number: PA090-PESP-H-06-2020-02
Job Title: Peer Specialist I
City: Quakertown
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: $18.00

Peer Specialist I

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Description/Job Summary

The Certified Peer Specialist provides peer support services, serves as an advocate for participants, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for participants. The 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 residential program and community, and managing of symptoms that challenge wellness in an individual.


  • Provide support and supervision to individuals during direct-care shifts, focusing on the individuals’ reduction of risk and enhancement of independent living skills. Support, guide, and teach individuals’ everyday skills, in living, working social and learning domains aligned with their interpersonal development.
  • Explore and identify problem-solving techniques with individuals.
  • Explore and identify skills to combat negative self-talk.
  • Explore and identify techniques to overcome fears.
  • Explore and identify coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.
  • Sharerecovery-oriented educational materials.
  • Support participants through various change processes including residential, medical,psychiatric, and social.
  • MaintainCompliance with Funding and Licensing Entities Related to Service Delivery
  • Complete all required documentation, including vehicle logs, progress notes, sleep logs, menu plans, telephone logs, client inventories, incident reports, serious concerns, individual bank records, fire drills, property forms, and all required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  • Model and provide guidance to consumers with regards to rights, independence and interpersonal skills
  • Assist in the implementation of the consumers’ Individual Service Plans, focusing on supporting consumers in developing lifestyles conducive to goal attainment through community integration and the acquisition of independent living skills
  • Meet with Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor weekly for support and guidance.

Required Experience

  • At least one to three years working with others in Mental Health Recovery

Required Education

  •  Certified Peer Specialist Certified or Eligible for Certification
  • HS Diploma/GED, Associate DegreePreferred

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of recovery principles and tools.
  • Certified Peer Specialist service expectations.
  • Knowledge of WRAP.
  • Able to communicate in a written and verbal format.
  • Able to document daily activities and recoverygoals.
  • Able to role model recovery and hope.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word,Excel, Outlook).
  • Able to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs.
  • State police clearance
  • FBI clearance is required

Program Summary

 The PIER (Pledge for Independence, Empowerment & Recovery) program is a new program located in Bucks County.  The eight bed co-ed Long Term Structured Residential (LTSR) serves individuals with mental and behavioral health disabilities.  Beds are alocated to Bucks County unless otherwise approved by Bucks County Behavioral Health (BCBH) and Bucks County Department of Mental Health/ Development Programs (MH/DP).

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.