Requisition Number: PA094-PESP-H-03-2021-02
Job Title: Family Peer Specialist
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

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

Family Peer Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Family Peer Specialist will provide peer support to children and their families.


  • Complete a Strengths, Needs, Culture discovery for every IBHS family
  • Engage families in the IBHS process and ensure their voice is a part of treatment planning
  • Identify and connect families to resources and services
  • Assist families build a network of natural and community supports
  • Attend treatment planning, inter-agency and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) meetings
  • Utilizing lived-experience, provide support, modeling and coaching during meetings
  • Utilize Electronic Health Record, myAvatar, to document all youth and family contact via an independent note
  • Assist with crisis stabilization when needed
  • Collaborate with School District and community partners (i.e. STEP) in the implementation of IBHS to ensure continuity of care
  • Attend weekly individual and group supervision as directed
  • Participate in all mandatory and ongoing trainings specific training requirements for this Division.

Required Experience

  • Personal experience raising a child or family member with behavioral health challenges, the juvenile justice system, and/or children’s protective services (i.e., DHS)

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Qualifications

  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Possess life experiences that allow them to form healthy working relationships with the adolescent and family as well as team members
  • Knowledge of community and natural supports which provide children, youth and young adults and families with opportunities to succeed
  • Ability to develop, manage and maintain relationships with others
  • Ability to remain understanding, patient, culturally aware and respectful to the child, family, and additional team members
  • Ability to role model effective behaviors

Program Summary

The RHD Intensive Behavioral Health Services Team (IBHS), a program of Resources for Human Development, Inc. support children, youth and young adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.  These services are offered in their homes, schools and communities. 
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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.