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Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Merakey
Location: Loyalhanna
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Merakey is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Greensburg, PA location in Westmoreland County.POSITION OVERVIEWPosition summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) performs a range of tasks through individual and group encounters to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.
  • The CPS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills, serve as a consumer advocate, provide information and peer support in their communities, inpatient or emergency settings.
  • The CPS also provides essential expertise and consultation to other team members in promoting a recovery-oriented culture and practice of service provision and in understanding the consumers' perspective and subjective experience. Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations and in accord with the mission and value of the company.
  • This position will require travel within the region as well as an on-call rotation.Rate of pay: $16.89 /hour + Additional IncentivesApply today at: www.Merakey.org/careersIn addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at Meghan.Rivera@merakey.orgMerakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!+
    • Certified as a Peer Support Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board
    • High school diploma or at least two years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe mental illness
    • Must have a knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery-driven services.
    • Must have personal experience as a recipient of mental health services and a willingness to share experiences to provide expertise about the recovery process.
    • Must have a valid driver's license

Keywords: Merakey, Pittsburgh , Certified Peer Specialist, Other , Loyalhanna, Pennsylvania

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