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Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Child Guidance Resource Centers
Location: Havertown
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Adult Services -P.H.R.I.E.N.D. Program Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is direct care that provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the stability, recovery, and community integration of individuals who have a mental illness. - The CPS works with individuals in their community environment assisting them in their recovery through self disclosure, instilling a sense of hope, encouragement, and vision in the future. The CPS assists clients to: better understand their mental illness; promote self-advocacy; develop interpersonal skills and social support/networks; reinforce budgeting skills to allow greater independence in management of funds; develop leisure and recreational activity planning skills; integrate with self-help support groups and other community avenues toward advancing their personal recovery objectives.Some responsibilities include:

  • Carry out the daily routine of individualized engagement activities with individuals utilizing recovery concepts that include sharing personal recovery experiences, developing a peer relationship that encourages hope in the future, and maximum participation in the community with focus on community integration (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activities, self-directed hobbies and interests, etc.).
  • Assist the individual in identifying and valuing his unique strengths, abilities and assets, and how to best utilize them to achieve their goals.
  • Provide daily information and feedback regarding individual's behavior, attitude and physical condition, as a part of participation in the treatment planning process and in Team meetings.
  • Serve as a role model and promote self-advocacy so that recovering individuals have a voice that is fully heard in ensuring their needs, goals, and objectives are central in their dealings with provider agencies.
  • Participates in the identification of community resources that support each individual's goals and interests.Who is CGRC? -We are a premier behavioral and mental health provider that embraces our employees as partners in our organization's strategic plan. -What can CGRC do for you? Do YOU want to be a Change Agent? If so, we want you to be a part of the CGRC partnership. Working here means being open to new clinical and adult residential experiences both as an individual and as part of a team. We offer the opportunity to develop your leadership competencies and career interests on a personal level. Join any of our organizational committees, task forces, or work groups. If you are furthering your education, we want to be your partner. -We are offering flexibility for classes, internship possibilities within our organization, and the availability for licensure supervision for anyone pursuing a professional license. -It is important to us that you enjoy a -healthy work-life balance and we will encourage you to have personal goals that focus on self-care.At CGRC, you can enjoy a relaxed working environment with flexible work schedules that allow for a healthy work-life balance. We encourage and support career development and there are always opportunities for you to learn and grow within the organization. -We have a competitive compensation package and generous time off and benefits for eligible employees. You and your family can also enjoy discounts and offers through our Tickets at Work Program. CGRC is an eligible employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. - APPLY NOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM! CGRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer -

Keywords: Child Guidance Resource Centers, Philadelphia , Certified Peer Specialist, Other , Havertown, Pennsylvania

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