Certified Peer Specialist

Children's Service Center

Job Description

Purpose of this Position: Helping Overcome Psychosis Early Program

Children?s Service Center is currently looking for an energetic and dependable person who has lived the experience of mental health and can comfortably share their mental health experience when appropriate with participants of the HOPE program. Candidates should work well independently and collectively as a treatment team member with a recovery-oriented focus. If you are ambitious and confident in your ability to learn from others, the Peer Support Specialist (HOPE program)position is right for you.You will work with clients who are between the ages of 15 and 25 to help develop strategies needed to enhance Independent Living Competencies such as Social Skills, Personal Adjustment, Vocational Skills and Educational Skills.Join our treatment team to experience the positivity of helping young adults and adolescents live healthy lives. You will be fully trained in daily activities to fulfil client?s needs. This position will report to the Assistant Supervisor at the Carbon/Monroe, Wayne/Pike Counties and Director of the Luzerne/Wyoming County sites.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting participant with daily coping skills
  • Ability to use good judgment skills in assessing consumer needs
  • Knowledge of the mental health and social services field to help support participants with mental health challenges
  • Providing strategies to help manage life challenges
  • Knowledge of community resources and helping guide participants through these resources

Children?s Service Center creates a positive working culture of care and commitment for employees and the children/families we serve. Joining our team also means joining the opportunity to grow within the organization and the flexibility to join other departments within the organization. Other employee benefits include:

**Winner of 2022 Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Community Celebration Award for Celebrating 160 years of service to the surrounding communities**


High School diploma or GED

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification; training can be provided

Personal Lived Mental Health experience

History of volunteer work and/or employment for at least one year

Experience in working with children/adolescents and their families is preferred, but not required

Other qualifications necessary:

  • Organizational skills
  • Office management responsibilities skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Must pass Safe Crisis Management Training (physical and theory), upon hire and then annually as a condition of employment. Other requirements include:

  • Driver?s License
  • FBI Act 73
  • Criminal History
  • Act 33 Clearances

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