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Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Salisbury Behavioral Health
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

At Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc., Empowering adults with behavioral health disorders is key to promoting recovery with independence and dignity. Our goal is to work in partnership with individuals to empower him or her to make choices, attain life goals, build relationships, and participate within their community in the most integrated and independent manner possible. We focus on an individual's strengths and values while providing person-centered services that are culturally competent, flexible, coordinated and accountable. While the recovery process is unique to everyone, we treat our clients with respect, dignity, courtesy and equality. For adults facing serious and complex challenges, Salisbury Behavioral Health provides the supports individuals and their families need to reach success. Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc. is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our dynamic team of experienced professionals in our Certified Peer Specialist program located in Allentown PA. Supporting consumers in Lehigh & Northampton Counties. The Certified Peer Specialist is a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team responsible for ensuring the incorporation of psychosocial and environmental needs in the treatment process. The Certified Peer Specialist offers supports to individuals who identify themselves as peers of mental health services.

  • Full Time position available.
    • Flexible non-traditional work hours to coincide with program needs. Responsibilities & Duties:
      • Assist peers in identifying and prioritizing needs, as well as articulating personal goals and objectives for recovery as part of their individual service plans.
      • Assist peers in accessing needed services; Inform peers about community and natural supports available to them.
      • Assist peers in securing employment, housing as well as helping them understand benefits with a new job.
      • Help peers build social skills.
      • Support peers in overcoming job-related anxiety.
      • Display a professional attitude and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with peers, families and staff from a variety of cultures and social backgrounds. Requirements
        • Peer Specialist Certification (Through PA Certification Board)
        • High School Diploma or Equivalent
        • Valid Driver's license
        • Two (2) year's work experience in mental health field
        • A willingness to continue your education to enhance skills relevant to position
        • Ability to pass required background clearances & screenings Benefits Eligible employees receive:
          • Generous Paid Time Off
          • Competitive pay/benefits
          • Med/Dental/RX
          • Reduced health care benefits with participation in Wellness Program
          • College Tuition Credit Program for eligible dependents
          • Employee discount program (Access Perks)
          • Employee Rewards program - earn redeemable points
          • 401K after one year with company contribution Equal Opportunity Employer Drug Free Workplace Learn more about us at:

Keywords: Salisbury Behavioral Health, Allentown , Certified Peer Specialist, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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