Certified Peer Support Specialist

Mental Health Association of Franklin & Fulton Counties
Chambersburg, PA 17201
$16 an hour - Part-time

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Pay

  • $16 an hour

Job type

  • Part-time

Shift and schedule

  • Choose your own hours
  • Weekends as needed
  • Evenings as needed
  • Monday to Friday

Location

Chambersburg, PA 17201

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  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance

Full job description

Job Overview:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Certified Peer Specialist to join our team. Peer specialists provide supportive relationships with adults and/or transition-aged youth ages 14-17 in their recovery journey with mental health and substance use challenges. Peer Specialists meet with peers in the community and assist with a variety of needs including coping skills, relationship building, assisting with self-advocacy, and assisting with the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans that are person-centered. Must be able to: establish trusting, respectful relationships, communicate directly and understandably, exercise ethical decision-making skills, write accurately and manage a schedule.

Responsibilities:

- Offer guidance, support, and advocacy to individuals in navigating behavioral health services
- Utilize your own lived experience to inspire hope and promote recovery
- Conduct individual and group sessions focusing on coping skills and self-care strategies
- Assist in crisis intervention and management

Experience:
- Proficiency in mentoring individuals with mental health challenges
- Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
- Experience in behavioral health or social work settings
- Familiarity with motivational interviewing and mental health services
- Understanding of support systems for individuals with mental health needs

Joining our team as a Certified Peer Specialist offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others while advancing your career in mental health support.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Expected hours: 20 – 30 per week

Benefits:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Choose your own hours
  • Evenings as needed
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: In person

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