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PRO.A / JOBS Philadelphia; Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Philadelphia; Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Post Date: 5/15/17
Type of Position:ツPeer-Services
Title:ツPeer Recovery Support Specialist

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:ツRecovery or Peer Specialist Certification required.
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:ツPreference will be given to individuals who have ties to the recovering community (i.e. 12-step programs, church groups, and neighborhood organizations in communities) where support services will be most needed.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and writing skills

Description:ツThis position is working 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM Monday-Friday.

The Behavioral Health Peer Specialist (BHPS) is responsible for coordinating and providing a full array of outreach-based services for women seeking recovery. The BHPS assists women whose needs go beyond the scope of a treatment counselor, therapist, psychiatrist, or case manager. The BHPS will service as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to women in recovery in order to promote and strengthen long-term recovery.


  • Provides recovery education and planning
  • Develops recovery plans, sets goals, and begins the process of healthy integration and transition back into the community
  • Offers long-term engagement, support, and encouragement to become advocates for their own recovery
  • Improves access to professional assessment and treatment services
  • Identifies community resources and serve as a community liaison
  • Participates in the PAAC as the liaison between residential and outpatient programs
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the iSCORE values of Jefferson.OTHER FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner
  • All other duties, as assigned by Supervisor, that support and enhance recovery

Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check. The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.
Contact Information: To apply clickツHERE.