Reference #: 1924984
Certified Peer Specialist


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***Effective October 15, 2021, all employees/contractors/interns/volunteers are required to provide our office with proof of COVID vaccination.***

Certified Peer Specialist Pay Rate:

Certified Peer Specialist Schedule:
Monday-Thursday: 10AM-2PM (16hours per Week)
***Schedule is flexible***

Certified Peer Specialist Position Summary

COMHAR's Community Residential Rehabilitation Services (CRRS), located in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia, are a homelike environment providing clients with the maximum possible opportunity for independence and self-determination within a structured living situation. CRRS provides a range of educational activities, both inside and outside the residence, designed to improve daily living skills. Counselors assist clients with identifying their goals and working with individuals or as groups to assist them with attaining identified life, social or recreational skills, which are consistently addressed and reinforced. Emphasis is placed on establishing positive interpersonal relationships with other clients and counselors through weekly community meetings promoting healthy social interaction, and many clients partake in COMHAR day services to further their social and emotional development. .

Our CRRS is now looking for a Part Time Certified Peer Specialist.

Certified Peer Specialist Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in the development and implementation of educational and support groups, program activities, and other programming aspects as needed.
Provides training and assistance to individuals in developing and practicing the skills identified and outlined in their recovery plans. Teaches the proactive use of positive coping strategies.
Provides training and assistance in activities of daily living and related self-care skills. Areas include bathing, toileting, personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, care of clothing, and shaving.
Provides training and assistance in social skill building, vocational training and employment, community inclusion, and health and wellness. Areas of focus include leisure planning, transportation, meal preparation, housekeeping, shopping, scheduling appointments, fiscal management, etc.
Assists residents in developing WRAP plans and exploring coping mechanisms to promote wellness.
Participates in treatment team meetings as assigned. Assists individuals in working towards the completion of their recovery goals as written on their treatment plan.
Co-facilitates meetings to nurture a peer supported culture via community meetings and other peer run initiatives.
Accompanies individuals in recovery into the community to medical appointments, family visits, and other appointments.
Completes detailed documentation for individuals in their clinical record and in other areas as directed. Documentation should be timely, legible, and provide an accurate depiction of progress, challenges, medical status, etc. in a strength-based manner. Satisfies compliance with regulations regarding record keeping and reporting.
Assists with meal preparation and clean up as needed. Follow individual dietary restrictions/special diets during mealtimes as prescribed.
Completes resident "rounds" as assigned to ensure that all individuals in recovery are safe and in their expected locations.
Assists with the general upkeep of the facility and participates in light cleaning and household chores.
Timely reporting of all crises and unusual incidents to Shift Supervisor, Nurse Manager and/or LTSR Program Director (Immediately if indicated; otherwise within 24 hours).
Participates in Quality Improvement Program as assigned.
Attends all meetings and training sessions as assigned.
Maintains compliance with all COMHAR policies and procedures with no unauthorized exception.
Part Time Employees are eligible for generous benefit options including but not limited to:
Basic Life Insurance
403B Retirement Savings Plan
Paid Time Off (Holiday, sick, PTO)
Employee Assistance Program
Additional supplemental voluntary insurance options including Disability, Life, and Pet Insurance

Certified Peer Specialist Requirements:
High School Diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma required and six (6) months of related experience in mental health services.
Valid PA State Criminal, FBI (based on residency outside of PA), Child Abuse clearances.
CPR w/AED & First Aid certification.
Valid driver's license required. (Must be able to move about COMHAR service areas throughout the day to provide appropriate oversight and coordination and meet job duties as needed and required.)
Physical examination including Hep B screening & TB test.
Certified Peer Specialist Certification.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace. COMHAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit community based health and human service organization founded in 1975. We do not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, past or present receipt of disability-related services or supports, marital status, veteran status, or any other class of persons protected by federal, state or local law.
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