Lead Certified Peer Specialist - Lancaster/Lebanon/Dauphin

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 72418

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Job Description:

The Lead Certified Peer Specialist will contribute in a peer support capacity to facilitate recovery and enhance wellness. The CPS Supervisor will serve as a role model for recovery for both staff and peers, and will partner with peers in developing recovery tools and building support networks. This position will have two primary functions: direct peer support (with 65% productivity for billable services) and supervisory activities for monitoring certified peer specialist’s work and outcomes. (3-5 FT equivalents).


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Trains and orients new staff to duties and responsibilities of a Certified Peer Support position.
  2. Monitors and maintains schedules of assigned CPSs.
  3. Monitors CPS documentation in order to meet program requirements.
  4. Provides additional support to CPS staff in the community when needed.
  5. Monitors productivity of CPSs assigned.
  6. Provides marketing and trainings within the community as needed.
  7. Meets weekly for face to face supervision with all assigned staff. Documentation of these visits must be given to the program Director.
  8. Meets weekly with program Director for supervision.
  9. Participates in performance reviews and performance issues.
  10. Assists designated peers with rehabilitative social support, advocacy, educational and vocational mentoring, and self maintenance.
  11. Provides information on accessing community resources.
  12. Assists in transportation for peers to necessary appointments, support and outreach.
  13. Provides reminder calls to designated peers to offer reminders and verbal supports in relation to their recovery.
  14. At the request of the peer, assists family members in obtaining support resources, as well as educational information regarding recovery tools.
  15. Promotes participation in WRAP and Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) planning among peers.
  16. Helps individual peers complete their personal WRAP plans and PADs.
  17. Models coping techniques and self help strategies.
  18. Encourages and provides support for peers to advocate for themselves.
  19. Reinforces hope and the potential for recovery to peers and others.
  20. Partners with peers to create and attain goals on the Individual Recovery Plan.
  21. Completes necessary documentation for each peer encounter (i.e. service activity, contact sheets, etc) within 48 hours of encounter.
  22. Completes all necessary paperwork during the intake, and updates paperwork as needed.
  23. Completes monthly log of services provided.
  24. Attends all required trainings, in-services, staff meetings, etc.
  25. ets with supervisor for individual supervision on a weekly basis.
  26. ets with team on a bi-weekly basis for staff meeting and peer reviews.
  27. Assists Peers with creating an Individual Recovery Plan. Initial IRP must be completed within 30 days of first face to face visit. A six month review from the date of the most current IRP will be required for continuation of services.
  28. Reviews Individual Recovery Plan with peers every 6 month or earlier as needed.
  29. Acts as a liaison with other community agencies/groups, funding sources, and businesses that relate to the services provided to peers.
  30. Acquires knowledge of resources in assigned county or counties.
  31. Provides on site visits to other community agencies in order to educate them about the peer services available.
  32. Communicates on an as needed basis with providers regarding issues relevant to continuity of care.
  33. Monitors wear and tear on furnishings and equipment. Reports concerns and needs to supervisor.
  34. Provides after hours telephone support to enrolled peers as assigned. (Pager rotated among staff on a monthly basis.)


  • Minimum Experience:
    • One year of supervisory experience
    • A self -identified mental health consumer who has received or is receiving state priority group services as defined in MH Bulletin OMH-94-04, Serious ntal Illness: Adult Priority Group.
    • 12 months of paid or volunteer experience within a three year period.
    • One year’s experience in navigating the mental health system (i.e. crisis services, vocational rehabilitation, recreational activities, and human services, etc.)
    • A history of coping with own mental health issues and maintenance of own recovery.
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Medical Assistance or related health field
  • Required Certification:
    • Certified Peer Support Supervisor Certification (CPSS)
  • Skills:
    • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills; basic computer skills including email, Word, and internet; knowledge of and ability in the care and support of individuals in a specific age group
    • Requires a valid driver’s license in the current state of residence

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)