Certified Peer Specialist (38649)

Merakey is currently seeking Certified Peer Specialist (PRN Position) starting rate ($11-12/HR) to join our Behavioral Health Division in our Pottsville, PA locations .
+ Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
+ We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
+ We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
+ With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee
+ The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
+ Highly competitive compensation plans
+ Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
+ Flexible scheduling
+ Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
+ Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
+ Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
_Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following._
+ The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) performs a range of tasks through individual and group encounters to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.
+ The CPS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills, serve as a consumer advocate, provide information and peer support in their communities, inpatient or emergency settings.
+ The CPS also provides essential expertise and consultation to other team members in promoting a recovery-oriented culture and practice of service provision and in understanding the consumers' perspective and subjective experience.
+ Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures and regulations and in accord with the mission and value of the company.
In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at alaskosky@merakey.org
Requisition Number: 38649
_MERAKEY is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!_
+ Must have received Peer Specialist Certification upon graduation of the Certified Peer Specialist Training.
+ In addition, must have a high school diploma or general equivalence degree (GED) and within the last 3 years has maintained at least 12 months of successful full or part time paid or voluntary work experience, or obtained at least 24 credit hours of post secondary education
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