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Certified Peer Specialist

Community Living & Home Supports
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Job Description

JEVS Human Services is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist for our Community Living and Home Supports (CLHS) program. With the support of our caring and experienced staff, CLHS helps individuals with intellectual disabilities live with independence in one of our 34 community homes. Each home enhances the residents' interest and abilities, with an emphasis on community involvement, stability, and maintaining important ties to family and loved ones.

The Certified Peer Specialist empowers and motivates people to work as partners toward recovery – feeling the way they want to feel, making their lives the way they want them to be, developing goals, achieving and keeping those goals and moving toward meeting life goals.

Job duties include:

  • Work with individuals and groups to implement an action plan to achieve personal recovery goals; provide activities, education, skill teaching and opportunities on site and in the community that facilitate a recovery orientation and progress toward goals
  • Promote participants self-advocacy skills
  • Demonstrates leadership by promoting a peer support culture within the program, developing a peer government, giving presentations on the role of the CPS to agency members, community resource liaison and family members
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Meet and maintain CBH credentialing and training requirements as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Specialist/Worker within designated time frame
  • Must be a Certified Peer Specialist and have1 year of employment or volunteer experience
 

 

JEVS Human Services is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities.  The Agency will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination (including any form of unlawful harassment) on account of a person’s gender, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, creed, sexual preference or orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, veteran status, handicap, disability, or membership in any other protected group.  Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply; reasonable accommodations will be provided.

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