Are you interested fostering supportive peer relations? Do you enjoy empowering others?
If you answered YES, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!
Being a Certified Peer Support Specialist at Devereux has its Advantages
You'll be offered:
- Specialized training opportunities
- Growth and Development
- Flexible schedules
- Exposure to other disciplines and networking opportunities
Located throughout Chester County, Pa, this part-time position is responsible for acting as a mentor and support to youth ages 14-21 experiencing a significant emotional disturbance. Responsible for partnering with young adults and guiding them through their resiliency and recovery processes. Coaches youth and families on problem resolution and how to access resources that support resilience.
What a day in this role looks like:
- Coordinates care of individuals in mental health, medical, educational, placement and related areas. Assesses needs using identified tools to develop initial plan of care. Develops and revises service plan at not less than six month intervals for individuals based on their identified strengths and their needs.
- Coordinates monitors and reviews the provision of services to ensure individuals are receiving and participating in services on a continual basis. Assists in the transfer of skills to individuals and families to support independence in the community.
- Maintains direct contact (telephone and/or face to face) with all individuals involved in assigned caseload per state regulations. Serves in liaison capacity communicating with the individual, the family/guardian, agency representatives and other stakeholders/advocates per state regulations.
Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Services (DPACS) center serves children, adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges and disorders. Located in West Chester and Malvern Pennsylvania, services provided include psychiatric residential treatment (PRTF), residential treatment (RTF), acute inpatient psychiatric hospital (AIP), assessment services, community-based mental health services, community-based employment training and social skills training, and approved private school educational services to male and female children and adolescents (6-21 years of age) with diagnoses of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, concomitant psychiatric and behavioral challenges often associated with experiencing some level of trauma in their lives. A primary focus throughout the program is the philosophy of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PW-PBIS), a program-wide system of care that promotes and rewards positive behaviors, and prevents negative behaviors, to create safe, supportive living environments. Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents receive specialized care, in the environment best suited to the unique challenges they face, all with the goal of providing each child with the academic, social, emotional and life skills needed to flourish in their home community
Keywords: Peer Specialist, Certified Peer Specialist, Behavioral Health, Recovery, Mental Health, Peer Support, rehabilitation, DPACS