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Peer Support Specialist
Req Code:2020:2150-013
County:Philadelphia County, PA
FT/PT:Full Time
Location:2150-Susquehanna Park
Schedule:M-F, 3pm-11pm
Job Description/Essential Functions:

Horizon House, Inc. is a nationally recognized provider of services to adults with support needs due to developmental disabilities, behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Horizon House is Pennsylvania’s oldest psychiatric rehabilitation agency. Since 1952, we have been dedicated to helping people with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, developmental/intellectual disabilities, and homelessness to stabilize their lives and to help them live as independently as possible in the community. With over 100 locations throughout South and North Eastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware, Horizon House provides services to a diverse population focusing on individual strength and choice. Currently, we are seeking a full time Peer Support Specialist to work in our Behavioral Health Services Division.

· Function as a member of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that promotes self-determination, personal responsibility and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery
· Assist program participants with mental illnesses to regain control over their own lives and their own recovery process 

Job Qualifications:
· A person who is self identified as having met the criteria for substance abuse disorder as defined in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (who utilizes or has utilized Substance Abuse and / or mental health).
· Help Participant identify and achieve specific self-determined goals.
· Demonstrates knowledge of recovery/wellness principles and ability to model and mentor the recovery process and demonstrate effective coping skills
· A high school diploma or GED
· At least one year of paid or volunteer work; or any combination of experience, education or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required.
· Ability to establish supporting trusting relationships with people with mental illnesses and respect for peoples’ rights and personal preferences is essential.
· Good oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to work independently and as part of a focused interdisciplinary team.

· Frequent interactions with peers who are at different stages of recovery.
· May be required to assist with crisis intervention in emergency situations in an ancillary/supportive role educating and supporting peers.
· Light lifting and/or carrying, not to exceed 25 lbs.
· Local travel required.
· Flexibility in scheduling and available to do 24-hour on-call coverage

Horizon House offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including: medical & dental, (9) nine paid holidays, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, retirement savings plan, voluntary tax sheltered annuity, transit benefit program, opportunities for advancement and more.

To be considered an applicant, please you can apply at www.hhinc.org and click on the careers tab.

 Horizon House, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer • M/F/Veteran/ Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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