Certified Peer Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment

PATH People Acting To Help

Job title: Certified Peer Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment

Company: PATH People Acting To Help

Job description: ABOUT PATH INC.

PATH (People Acting to Help) Inc. is a comprehensive Community Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Center. We offer a wide of array of services and supports to meet the needs of our community in Northeast Philadelphia. PATH regularly achieves the highest levels of accreditation including a 5 Star Provider Rating by CBH, Philadelphia’s Managed Care Entity, and recognition and awards related to our high-quality, innovative programs and staff accomplishments and contributions.

Our Mission? To Help Individuals Achieve a More Independent and Fulfilling Life.


PATH understands the importance of having benefits, and so a comprehensive package is offered to our employees including:

A company sponsored 403b retirement plan, Health Insurance (Medical Services, Prescriptions, Dental & Vision), Sick Leave, Personal & Vacation Time, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability!


To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member. This member of the ACT multidisciplinary team has the responsibility to carry out and promote self-determination, personal responsibility, and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery. To assist program participants to regain control over their own lives and their own recovery process.


  • An Associate Degree or high school diploma or GED and 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.
  • Internships and other supervised practical experience in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Experience working in the social services.
  • Pennsylvania Certified Peer Specialist certification required.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Must be available or scheduled emergency on-call service and will be required to carry a mobile phone during regularly scheduled working hours and scheduled on-call service as essential personnel may be required to report to work during emergencies including inclement weather.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, or willingness to receive vaccine required.


  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary recovery team, provide program participants with peer counseling and support to identify self-determined goals.
  • Serve as a mentor to program participants to promote hope and empowerment in their recovery process.
  • Act as an informal educator to other team members to facilitate understanding and empathy with each person’s unique and subjective experience and perceptions.
  • Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which self-determination and decision-making in recovery planning are supported.
  • Assist program participants in identifying, understanding, and combating stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self- stigma.
  • Work with team members to identify and understand culture- wide stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness and develop strategies to eliminate stigma within the team.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure the protection of participant’s rights and to improve their knowledge of program participants’ rights and grievance or complaint.
  • Increase awareness of and support program participant’s access and involvement/participation in self-help programs and consumer advocacy organizations that provide additional recovery resources and supports.
  • Serve as the liaison between the team and consumer-run programs such as self-help groups and drop-in centers.
  • Teach and support program participants’ recovery, including WRAP to help people with personal goals for symptom management.
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, teach and support the development of peer support groups including promoting the development of peer group leadership.
  • Perform other peer support duties and responsibilities as they relate to the overall enhancement of program service delivery.
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, provide peer support services as part of community integration services to program participants on an individual basis in the office and in community settings to teach wellness management techniques, interpersonal skills, independent living skills.


Frequent talking and listening. Requires the ability to lift, carry, hold, kneel, reach, stack, stoop and bend.


Expected salary:

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Job date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 08:44:05 GMT

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