Are you interested in working with a small team providing skills teaching to individuals who reside in the community who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder? Skills teaching focus in the areas of Living, Learning, Working and Socialization. Following the philosophy of Step By Step and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, you will work with your caseload on an individual basis. Having a CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner) or a CPS (Certified Peer Specialist) is a PLUS! Individuals are located throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Hourly rate range is $13.01 – $19.60 and a great benefit package!

Schedule availability is dependent on caseload. Hours and work days may vary according to the needs of the caseload. On call/shift filling responsibilities.

Essential Functions (include but are not limited to):

  • Assists individuals with the recovery/rehabilitation process by engaging in informed and shared decision-making and facilitating partnerships with other persons identified by the individual receiving services. Provides all services based on the strengths and capabilities of individuals and ensures all services are person-centered meeting the unique needs, values, hopes and aspirations of each person.
  • Promotes self-determination and empowerment, in that all individuals have the right to make their own decisions, including decisions about types of services and supports they receive.
  • Completes an assessment in collaboration with the individual prior to developing an Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) and maintains appropriate updates to assessment.
  • Identifies the functioning of an individual in the living, learning, working and socializing domains.
  • Jointly develops an IRP with individuals that is consistent with the assessment by day 20 of service, but no more than 60 calendar days after initial contact.
  • Updates IRP at least every 90 calendar days or when the individual requests a change, or when the individual completes a goal or when the individual has not made significant progress on a goal.
  • Completes timely written and electronic documentation requirements for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.
  • Completes written and/or electronic documentation for each day a service was provided which includes: date, time, duration, location, type of interaction, service provided in context of the goal, and the individual’s response to service.
  • Conveys hope and respect and a belief that all individuals have the capacity for learning and growth.
  • Educates and assists individuals with wellness and recovery tools.
  • Continuously expands knowledge of evidenced-based, promising and emerging best practices; such as: Boston University Approach, Supported Employment and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or
  • Associate degree and one-year work experience in mental health direct service, or
  • A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) certificate and one-year paid or volunteer work experience in mental health direct service, or
  • A high school diploma or GED and two-years work experience in human services which must include one year of mental health direct service.