Certified Peer Specialist – LTSR

George Junior Republic


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Summary of the position: The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for providing support, referrals and resources for the LTSR consumer. Responsible for the engagement of the consumer in various activities including self-care, self-management and regulation, and the promotion of physical and mental wellbeing, assists in facilitating psychoeducational groups. Is currently in recovery from a mental illness. This position researches appropriate community resources and aftercare services in various counties.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a supportive and encouraging mentoring relationship with consumers.
  • Promote physical activity and exercise in order to promote the wellbeing of the consumers
  • Serve in a peer capacity and support consumer learning through experience/storytelling and education.
  • Explore interests and activities that motivate and focus the client.
  • Research, locate and share community resources with the consumer.
  • Refer consumer to community resources and provide support and follow-up as needed.
  • Recommend support networks and assist consumer in making connections.
  • Participate on the interdisciplinary team.
  • Participate in group therapy exercises and promote a psychiatric rehabilitative curriculum.
  • Deliver a competency restoration curriculum or CompKit.
  • Assists in the development of the consumers’ wellness recovery plan.
  • Support consumers as they transition into the community
  • Assist in coordinating aftercare services.
  • Advocate as needed to provide a stable transition.
  • Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Attend meetings, trainings and other recommended activities to support LTSR program.

Working Conditions:

  • Lifting Requirements – Able to lift 20 pounds
  • Physical Requirements – Ability to walk, lift, climb, and bend at waist
  • Work Location – This position works in both an office and unit/LTSR Program


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have achieved recovery status related to a mental health diagnosis.
  • Experience with all Microsoft applications and the internet
  • Certification as a CPS with Forensic Specialization preferred. Must receive credentialing through Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB)

Please visit our website to apply: https://gjr.org/jobs/ 

Questions can be directed to Rachel Fortwangler at rfortwangler@gjr.org.

To apply for this job please visit gjr.org.