Employment Opportunities at the Mental Health Association of NWPA

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Peer Support Team Leader-Associate IV, Full Time Non-Exempt

Reports To:
Operations Manager
General Responsibilities:
This position provides leadership, direction, and supervision for a Peer Support Program serving consumers of mental health services in Erie County. This person is responsible for ensuring these services are provided in compliance with Contracts with Erie County and state directives and those services are delivered in a timely, respectful and consumer friendly manner. (S)He will make sure all necessary paperwork is completed in relation to these duties and that Certified Peer Specialist Staff have the resources necessary to perform their duties. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Peer Support Team including hiring/firing/discipline and supervision of workers.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
  1. Supervision and performance of Peer Support Program.
  2. Oversight of routine daily needs of PSP Team.
  3. Monitoring authorization and billing processes with Administrative staff.
  4. Training and mentoring PSP staff in the community.
  5. Quality management and utilization monitoring of PSP staff performance.
  6. Develops and maintains data base regarding service utilization.
  7. Interviews and hires PSP staff.
  8. Provides constant feedback to staff about performance.
  9. Develops corrective action plans as needed.
  10. Establishes policies specific to team and makes sure PSP Team operates within the MHA policies.
  11. Represents PSP team and MHA at forums relevant to Peer Support Programs.
  12. Represents PSP team at internal meetings.
  13. Participates in pertinent training opportunities.
Minimum Requirements:
  1. Education and/or work experience:
    1. Be a mental health professional who has completed the Department approved CPS supervisory training; or
    2. Have a bachelor’s degree and two years of mental health direct care experience, which may include experience in peer support services; or
    3. Have a high school diploma or GED and four years of mental health direct service experience.
  2. Anyone who becomes a Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor in a Medicaid-billable program must complete the Peer Specialist Supervisor training within six months of taking the position of peer support supervisor. The Supervisor training is a two-day course provided by the three approved training vendors in Pennsylvania: the Institute for Recovery, RI Consulting and the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
  3. Have computer skills with Microsoft Office Products, WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS.
  4. Knowledge of the Erie County Mental Health Services System, and other community resources.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of the Vision, Mission, Values of the MHA.
  6. Act 33/34 and Act 151 Clearances.
  7. Commitment to standards of confidentiality.
  8. Ability to monitor, evaluate and give feedback to employees about their performance.
  9. Intimate knowledge of housing fair rights and peer support regulations.
  10. Knowledge of internal resources as well as resources in the community.
  11. Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  12. Good organizational skills.
  13. Able to function autonomously to make crucial decisions.
  14. Proven ability to advocate effectively for self and others.
  15. Have a valid PA drivers license and access to own transportation.
Physical Demands:
Physical demands describe herein are representative of those that must be met by staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, and hear (hearing aid permitted). Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral and distance vision. Staff is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and use legs to lift and or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those a staff encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Staff is occasionally exposed to outside weather. Noise level is usually moderate.
Applications Deadline
Deadline for application for this position is June 9th, 2020
Please send or e-mail application and resume to:
HR Manager
Mental Health Association of NWPA
1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA
or
info@mhanp.org

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