Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhancing quality of life by creatively providing Education, Advocacy, Treatment, Early Intervention, and Prevention services. With integrity, we promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental health, substance use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses, and their related challenges.
Monday-Friday, 6am to 2pm
BCCS believes that Peer Support Specialists play a crucial role in the recovery process as individuals attempt to navigate the behavioral health system. Peer Support Specialists will assist in this process by supporting and assisting the drug court diversion clients through the program. The Peer Support Specialists will assist the drug court diversion clients in gaining entitlements and accessing resources within the community. The Peer Support Specialist will provide guidance and assist clients in overcoming barriers and challenges in their recovery journey. Peer Support Specialists will act as case managers and will assist clients in obtaining resources such as food vouchers, housing, linkage to employment services, child care, and social services. Peer Support Specialists will facilitate psycho-education groups, implement recovery/care plans and connect individuals to support services.
The Peer Support Specialists will educate and empower individuals by assisting them in developing a strong, stable recovery support system. Peer Support Specialists do this by assisting individuals with self-care and self-awareness, encouragement and support, teaching coping skills and teaching the positive benefits of long term recovery.
The Peer Support Specialist is primarily responsible as a case manager to assigned clients. The Drug Diversion Program provides an array of educational, early intervention, prevention and support services to individuals entering into, or involved in a drug court program. The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing quality, sufficient and appropriate services and for maintaining high professional standards.
Within 1 year must be prepared to take and pass the Certified Peer Support Specialist exam.
Education REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED
Experience REQUIRED: 2 years experience in the drug and alcohol field; (Can be lived experience)
Valid driver's license and excellent driving record.
Associated topics: business development, case manager, development, liaison, manage, plan, project, program development, program management, project management
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.