Certified Peer Specialist

Job Overview:

The Certified Peer Specialist works as part of the Peer Support Team, which provides recovery-oriented services for adults (18 years and older) with serious mental health or co-occurring challenges.   

About us

Central is a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to providing mental health services to the community for 75 years. Our mission is to empower individuals to overcome behavioral health challenges and lead fulfilling lives. We operate outpatient programs and community-based programs for all ages focused on delivering accessible and compassionate care to diverse populations.


This is a Monday through Friday 37.5 hour per week position. Part-time opportunities available.


  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • Paid Time off (accrued starting at 27 days- vacation & sick time), 7 standard holidays plus up to 2 floating holidays- initial based on hire date- additional days added through years of service
  • Retirement Plan
  • Expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Travel Assistance Services
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Recognized employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Issued equipment such as laptops, cell phones, company vehicle for use during working hours  
  • Mileage and Expense Reimbursement for approved work related activities.
  • No Cost Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability
  • Ancillary Benefit Options
  • Referral Bonus

** Eligibility Requirements may apply


  • Help individuals identify their current needs, and steps to meet their goals while imparting hope through the sharing of the personal recovery experience.
  • Collaboratively document individual progress in the Electronic Health Record.
  • Support individuals in community engagement and socialization activities.
  • Model and promote skills required for education, employment, community integration, and independent living.

Qualifications and Skills:

1. High School Diploma or GED

2. CPS certification through the PCB

3. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record


In accordance with state regulations, all prospective new employees/contractors must provide originals for photocopy of their Federal Criminal History Record (DHS FBI Background Check), PA Criminal Background Check, and PA Child Abuse Clearance before commencing the offered position

** Current Central employees will not have to provide current clearances as the clearances that are on file are renewable every 5 years.

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Central Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Care Provider