Certified Peer/Youth Specialist

City of Philadelphia


Date: 4 days ago
City: Philadelphia, PA
Salary: $39,229 - $39,229 / year
Contract type: Full time
City of Philadelphia










The City of Philadelphia is seeking passionate certified Peer Specialists or Recovery Specialists by the Pennsylvania Certification Board to join our well-trained team at the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. We need your skills on our team to educate, serve and strengthen individuals to thrive. Additional years of work experience supporting behavioral health needs may substitute for the required certification. We offer the opportunity to make an impact on Philadelphians and create a stronger, healthier city through your work. Be sure to send a copy of your certification. Apply today!



This is mental health support work either in the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, providing person-centered peer support services to adults with mental illness or substance use challenges to aid in recovery, community integration and employment processes or in the Department of Human Services enhancing the service delivery and continuum of care for children and families. Employees in the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services specialty are responsible for serving as an advocate, providing recovery and wellness information and assisting in the identification of program services to individuals with mental illnesses or substance use challenges to aid in their recovery process. Employees collaborate with other units to provide support for individuals living with mental health challenges by lending their insight and providing peer support in a variety of settings. Guiding the development of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), aiding in the identification of goals for recovery and wellness and assisting in the development and delivery of transformational training to a diverse population is a significant aspect of the work. Employees in the Human Services specialty are responsible for consulting with older youth and former biological parents with lived experience in the Philadelphia child welfare and/or juvenile justice system to inform programs and services. Work is performed under the close supervision of the Health Program Analysis Supervisor






Union Code


M. AFSCME D.C.33






FLSA Code


Non-Exempt









Minimum Requirements






Minimum Training, Education & Experience



The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications



Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services Specialty:


OPTION
1:


1. CERTIFICATION:


Current certification as a Certified Peer Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board or an equivalent certifying body




AND



2. EXPERIENCE:


One year of experience providing peer support to individuals with mental health challenges in a mental health agency




OPTION
2:


1. CERTIFICATION:


Current certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) or an equivalent certifying body




AND


2. EXPERIENCE:


One year of experience providing peer support to individuals with substance use challenges in a substance use recovery agency




OPTION
3:


1. EDUCATION:


Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade


AND


2. EXPERIENCE:


Two years of experience supporting individuals with behavioral health needs




NOTE: Selective Factor Certification may be utilized, as needed, to fill specific assignments in the General Specialty. In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 11.032 – Selective Factor Certification – the appointing authority may request certification of eligible candidates with one or more of the specified qualifications to fill specific positions in this class. Certification to fill such positions will be made from the eligible list who possess the specified qualifications in the assignment area







Physical & Medical Requirements


Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class






Required Licenses & Certifications


Current Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist by an accrediting body or Current Certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) at the time of application and during tenure as a Certified Peer/Recovery Specialist in the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services specialty only






Other Requirements



CERTIFICATION

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement and all required licenses, registrations, or certifications at the time of application. Transcripts MUST indicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service



Candidates MUST submit a copy of their license, registration, or certification



If you have ever submitted a paper transcript, license, registration, or certification for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document




Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript, license, registration, or certification – One time only!



You may upload documents into your account and attach a document with this application. Once the document is uploaded to your account, it may be attached to all future applications. Attaching your document will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript cannot be misplaced



Your documents should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. They cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted




Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript, license, registration, or certification – Separate document required for each application



If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, license, registration or certification, the document will be used for this application only. You will have to submit documents again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper documents will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants



Mailing address for paper transcript and other required materials:

Joel Haley


City of Philadelphia

Office of Human Resources


1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530


Philadelphia, PA 19102







Equivalency Statement(s)



For the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services Specialty only:


Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included certification as a Certified Peer Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board or equivalent certifying body or certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) or an equivalent certifying body










Application Details






Application Procedures



CITY
OF
PHILADELPHIA

APPLICATION

INFORMATION



Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Philadelphia. Please refer to the important information below regarding this job opportunity



1. You must complete the entire application process, provide accurate and up to date contact information, and submit all certifications, required licenses, and relevant documentation with each application or email the documents as an attachment to the Human Resources Representative listed below prior to the date of the exam



2. The analyst responsible for reviewing applications and additional documentation for this job opportunity is:



Joel Haley & Lina Behar


City of Philadelphia

Office of Human Resources


1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530


Philadelphia, PA 19102


Phone:
215-686-2361


Fax: 215-686-0861


Email: [email protected]



3. For all other inquiries please contact Customer Service at 215-686-0880 or email
[email protected]







Notes to Applicants



As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here




What We Offer:

Impact – The work you do here matters to millions

Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?

Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs

Benefits – We care about your well-being




The City of Philadelphia is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer.



Learn more here:
https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service



The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to
[email protected]. For more information, go to:
www.phila.gov/humanrelations



As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied



Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW



Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list



New employees hired after September 1, 2021, must be vaccinated. New employees must either be fully vaccinated or have received one dose (if receiving a two-dose vaccine) by their start date with the City and will have a 30-day grace period to become fully vaccinated. During this grace period, these employees will be required to double-mask in City offices. To find a vaccination clinic near you, please visit phila.gov/vaccine



Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted



Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch



For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at
[email protected]




ALL
Applications must be received by the end of business on February 3, 2023.



Your application will be rejected, and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:

1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number

2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application



All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct



If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add [email protected] to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider



Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email
[email protected] if you have any questions



Information concerning employment with the City of Philadelphia may be found at:




http://www.phila.gov/personnel


http://www.phila.gov/personnel/ExamsFAQ.html


Facebook: @CityofPhiladelphiaJOBS


Twitter: @PHLCityJobs



ELIGIBLE LIST


OPEN-COMPETITIVE – Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination. Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in this examination



Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List



RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT – Applicants must have established bona fide residency in the city of Philadelphia for one year prior to appointment for this civil service opportunity




PREFERENCE

FOR

PHILADELPHIA

RESIDENTS
:

Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. If you have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year immediately preceding February 20, 2023, you are eligible to claim residency preference



To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence later in this form.



The response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements



If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration




U.S. VETERAN’S
PREFERENCE – Ten points for veteran’s preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for open competitive tests and pass the examination. You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed. Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered




LEGACY

PREFERENCE – The children or grandchildren of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in open competitive civil service entrance examinations. Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass open competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score. The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded




NATIONAL

VOLUNTEER

SERVICE

PREFERENCE – Up to 5 additional points will be added to the examination score of any candidate who has passed the open competitive examination and who has:



Successfully completed a term of volunteer service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC (including FEMA Corps), or AmeriCorps VISTA

Such candidates will be awarded five (5) points for the completion of a two-year term of service or three (3) points for the completion of a one year term of service



B. Successfully completed at least 450 hours of service with AmeriCorps State and National (including Teach for America)



Such candidates will have:





  • 1 point added to their final score if they have completed 450 Hours of the above service.

  • 2 points added to their final score if they have completed 675 Hours of the above service.

  • 3 points added to their final score if they have completed 900 Hours of the above service.

  • 5 points added to their final score if they have completed 1700 Hours of the above service.



The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded







Projected Exam Date



Training and Experience Evaluation – Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination


Scores in the Training and Experience Evaluation will be based on documentation of education and experience provided by the candidate. To receive full credit for your education and experience, you should submit all relevant documentation including college transcripts, licenses, certifications, paid out of class documentation, etc. and provide a detailed description of your education, experience, and credentials



An Eligible List will be established the week of February 20, 2023. Please note that this date may change







Test Review


In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review






Assigned to (view only)







Assigned to


Joel Haley









Parts & Weights






Part


Training & Experience Evaluation






Weight


100%








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