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As the needs for mental health and substance use support continue to grow in our communities, so does our need to hire.

We are looking for recovery warriors with a desire to share their own experience navigating recovery.  Guide, mentor, and support others through the barriers and celebrations that come with the journey of recovery.

Turn your past into a purpose of inspiring hope in others. After all, you are proof that



Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)

Certified Peer Specialists use their lived experience with mental health recovery to walk beside those that are currently struggling.  They work in the home and community settings, guiding others in connecting to their community, building their social support system, finding employment, independent living, and improving their overall wellness. 

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Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)

Certified Recovery Specialists provide support through lived experience recovering from substance use disorders. They are certified to provide support and guidance to individuals struggling in their own recovery. Like many, they take their recovery, one day at a time. 


  • Be self-identified individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services for a
    serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness.

  • Eighteen (18) years of age and older.

  • Have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma

  • Within the last three (3) years, have either maintained at least 12 months of successful work or volunteer experience, or earned at least 24 credit hours at a college or post-secondary educational institution

  • Has completed a peer specialist certification training curriculum approved by the state Of Pennsylvania

  • Criminal History Clearances- PA State Police Clearance, Child Abuse, FBI

Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor (CPSS)

Peer Specialist Supervisors help to create and guide recovery support services through one-on-one collaboration with both our Certified Peer Specialists and the peers we serve.  This part-time role acts as a recovery coach, guiding and mentoring staff while also assisting clients as they develop and implement Individualized Recovery Plans.  Supervisors are responsible for guiding recovery through coaching and administrative tasks that are aimed at empowering and encouraging others through strengths-based leadership and a solution-focused mindset.  



  • High School diploma or general equivalency degree: AND

  • Has at least 12 months out of the past 36 months of work or volunteer experience

  • Identify as a person with lived recovery experience in a continuous manner for 18 months

  • Has completed a 78-hour Recovery Specialist certification training curriculum approved by the State of Pennsylvania OR be willing to attend the training

  • Has a PCB Recovery Specialist certification or is eligible to take the test within 6 months of date of hire

  • Criminal History Clearances- PA State Police Clearance, Child Abuse, FBI

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The process to become a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) is managed by the State of Pennsylvania. Prior to working, an individual must complete a two-week certification training that is held off-site from any of Peerstar's offices. This training empowers, encourages, and educates attendees on recovery principals, sharing their story, and guiding others. 

If hired, we will support you through this process of becoming Certified by coordinating and enrolling you into a training class and offering paid training.

Have questions about the training process?

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  • A bachelor’s degree; and

  • Two years of mental health direct care experience, which may include experience in peer support services; or

  • A high school diploma or general equivalency degree (GED); and

  • Four years of mental health direct care experience, which may include experience in peer support services.

  • Complete a 2 day Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor Training

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