Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS)

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The Community Autism Peer Specialist is a part time role located in Philadelphia, PA. The pay rate is $16.00 per hour. 

The CAPS Mobile Peer Services team provides flexible, community based peer support. These services are designed to promote the empowerment, personal wellness, and community integration of individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis, who may also have mental or physical health conditions and may use substances.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Works with participants to identify, develop, and access supports to increase his/her success in community integration and community inclusion.
  • Supports and teaches wellness tools and models personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness.
  • In partnership with each participant develops the goal plan and his/her support system in order to support him/her in increasing self-sufficiency.
  • Supports participants in the self-management of critical or crisis situations.
  • Supports participants' in coordinating with or in choosing his/her significant and relevant supports in order to arrange services or resources to achieve his/her goals.
  • Assists the individual in preparation and recording of the peer support recovery plan, progress notes, and other documents that verify service delivery using person-first language, in a timely manner according to established quality and regulatory standards.
  • Uses knowledge, skills and training from Community Autism Peer Specialist training to model, coach, support and advocate with participants.
  • Ensures participant data is recorded in the Electronic Health Records system.

ENTRY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Credentialed as a Community Autism Peer Specialist.
  • Demonstrated knowledgeable of the local autism and/or mental health system.
  • Must possess basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, email, timesheet management, electronic health records, using Microsoft Office and Google Applications, e3 and other relevant software.
  • Must have basic electronic communication and internet skills to gather information required for the program or program participants.

ABOUT MHP

Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) seeks to empower individuals with mental health challenges to live full and satisfying lives, based on their specific needs and choices, all while remaining connected to their families, friendships and communities.

MHP offers over 40 services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and select locations in the states of Delaware and New Jersey.