Certified Peer Specialist


Employment Opportunities
Currently, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has two openings for Certified Peer Specialist at Wernersville State Hospital in Berks County.


Type of Work
You will provide peer support services to mental health service consumers to promote growth, recovery and wellness. You will advocate for consumers and share your personal experiences. You will also provide support to consumers facing everyday challenges. The work includes assisting consumers in recovery with areas such as the identification of personal strengths, conflict resolution, self-esteem enhancement, assertiveness and other recovery skills. You will also advise consumers on community resources including housing, employment, education, transportation, recreation, health and religion. You will also attend treatment/recovery meetings to support the consumer.

Certified Peer Specialists work in State mental health hospitals.


For more information about these opportunities, please contact:

Christina Miller
Wernersville State Hospital
422 Sportsman Road
Wernersville, PA 19565
Phone: (610) 670-4170


Starting Salary



Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is required at the time of application for these positions. 


Click here to view detailed test announcement which includes eligibility requirements.