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Peer Support Counselor Full-time

at The Salvation Army in Pennsylvania (Published at 10-01-2019)

Position: Peer Support Counselor

Location: Philadelphia Pioneer Corps; 1920 East Allegheny Street

Availability of Position: Immediate

Schedule: Full-Time; 30 hours per week, 7.5/day ,Tuesday through Friday, some flexibility to meet program needs

Reporting Relationship: Pioneer Corps Officers

Salary Grade: $ 13.75 per hour 73 Non-Exempt

The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition Program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government?s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly ? a job with a good purpose!


The Peer Support Counselor (PSC) is charged with pursuing the goals of The Salvation Army?s Opioid Prevention and Treatment Program to prevent opioid overdose deaths. This program, funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation for one year, is housed at the Pioneer Corps. The PSC will focus on the goals of prevention through the provision of intensive case management services to participants and their families, and treatment by assisting participants to access detoxification and treatment programs. The PSC is responsible for recruitment of participants, goal planning, service/treatment linkage, monitoring and follow-up. The PSC will facilitate SELF groups for participants and their families with the goal of developing community champions to sustain support groups in the Kensington community.


  • Must have current Peer Counselor certification from CBH
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess two years of peer counseling experience
  • Understanding of trauma-informed practice a must
  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

Please email your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to: Susan_Brotherton@use.salvationarmy.org

Or you may apply for this position by submitting your resume and cover letter online. Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com. Prospective employees can apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org.

No Phone Calls Please.

Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on September 11, 2018


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The Salvation Army will not hire any applicant for employment if the criminal background check reveals a conviction (or a guilty plea or plea of nolo contendre) for any sexual or violent crime. This policy is intended to help ensure safety in Salvation Army workplaces.

The Salvation Army?s Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Requisition No. 870

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