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The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a non-profit, peer-run, peer-led organization dedicated to supporting Georgians with behavioral health concerns through training, education, advocacy, and peer support.


A nationally-recognized leader in the peer support movement, GMHCN has been a pioneer in self-directed recovery and wellness for over 28 years. To learn more, please visit our about page.

 

Current Opportunities

Peer Mentor Program Director
Tucker, Georgia

Position Summary

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network team is hiring a Peer Mentor Program Director to support our growing team. You will be responsible for managing the overall operations of the Peer Mentoring Project. This is a middle management role that will help our team in supporting peers make a successful transition back into their communities.

We’re looking for an experienced individual with strong team management skills. This role requires direct lived experience with mental health wellness since your day-to-day work will be working with ethnic, radical, economic, different ages, and sexually diverse populations who also self-identify with mental health concerns.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring all performance requirements are met and contract deliverables provided and documented as required.

  • Working with the Statewide Director of Training to ensure the curriculum remains robust and relevant to the Certified Peer Specialists-MH (CPS-MH), Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists (CPS-AD), Certified Peer Specialists - Parent (CPS­ P), and Certified Peer Specialists-Youth (CPS-Y) in Georgia.

  • Working with the Statewide Director of Training and Curriculum Developer to train peer mentors.

  • Working with the Statewide Director of Training and Curriculum Developer to present Peer Mentor training and other contract deliverables required through the contract.

  • Assisting with the collection of evaluations/surveys from training participants to augment and adjust the training materials in collaboration with the Statewide Director of Training and Curriculum Developer, as needed.

  • Providing presentations, information sessions, and workshops statewide as requested, as funding permits.

  • Supervising and coordinating activities related to Peer Mentoring.

  • Preparing timely progress reports of project goals and objectives as requested by the Executive Director.

  • Assuring appropriate data is received and reported by the independent evaluator.

  • Approving employees’ timesheets in advance of payroll department deadlines.

  • Keeping informed of emerging Peer Mentoring efforts and information.

  • Ensuring peer mentors attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, and training, including the required 12 CEUs needed to maintain their CPS credential as a CPS.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist in good standing (active credential).

  • Experience working with ethnic, radical, economic, different ages, and sexually diverse populations.

  • Must be a person who has had direct lived experience with mental health wellness.

  • Must be a consumer of behavioral health services and be willing to identify as such at public gatherings where media may be present.

  • Must have advanced experiential knowledge about recovery and the ability to support others in the recovery process.

  • Ability to work independently

  • High School diploma (or equivalent)

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and ability to use current technology independently including but not limited to Zoom

  • Must have advanced communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Must have own transportation and have the ability to travel statewide and nationally.

  • The ability to pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Corrections and or the Department of Community Supervision.

  • Should have advanced knowledge of Georgia's behavioral health service delivery system and consumers' rights within that system.

  • Preferably 2+ years’ experience managing a team of five or more

  • Asking for a minimum of two years of experience organizing and facilitating training opportunities.

 

Job type 

Full-time

Working conditions

  • Ability to travel when necessary

  • Normal office environment

  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(K)

  • Paid sick and vacation time off

How to Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter if you believe you are a good fit for this position along with any additional documentation to peermentoring@gmhcn.org

 

We appreciate your interest, but please note that we will only be contacting successful applicants.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

About Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a Georgia Corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. It hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conferences in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990. The membership is now over 7,000.

 

Certified Peer Specialist, Kaiser-Permanente Georgia

Consistent support is a key factor for managing health and wellness. People need accessible, social, and emotional support to manage and maintain good behaviors for health.  Peer support relies on non-hierarchical, reciprocal relationships, which provide a flexible supplement to formal health system services. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse.

Program Description

In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA), Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG) and Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, peer support services will be offered to KPGA members to improve behavioral health outcomes.   In an effort to create a culture of wellness, Certified Peer Support Specialist will be added to KPGA Behavioral Health team to provide enhanced wrap around care. 

Certified Peer Specialist Description

As an active member of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) Behavioral Health Team, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will work from the perspective of their lived experience to help build environments conducive to recovery. The CPS will offer the skills to support KPGA members in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals.

Under immediate to general supervision, the CPS will offer intentional peer support to KPGA members.  The CPS will perform a wide range of tasks to support members in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. A summary of the expected roles and responsibilities are outlined below:

Health Education & Coaching

  • Using Whole Health Wellness Coach training the CPS coaches peers in goal-setting as a tool for recovery.

  • Helps provide answers to any questions peers have about their recovery plans.

  • Provides mentoring in self-direct recovery.

Advocacy

  • Advocates on behalf of partnered peers to protect the member’s rights and to assist in reducing stigma

  • Provides social support and peer mentoring

  • Assists the partnered peer in increasing social support networks of relatives, friends and/or significant others

  • Supports the partnered peer as requested in their recovery.

Care Team Outreach

  • Participates in recovery meetings with other providers as an advocate for the recovery of partnered peers.

Community Health Linkage

  • Provides mentoring in the use of personal and community resources

  • Supports in developing formal and informal community supports

 

The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness.

  • Support members in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness.

  • Support members in articulating the objectives necessary to reach his or her recovery and wellness goals.

 

Utilizing their specific training, the CPS will:

  • Lead as well as model to peers how to facilitate Recovery Dialogues

  • Support peers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP).

  • Utilize and model problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.

  • Mentor peers in techniques for identifying and combating negative self-talk.

  • Mentor peers in techniques for identifying and overcoming fears.

  • Support the vocational choices peers make.

  • Support members in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.

  • Role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.

  • Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

  • The CPS’s will maintain certification as peer specialist as defined by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. 

  • Sustain working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals and other relevant material.

  • Attend continuing education sessions when offered by the CPS Project.

  • Attend relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever offere

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

 

Benefits

  • Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance)

  • Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in Peer Support role

  • Certified Peer Specialist Georgia State Certification

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) minimum.  Associate level degree or beyond preferred

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Ability to travel up to 80% of the time and independently meet with members in the clinic, home, or community-based setting

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills

  • Successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification

  • Whole Health Action Management Certified

  • Trained in Intentional Peer Support

  • Experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, broad range of ages, and sexually diverse populations

  • Proficiency in other languages including Spanish

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

 

Applying

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org and tatanisha@gmhcn.org

 

FORENSIC PEER MENTOR (HAYES STATE PRISON, HANCOCK STATE PRISON, WEST CENTRAL ITF, WHITWORTH STATE PRISON)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking individuals in recovery from behavioral health concerns and who have lived experience with the criminal justice system to fill full-time positions in Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentors. This is an excellent opportunity to assist returning citizens transitioning from a Georgia State Prison, Transitional Center or Day Reporting Center to living self-directed lives of recovery, hope, and purpose in communities of their choice. Currently, we have the following positions available:

Positions available:

  • Hayes State Prison

  • Hancock State Prison

  • West Central ITF

  • Whitworth State Prison

 

Potential candidates will need:

  • To self-identify as individuals with behavioral health diagnoses.

  • To self-identify as individuals with experience as returning citizens.

  • The ability to work independently.

  • Reliable personal transportation.

  • Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office Suites is needed.

  • The ability to pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Corrections and or the Department of Community Supervision.

 
Qualifications:

  • Certified Peer Specialist - Mental Health (CPS-MH)

  • Certified Peer Specialist - Addictive Disease (CPS-AD)

  • Certified Forensic Peer Mentor (Preferred)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites
     

Type: Full-time (40 hours)
Classification: Exempt
 

Benefits:
~ Contributions towards insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
~ Vacation – 12 days/year
~ Sick – 6 days/year
~ Paid Holidays

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

If interested, please submit letters of interest and resumes to Angela Murphy, Forensic Peer Mentor Project Director, email: fpm@gmhcn.org. For further information, please contact Angela Murphy at 678-979-8398.

Certified Peer Specialist, peer recovery and respite center of augusta
(full-time, augusta)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as full-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, Georgia.

 

A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta.

 

The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta.

 

To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite

The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys.

  • Providing individual and group peer support.

  • Connecting peers to supports and resources.

  • Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person.

  • Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line.

  • Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds.

  • Reporting and documentation.

  • Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping.

  • Participating in community events.

  • Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store.

  • Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire).

  • Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required).

  • Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference).

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential.

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) available.

 

Please send resume with cover letter to augusta@gmhcn.org

 

 

Certified Peer Specialist, peer recovery and respite center of augusta
(Part-time, augusta)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as part-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, Georgia.

 

A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta.

 

The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta.

 

To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite

 

The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys.

 

  • Providing individual and group peer support.

  • Connecting peers to supports and resources.

  • Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person.

  • Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line.

  • Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds.

  • Reporting and documentation.

  • Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping.

  • Participating in community events.

  • Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store.

  • Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Heatlh Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness acrtivitites provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordingating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire).

  • Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required).

  • Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference).

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential.

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Please send resume with cover letter to augusta@gmhcn.org

  

Double Trouble in Recovery Facilitators (part-Time, multiple locations)

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) Facilitators are needed to work in the Atlanta, Savannah, Thomasville, and Valdosta areas. The positions are part-time and pay $15.00/hour.

Qualifications needed:

  • MUST BE in recovery from mental health and addictive disease concerns (preference will be given to Certified Peer Specialists)

  • is working an active 12-step program

  • has been substance-free for 2 or more years

  • has reliable transportation

  • is self-motivated

  • is willing to work flexible hours

  • MUST pass a fingerprint based criminal background check.

Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume to: Angela M Patterson, CPS-MH, FPM, WHWC, Double Trouble in Recovery Coordinator by email at dtr@gmhcn.org

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Bartow County 

(full-time, Cartersville)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as full-time Certified Peer Specialist for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Bartow County.

A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Support, Recovery, Respite and Wellness Centers across the state.

The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Center.

 

To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Recovery, Respite and Wellness Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite

The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys.

  • Providing individual and group peer support.

  • Connecting peers to supports and resources.

  • Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person.

  • Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line.

  • Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds.

  • Reporting and documentation.

  • Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping.

  • Participating in community events.

  • Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store.

  • Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire).

  • Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required).

  • Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference).

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential.

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

 

To apply: Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Barnett, Director, PSWRC Bartow County, 201 North Erwin Street

Cartersville, GA 30120 or email bartowcounty@gmhcn.org or fax to 706-865-4427.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Bartow County 

(Part-time, Cartersville)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as part-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Bartow County.

 

A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN.

 

The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Center.

To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Recovery, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite

 

The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys.

  • Providing individual and group peer support.

  • Connecting peers to supports and resources.

  • Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person.

  • Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line.

  • Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds.

  • Reporting and documentation.

  • Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping.

  • Participating in community events.

  • Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store.

  • Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required.
     

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire).

  • Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required).

  • Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants.

  • Demonstrated presentation skills.

  • Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented.

  • Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift.

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference).

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential.

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

 

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule.

To apply: Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Barnett, Director, PSWRC Bartow County, 201 North Erwin Street

Cartersville, GA 30120 or email bartowcounty@gmhcn.org.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur (Part-Time)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery-oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to ghogan@gmhcn.org.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of White County (Part-Time)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Cleveland, Georgia.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Carly Wade, Director, PSWRC White County, 46 Knaus Dr, Cleveland, GA 30528 or email whitecounty@gmhcn.org or fax to 706-865-4427.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Colquitt County (Part-Time)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Moutrie, Georgia.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Kelly Blanton, Director, PSWRC Colquitt County, 417 2nd Street SE, Moultrie, GA 31768 or email colquittcounty@gmhcn.org or fax to 706-865-4427.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

To view CPS positions outside the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, please visit our External Employment Opportunities page.