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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

Certified Peer Specialist Project Training Coordinator (full-time, Tucker) 

​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN) is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Coordinator to work fulltime in our office in Tucker, GA. We desire an experienced training professional to complete the tasks below, but also to assist the CPS Team with other Certified Peer Specialist Project needs. This position requires travel throughout the state of Georgia, typically 20-25% travel. Preference will be given to individuals with lived experience of recovery from behavioral health challenges.

 

A successful candidate will:

  • Be willing and able to share their lived experience of recovery from a mental health concern

  • Have a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health credential, or be eligible, willing, and able to complete the training within three months of hire.

  • Embrace the concepts of recovery from behavioral health concerns.

  • Want to work for the greater good of the state of Georgia.

  • Display an attitude and willingness to go above and beyond when needed.

  • Have their own transportation.

Duties:

GMHCN hosts five Certified Peer Specialist Project Trainings annually. The CPS Training Coordinator is responsible for the successful execution of each training, including:

  • Planning for training: The Coordinator maintains primary responsibility for the competitive application process; preparing and posting the training application; tracking incoming applications; coordinating acceptance procedures; and notifying applicants.

  • Conducting the training:  If the training will be in person, this includes arranging for the training venue, hotel accommodations, training presenters, and acquiring the training materials; If the training will be online this includes arranging for the hosting venue (Zoom), training presenters, and acquiring and mailing the training materials.

 

Additionally, the Coordinator maintains primary responsibility for responding to requests from groups and individuals about the CPS Project (including calls, emails, etc).

Required Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat.

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal).

  • Public Speaking.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in Jotform.

  • Proficient in Zoom.

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Access a plus.

  • The ability to type 40 wpm.

  • Conflict mediation skills.

Salary:   $40,000

Benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, 401k, 12 Vacation days per year, 6 sick days per year,13 paid holidays per year.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to Human Resources: humanresources@gmhcn.org

About the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit 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 conferences in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990 and how has grown to over 6000 members across the state. GMHCN currently has approximately 100 employees and works throughout the state to provide the state with an increasing number of self-directed behavioral health services aimed at supporting peers to thrive in a life of recovery.

HUMAN RESOURCES Director (full-time, TUCKER)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is currently seeking a Human Resources Director to work fulltime in our office in Tucker, GA. We desire an experienced Human Resources professional to complete the traditional Human Resources tasks below, but also to triage various technological needs. This position will require occasional travel throughout the state of Georgia, but is less than 10% travel. Preference will be given to individuals with lived experience of recovery from behavioral health challenges.

 

A successful candidate will:

  • Have their own transportation.

  • Embrace the concepts of recovery from behavioral health concerns.

  • Want to work for the greater good of the state of Georgia.

  • Display an attitude and willingness to go above and beyond when needed.

 

DUTIES

New Hire Orientations

Employee reporting; e.g. E-verify, Georgia New Hire; etc.

Benefits Administration.

Filing.

Requests for information.

Training and continuing education.

Terminations.

Unemployment hearings.

Updating and maintaining the employee handbook.

Advising managers on policy.

Fostering a recovery workforce.

Required Skills:

  • 1 Year of professional Human Resources experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Proficient in Adobe Acrobat.

  • A supportive and kind attitude.

  • Problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (written/verbal).

  • Public Speaking. Preferred Qualifications

  • Lived experience in recovery from behavioral health challenges.

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Access a plus.

  • The ability to type 40 wpm.

  • Conflict mediation skills.

  • Succession planning skills.

  • Human Resources Management Certificate

  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification a big plus, but not required.

Salary Range:   $45,000 - $60,000.  Dependent on Experience

 

Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance.

·    401k

  • 12 Vacation days per year.

  • 6 sick days per year.

  • 13 paid holidays per year.

 

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to Human Resources: humanresources@gmhcn.org

About the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit 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 conferences in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990 and how has grown to over 6000 members across the state. GMHCN currently has approximately 100 employees and works throughout the state to provide the state with an increasing number of self-directed behavioral health services aimed at supporting peers to thrive in a life of recovery.

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.

 

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.

 

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

  

 

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.

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 (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 Cartersville, Georgia.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Barnett, Director, Peer Support Wellness and Respite Center, 201 N. Erwin St., Cartersville, GA 30120 or email jennifer@gmhcn.org or fax to 770-276-2023.

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 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 melissa@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. 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 carly@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. 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 kelly@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. 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.