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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

Director, peer recovery and respite center of augusta
(full-time, augusta)
Anticipated Start Date July 1, 2021

 

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as full-time Director for the new Peer Recovery and Respite in Augusta, GA. The Director maintains primary responsibility for ensuring the Center is a safe and welcoming environment where Georgians can receive support to achieve and maintain long-term recovery from substance use and other mental health concerns. The Center will be open daily 365 days of the year, and provides recovery and wellness services during the day and respite (overnight stays).

 

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. The successful candidate for the Director position will already have an active CPS-MH credential, or commit to receiving the credential within three months of start date at GMHCN. Providing peer support is a critical function of the Director position and all employees of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta are required to maintain an active CPS-MH credential and be prepared to provide peer support as needed to support the Center’s primary mission. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, and a deep understanding of peer support is vital to the success of the Director.

The Director will work closely with the Outreach Coordinator to prepare the Center and the Augusta community for the opening of the Center in the summer of 2021.

 

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

 

The primary responsibilities of the Director include managing the overall operations of the Center, staff recruitment, supervision and training; 24/7 scheduling and operations; and oversight of physical plant maintenance.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Supervision experience (minimum two years)

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

  • Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within six months of hire).

  • Knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a four-year college program.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

  • 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 flexible schedule (some evenings and overnight shifts may be required).

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

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Ability to respond quickly to changing dynamics and complex human interactions.

  • 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Peer employee supervision or equivalent.

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree.

  • Deep knowledge of community resources in the Augusta area.

  • Active CPR/First Aid certification.

  • Knowledge of concerns related to veterans, first responders, and their families.

  • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care best practices, Whole Health Action Management, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and Cultural Issues related to recovery and wellness.

  • Ability to recruit and retain qualified staff.

 

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 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.

Annual Salary $40,000. Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) available.

 

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

Outreach coordinator, peer recovery and respite center of augusta
(full-time, augusta)
Anticipated Start Date july 1, 2021

 

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 Outreach Coordinator for the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, Georgia.The Outreach Coordinator will work out of the Center and travel frequently within the community. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders and performs a range of outreach, engagement, and marketing tasks aimed at enhancing opportunities for improving access to quality recovery, wellness, and respite services in the Augusta area.

 

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. The successful candidate for the Outreach Coordinator position will already have an active CPS-MH credential, or commit to receiving the credential within three months of start date at GMHCN. Providing peer support is not the primary function of the Outreach Coordinator; however, all employees of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta are required to maintain an active CPS-MH credential and be prepared to provide peer support as needed to support the Center’s primary mission. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, and a deep understanding of peer support is vital to the success of the Outreach Coordinator.

 

The Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Director to prepare the Center and the Augusta community for the opening of the Center in the summer of 2021.

 

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 Outreach Coordinator is to establish positive community relationships; facilitate, implement and evaluate activities, events and programs related to GMHCN’s behavioral health recovery and wellness initiatives; community outreach to target audiences; and the support of the Center in the capacity of a Certified Peer Specialist as needed.

 

​Responsibilities:

  • Assist with development and analysis of a communication plan for the Center.

  • Establish and maintain positive community relationships to result in public education opportunities and partnerships to increase the profile of the Center and to reduce behavioral health stigma.

  • Coordinate and participate in public education activities, including public speaking presentations, community fairs, health fairs, veteran’s fairs, networking opportunities and other events on behalf of the Center to provide public education on behavioral health recovery and wellness.

  • Coordinate with Director of Communications in the production of marketing collateral, graphic design, print and video projects, etc.

  • 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).

  • Knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a four-year college program.

  • 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 flexible schedule (some evening events are required).

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications, or related.

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.

Annual Salary 37,500. Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) available.

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

Forensic Peer Mentor - Griffin Day Reporting Center

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 a full-time position in Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentor at the Day Reporting Center in Grifin. This is an excellent opportunity to assist returning citizens transitioning from a Georgia State Prison to living self-directed lives of recovery, hope, and purpose in communities of their choice. One position is available.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Peer Specialist - Mental Health (CPS-MH)
Certified Peer Specialist - Addictive Disease (CPS-AD)

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

 

If interested, please submit letters of interest and resumes to Angela Murphy at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, 1990 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 100, Tucker, GA 30084 260, Decatur, GA 30030, or email fpm@gmhcn.org, or fax to 404-687-0772. For further information, please contact Angela Murphy, CPS, at 1-800-297-6146 or 678-979-8398

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

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) Facilitators are needed to work in the Atlanta, Athens, Savannah and Valdosta areas. The positions are part-time and pay $14.00/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: Gena Garner, CPS, CPS-AD, Double Trouble in Recovery Director by email at peermentoring@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 Mitch Easley, 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.

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