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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 - KAISER PERMANENTE (FULL-TIME, ATLANTA)
Two positions Available

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 offered.

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

 

To Apply

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

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR- KAISER PERMANENTE (FULL-TIME, ATLANTA)

Consistent engagement is a key factor for managing health and wellness. People need accessible, social, and emotional support to manage and maintain good behaviors for well-being.  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 sustain a culture of recovery and wellness, Certified Peer Support Specialist will be added to KPGA Behavioral Health team to provide enhanced wrap around care for their most vulnerable members. 

 

Certified Peer Specialist Supervison Description
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Supervisor will support a CPS team and offer peer services KPGA members’ utilizing their lived experience to help build environments conducive to recovery. The CPS Supervisor will serve as the liaison between community partners, provide supervision to CPS’s and support KPGA members in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals. 

 

Under immediate to general supervision, the CPS Supervisor will offer intentional peer support to KPGA members.  A summary of the expected roles and responsibilities as a CPS are outlined below:

Care Team Outreach

  • Assign partnered peers to member of the CPS team.

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

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.

Community Health Linkage

  • Provides mentoring in the use of personal and community resources

  • Supports in developing formal and informal community supports

 

The CPS Supervisor will also serve as primary point of contact between community partners and supervisor to KPGA CPS’s. A summary of responsibilities as supervisor are outlined below:  

  • Provide CPS Team & Individual Supervision

    • Focus on the effective implementation of KPGA’s policies and procedures and management of CPS’s work performance i.e. quality of work, workload, documentation, time management

    •  Focus on the professional development of CPS’s through training, modeling and structuring learning experiences

    • Focus on the CPS’s morale and job satisfaction including constructive feedback, emotional support, self-care practices

  • Meet weekly/bi-weekly with KPGA team and MHAG to provide updates on CPS team and escalate any concerns

  • Attend ad hoc meetings with BH provider team to provide feedback/escalate issues

 

The CPS Supervisor will model competency in recovery and wellness for KPGA members and CPS team.

  • Lead members in and facilitate Recovery Dialogues

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Attend continuing education sessions when offered.

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

Benefits

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

  • Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in peer support role

  • Trained in intentional peer support

  • 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

  • Management experience

  • National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification

  • Whole Health Action Management Certified

  • 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

 

To Apply

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

forensic Peer Support (full-Time)

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking individuals in recovery from behavioral health concerns who have lived experience with the criminal justice system to fill a full-time position in Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentor. 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. Currently, we have one position 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, Forensic Peer Mentor Project Director, email: fpm@gmhcn.org. For further information, please contact Angela Murphy at 678-979-8398.

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 mitch@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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