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The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is pleased to provide employers of Certified Peer Specialists and other providers of behavioral health peer support services the opportunity to promote available employment opportunities on this page. We provide these listings as a service to our peers, and GMHCN does not endorse any of the listings below. Please contact the employer directly with any questions.

To view available positions at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.

To add or remove a posting from this page, please email our communications department. Employers wishing to post jobs on this page must submit the job description in a format where the text can be copied and pasted, and include information on how to apply for the position (which must be CPS-eligible). This web page is not regularly updated. Please allow up to ten business days for submissions to appear here.

The most recent job posting on this page is at the top of the list below.

 

Remote POSITION 

M.H.A Peer Bridger(part-time)

 

 

Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG) is a non-profit whose mission is to enhance the mental health and wellness of Georgians through education, outreach, and advocacy. We envision that all Georgians will have improved mental wellness outcomes through educating the community regarding mental health, promoting mental wellness, and ensuring policies to support mental illness, health, and wellness.  We work to reduce suicide rates and eliminate mental health stigma to increase access to behavioral health services and supports. We advocate for equitable culturally competent mental health polices and laws to protect against health disparities and discrimination.

Contact: Christene Finch, MHAG Program Manager christene@mhageorgia.org

Pay: $19.00/hour

Job Location: Remote

Part-Time Position: Up to 20 hours a week in 2023, potential for full time position in 2024

Available Positions: 2

Job Description: The Peer Bridger program is a pilot program that will expand over the next two years, providing new opportunities available as the program grows. Year one of the project will be focused on creating content and sharing ideas to help create the basis of the program. Mental Health America of Georgia is a participant in this pilot along with other states including California, New York, Indiana, and Virginia, organized by Mental Health America.

In year two Peer Bridgers will offer guidance and support to people who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. They will use their first-hand experience with similar circumstances and work closely with individuals to help provide support and resources through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment. Peer Bridgers will help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. This is done through phone calls and text messaging.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Weekly Zoom meetings with peers and supervisors

  • Review content created by Mental Health America

  • Share personal recovery stories through creative outlets and group meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge and skills:

  • Mental health and substance abuse experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Basic to advanced computer skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Exceptional listening skills

  • Maintain a positive and encouraging demeanor

  • Knowledge of local Georgia mental health and substance use resources

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Lived experience with a dual diagnosis of a mental health condition and substance abuse (must be in recovery)

  • High School Graduate

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Access to an internet connection

To Apply:

Send a letter of interest to Christene Finch at christene@mhageorgia.org. Letter must address minimum qualifications, why you are interested in the position, and availability.

 

Posted 2/2/23

 

Atlanta area   

RENEW PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST(Part-Time)

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

Part-time position: 20 hours/week

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain accurate project logs, reports, and records in the appropriate files and databases, while seamlessly collaborating with the Woman’s Advocacy Case Manager. ​

  • Provide recovery education to service recipients through the full cycle of recovery from pre-recovery engagement to sustained recovery maintenance. 

  • Serve as a role model who illustrates the possibility of recovery to staff and clients. 

  • Assist clients with identifying their personal interests, goals, strengths, and weaknesses with a focus on recovery in four major dimensions to include health, home, purpose, and community. 

  • Assist and coach clients with developing a recovery advancement plan with the goal of reaching “the life they want”. 

  • Effectively facilitate the transition between a professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance. 

  • Promote self-advocacy for clients to include the client’s needs, goals, and objectives are focused on during rehabilitation and clinical services. 

  • Identify and provide the appropriate professional and community referrals that support the client’s goals and interest, as needed. 

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community groups and agencies. 

  • Identify internal and external barriers to full participation in community resources and develop a plan to overcome those barriers; 

  • Effectively maintain contact by phone and/or email to recovering clients after program completion, as needed to support long-term engagement, support, and encouragement. 

  • Develop, implement, and promote on-going community training opportunities. 

  • Promote the ReNew program and opportunities in collaboration with staff and other community professionals. 

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 

  • Must be certified peer specialists in addictive disease (CPS-AD)

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college, a plus. 

  • Demonstrated work experience in the last three years with 12 months of successful paid employment. 

  • Must acquire and meet the qualifications of set forth for Certified Peer Support. 

  • Demonstrated work knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment system(s) with a commitment to the recovery community. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service. 

  • Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks. 

  • Work well under pressure and adaptable to change. 

  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality. 

  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions. 

  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage. 

  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries. 

  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

 To apply Click Here. 

 

 

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened, and our workplace is more dynamic.

We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

 

Posted 1/31/23

 

 

Warner Robins
MH Peer Support Program Manager

Minimum Entry Salary:   
Based On Experience 
* ENTRY SALARY may be adjusted depending upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and agency budget considerations.


Description of Duties: 
•    Meet monthly and quarterly productivity. 
•    Ensure the unit maintains a positive monthly and year-to-date financial margin. 
•    Ensure failed Days for Failed Activities are three (3) days or less. 
•    Ensure failed Days for Failed Claims are seven (7) days or less. 
•    Ensure the unit maintains a monthly authorization of 95% or better. 
•    Ensure clients participate in at least two (2) community integration activities per month. 
•    Ensure Logisticare billing is $8000 or more per month. 
•    Ensure all staff meets monthly and quarterly productivity standards. 
•    Ensure paperwork for Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is submitted to Business Office by the requested deadline. 
•    Ensure monthly PO for transport of FFS clients is submitted within 24-48 hours upon request. 
•    Ensure monthly PO of supplies is submitted in a timely manner. 
•    Complete the request form for community outings 24-48 hours in advance. 
•    Work closely with Human Resources to recruit and interview for vacant positions within 30-60 days after positions become vacant. 
•    Ensure staff completes documentation within 48-72 hours after delivery of services. 
Transporting individuals served is a requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:  
•    Master's Degree in mental health counseling, psychology, or a related field. 
•    Valid, Unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. 
•    Certified Peer Specialist Eligible. 
•    Must be computer literate.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Licensed by Georgia State Composite Board to practice independently as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). 
•    Peer Specialist Certification (CPS). 
•    Two years’ work experience in social services delivery (case management, outreach, prevention/education, individual assessments, group counseling). 
•    Three years of supervisory/management experience. Computer proficient, keyboard proficient with basic computer and typing skills and have the ability to multitask. 
•    CPR/First aid/AED certification 

Mail Completed Middle Flint Application or Resume to:
Human Resources
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare
P.O. Box 7977
Warner Robins, GA 31095
jobs@mfbhc.org

Posted 1/19/23

 

 

 

Atlanta-Westcare (Women's place)

Recovery Coach (Full-time)

 

Position Summary:
The Recovery Coach works to provide both individual and group recovery services to assigned 
WestCare program participants who have been identified and/or been diagnosed with a 
substance use disorder and/or mental health disabilities. Additionally, the Recovery Coach 
maintains regular, ongoing collaborative community support services and peer-to-peer 
recovery-related activities. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.


Essential Job Functions:
• Educates and refers clients to community agencies and businesses that appropriately 
address their need for food, shelter, clothing, employment, transportation, social service 
benefits, etc.
• Builds trusting peer-based relationships required.
• Engage in relapse prevention and recovery support groups. 
• Meet with recoverees as scheduled. 
• Provides services that promote recovery and resiliency.
• Assists assigned program participants with establishing or re-establishing support 
systems within their community.
• Assist participants with recovery goal setting.
• Collect and report meeting data confidentially.
• Acts as an advocate on behalf of assigned program participants to improve access to 
needed services, information, and/or treatment.
• Participates in clinical staffing decisions regarding the program participant’s current
strengths, resources, and their need for additional resources.
• Completes documentation of services on provided forms.
• Provides support and supervision to assigned program participants.
• Assists other WestCare staff as needed to promote cooperation and portray a 
professional image to the community.
• Embraces and embodies the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision, and goals 
of WestCare Foundation.
• Performs any other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:


Certifications/Licensures:
• Relevant Peer Support certification(s) and/or CAC-I, CAC in Training preferred. 
Preference will be given to certified Peer Support candidates.
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain West Care’s vehicle insurance is required.

 

Education:
• High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
• Graduate from an accredited two-year or four-year college with a degree in Counseling, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, or another field related to the position is preferred.

 

Experience and Competencies:
• Three (3) or more years in a similar outreach role or another position within WestCare is required.
• Two (2) years of experience in providing direct recovery support services to persons with alcohol and/or drug problems are preferred.
• Excellent communication skills are required.
• Amazing listening skills and soft directional opinion skills are required.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion required.
• Ability to work well in a team environment required.
• Ability to serve as a point of contact, welcoming and supporting potential participants to the recovery process, when needed. 
• Ability to work well as a collaborative partner required.
• Adherence to the highest standard of ethical conduct, especially to standards governing confidentiality required.
• Professional appearance and demeanor required.
• Must be cultural/linguistically sensitive to populations served.
• Willingness to maintain continuing education units.
• Bilingual ability is preferred.
• Knowledge of the criminal justice system is preferred.
• Prior experience using office equipment, including phones, scanners, printers, and fax machines and web cameras are highly desired.

 

Working Conditions:
• Work is primarily performed in an office or residential treatment setting.
• Some outdoor activities and travel between multiple locations will be required.
• Regular and prompt attendance are required throughout employment.

Essential Physical and Mental Demands of the Job


The employee must be able to perform the following essential duties and activities with or 
without accommodation:

Physical Demands:
• Requires mobility and physical activity: Having an adequate range of body motion and 
mobility to work in an office, residential, or outdoor environment, including standing and 
walking (even and uneven surfaces), sitting for extended periods, bending, 
twisting, reaching, balancing, occasional lifting, and carrying up to 50 pounds. Use of 
computer and telephone systems are required, which include coordination of eye and 
hand, and fine manipulation by the hands (typing, writing, and working with files).
• Requires the ability to defend oneself and clients in physically abusive situations through the use of approved physical de-escalation techniques.
• Requires Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas using the spoken word. Talking is required to impart oral information to employees, clients, patients, and the public, and in those activities in which the employee is required to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
• Requires hearing: Hearing is required to receive and communicate detailed information through oral communication.
• Requires seeing: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and a distance. This factor is required to complete paperwork for many of the employee’s essential job functions and to observe client behavior and activities in and out of the facility.
• The normal work routine involves no exposure to human blood, body fluids, or tissues. However, exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. 
Appropriate personal protective equipment will be readily available to every employee.


Mental Demands:
• Requires the ability to collect and analyze complex numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions.
• Requires the ability to work and cooperate with clients, co-workers, managers, the public, and employees at all levels to exchange ideas, information, instructions, and opinions.
• Requires the ability to work under stress and in emotionally charged settings.
• Requires the ability to defend oneself and clients in mentally/verbally abusive situations 

For more information and to apply visit WestCare Foundation

Posted 1/7/23

 

 

 

 

Valdosta-Legacy BHS

Certified peer specialist (CPS-MH)

 

 

Who are we:

Legacy Behavioral Health Services provides support within 10 counties in South GA, Ben-Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner County. Legacy Behavioral Health Services believes that through individualized care, quality of care and support, your life could be transformed.

Working Conditions: Must be physically and emotionally fit to work in a stress-filled environment to meet deadlines and deal with routine and crisis situations. May have extended periods of sitting, walking, and standing. Requires varying hours of duty to provide monitoring, educational and/or crisis handling, as well as travel to off campus locations in LBHS or personal vehicle.

 

Job Description

Legacy Behavioral Health Services is hiring individuals with a passion for making a difference in their community! We are seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our team. The Certified Peer Specialist under general supervision of peer services and dedicated program, provides peer support services to program participants in the form of group facilitation and one-on-one peer support. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining control over their own lives and over their recovery process including advocacy, providing resources to connect with other peers, WRAP plan development, and use of lived experience and personal recovery story. Functions as a role model of maintaining recovery and ongoing utilization of wellness and recovery tools. Monitors peer progress towards treatment goals. Extensive documentation required; accurately charts services and peer progress. Participates in staffing/planning sessions and offers a Peer perspective on treatment.

Benefits:

· Health Insurance- We offer top-quality and affordable State of Georgia insurance benefits to all full-time employees. We have several options are available with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare

· Flexible Benefits- We offer Group Term Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death, Short, and Long Term Disability, Dental, Vision, Legal Insurance, Long Term Care, Medical/Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Specified Critical Illness insurance

· Competitive pay- We offer competitive compensation that is regularly compared to the market and factor in comparable work experience and education

· Paid State Holidays- We offer 9 paid holidays per year

· Paid Time Off- We offer generous PTO rates that can be used for personal or sick leave

· Retirement- We offer two retirement plans a 401k with a 3% match after one year of employment and a 457

· Employee Assistance Program- We offer EAP services to all full-time and part-time employees. EAP services include legal assistance, financial consultations, access to work-life specialists, and up to 4 counseling session

This position requires:

· High school diploma or equivalent. and one (1) continuous year as a current or former recipient of treatment (including mental health or substance use treatment or diagnosis).

· Associate Degree in field of human services preferred

· Successful completion of CPS or CARES training and exam for certification as Peer Specialist or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist by the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

· Must have a good working knowledge of computers, including Microsoft Office.

· Utilizes discretion in handling the organization’s confidential information and consumer-protected information.

· Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

· A valid GA driver’s license is required

 

ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION

Position opened to all qualified applicants 

Internal Applicants must be in their current position for 6 months with no disciplinary action unless the position available is within your current department and you have been employed, in your current position, for 1 month without any disciplinary action.

Drug-Free and Smoke Free Workplace/ Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply or for more information Click Here

Posted 1/3/23

 

 

DECATUR-Winn Way/CMHC Project (SAMSHA)

PEER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (CPS-MH)

 

 

JOB SUMMARY
The Peer Engagement Specialist provides recovery-focused services to individuals with serious 
mental illnesses in a SAMHSA Community Mental Health Grant Program. Under supervision of 
the Director, Peer Engagement Specialists, assist in client engagement in treatment services and 
completes National Outcome Measures (NOMS) interviews with clients to assist in monitoring 
treatment progress.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Engages clients at intake and throughout treatment
• Assists in evaluating progress through client interviews to complete NOMS assessments through in-person, telephone, or video telehealth.
• Manages a caseload and provides consistent care coordination, skills training, and referral completion.
• Educates and assists in the development of self-advocacy skills.
• Educates and advocates with family members and other caregivers to support individuals in their recovery. 
• Is a role model of recovery, flexibility, and professionalism.
• Works cohesively with co-workers, site physicians, adult outpatient clinicians, administrative staff, agency administration, personal care home providers & family members.


Travel and Other Special Conditions and Requirements: 
• Hybrid office and telework setting (while allowed by regulations) with no travel 
requirements. Monday-Friday 8:15am-5:00pm
• May require evening/weekend or adjusted hours due to program and community events
• Part-time and full-time positions available


Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum of High School diploma or GED. 
• Certification as a peer specialist (CPS-MH) by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project or willing to complete the CPS training and obtain certification and has at least 6 months experience working/volunteering in the capacity of peer service delivery with adults who have a serious mental illness. 
• Ability to interview clients and/or families using established tools and techniques. 
• Understanding how to engage individuals in treatment & development of self-advocacy. 
• Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records. 
• Care coordination skills to assist individuals with accessing/linking to additional resources and/or services within the agency and/or community. 
• Ability to be a positive role model for persons served.

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

 

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicants will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so. This employer participates in E-Verify. 

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Posted 12/18/22

Decatur-Clifton Springs MHC
CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST-YOUTH

 

JOB SUMMARY:
Community support staff focused on the Emerging Adult and Adolescent populations. As a part of the 
System of Care grant from DBHDD will provide services that consist of rehabilitative skills building, the 
development of environmental supports and resources coordination considered essential to assist a person 
in improving functioning, gaining access to necessary services in creating environments that promote 
recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual. The CPS-Y will also 
participate in the engagement and coordination of care of children, adolescents, and young adults with 
other systems and internal providers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Staff will serve as the primary coordinator of behavioral health services and will provide linkage 
to the community
• General entitlements and psychiatric, substance use/abuse, medical services, crisis prevention and 
interventions services
• Staff will have contact with the individuals on his/her caseload weekly
• Staff will meet with consumers face to face a minimum of twice a month with at least 50% of 
contacts being face to face and 80% of contacts outside of the clinic.

SKILL, COMPENTENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMNTS:
• Certified Peer Specialist-Youth in Georgia. 
• Must have a current driver’s license.


INTER- RELATIONSHIPS:
Able to work closely with other staff within the center, including clinicians, prescribers, and front desk 
staff, as well as other community providers for client referrals and linkage.


WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must be able to drive, climb stairs and walk at least 1 block. 
• Services will be provided in home or in the community to include public buildings such as the library and government agencies. 
• Hours of availability can vary based on need of clients to include late evenings and weekends: community setting Monday-Friday (three days per week 8:15am-5:00pm; two days per week 10:15am-7:00pm, per client’s need/requests). 
• Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine. 
• Completes/passes agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency required trainings.

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES:
Must be able to work with diverse populations and culture of people, able to communicate effectively, 
multi-task, be self-motivated and organized.

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

 

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject to an FBI Criminal 
History Record Check and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History 
Record Information, should they choose to do so.

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Posted 12/17/22

 

 

 

Dekalb csb-DeKalb Regional Crisis Center

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST- CPS-MH, CPS-AD, CARES

JOB SUMMARY:
The Certified Peer Specialist is an integral part of the DeKalb Regional Crisis Center, which provides 
crisis evaluation, stabilization, and withdrawal management to individuals with mental illness and 
substance use disorders. Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist provides 
peer support services that include serving as a client advocate, skill-building, problem solving, and 
building self-directed recovery goals.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Certified Peer Specialist-
• Provides early engagement, orientation to services, and support to clients.
• May provide recovery-oriented, psycho-educational groups, under the direction of the Social 
Services Manager, in the areas of resource utilization, discharge planning, and recovery action planning.
• Assists in providing consistent care coordination and skills training.
• Provides WRAP development.
• Completes Georgia Supportive Housing Surveys.
• Assists in discharge planning and aftercare follow-up.
• Educates and advocates with family members and other caregivers to support individuals in their recovery.
• Is a role model of recovery, flexibility, and professionalism.
• Documents all contacts and completes progress notes according to agency standards.
• Works cohesively with co-workers, physicians, nurses, counselors, techs, administrative staff, agency administration, & family members.
• Possesses basic computer skills & utilize electronic medical records daily.
• Adheres to the CPS Code of Ethics and the DeKalb CSB Core Ethical Values.
• Possesses skills to carry out the expectations in the approved DBHDD Job Description as appropriate to the duties of this position.
• Additional duties may be assigned by the Social Services Manager or the Director, as needed.


SKILL, COMPETENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Georgia certification as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment 

Specialist (CARES)

  • 6 months experience working/volunteering in the capacity of CPS/CARES with individuals diagnosed 

with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

  • Competency in teaching basic group skills, understanding how to engage individuals in treatment & development of self-advocacy. 

  • Minimum of High School diploma.

  • Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records; Care coordination skills to assist 

individuals with accessing/linking to additional resources and/or services within the agency and/or community.


Preferred Qualifications:
2 years’ work experience in a similar setting/situation.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Works in a crisis setting and may encounter individuals who exhibit unexpected behaviors. 
Must be able to complete the Crisis Prevention Institute training. 
Must be able to lift 25 lbs. The position requires considerable walking and standing.

INTER-RELATIONSHIPS
Able to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, law enforcement, persons served, 
family members, as well as the general public.

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES
Must have transportation to and from work, strong interpersonal skills & be a positive team player, ability 
to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and be a positive role model for persons served.

 

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

 

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicants will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so. This employer participates in E-Verify. 

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Posted 12/12/22

 

 

Coffee Behavorial Health

Certified Peer Specialist
BHP Supervisor (BHP III or IV)

Unison Behavorial Health

Job Description:

  • Provides a broad range of social services to clients and their families.

  • Participates in treatment team planning and performs crisis intervention.

  • Assists in dealing with personal and social problems.

  • Serves as a liaison for social services.

  • Will coordinate the program and operate company vehicles.

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Will work Monday-Thursday @ 10 hour days

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria.

  • Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates.

  • Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques.

  • Knowledge of various therapeutic models and interventions as directly related to area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Required

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must hold a current Certified Psychiatric Rehab Practitioner (CPRP) Certification.

  • Must be 21 years old to apply.

  • Must have a valid in-state driver’s license, provide current registration and insurance, and have a driving record with no more than 6 points. Experience with or knowledge of trauma informed, resilience-oriented care preferred.

Additional Notes: Unison BH communicates with applicants through email and Jobma online screening. Applicants should monitor and respond to requests and instructions. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. UBH is a tobacco-free campus.

 

To submit an application Posted and resume go to our website: www.unisonbehavioralhealth.com Click on Join our Team.

Have questions? Email Cristy Knowlton: cknowlton@unisonbh.com

 

Unison Behavioral Health is committed to providing accessible, quality behavioral health and developmental disability services to individuals and families throughout southeast Georgia. We offer a full continuum of CARF accreditedprograms serving over 5900 individuals each year. Unison Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be completed upon hire, which may consist of any of the following: FBI criminal history, employment history, educational records, and driving records.

 

Posted: 11/21/22

 

Jefferson-potter house

Peer Recovery Specialist (Client Advocate)

Do you feel called to serve in a Christian Ministry?

Do you want to serve where you make a difference in the lives of others?

Are you looking for a life-changing work experience?

If so, consider joining us at the Atlanta Mission, where we provide life-transforming experiences for everyone that joins our team: employees, clients, donors, and volunteers. We serve over 1000 men, women, and children every day by providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, vocational and spiritual guidance. We get to experience and witness radical life transformations.

Job role:

As a Peer Recovery Specialist, you will serve as a role model and advocate assisting peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their recovery process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Walks clients through the AA 12 steps, utilizing "Power to Choose" by Mike S O'Neil

  • Facilitates client classes and recovery-focused process groups

  • Works with clients to main stability in their recovery and achieve outcomes

  • Guides the activities that contribute to client success and completing goals to include supporting their family relationshipsRelates personal experience in recovery in order to coach clients toward their own progress

  • Serve as a spiritual mentor in a client's recovery process

  • Collaborates with an interdisciplinary team and clients to ensure client success

  • Prepares and produces reports, upholding a high standard of data integrity

  • Documents client's progress utilizing a client management system

  • Assists clients in arranging transportation and driving as needed

  • Coordinates client attendance for internal and external activities

 

Attributes:

  • Strong desire to serve in a Christian ministry and passion for serving those experiencing homelessness by leading them to Christ

  • Believes and commits to Atlanta Mission's Statement of Faith

  • Listens without judgment to understand where each person is at and find Christ-centered ways to reach them and bring them along


Skills and Experience:

 Georgia-certified Peer Specialist (CPS), CARES or CADC certification, or willing to obtain

  • 5+ years of abstinent recovery

  • Personal experience with long-term recovery

  • Demonstrated experience coaching as a peer in recovery on a one-on-one basis and group setting

  • Familiarity with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps

 

 

To apply: Click here

Posted: 11/13/22

Jackson

Certified Peer Specialist - Parent

​McIntosh Trail CSB

  • Day Position in clinical setting

Job Description:

  • Provide peer support, education, and advocacy services to Parents and Families with a child experiencing emotional or behavioral health challenges.

  • Works with community members and stakeholders for awareness and advocacy as needed

  • Completes documentation of billable activities daily.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certified Peer Specialist – Parent om the state of Georgia

 

For questions you can email Emily Buck at easton@mctrail.org

 

 

McIntosh Trail CSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Closing date: 11/18/22

Posted 11/5/22

 

Gwinnett/newton  

client support worker: Certified Peer Specialist

Specific Location: Five Points (Lawrenceville, GA). One (1) opening/New Rock (Covington, GA.) One (1) opening

Programs: Day Services Programs

Shift: Day Job

  • Must have certification as a CPS

  • These positions Qualify for Sign-On Bonuses

 

Job Descriptions:

Peer Specialists strive to help people reach their own goals and live healthy lives by supporting them in identifying strengths and abilities followed by assisting them in articulating, developing, and creating personal goals for recovery through one-to-one and group sessions.  Peer Specialists support the therapeutic milieu and assist consumers in accessing therapeutic and ancillary services.

 

The Peer Specialist assists persons served with daily decision-making and minor problem-solving skills. Provides emotional support and encouragement and models appropriate behavior and social interactions. Observes and monitor participants’ behavior in the course of daily activities. Intervenes and diffuses potentially disruptive situations using established guidelines. Refers concerns to appropriate staff as needed.  Charts observations and incidents. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Assists with evaluation of functional levels of participants. 

  •  Works with other team members to determine appropriate individual goals and objectives and to develop individualized plans for       participants.

  • Assists participants with accessing community resources and developing self-advocacy skills. Assists with teaching daily living/social skills, such as cooking, hygiene, med managements, starting and maintaining friendships, etc.  

  • Teaches coping skills to manage symptoms of mental illness as well as life stressors.  

  • Assists participants with preparation to co-lead groups on planned topics related to treatment and recovery goals. 

  • Presents educational group lectures as assigned. 

  • Under close supervision, assists with provision of support services, such as case management and supportive guidance.

  • Participates in staff supervision sessions, program planning meetings, participant staffing, and in-service training.

  • Assesses participants’ recreational options and existing community activities. 

  • Plans and participates in recreational activities that foster community integration and healthy relationships.

  • Documents participant activities and progress on appropriate forms with established procedures and within established time frames.

  • Complies with agency rules and policies on confidentiality and as an agency employee, maintains required boundaries with program participants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Must be a certified peer specialist (youth) in the state of Georgia. Click here for more information

  • Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID

Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS).

 

Benefits (for qualified employees):

  • State Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long-term care, legal services, flexible spending accounts)

  • Paid New Hire Training

  • Company contributes additional 7.5% of salary to 401(a) Retirement Plan

  • No employee deduction for Social Security

  • Additional benefits such as legal services, Employee Assistance Program and discounted tickets to attractions, shopping, technology and travel

  • Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available

View Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  View Point Health recruits qualified candidates for positions in View Point Health programs throughout its service area.  It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Please visit www.myviewpointhealth.org for all career opportunities or contact our Recruiting Department at Recruiting@vphealth.org

Posted 9/26/22

 

 

 

 

 

Baldwin, Pulaski, Johnson, Costal, Valdosta, Autry, Dooly, Emanuel, Macon, Roger, Telfair, Ware, Smith, Wilcox and Appling integrated Treatment Facility State Prison.

Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM) (full time)

Job Description Overview:

Forensic Peer Mentors are people living in recovery from mental health and/or addictive disease diagnoses and have had

Personal lived experience with the criminal justice system. They operate from the perspective that everyone who has

lived experience with mental health and/or addictive diseases and involvement with the criminal justice system has the

capacity to recover their lives and successfully live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice.

The Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM) provides mentoring, peer support, and linkage and care coordination to promote the

successful community reintegration of adults with a behavioral health diagnosis returning to the community following

incarceration. The FPM works with returning citizens on-site within an assigned correctional facility who are within 12-18

months of their release date/TPM (tentative parole month), as well as in the community post-release, providing

trauma-informed, culturally competent direct services, including linkage and assistance in developing transportation plans

to community services, to facilitate access to entitlements and community-based behavioral health and other services.

Using a person-centered approach to engagement, mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders, FPMs

support returning citizens to reduce criminal recidivism, change behaviors, establish safety, develop supportive, healthy

networks, and access community resources.

  • FPMs perform a wide range of tasks aimed at creating mutual relationships with the returning citizens in hopes that they

will regain control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. To accomplish this, FPMs may engage in the

following:

  • Role model competency in recovery principles

  • Role model and share effective coping skills

  • Assist returning citizens in articulating their personal goals, identify potential outcomes and challenges, and provide needed support as identified by the returning citizens they are working with

  • Assist returning citizens in creating and supporting them with ongoing maintenance of a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Assist in identifying and supporting participation in mutual self-help support groups

  • Role model and share problem-solving techniques with the returning citizens.

  • Role model and share how to identify and overcome their fears. (i.e., in preparation for prison discharge and living
    lives of recovery in the community) Role model and share job-related skills

  • Role model and share the skills needed for self-advocacy

  • Assist with linking to community resources

  • Assist in establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems

  • Role model, and share, effective coping techniques, and self-help strategies.

  • Assist returning citizens in creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan.

  • Role model and share skills of reporting to probation/parole officer, judges, etc.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain a case load of 1:30 per facility/1:15 per FPM, accepting referrals for returning citizens on levels 2, 3, and 4 at
state prison facilities
• Provide mentoring, peer support and linkage and care coordination to adults with behavioral health needs including
substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma histories, and extensive involvement in the criminal justice system
• Assess returning citizens' immediate needs, legal circumstances, and engagement needs to develop service plans and
deliver appropriate short-term and referral Services
• Participate in correctional facility transition/release planning, support correctional facility clinical team with writing reentry
plans for all returning citizens on case load; attend and prepare for multidisciplinary team meetings
• Link returning citizens to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward goals; involve
family, significant others, and treatment providers in service provision as needed and agreed upon with returning citizen
• Assist with problem-solving to address risk factors for criminal recidivism, personal safety and community living, address
criminal recidivism risk factors through targeted groups, linkage and care coordination and problem-solving peer support
sessions ·
• Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for returning citizens to after-care appointments
• Act as advocate and liaison for returning citizens in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care,
and other community services and supports that are responsive to the needs of returning citizens
• Provide individual supportive peer counseling as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g., motivational
interviewing
• Educate returning citizens about their rights and instill hope in returning citizens
• Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data in accordance with documentation
policies
• May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for services for returning citizens with
behavioral health needs
• May assist in program evaluation and research activities
• Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading books,
journals, and other relevant material
• Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, trainings, and conference' calls when offered
• Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Project to
meet the required 12 CEU's needed each calendar year to maintain certification as a CPS/CARES
• Complete other related duties as required by supervisory staff

Qualifications:

(Will Train Applicant: FPMP)
• Graduate of a recognized Peer Mentor training program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or Georgia Certified
Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Training
• Completion of Forensic Peer Training
• High school diploma or GED with related work experience.
• Must be a self-identified current or former recipient of behavioral health services with a history of involvement in the
criminal justice system. As a peer in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse the peer must be willing to
utilize recovery experience to engage and support returning citizens; must embrace the philosophy of resilience and
recovery and be willing to be a role model for returning citizens with behavioral health needs
• Treats others with dignity and respect
• Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential
• Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect confidentiality of records.
• Commitment to working with integrity and ethically; ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with returning citizens and
effective, collaborative working relationships with correctional facility staff
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency with electronics, including cell phone/smartphone, computer, and databases, with working knowledge of
Microsoft Office
• Georgia driver's license with clean driving record
• Reliable form of personal transportation


Work Environment/Physical Demands Summary:
The FPM works in the community and an office environment within a local correctional facility and uses a computer,
telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of
that of an office within a correctional facility. Work also involves travel to returning citizens' homes, community
provider-locations and meetings. FPM's may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday. The FPM is
regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk,
reach, bend or lift up.to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally. Contact with the public in home, office, or
prison/jail environments may risk exposure to irrational/hostile behavior, contagious diseases, or contact with domestic
animals.

Level salary/range: $ 40,000 yearly. 

Please submit Resume to: ihoperco@gmail.com iHOPE Inc.,603 Russell Parkway, Suite C, Warner Robins, GA, 31088 Attn: FPM Job

Posted 9/19/22

 

 

ALBANY

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALISTS (Full Time)

Do you have a passion for helping others?

 

Would you like to work in the mental health field?

AmericanWork is looking for three full time employment specialists in the Albany area.

About Role:

·We help clients with mental illness obtain and maintain employment in the community.

·We help them with applications, resumes, transportation to and from work and other employment needs.

Qualifications:

·High School diploma or GED required.

·Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation and willing to use your vehicle for work.

·Mental Health experience is preferred but not required.

·We are willing to train the right person.

The pay is $15.00 per hour plus bonuses.

 

Interested applicants can apply on indeed. If you have any other questions call Robert Howell 229-343-0269 or Jennifer Joiner at 229-343-0046.

Posted 7/29/22

 

Columbus

ACT TEam Certified Peer Specialist (Full Time)

Certified Peer Specialist $500 Hiring Bonus
 
Looking to do meaningful work helping others in the community as a Certified Peer Specialist?
 
AmericanWork, Inc., part of Pathways – one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services, is in search of a compassionate, caring, growth-minded Certified Peer Specialist.
 
For your passion and dedication providing Peer Support that will provide services to adults with a serious and persistent mental illness, we offer paid training, career advancement opportunities, medical/dental/vision, PTO, paid holidays, flexible part time or full time flexible schedule and much, much more (read below)! We realize that your growth is paramount to our continued reputation of quality and service excellence, so we are ready to invest in YOU from day one!
 
About your Role:
· Provides Peer Support services that include activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.
· Provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.
· Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery.
· Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals.
· Will promote / encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, self-help, employment through tools such as strength based skills training, WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
· Will abide by all safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR, as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
· Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.
 
Does the Following Apply to You?
Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
Have an understanding of and sensitivity to serving the culturally diverse and special needs population and possess knowledge of the populations served in the services provided.
Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
Must have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
Must have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)


Perks for working Full time at Pathways:

·         401 K Plan, Medical, Dental, Vision plans
·         Paid Vacation days that increase with tenure after the first year!
·         Separate Paid Sick leave that rolls over each year
·         Paid Holidays
·         Opportunities for advancement in our national company! As we grow, you grow with us!
·         Employee Assistance Program
·         Perks @ Pathways (student loan refinancing, pet insurance, Verizon wireless discount, movie, hotel, concert and sporting event discounts)

Posted 7/19/22

ATLANTA  

HOPE Atlanta PATH Outreach Case Manager – Region 1
 

Reports to: Director of Outreach Services

FLSA: Nonexempt

Role: Individual Contributor

Descriptive Summary

The PATH Outreach Case Manager – Region 1 conducts street outreach on a regular basis and in-office connections, searching for and engaging individuals who are chronically/ literally homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, indigent, and/or distressed with a severe and persisted mental illness (SPMI) and those with co-occurring substance use disorders (Dual-Diagnosis) in Hall County. Case managers are responsible for case management, customer service, and referrals to appropriate resources and services. The PATH Team conducts street outreach to identify homeless individuals with mental illness by engaging them with connections to community mental health services and mainstream resources to end homelessness.

Key Performance Indicators

· Provide coordinated entry services with thorough-assertive engagement to include performing mobile assessments where clients are located, referring/connecting clients to immediate shelter, and providing ongoing navigation to assist that client with obtaining permanent/supportive housing

· Develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each client/case and document in Client Track HMIS system and make referrals to other service providers.

· Provide weekly reports to the Outreach Coordinator of all clients engaged, enrolled, housed, and/or connected to resources and services

· Keep detailed records of the areas of the city where people staying outside have been engaged

 

Core Functions

· Client Track eligibility screens for each participant

· Enter case notes in Client Track HMIS system within 48 hours of contact

· Maintain case files for each and every engaged individual

· Provide nightly/monthly reports to senior leadership and stakeholders

· Provide outdoor relief services and access to referrals for other resources

Winning Behaviors, Competencies, and Skills

· Behaviors and values:

o Must be able to work with persons experiencing SP/MI, elderly, chronically/literally homeless, disabled veterans, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ community, abductions, human trafficking, and the working poor

o Must be able to visit shelters, jails, hospitals, and places/spaces not meant for human habitation, i.e., highway off-ramps, under bridges, encampments, abandoned buildings

· Personality and communication (soft skills):

o Ability to work as a team and Independently

o Ability to work in collaboration with the Hall County Police Department, and other law enforcement/governmental agencies

o Compassion for those served

o Diversity and cultural awareness

o Ability to approach, engage and connect with potential clients professionally

o Customer service oriented

· Hard skills:

o Ability to communicate written and verbal - trust transition

o Ability to apply nonviolent crisis intervention principles to daily situations

o Ability to attain and maintain SOARs Certification

o Basic knowledge of the effects of drugs, alcohol, and addictions on individuals, families, and communities.

o Problem-solving capabilities

o Knowledge of community resources and ability to build community partner relationships

o Ability to use electronic media

o Maintain client information and records in a confidential manner

o Ability to learn and use Client Track HMIS and Microsoft Office 365, i.e., Outlook, Teams, etc.

o Possess a valid Georgia Driver's License with an insurable driving record.

 

Experience

· Education:

o Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field of Social Service strongly preferred o Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in Mental Health and/or Addiction are recommended to apply

· Work Experience:

o Four years (4) experience working in outreach with the homeless population and/or related vulnerable communities preferred, or some equivalent combination of education and experience

Work Environment

Outdoor and Indoor, temperature-controlled office environment. Some travel to central office locations. General ability to walk, occasionally stoop, bend, reach, and lift items up to 25 lbs.

 

Is this position telework eligible? No.

Resumes can be sent to Dellis@hopeatlanta.org.

 

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