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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.

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American Work (Augusta)

Certified Peer specialist-CPS

Our Certified Peer Specialists provide invaluable support, advocacy, and skill building to adult clients in their personal recovery. Using your lived experience, you are able to connect with clients and promote hope, personal responsibility, empowerment, education, and self-determination. Working as part of our team, you will meet with clients in the community on skill-building, problem-solving, setting up and maintaining self-help mutual support groups, and building self-directed recovery tools and goals. This role is a wonderful way to pass along your hard-earned knowledge and skills to help others succeed. Perks of this role: · Full Time position · $15-17/hour · $500 sign-on bonus · Small open door policy offices that build a supportive team environment · Experience in the mental health field · Stability and growth working for a national mental health agency What we are looking for: · Certified Peer Specialist; High School Diploma/GED and at least 18 years old · Valid Georgia Driver’s License and clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) · Satisfactory results of a criminal background check · Experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, preferred What we offer: Full Time Employees: · Paid vacation days that increase with tenure · Separate sick leave that rolls over each year · Up to 10 Paid holidays* · Medical, Dental, Vision benefit plan options · DailyPay- Access to your daily earnings without waiting for payday* · Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements All Employees: · 401K · Free licensure supervision · Pet Insurance · Employee Assistance program · Perks @Pathways - national discounts on shopping, travel, Verizon, and entertainment · Mileage reimbursement · Cellphone stipend · Free Virtual Acute Medical and Behavioral Health Service *benefit option varies by State/County To apply for this position or learn more: http://app.jobvite.com/m?3tFOcnw0 Not the job you’re looking for? Pathways has a variety of positions in various locations; please go to https://www.pathways.com/working-at-pathways To Learn More About Us: Pathways @ http://www.pathways.com/mission-vision-and-values/ Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

General Nature of Work Performs a variety of clerical support functions/processes for the office. Performs clerical duties, or a few specialized or essential clerical functions (ensuring that all Individuals are signed in and updating daily sign in roster electronically, other data maintenance such as registration of Individuals and filing system updates, etc.) Minimum Training and Experience High school diploma or GED and one year of related experience or vocational/technical school or college education. Must be CPS-SA (Certified Peer Specialist-Substance Abuse) or CPS-MH (Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health) or eligible to obtain either certification within a year of hire date. Preferred Qualifications Candidate should be experienced in working in the field of MH or SUD population with ability to perform proficiently within a variety of clerical support functions/processes. One must have competences within the Microsoft Office platform as well as video conferencing knowledge (ZOOM, Teams) for training and internal meetings. Ideal candidate will have ability to complete digital monthly and impromptu minutes from meetings that are detailed and easy to understand. Candidate must be able to prioritize daily tasks as well as projects that may arise throughout any given day. We are in search of someone that can work diligently within a team and maintain professionalism and order within the front desk area. Resumes Should Be Submitted To: RecoveryServiceJobs@claytoncenter.org

Clayton County CSB (Morrow)

Office Manager-CPS

Spark clubhouse (WAYCROSS)

BHP III | CPS-Y Activities Coordinator

The CPS-Y offers emotional support, shares knowledge, works with individuals to identify tools of wellness/resiliency/recovery available for everyday life, provides practical assistance, and connects people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support. Youth CPSs are not counselors, caseworkers, or clinicians. Every candidate is required to take and pass a test to get certified as a CPS-Y. What is a Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y)? A CPS-Y is a young adult between the ages of 18 and 26 certified by DBHDD who has lived experience of either a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder as a youth and is practicing recovery as related to that condition. Once an individual is trained and certified, they can provide youth peer support up to age 30. Job Responsibilities: Will work 40 hours weekly. Competencies: Candidate must be living in recovery and be able to publicly describe and model to others the things that they learned that helped them to wellness. Candidate must be able to describe what they have had to overcome to get where you are today. Describe to others some of the things you do daily to keep yourself on the path of recovery. Describe what your diagnosis means, how it impacted your life, and what things you did to change that. Help others understand that recovery is possible. Required Minimum Qualifications: Three years applicable experience in a social services field. Be 18-30 years of age (valid Georgia ID); have a high school diploma or GED; and have a mental health (MH) condition, substance use disorder (SUD), or a co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance use diagnosis; and be able/willing to actively seek and manage your own appropriate care; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way. Must be well grounded in recovery wellness. Must have one year between diagnosis and application to training. If the individual has a substance use condition, there must be one year continuous abstinence from substance use. Must provide 2 letters of reference. To submit an application and resume go to our website: www.unisonbehavioralhealth.com Click on Join our Team Have questions? Email Cristy Knowlton: cknowlton@unisonbh.com

Phoenix House (Cordele)

SST-2/CPS-Group Facilitator

Maintain CPS Certification/Positive Role Model in taking care of oneself. Must understand/possess basic computer skills and be able to utilize them on daily basis. Ensure Failed Days for Failed Activities are three (3) days or less. Ensure Failed Days for Failed Claims are seven (7) days or less. Maintain a monthly peer unit authorization of 95% or better. Ensure there is no lapse in authorization of services. Meet expected monthly and quarterly productivity standards as required. Complete all documentation within 24-48 hours from date of service delivery. Monitors/records client’s progress/lack of towards goals, provides crisis interventions as needed. Provides one on one peer services/peer groups as needed based on client needs. Plan/facilitate/engage in community outings with clients and other staff. Assist with transportation of clients and Logisticare billing as needed. Requires ability to drive 15 passenger van, an unrestricted driving record, and valid driver’s license. Assist with monitoring clients during day treatment hours. Ensure linkage to all needed/required clinical services as requested by client, doctors, nurses, and stakeholders. Facilitate and/or coordinate group activities in accordance to service definitions. Be responsible for monitoring clients during on and off-site activities, work as a team member with other staff to always ensure safety and oversight of clients. Complete agency requirements for daily vehicle inspections, ensure seat belt use, log mileage, refuel vehicle, report accidents, and follow process for submission to Corporate Compliance Dept. Must be willing to complete Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner certification within 1 year. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a social service-related field from an accredited college or university OR High school diploma or GED AND Two years’ experience in a social service-related position OR One year at the lower level (SST010) or position equivalent. APPLY NOW using the Middle Flint Health & Wellness Career Center link below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=44cfb1cf-9a1e-4f55-99f1-b2c8898d195d&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US

Legacy BH (Valdosta)

Certified Peer Specialist-Peer Center

Legacy Behavioral Health Services is hiring individuals with a passion for making a difference in their community! We are seeking a Peer Specialist to work in Valdosta, Georgia. Under general supervision of peer services and dedicated program, provides peer support services to program 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 state 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 GED Associate Degree in field of human services preferred Eligible for Certification as a Peer Specialist or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist by the state of Georgia and obtain certification within 6 months of hire. 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 Must have a valid driver’s license Must have a Mental Health and/or Substance Use Diagnosis Must have received at least one year of active treatment and currently be receiving only maintenance treatment (psychiatrist, therapy, and support groups such as AA, NA) Must be in recovery, clean and sober, for at least 2 years No incarceration or law enforcement involvement in the last 2 years Must be able to provide 2 letters of recommendation from someone who has had an impact on your recovery (mental health specialist, natural support, law enforcement official, etc.) 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. 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. Link to application: https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhs/Posting/View/2561

Fulton County Board of Health (Atlanta)

Peer Recovery Coach(Emergency Preparedness)-CPS

Peer recovery coaches will receive referrals from a hospital emergency department. They will offer recovery support services to people in or seeking recovery. They involve the process of giving and receiving non-clinical assistance to support long-term recovery from substance use. A peer recovery coach brings the lived experience of recovery, combined with training and supervision, to assist others in initiating and maintaining recovery, helping to enhance the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery. Peer recovery support services can support or be an alternative to clinical treatment for substance use disorders. Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people create their own recovery plans and develop their own recovery pathways. DUTIES/ACTIVITIES: EMOTIONAL. Recovery coach offers various forms of emotional support regardless of the person’s stage in treatment or recovery. Recovery coach is able to relate and empathize by sharing their lived experience and using Motivational interviewing techniques in various settings, such as: · In-person one-on-one check-ins using tools suck as PCOMS and Recovery Capital Scale sheets · In-person group meetings using PCOMS · Telephone support · Assertive outreach · Family groups · Any other time recovery coach interacts with peers INFORMATIONAL. Recovery coach can provide valuable information pertaining to: · Their personal recovery story and lived experience · Pathways of recovery available in and around workplace and community · Strong knowledge of recovery resources, including residential treatment, medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs, substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (SAIOP), detox facilities, hospital systems, recovery community organizations (RCOs), etc · Ability to effectively provide warm hand-offs for a person seeking a different level or type of care INSTRUMENTAL. Recovery coach can connect a person to concrete supports that contribute to overall health and wellbeing, including but not limited to: · Clothing closet · Food bank · Welfare services · Healthcare clinics · Housing support · Transportation services · Employment support/job readiness and training AFFILIATIONAL SUPPORT. Recovery coach can organize, host, and/or connect people to the following activities at the workplace or in the community to support overall health and wellness, such as: · Prosocial Activities including but not limited to: 1. Recovery awareness Events 2. Community Outreach Events 3. Other fun social outings or events · Recreational Activities, including but not limited to 1. Art and Recovery Groups (painting, dancing, drumming, journaling, etc.) 2. Group Exercise Classes apply at https://fultoncountyboh.com/about/careers/

Americanwork (Augusta)

Certified Peer Specialist-CPS

Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of their lived experience to help build environments conducive to recovery. They promote hope, personal responsibility, empowerment, education, and self-determination in the communities where they serve. CPSs are trained to assist others in skill-building, problem-solving, setting up and maintaining self-help mutual support groups, and building self-directed recovery tools. A critical role of the CPS is supporting others in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals. Perks of this role: · $500 sign-on bonus What we are looking for: · Certified Peer Specialist · High School Diploma or GED and at least 18 years of age · Experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, preferred. · Valid Georgia Driver’s License and clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) · Satisfactory results of a criminal background check What we offer: · Full Time Employees: · Paid vacation days that increase with tenure · Separate sick leave that rolls over each year* · Up to 10 Paid holidays* · Medical, Dental, Vision benefit plan options · Employee Assistance Program · Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts · Employee, Spouse and Dependent Basic and Optional Life Insurance · All Employees: · 401 K Plan · Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (or company phone) · Pet Insurance · DailyPay- daily access to your earnings without waiting for payday! · SoFi at Work student loan refinancing · Next Steps Financial Wellness program webinars and tools · Company laptop and great IT support · Verizon discount · Dell discount · Perks at Pathways national discounts on travel, shopping, and entertainment · Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements* · Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us! To Learn More About Us: Pathways @ http://www.pathways.com/mission-vision-and-values/ Current openings @ https://www.pathways.com/working-at-pathways Pathways is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. *- benefit availability may vary by State/County

Legacy BH (Valdosta)

Certified Peer Specialist-Peer Center Team Leader

Peer Center Leader-Fulltime Legacy Behavioral Health Services is hiring individuals with a passion for making a difference in their community! We are seeking a Peer Center Team Leader to work in our Peer Center. This position provides oversight of the peer program under the supervision of a licensed director. Oversees the daily operations, including supervision of staff, authorizations and treatment planning. Provides peer support services; serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer information and peer support to consumers in emergency, outpatient, or inpatient settings. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their recovery process. Functions as a role model of competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills. 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 state 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: Certified as a Peer Specialist with: At least one (1) continuous year as a current or former recipient of treatment (including mental health/substance abuse treatment or diagnosis) Must now be in maintenance groups and support, 2 years clean and sober A year’s experience providing services as a Peer Specialist Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) or actively working toward certification Must have a valid GA driver’s license Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Proficient in verbal and written communication Excellent time management Experience providing services to the LBHS’ target population including familiarity with relevant culture(s) and language(s) Relationship driven and practices equity and inclusion with all interactions with person served, co-workers, and community partnersPromotes and demonstrates teamwork Ability to problem-solve independently Uses good critical thinking skills to prioritize Excellent time management and organizational skills Excellent communication skills to work collaboratively in a diverse environment to provide verbal and written reports Ability to independently deal with high-volume workload, demonstrates flexibility, and professional attitude in performing a variety of duties with shifting demands and priorities Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet the timelines Who we are: We are a community of resources that believes in restoring the quality of living in each individual we serve. We provide an array of services to children, adults, and families. We provide this support within 10 counties; Ben Hill County, Berrien County, Brooks County, Cook County, Echols County, Irwin County, Lanier County, Lowndes County, Tift County, and Turner County. Legacy Behavioral Health Services believes that through individualized services, quality of care and support, your lives will 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 BHSGA or personal vehicle. Work Environment: Employees in this position may be exposed to potential health hazards in the work environment. Incumbents may be required to work extended periods of time at computer terminals. They may experience traumatic situations, including psychiatric and /or deceased patients. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions (may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses). The position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking , bending ,kneeling, stooping and crouching. 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 Workplace/ Equal Opportunity Employer Copy and paste link to browser. Link to application: https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/bhs/Posting/View/2937

Hope ATLANTA (Atlanta)

Certified Peer Specialist-Intensive Support Coordinator

Job Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Intensive Service Coordinator to join our dynamic team. This role is essential in providing comprehensive coordination of services for individuals requiring intensive support. The ideal candidate will possess a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential and at least a bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, or a related field. Applicants with a Master of Social Work (MSW) or a master’s degree in a closely related field are strongly encouraged to apply. Key Responsibilities: · Coordinate and oversee intensive service plans for clients, ensuring that all services are tailored to meet individual needs and goals. · Work collaboratively with clients, families, and other service providers to create and implement effective and holistic service plans. · Utilize peer support techniques and principles to engage clients and facilitate their recovery and empowerment. · Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of service plans, making necessary adjustments to meet evolving client needs. · Advocate for clients within the community and within service systems to ensure access to necessary resources and support. · Maintain detailed and confidential client records, adhering to ethical standards and regulatory requirements. · Participate in team meetings and collaborate with other professionals to ensure a coordinated approach to client care. · Stay informed of current trends and best practices in human services and peer support, and apply this knowledge to enhance service delivery. Qualifications: · Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential. · Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, or a related field. · Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse populations. · Knowledge of the principles and practices of service coordination and peer support. · Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion. · Proven ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. · Commitment to the principles of recovery and empowerment in mental health and social services. Why Join Our Team? This position offers the opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of individuals needing intensive support. We provide a supportive and collaborative work environment, opportunities for professional growth, and a commitment to service excellence. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications, experience, to apply@hopeatlanta.org.We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

CCBHC/Highland Rivers (Cobb County area)

Peer Navigator (CPS)

Peer Navigators When you work at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health, you make a difference. Highland Rivers provides treatment and recovery services to individuals impacted by mental illness; substance use disorders and intellectual developmental disabilities. We serve a complex and vulnerable population: individuals and families who may have limited income, who are uninsured or who have Medicaid or Medicare – people who often have nowhere else to turn and rely on Highland Rivers to help them. If you have a passion for helping others, Highland Rivers may be the place for you. Highland Rivers is seeking Peer Navigators for the Cobb County area. JOB SUMMARY: Brings the “lived experience” to the virtual telehealth hub to increase individual engagement and complement the service array offered to the individuals. These staff also help individuals navigate the health system and link to recovery supports. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: •Staff peer warm line to provide engagement and supports for individuals who are in need of non-crisis recovery supports. •Provide outreach services to individuals served. •Provide reliable and relevant information to help individuals overcome barriers that may prevent engagement, retention, or re-engagement in treatment. •Provides telephonic intervention to individuals experiencing distress utilizing relevant personal experience, trauma informed practices and person-centered methods •Follows up with individuals and provides support as appropriate. •Provides peers and their families with information on community and Agency resources. •Demonstrates strong customer-service oriented behaviors. Treats everyone in a polite, professional manner. Handles concerns, problems and issues in a manner that is helpful and responsive. •Coordinate with clinical staff as needed. Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. •Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or willing to work towards certification. •Computer skills, organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision. •Must be able to pass background investigation, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s degree preferred •CPS-MH in Georgia, TIC, WHAM certification, or CARES •Bilingual abilities a plus Summary: Highland Rivers Behavioral Health does not discriminate with regard to employment, genetic information, compensation, place of work, or promotion because of race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin. Additional Information: •Hours Per Week 40 Copy and paste link to apply: https://highlandrivers.org/careers/

Georgia pines (Thomasville Ga)

Certified Peer Specialist (SSTII)

****IMMEDIATE START**** 4:30pm - 9:00 pm Part Time but possibly could become Full Time Permanent Position Thomasville, GA About ATC Healthcare Services Every single day, we recruit healthcare professionals for jobs in the medical facilities that need them. In addition, we fill positions of all kinds. Daily positions, weekly positions and more, for nearly every type of healthcare professional. Nurses, Physicians, PTs and OTs, techs, assistants, you name it. ATC Healthcare has over 30 years of experience, and we are here to help you find the right position that will match your skills and career path. Social Service Technician - SSTII There are many benefits to working with ATC Healthcare. We offer competitive pay to meet your needs. Employees are paid weekly by direct deposit. We also take care of processing your tax deductions so you can avoid a nasty surprise during tax season. Compensation is based on experience and relevant skill set. All ATC Healthcare employees are hourly. Employees are eligible for overtime and holiday pay Working for us is a great way to make extra money and to expand your skill set and professional network! Job Requirements Social Service Tech II -SSTII •1 year of Mental Health experience •Must be a certified peer specialist •High School Diploma/GED Job Description •Must be able to work with Mental Health as well as Substance Abuse clients •Introduce new clients/admissions to Crisis Center and the available services •Must meet with the individuals one on one •Must perform group and activities •Complies with ATC policies/procedures. •Complies with client facility policies/procedures. •Maintains confidentiality relative to patient care and facility practices in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). •Communicates information effectively to appropriate personnel. •Assists with collection of specimens; takes and records vital signs; and assists with feeding of patients. •Documents patient care as assigned in accordance with facility policies and procedures. •Follows the patient's treatment plan as assigned. •Maintains competency by participating in continuing education programs and meets state specific requirements. •Provides patient care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that considers cultural diversity and age appropriateness so that autonomy, rights, and dignity are preserved. For inquires email sierra.baker@atchealthcare.com ATC Healthcare Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category protected by Federal, State or local law.

Anthem inc.(ATLANTA)

Wellness & Recovery Specialist(CPS)

This position is a field-based position that will be located in the metro Atlanta, GA area and will be supporting Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, and Douglas County with up to 75% of local travel. The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the corporate Peer Support and Recovery program and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders through telephonic and field based operations. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to members; demonstrating expertise in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for members. The peer specialist performs a range of tasks to engage, motivate and inspire members to participate in their own recovery, regain independence within the community and promote optimal wellness. **This position is both telephonic and field based with up to 75% local travel within business hours with flexibility to meet business needs.** Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: •Teach and role model the value of the member’s recovery experience. •Models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. •Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for recovery based services to assist the member in daily living. •Identify opportunities for engagement of members in forming a supportive, peer recovery network. •Assist members in working with their case manager or treatment team in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery. •Assist members in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups. •Initiates and maintains contact with assigned members to determine members’ engagement and response to services. •Assist members understand Peer Recovery resources available within the local community. •Assist members to identify recovery resources, supports, remove barriers and facilitate connections in local community •Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams as a member advocate in discharge planning education, resolution of barriers, and service transitions. •Acts as a resource for staff on decision-making and problem solving as it relates to the peer role. •Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist clients in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans. •Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy •This position requires you to have a Peer Support Certification at time of application. Location: Metro Atlanta, GA Area: will be supporting: Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Clayton, and Douglas County The core schedule hours are 9 AM to 5 PM with flexibility to meet business needs as required. Qualifications: •Must be located in the metro Atlanta, GA area with the ability to be field based and travel up to 75%. •Associates degree; 2 years of experience in health services or behavioral health field or in a peer support services role; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. •Peer Specialist Certification required. •One-year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after received certification. •Experience working with computers toggling back and forth through multiple screens. •Experience with researching resources •Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health processes. •Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery. •Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness & substance use disorders. •Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness. •Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational groups by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and interests. •A valid driver’s license Preferred •BA/BS or MBA •2 year experience working as a Peer Support Specialist, after certification received •Knowledge of care-coordination and case management concepts •Telephonic and field based customer service Anthem, Inc. is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. At Anthem, Inc., we are working together to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Bring your expertise to our innovative culture where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, and to take your career further than you can imagine. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran use link to apply: https://careers.antheminc.com/jobs/wellness-recovery-specialist-peer-support-specialist-atlanta-ga-ps24390-42830 Posted 11/3/23

Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Inc(Decatur)

Peer Mentor(CPS)

Overview: Certified Peer Specialist (PM) are people living in recovery from mental illness with or without a co-occurring substance use disorder diagnosis. They operate from the perspective that everyone with associated challenges, including those involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system, has the capacity for recovery and the ability to live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice. The CPS provides peer support, linkage to resources, and service coordination to individuals while participating in Reside Detox Program. The CPS coordinates continued connection to ongoing services and supports upon completion of Detox. Job Description Assist participants in: • Identifying strengths and factors that are currently working in their lives. • Articulating their personal goals, identifying potential outcomes and challenges, and providing needed support as identified by the individuals they serve. • Creating and utilizing a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). • Identifying and supporting participation in mutual self-help support groups. • Linking to community resources (transportation, housing, employment, education, benefits, etc.) • Establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems. • Creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan. Responsibilities: In collaboration with other team members: • Provide mentoring, peer support, linkage, and care coordination to adults in Residential Detox with behavioral health needs, including co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma histories, and involvement in the criminal justice system. • Maintain a caseload of 1:25 (may be limited by # of participants in the programs). • Acquire trainings and lead groups for peers as identified by program needs (e.g., DTR, MRT, Orientation to Program, etc.) • Identify the participant’s strengths, immediate needs, legal circumstances, and effective ways to engage the participant in co-creating an individualized recovery plan and providing meaningful referrals In the role of participant advocate: • Attend and prepare the participant for court status hearings or other legal engagements • Link participants to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward personal goals; involving family, significant others, and treatment providers in service provision as needed and agreed upon with participant • Assist in addressing risk factors for potential criminal recidivism and personal and community safety during problem-solving, peer support sessions • Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for participants to attend appointments (court, treatment, medical benefits, etc.) • Act as advocate and liaison for the participants in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care, and other community services and supports identified by and responsive to the participant • Provide individual peer support as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g., motivational interviewing, intentional peer support • Educate participants about their rights and obligations as outlined in the program • Instill hope by sharing their lived experience of recovery • Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data, in accordance with documentation policies of the court and treatment provider • May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for the facility and its participants • May assist in program evaluation and research activities associated with outcomes • Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading relevant books, journals, and other material. • Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, training, and conference calls to enhance job skills and work performance. • Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Training in order to meet the required 12 CEUs needed each calendar year to maintain CPS certification. • Complete other related duties as required by NIBH supervisory staff. The following skills: • Must be able and willing to support multiple pathways to substance use recovery, including but not limited to Medication-assisted and faith-based recovery and various mutual support groups. • Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential • Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect the confidentiality of records. • Commitment to working with integrity, following the ethical guidelines of the employer, the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project and or CARES Training. • Ability to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with participants and professional, effective, collaborative working relationships with court and provider staff. • Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision. • Treats others with dignity and respect. • Proficiency with electronics, including cell phones/smartphones, computers, and databases, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office. • Valid Georgia driver's license: • Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage. • Knowledge of the importance of self-care and work-life balance. • Familiarity with community-based recovery support services. • Ability to work as a collaborative team member, supporting others by providing case management services and team leadership. • Demonstrated skill in active listening, asking supportive open-ended questions, and awareness of self. • Cultural competency skills and experience with culturally diverse populations. Satisfactorily complete the following trainings: • Mental Health First Aid • Complete Cognitive Therapy-Recovery Oriented training • Training on the criminal justice system and civil court process and their role in serving individuals with behavioral health disorders. • Complete all required DBHDD training for paraprofessional staff and provider onboarding. Minimum Qualifications: • High school diploma or GED • Graduate of a DBHDD-approved and Georgia-recognized Peer Specialist training certification and continuing education program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-MH or CPS-AD) • Related work or volunteer experience related to supporting, mentoring, or recovery coaching. Special Conditions or Requirements: • Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage • Must undergo a criminal background check and a drug screen. • Full time Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and some weekend if needed based on how many patients are on admission for detox. Maximum of 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday. • Valid Georgia driver's license Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Completion of or meets criteria for CARES

River Edge Behavioral Health (Fulton County-Atlanta)

Case manager(CPS)

Permanent Supportive Housing Program -Fulton County-Atlanta, Georgia River Edge offers behavioral health outpatient services to adults in Fulton County experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Therefore, we are seeking dedicated healthcare providers to join our team of professionals in the delivery of recovery-oriented services. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is for Fulton County residents inclusive of primary tenant and family. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is a cost-effective way to help people with disabilities live more stable, productive lives. Supportive housing is widely believed to work well for those who face the most complex challenges. For those individuals that are homelessness, have very low to no income, and/or serious, persistent issues that may include substance abuse, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or other serious challenges to a successful life, permanent supportive housing is a key to success. Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the Certified Peer Specialist-Case Manager will: Duties and Responsibilities: · Collaborate with each client to develop and strengthen their Self-Sufficiency Action Plan according to individual goals and objectives. · Provide clients training in the areas of personal hygiene, accessing community resources, medical adherence, household management, or other needs as outlined in the client's Self-Sufficiency Action Plan. · Ensures that client interactions are person-centered, goal-focused, and reflect each client's Self-Sufficiency Action Plan. · Perform home visits and off-site case management meetings. · Provide referrals service plan for comprehensive services to ensure housing sustainability. · Assists residents with the transition from homelessness by coordinating with emergency shelter and outreach services. · Maintain a caseload. · Maintain contact with all housing clients on a scheduled basis that is appropriate to their status and needs. · Identifies and provides intervention for potential crisis situations. · Assist with securing supportive services, including mental health, primary healthcare, and substance abuse support. · Facilitate relationship building between landlords, caretakers, and clients. · Provides transportation to appropriate community-based resources. · Communicates and collaborates with outside agencies and referral resources, including food stamps, Social Security, and disability benefits. · Enter participant information into the database in a timely matter and update as needed. · Completes client entries, exits, and self-sufficiency matrices. · Maintain complete and organized files. · Maintains and provides documentation on program goals and outcomes. · Maintains appropriate case documentation and client confidentiality. · Prepares and submits reports to Supervisor or Team Lead as required. · Other assigned duties. Requirements: · Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. · Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field · Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services). · Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License. · Applicant will have attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist training and pass the Certified Peer Specialist certification process. · Must have the flexibility to be on a "call" schedule, if applicable. · The applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has been in recovery for at least 12 months. · Previous experience working in a behavioral health care setting is preferred. · You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training). Additional Information: The Application Process · All qualified applicants will be considered. · This position is subject to close once a satisfactory candidate pool has been identified. · The hiring managers will contact only those selected for an interview. · Applicants who are not selected will receive notification via email. · Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. Safe Working Environment We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environment. Therefore, we recommend full vaccination of all employees. Getting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight. Diversity and Inclusion River Edge Behavioral Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetic make-up, disability, age, or veteran status. Drug-Free Workplace River Edge Behavioral Health is a drug-free workplace with a longstanding commitment to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, all applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug screen. At Will Workplace Employment with River Edge Behavioral Health is at will. At-will means your employment relationship with River Edge Behavioral Health or Affordable Business Solution is for an indefinite period and is subject to termination by you or River Edge Behavioral Health, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time. River Edge Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer: River Edge Behavioral Heath recruits qualified candidates for positions in its service area. It is the policy of River Edge Behavioral Health 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. EEOC Statement River Edge Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer: River Edge Behavioral Heath recruits qualified candidates for positions in its service area. It is the policy of River Edge Behavioral Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It 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. APPLY HERE https://riveredge.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Posted 10/1/23

River Edge Behavioral Health (Macon and Warner Robins)

Certified Peer Specialist(CPS)

River Edge Behavioral Health is seeking Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in our Macon and Warner Robins locations. Duties and Responsibilities: · Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. · Assists in dealing with personal and social problems of clients. · May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. · Prepares lesson plans for group topics, maintains medical records and documents daily group notes. · Performs case management duties, and group skills training and refers clients to needed services and resources. · Other duties as assigned. Requirements: · Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. · Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field · Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services). · Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License. · Applicant will have attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist training and pass the Certified Peer Specialist certification process. · Must have the flexibility to be on a "call" schedule, if applicable. · The applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has been in recovery for at least 12 months. · Previous experience working in a behavioral health care setting is preferred. · You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training). Additional Information: The Application Process · All qualified applicants will be considered. · This position is subject to close once a satisfactory candidate pool has been identified. · The hiring managers will contact only those selected for an interview. · Applicants who are not selected will receive notification via email. · Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. Safe Working Environment We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environment. Therefore, we recommend full vaccination of all employees. Getting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight. Diversity and Inclusion River Edge Behavioral Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetic make-up, disability, age, or veteran status. Drug-Free Workplace River Edge Behavioral Health is a drug-free workplace with a longstanding commitment to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, all applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug screen. At Will Workplace Employment with River Edge Behavioral Health is at will. At-will means your employment relationship with River Edge Behavioral Health or Affordable Business Solution is for an indefinite period and is subject to termination by you or River Edge Behavioral Health, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time. River Edge Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer: River Edge Behavioral Heath recruits qualified candidates for positions in its service area. It is the policy of River Edge Behavioral Health 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. EEOC Statement River Edge Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer: River Edge Behavioral Heath recruits qualified candidates for positions in its service area. It is the policy of River Edge Behavioral Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. It 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. APPLY HERE https://riveredge.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Posted 10/1/23

Accountability Courts Division (SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY)

Behavioral Health Assistant(Peer Mentor to Accountability Court)

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Behavioral Health Assistant within its Accountability Courts Division. This position will serve as a Peer Mentor to Accountability Court participants and should be CARES (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist) certified, or have a recognized peer certification such as Certified Peer Specialist - Mental Health (CPS-MH), Certified Peer Specialist - Addictive Disease (CPS-AD) or Forensic Peer Mentor. CARES certification requires a person to be have a minimum of two years recovery from a Substance Use Disorder. Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction. The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety. After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve. Essential Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. •Interviews clients for intake information, including obtaining and documenting client’s history, maintaining client’s charts, and determining client’s eligibility based on the results of the interview. •Screens, evaluates, and trains potential clients to determine which behavioral health services should be provided, including developing crisis plans and/or referring clients to other agencies for services. •Performs telephone triage and provides crisis intervention as required. •Organizes structured program activities to help clients acquire new skills in developing a positive self image and in solving problems. •Plans and conducts activity therapy groups using crafts. •Intervenes in crisis situations. •Conducts home visits and performs other outreach activities to link clients with community resources, such as food assistance and housing. •Transports clients to necessary medical treatment and/or program-related appointments. Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED required, supplemented by vocational or technical training in a related field, CARES Certification preferred; one year of experience in a similar setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Performance Aptitudes: Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide paraprofessional counseling and medical treatment to others. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs. Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, diseases/bodily fluids, pathogenic substances, violence, noise extremes, and rude/irate customers. This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Superior Court of Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Applicants may request a copy of the County’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Superior Court Human Resources at sca.hr@fultoncountyga.gov. Department: Accountability Court This is a non-management position This is a full-time position Salary grade: 11: $36,189 - $54,284 Closing date: October 13, 2023 Apply at https://theapplicantmanager.com/careers?co=fu Posted 10/1/23

Avita Community Partners (Gainesville)

Certified Peer Specialist(cps)

Job Description: •Will have clinical skills and experience to assess, plan and develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses under the clinical supervision of the team leader and the psychiatrist. •Advocate for clients and work with them on WRAP workbook, teach coping skills, and create tool box, etc. •Will support and guide Peer Support services in an outpatient setting. •Will provide support to individuals with an SMPI diagnosis. •Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources. •May transport clients as needed. •40 hours a week plus will take rotating on call. Requirements Must have certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia. **Salary is based on education and experience. There is an additional 20% for on-call duties. Must have valid Georgia driver's license and no driver may have 6 or more points against his/her license within the last five years. No driver may have had a DUI or suspended license within the last five years. Preferred Qualifications *WRAP/WHAM Certified *Bilingual a plus. Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. Please submit resume to jobs@avitapartners.org

Avita Community Partners (Gainesville)

Certified Peer Specialist(cps)

A Peer Specialist is needed for our 24/7 Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Gainesville, Ga. This position works with clients who have a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. •Will provide mentoring, conduct groups and perform general peer support services. •Will document all services in the Electronic Patient Record (ECR). •2nd and 3rd shifts available. Will alternate weekend coverage. •May transport clients in a company and/or personal vehicle. •Must be certified as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia. •Must have valid Georgia driver's license and no driver may have 6 or more points against his/her license within the last five years. No driver may have had a DUI or suspended license within the last five years. Preferred Qualifications Bilingual a plus. *Excellent communication skills, Excellent organizational skills, Team player Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. The selected candidate will be subject to an FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of an FBI Criminal History Record Check. This is a full time position and is eligible for organizational benefits. Please submit resume to jobs@avitapartners.org

Highland Rivers (North Georgia)

Certified Peer Specialist(cps)

Job Summary: This position is primarily responsible for connecting people in the broader community by creating partnership agreements and cultivating relationships with businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations with a focus on recovery to work initiatives. These positions work closely with our Supportive Employment program to provide individual access to resources and support needed. The successful candidate must be able to work in a team environment but also possess a strong independent work ethic, have excellent computer and follow-up skills and possess excellent communication skills. This position is full time and reports directly to the Grant and Strategic Partnership Manager. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide a bullet point list of the responsibilities and duties of this job Job duties · Acts as liaison between stakeholders and HRBH for Recovery to Work Ecosystem services, including assigned services for the region for business development. · Works to enhance and expand the provision of all HRBH services by fostering relationships with the community partners including school systems, DFCS, DJJ, etc. Attends LIPT meetings, Family Connections meetings, etc. · Facilitates referrals between Highland Rivers Behavioral Health and stakeholders. · Participates in developing and maintaining a collaborative and cooperative service environment in the community at large. Provides education to community stakeholders re: our services, behavioral health/substance use in general, Youth/Adult MH First Aid, Recovery to Work etc. · Develops needs assessments based on accurate analysis of community and services. · Coordinates community trainings, when applicable. · Fosters the development of new recovery strategy for communities and businesses. · Participates in development and implementation of any grant opportunities as they occur. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES · Bachelor’s degree in a mental health or public service field of study · 2+ Years related experience · Very high level of accuracy and attention to detail · Ability to effectively interface with all levels of employees and outside organizations · Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills · Proficiency in MS Office · Computer skills, Organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision. · Healthcare experience a plus PERFORMANCE INDICATORS · Fulfillment of ARC grant activities as noted in the proposal PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT · Regularly Required to stand, walk and sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone. Sometimes required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and lift up to 25 pounds. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: What is needed to meet the min qualifications? A. Education – Bachelors B. Licensure/Certification – C. Experience – 1 Year D. Other- Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver's license/ID, drug screen, TB test PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: What is preferred to fill this position? A. Education – B. Licensure/Certification – Ability to be CPS certified is a plus C. Experience – Copy and paste link to apply https://highlandrivers.org/careers/

Project Light (Lawrenceville)

Certified Peer Specialist(cps)

Early Treatment Program is a team based, multi-element approach to treating transition age youth and young adults, ages 16-30 years old, with FEP (First Episode Psychosis). This position will be based out of our DeKalb Office. The team of professionals will include a Psychiatrist, Registered Nurse, Employment Specialist, Clinical Team Leader/Individual Therapist, Case Manager, Certified Peer Specialist, & Family Peer Support Specialist. CSC (Coordinated Specialty Care) is a collaborative, recovery-oriented approach involving consumers, treatment team members, family members (when appropriate), as active participants. CSC emphasizes shared decision making as a means for addressing the unique needs, preferences, & recovery goals of individuals served. CSC services are also highly coordinated w/ primary medical care, w/ a focus on optimizing consumers overall mental, emotional, & physical health. Peer Specialists strives 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 clients with daily decision-making and minor problem-solving skills. Provides emotional support and encouragement and models appropriate behavior and social interactions. Observes and monitors participants’ behavior during daily activities. Intervenes and diffuses potentially disruptive situations using established guidelines. Refers concerns to appropriate staff as needed. Charts observations and incidents. 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. Duties& Responsibilities: •Assists participants with accessing community resources and developing self-advocacy skills. •Assists with teaching daily living/social skills, such as cooking, hygiene, med management, 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. Preferred Qualifications: •Must be a current or former recipient of behavioral health services, with Certification as CPS. •Good communication skills •Good time management skills •Consistent and reliable attendance Requirements/Competencies: •Must be able to lift 20 pounds. •Requires long periods of sitting/standing. •Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy. •Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting). •Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and subject to random drug screens. •Any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license. •Other duties as assigned. 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 Copy and paste link in browser to apply https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/VPHealth.careers?ShowJob=335936202

Clayton Center Community Service Board (Jonesboro)

Adult Day Services- Social Service Tech(cps)

All candidate must a CARES certification or a CPS certification. This position provides peer support services •serves as an individual advocate •provides individual information and peer support for individuals in a variety of settings. •The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to support individuals in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. •Facilitates skill building groups focused on wellness and recovery. •May be required to move quickly to provide daily monitoring and/or crises intervention supports. •Walking, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting (10 lbs. minimum), pushing, and pulling. • Monitors participant whereabouts and assignments (both in the community and in the facility day program) •Monitors, intervenes, and potentially diffuses potentially troublesome participant situations according to established techniques (Safety Care) guidelines and service plans. •Assists participants with meeting and maintaining individual physical needs. •Completes necessary documentation supports participants in community living skills including providing support for personal hygiene/self-care. •The candidate must current hold a certified peer certification. Please forward a resume to linda.harris@claytoncenter.org and direct all question to Human Resources Director Linda Harris at 70-473-2464. Admin Support Under direct supervision, performs a variety of general secretarial, clerical, and administrative support functions/processes or a few specialized or essentials clerical functions in support of a unit or office and related personnel. May enter data and/or process documents and records. The work includes operating standard office equipment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a clerical or administrative supervisor. Some other duties as assigned. In this position it will be necessary to work every Saturday and some evenings. High school diploma or GED and ability to perform basic office functions and computer related duties. Candidate must have a high school diploma and two years’ experience working in the field of general office. Experience working within the Mental Health and Substance Abuse population environment is required, at least one-year experience in a secretarial work needed, computer proficiency a plus, front office professionalism, knowledge of Microsoft office, multi-phone lines, experience working in a team oriented atmosphere needed must demonstrate accountability, respectability, responsibility and reliability. Must be able to maintain clear personal boundaries and have outstanding customer services skills. All candidate must a CARES certification or a CPS certification.

Highland rivers behavioral HEALTH (Smyrna)

CERTIFIED peer specialist (CPS)

Highland Rivers Behavioral Health has open positions for employment. For more information please, contact: Helen Hogin, Ph.D., LPC, CPCS Regional Director-Central Region Highland Rivers Behavioral Health C: 678-622-8845 Referral by Eartha James

Advantage Behavioral Health (Athens-Clarke)

Case Manager-CST (CPS)

Position Summary: This position provides vocational education, training, and support to clients served by the Community Support Team. The CST team provides treatment to adults with Severe and Persist Mental illness-who may also have co-occurring substance-related disorders in their homes and other community settings. CST is a 24/7 service to individuals who need frequent contact often daily in order to manage their symptoms sufficiently to remain out of the hospital. The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. Using his or her own experience of recovery, the CPS serves as a client advocate and models competency in recovery and wellness. The CPS supports clients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness and strengths of the client that will aid in reaching them. The CPS provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families. •Participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. •Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. •May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. •May perform case management duties. •Links program participants to housing opportunities and resources. Job Responsibilities & Performance Standard Details: •Assists clients to create Wellness Recovery Action Plans •Teach techniques to address negative self-talk •Assists with skills to overcome fears •Support vocational choices •Teach problem solving •Assist to build social skills •Educate about mental illness and recovery. The CPS also serves as a resource to other staff by identifying program elements that foster recovery for clients by using his/her personal experience of mental illness and what makes recovery possible. •Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources, including legal, medical, financial assistance, and other referral services •Interviews patient/client/consumer and/or families using acceptable techniques appropriate for the individual's level of functioning in accordance with established guidelines. •Contact other health care professionals within or outside the organization to obtain consumer background information in accordance with established guidelines. •Reviews patients/clients/consumers chart to obtain background information necessary to complete an assessment within established timeframe. •Completes and places in patient's/client's/consumer's chart a written individual/family intake profile and updates information according to accepted standards and time frames. •Complies with regulations on confidentiality of patient/client/consumer information as specified by established policy. •Assists clients living in personal care homes and halfway houses; assists in pre-release and release planning •Schedules follow-up appointments in a timely manner to ensure services are provided. •Makes appropriate referrals for support services. •Completes or monitors the completion of required forms within prescribed time frame. •Meets with patient's/client's/consumer's continuity of care representative as required. •Transports, or makes arrangements for transportation of, patients/clients/consumers to appointments in a timely manner. •Implements and organizes the delivery of specific social services within the community •Thoroughly observes patient's/client's/consumer's progress for compliance to and in obtaining treatment plan goals through one on one interviews and other contacts/interactions. •Writes concise, accurate and clear observation notes in patients/clients/consumer’s charts as required by departmental policy. •Promptly notifies appropriate professional of any unusual patient/client/consumer incident/situation. •Maintains contact with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on client's overall progress •Thoroughly monitors available community resources and develops new sources to meet patient/client/consumer needs. •Effectively negotiates, writes and executes collaborative agreement arrangements for services. •Contacts other service providers on a regular basis to maintain effective inter-agency working relationships. •Serves as an effective resource person actively participating on work teams and school related special education transition planning teams. •Maintains program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research •Develops and effectively maintains a network of appropriate community contacts. •Provides appropriate input in strategy or review sessions/staffings, committees and task forces to facilitate linkages and communication. •Provides appropriate information and/or input in meetings pertaining to case management and case collaboration. •Monitors patient's/client's/consumer's progress towards treatment goals •Conducts individual sessions to provide appropriate guidance and direction pertaining to personal and social development within established guidelines. •Conducts family or educational sessions according to accepted methodologies. •Conducts group sessions using established procedures and methods to promote planned changes in patient/client/consumer support system. •Provides social and psychological support to patient's/client's/consumer's and their families through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary. •Recognizes the need for patient/client/consumer crisis intervention and reacts appropriately to routine situations and/or promptly notifies person on call or immediate supervisor. •Provides crisis intervention and emergency shelter services •Attends internal and external educational programs and professional meetings as available for continuing professional education. •Attends regular meetings of available and applicable professional organizations. •Reads and evaluates professional literature on continual basis. •Incorporates knowledge of pertinent new trends and developments into services. Makes recommendations for any related organizational changes. Minimum Qualifications: One-year verifiable vocational rehabilitation experience or training in vocational rehabilitation AND a High school diploma or GED OR Two years of experience in a social services related position. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university. A commitment and dedication to working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and a willingness to provide treatment to clients in their homes and other community settings. Advantage Behavioral Health Systems – Athens, Georgia Application Link: (Copy and Paste) Apply: https://www.advantagebhs.org/join-us/employment/ https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=105548&clientkey=E4582EB95A43461B4E96C7422F215F24&jpt=b7d2b385a954b44a0050174723e79720

Jail In-Reach Program (Multiple locations, Athens)

Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM)

Position Summary: Under direct supervision, provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients and their families. Conducts patient/client/consumer intakes, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. This position provides paraprofessional social services to clients and families in a Behavioral Health Crisis Center. Must be CPS or CARES certified or eligible. Duties and Responsibilities •Assists clients with activities of daily living as needed •Picks up meals/snacks for clients, prepares at mealtime and cleans up after •Transports samples to lab •Meets with client’s/clients families to address issues and work on skills as listed in treatment plan goals individually or in group •Provides social and psychological support to clients through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary •Supports clinical treatment plan and nursing care plan through engagement of clients, monitoring and documenting (room checks, every 15 minutes per procedure), taking vitals, as order and proving one-to-one observation and support, as needed •Utilizes skills of Safety Care to deescalate situations and avoid restraint •Participates with team to restrain clients, when necessary and according to procedure •Calibrates equipment regularly, per schedule •Between clients, prepares rooms/beds for new clients •Engages clients between social services to provide support and prevent de-escalation •Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources, including legal, medical, financial assistance and other referral services •Keeps documentation of face to face sessions and collaborative sessions with each client and/or service provider •Transports, or makes arrangements for transportation of, clients to appointments in a timely manner •Contacts clients/client guardians in order to gain updates on clients progress or lack of progress •Contacts other health care professionals within or outside the organization to obtain consumer background information in accordance with established guidelines •Collaborates with service providers in addressing concerns and treatment planning changes or additions •Complies with regulations on confidentiality of client information as specified by established policy •Develops and effectively maintains a network of appropriate community contacts •Provides appropriate information and/or input in meetings pertaining to case management and case collaboration •Provides short-term case management and referral services to clients with emergency situations •Helps intake and discharge clients to/from the unit, per procedure •Other duties as assigned by Program Manager. Qualifications: CPS or CARES certified or eligible. BIS 1: High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social services-related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social services-related field. BIS 2: Bachelor’s degree in a social services field from an accredited college or university. Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations: Valid GA Driver’s License Application Link: (Copy and Paste) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems – Athens, Georgia Application Link: (Copy and Paste) Apply: https://www.advantagebhs.org/join-us/employment/ https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=111244&clientkey=E4582EB95A43461B4E96C7422F215F24

Advantage Behavioral Health (Athens-Clarke)

Behavioral Intervention Specialist (Peer Specialist CSU)

Position Summary: Under direct supervision, provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients and their families. Conducts patient/client/consumer intakes, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. This position provides paraprofessional social services to clients and families in a Behavioral Health Crisis Center. Must be CPS or CARES certified or eligible. Duties and Responsibilities •Assists clients with activities of daily living as needed •Picks up meals/snacks for clients, prepares at mealtime and cleans up after •Transports samples to lab •Meets with client’s/clients families to address issues and work on skills as listed in treatment plan goals individually or in group •Provides social and psychological support to clients through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary •Supports clinical treatment plan and nursing care plan through engagement of clients, monitoring and documenting (room checks, every 15 minutes per procedure), taking vitals, as order and proving one-to-one observation and support, as needed •Utilizes skills of Safety Care to deescalate situations and avoid restraint •Participates with team to restrain clients, when necessary and according to procedure •Calibrates equipment regularly, per schedule •Between clients, prepares rooms/beds for new clients •Engages clients between social services to provide support and prevent de-escalation •Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources, including legal, medical, financial assistance and other referral services •Keeps documentation of face to face sessions and collaborative sessions with each client and/or service provider •Transports, or makes arrangements for transportation of, clients to appointments in a timely manner •Contacts clients/client guardians in order to gain updates on clients progress or lack of progress •Contacts other health care professionals within or outside the organization to obtain consumer background information in accordance with established guidelines •Collaborates with service providers in addressing concerns and treatment planning changes or additions •Complies with regulations on confidentiality of client information as specified by established policy •Develops and effectively maintains a network of appropriate community contacts •Provides appropriate information and/or input in meetings pertaining to case management and case collaboration •Provides short-term case management and referral services to clients with emergency situations •Helps intake and discharge clients to/from the unit, per procedure •Other duties as assigned by Program Manager. Qualifications: CPS or CARES certified or eligible. BIS 1: High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social services-related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social services-related field. BIS 2: Bachelor’s degree in a social services field from an accredited college or university. Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations: Valid GA Driver’s License Application link: (Copy Paste) Advantage Behavioral Health Systems – Athens, Georgia Apply: https://www.advantagebhs.org/join-us/employment/ https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=111244&clientkey=E4582EB95A43461B4E96C7422F215F24

Kennesaw Trauma and Addiction Center (Kennesaw Area)

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist(CPRS)

Job Type: Part - Full-time You must be able to drive to the client's home and community. Our mission is to support adults with mental health disabilities to become as independent as possible in their daily lives. We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic, and reliable employees to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients. Our clients are adults who live in our local community and need your support to reach their goals. Their goals may include budgeting, healthy cooking and eating, socializing with peers, and more. When working with clients, you will be required to read their Individual Support Plans and find ways to help them reach their goals. This may include safe transportation for shopping and appointments, supporting them in activities in their home, like cooking and home management, appropriately socializing with their peers and the community. In addition to working with clients, you will be required to fill out daily invoices, monthly progress notes and respond efficiently to emails and calls. Requirements: •Reliable Personal Transportation •Valid Driver’s License •Proof of Car Insurance •Ability to pass a National Background Check •Current CPR/First Aid or ability to get certified. •Must be 18 years or older. •Experience working with the mental health population preferred. •Experience with basic computer skills Pay: $15-18.50 per hour contract work Flexible hours between you and your clients. You will meet the client where they are at. Application Question(s): •Do you have reliable personal transportation? •Do you have a car? •Do you have a certificate in Peers Recovery for MH (mental health) or AD (addictions)? Please call (828) 333-8595 and talk to Renee Arbogast or email to Renee@Kennesawaddiction.com

Professional Associates Healthcare of Georgia (Griffin)

Certified Peer Specialist(CPS)

Reports to: Lead Therapist/ Clinical Supervisor Purpose: To serve as a client advocate, providing information and support for consumers in emergency and outpatient settings by performing a wide range of tasks to assist clients in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. Primary duties and responsibilities: (other duties may be assigned) Services shall be limited to those not requiring licensure, but are provided under the supervision of an appropriately licensed/credentialed professional • Assists consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). • Helps clients aspire to roles which emphasize their strengths by: (a) Sharing first hand experiences in their own recovery journey (b) Offering hope and reassurance •Provides peer interventions to clients regarding, but not limited to, symptoms of mental illness, coping skills, medications/side effects, and relapse prevention, and resource connection including, engaging clients through outreach and support • Promotes recovery through: (a) Role modeling and sharing experiences (b) Providing hope and encouragement (c) Self-determination (d) Connection to the community •Provides training and education to other treatment team members and clients on: (a)Recovery (b) Community Resources and Advocacy Organizations (c) Peer Support (d) advocacy, information and referral •Works with clients and treatment team in developing and implementing person-centered individual treatment plans •Assists in the teaching of daily living skills; this includes teaching and assistance in activities such as grocery shopping, maintaining clean housing, utilizing public transportation, maintaining self-care, exploring employment opportunities, etc. •Transports and/or accompanies clients to appointments which connect them to community resources and services •Locates and/or establishes self-help and support groups for clients, their families, and/or significant others •Attends all required staff organizational meetings and treatment planning meetings in order to facilitate an integrated, interdisciplinary team approach to service •Maintains compliance with all applicable practice standards and guidelines •Maintains client confidentiality and adherence to HIPAA requirements at all times • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner consistent with agency guidelines ​ Qualifications: •High school diploma/equivalent •Certification by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project Requires a minimum of 40 hours of Certified Peer Specialist Training, and successful completion of a certification exam. •Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting. •Excellent communication skills. •Positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude. •Ability to multitask. •Ability to quickly synthesize medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations. •Basic typing AND computer literacy skills •Experience with working with underserved, transient populations with clinical co-morbidities (co-occurring mental health, substance abuse, and physical health problems) The position requires the flexibility to work in a variety of different conditions, including working various settings throughout the community and traveling to and from required work locations that may be less than optimal at times. ​ Send resumes to pahc_ga@yahoo.com ​ Posted 7/12/23

Fulton County Board of Health (Atlanta)

Peer Recovery Coach Team Lead

Overview: Collaborate closely with the Project Director to assure consistency in leadership for Recovery Coaches providing services in Emory Hospital Midtown. Provide individual and group performance management for the peer recovery coaches and ensure the principles and values of recovery are upheld in all aspects of services. Support and develop collaboration between Fulton County Board of Health, Emory Hospital Midtown, and the surrounding community. Peer recovery coaches will receive referrals from the hospital emergency department. They will offer recovery support services to people in or seeking recovery. They involve the process of giving and receiving non-clinical assistance to support long-term recovery from substance use disorders. A peer recovery coach brings the lived experience of recovery, combined with training and supervision, to assist others in initiating and maintaining recovery, helping to enhance the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery. Peer recovery support services can support or be an alternative to clinical treatment for substance use disorders. Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people create their own recovery plans and develop their own recovery pathways. ​ Duties and Activities: · COORDINATE PROGRAM: Work with the Project Director and other Team Lead to coordinate all aspects of the Embedding Peers in Emergency Departments Program. · SUPPORT, DEVELOP, AND SCHEDULE RECOVERY COACHING SERVICES: In partnership with the project director, provide one-on-one and group performance support to recovery coaches. Coordinate on-going training and development for recovery coaches. Schedule recovery coaching services to meet agreements with hospitals. Monitor boundary management and make necessary adjustments. · PROVIDE RECOVERY COACHING SERVICES: Serve as an effective recovery coach when necessary. · DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN HOSPITALS: Maintain excellent working relationships with Emory Hospital Midtown. Serves as a liaison between Fulton County Board of Health and designated hospital. · MAINTAIN AND UPDATE RECORDS AND DATA: Work closely with other team lead on evaluation, data tracking, report writing and record keeping. · DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS: Coordinate outreach to the community to promote the Embedding Peers in Emergency Departments Program in Fulton County. Collaborate with community-based recovery supports and service providers. · COLLABORATE AND BUILD THE PEERS TEAM: Supports the work of the Fulton County Board of Health and collaborates with members of other program teams to promote the overall mission of this program. · PRESENCE AND ATTENDANCE: Reports to work as scheduled. Follows agency procedure for reporting absence. Puts in hours required to meet responsibilities. Models good attendance/time management. Travels as required.  · Other duties as assigned.  INSTRUMENTAL. Recovery coach can connect a person to concrete supports that contribute to overall health and wellbeing, including but not limited to:  · Clothing closet  · Food bank  · Welfare services  · Healthcare clinics  · Housing support  · Transportation services  · Employment support/job readiness and training  AFFILIATIONAL SUPPORT. Recovery coach can organize, host, and/or connect people to the following activities at the workplace or in the community to support overall health and wellness, such as:  · Prosocial Activities, including but not limited to:  · Recovery Awareness Events  · Community Outreach Events  · Other fun social outings or events  · Recreational Activities, including but not limited to:  · Art and Recovery Groups (painting, dancing, drumming, journaling, etc.) · Group Exercise Classes  QUALIFICATIONS:  · Knowledge of the importance of self-care and work-life balance  · Proficiency in providing peer support.  · Experience with the addiction recovery process and principles of a recovery-oriented system of care.  · Familiarity with recovery community, services, and resources.  · Ability to provide development and performance support for multiple CARES recovery coaches.  · Understanding of and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff, partners in hospitals and community partners.  · Cultural Competency skills and experience with culturally diverse populations.  · Strong customer service ethic.  · Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills.  · Experience with staff leadership required.  · Ability to develop and support a database preferred.  · Experience working in or around a healthcare setting.  · Experience working in a HIPPA compliant environment preferred.  · A valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable vehicle are required.  SKILLSETS:  · Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite  · Ability to collect and maintain service attendance data  · Ability to effectively utilize PCOMS and Recovery Capitol Scale  · Demonstrated ability to effectively apply Motivational Interviewing when interacting with peers  · Ability to advocate for self-directed care and empower peers to take ownership of their own recovery  EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION (Preferred, Not Required):  · Bachelor’s degree in human services or equivalent experience required.  · Active Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) certification.  · CPS-AD certification indicating passing grade on CARES Exam and maintenance of CEU requirements ​ Salary: 47,000 ​ Send resumes to Beatrice.King1@dph.ga.gov ​ Posted 6/20/23

Fulton County Board of Health(Atlanta)

Peer Recovery Coach

Overview: Peer recovery coaches will receive referrals from a hospital emergency department. They will offer recovery support services to people in or seeking recovery. They involve the process of giving and receiving non-clinical assistance to support long-term recovery from substance use disorders. A peer recovery coach brings the lived experience of recovery, combined with training and supervision, to assist others in initiating and maintaining recovery, helping to enhance the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery. Peer recovery support services can support or be an alternative to clinical treatment for substance use disorders. Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders. They help people create their own recovery plans and develop their own recovery pathways. ​ Duties/Activities: Emotional. Recovery coach offers various forms of emotional support regardless of the person’s stage in treatment or recovery. Recovery coach is able to relate and empathize by sharing their lived experience and using Motivational Interviewing techniques in various settings, such as: · In-person one-on-one check-ins using tools such as PCOMS and Recovery Capital Scale sheets · In-person group meetings using PCOMS · Telephone support · Assertive outreach · Family groups · Any other time recovery coach interacts with peers Informational. Recovery coach can provide valuable information pertaining to: · Their personal recovery story and lived experience · Pathways of recovery available in and around workplace and community · Strong knowledge of recovery resources, including residential treatment, medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs, substance abuse intensive outpatient programs (SAIOP), detox facilities, hospital systems, recovery community organizations(RCOs), etc. · Ability to effectively provide warm hand-offs for a person seeking a different level or type of care Instrumental. Recovery coach can connect a person to concrete supports that contribute to overall health and wellbeing, including but not limited to: · Clothing closet · Food bank · Welfare services · Healthcare clinics  · Housing support  · Transportation services  · Employment support/job readiness and training  Affiliational Support Recovery coach can organize, host, and/or connect people to the following activities at the workplace or in the community to support overall health and wellness, such as:  · Prosocial Activities, including but not limited to: § Recovery Awareness Events § Community Outreach Events § Other fun social outings or events  · Recreational Activities, including but not limited to: § Art and Recovery Groups (painting, dancing, drumming, journaling, etc.) § Group Exercise Classes   Qualifications: · Knowledge of the importance of self-care and work-life balance  · Demonstrated skill in active listening, asking supportive open-ended questions, awareness of self  · Ability to work as a collaborative team member, supporting others providing peer services and team leadership  · Knowledge of the addiction recovery process and principles of a recovery-oriented system of care  · Understanding of and support for medication-assisted recovery and practices  · Familiarity with community-based recovery support services  · Ability to develop and sustain relationship with individuals and organizations providing support and services in the community  · Ability to treat all individuals with dignity and respect  · Understanding of and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries  · Cultural competency skills and experience with culturally diverse populations  · Strong customer service ethic   Skillsets:  · Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite  · Ability to collect and maintain service attendance data  · Ability to effectively utilize PCOMS and Recovery Capitol Scale  · Demonstrated ability to effectively apply Motivational Interviewing when interacting with peers  · Ability to advocate for self-directed care and empower peers to take ownership of their own recovery  Educational and Certifications:  · Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) certification (preferred, not required)  · Active CPS-AD certification indicating passing grade on CARES exam and maintenance of CEU requirements  (preferred, not required)  · High school diploma or GED ​ Salary: 42,100 ​ Send resumes to Beatrice.King1@dph.ga.gov ​ Posted 6/19/23

Newport Integrated Behavioral Health(Decatur)

Certified Peer Specialist(PM)

Overview: Certified Peer Specialist (PM) are people living in recovery from mental illness with or without a co-occurring substance use disorder diagnosis. They operate from the perspective that everyone with associated challenges, including those involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system, has the capacity for recovery and the ability to live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice. The CPS provides peer support, linkage to resources, and service coordination to individuals while participating in Reside Detox Program. The CPS coordinates continued connection to ongoing services and supports upon completion of Detox.  Job Description: Assist participants in: •    Identifying strengths and factors that are currently working in their lives   •    Articulating their personal goals, identifying potential outcomes and challenges, and providing needed support as identified by the individuals they serve •    Creating and utilizing a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) •    Identifying and supporting participation in mutual self-help support groups •    Linking to community resources (transportation, housing, employment, education, benefits, etc.) •    Establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems •    Creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan. Responsibilities: In collaboration with other team members: •    Provide mentoring, peer support, linkage, and care coordination to adults in Residential Detox with behavioral health needs, including co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma histories, and involvement in the criminal justice system. •    Maintain a caseload of 1:25 (may be limited by # of participants in the programs). •    Acquire trainings and lead groups for peers as identified by program needs (e.g., DTR, MRT, Orientation to Program, etc.) •    Identify the participant’s strengths, immediate needs, legal circumstances, and effective ways to engage the participant in co-creating an individualized recovery plan and providing meaningful referrals In the role of participant advocate: •    Attend and prepare the participant for court status hearings or other legal engagements •    Link participants to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward personal goals; involving family, significant others, and   treatment providers in service provision as needed and agreed upon with participant •    Assist in addressing risk factors for potential criminal recidivism and personal and community safety during problem-solving, peer support sessions •    Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for participants to attend appointments (court, treatment, medical benefits, etc.) •    Act as advocate and liaison for the participants in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care, and other community services and supports identified by and responsive to the participant •    Provide individual peer support as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g., motivational interviewing, intentional peer support •    Educate participants about their rights and obligations as outlined in the program •    Instill hope by sharing their lived experience of recovery •    Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data, in accordance with documentation policies of the court and treatment provider •    May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for the facility and its participants •    May assist in program evaluation and research activities associated with outcomes •    Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading relevant books, journals, and other material •    Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, training, and conference   calls to enhance job skills and work performance •    Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Training in order to meet the required 12 CEUs needed each calendar year to maintain CPS certification •    Complete other related duties as required by NIBH supervisory staff The following skills: •    Must be able and willing to support multiple pathways to substance use recovery, including but not limited to Medication-assisted and faith-based recovery and various mutual support groups. •    Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential •    Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect the confidentiality of records. •    Commitment to working with integrity, following the ethical guidelines of the employer, the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project and or CARES Training.  •    Ability to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with participants and professional, effective, collaborative working relationships with court and provider staff •    Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision •    Treats others with dignity and respect •    Proficiency with electronics, including cell phones/smartphones, computers, and databases, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office •    Valid Georgia driver's license: •    Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage •    Knowledge of the importance of self-care and work-life balance •    Familiarity with community-based recovery support services •    Ability to work as a collaborative team member, supporting others by providing case management services and team leadership •    Demonstrated skill in active listening, asking supportive open-ended questions, awareness of self •    Cultural competency skills and experience with culturally diverse populations Satisfactorily complete the following trainings: •    Mental Health First Aid •    Complete Cognitive Therapy-Recovery Oriented training •    Training on the criminal justice system and civil court process and their role in serving individuals with behavioral health disorders. •    Complete all required DBHDD training for para-professional staff and provider onboarding. Minimum Qualifications: •    High school diploma or GED •    Graduate of a DBHDD-approved and Georgia-recognized Peer Specialist training certification and continuing education program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-MH or CPS-AD) •    Related work or volunteer experience related to supporting, mentoring, or recovery coaching. Special Conditions or Requirements: •    Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage •    Must undergo a criminal background check and a drug screen. •    Full time Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and some weekend if needed based on how many patients are on admission for detox. Maximum of 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday.  •    Valid Georgia driver's license Additional Preferred Qualifications: •    Completion of or meets criteria for CARES ​ Please Email Joy Moseri-Cooper at jmoseri@nibhinc.com or call 404-289-8223 ext 231  ​ Posted 6/17/23

Step-up(Savannah Area)

Certified Peer Specialist(cps)

Overview:  The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will provide outreach and engagement in community settings, and in-person peer support services that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills to a case load of up to 25 members placed in scattered site housing in the community. The CPS will be a member of a Housing First team formed to expand Step Up’s successful permanent housing model to the Savannah area. The team will assist adults experiencing chronically homelessness and co-occurring mental health, substance use and medical disabilities to achieve and maintain permanent supportive housing. ​ Responsiblities: Rehabilitative Skill Building, Recovery Supports and Independent Living •    As part of the interdisciplinary Housing Support team, the CPS assists homeless adults to identify and secure housing and achieve skill building goals to maintain housing during in-person sessions. •    Meets with assigned members individually through home visits and or telehealth sessions to provide peer support services and interventions, to review progress toward goals and ensure housing stability. •    Use personal experience to coach members on independent living skills, relapse prevention planning, and the acquisition of skills needed to manage symptoms of their mental illness •    Support members vocational choices and assist with overcoming job-related anxiety and choosing positions that match their strengths. •    Assist members in building social and interpersonal skills that will enhance employment opportunities and job retention. •    Models effective coping techniques, self-advocacy skills and self-help strategies and facilitate linkages to life skills groups and community-based recreational opportunities. •    Monitor members for warning signs of de-compensation and crisis, and coordinate with the treatment team to respond accordingly. •    Attend staff meetings, supervision and training as required. Data Collection and Record Keeping •    Using the BIRP note format, document all services provided to members and collateral contacts on behalf of members as required by Step Up in Welligent and in the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). •    Responsible for tracking productivity, charting and documentation for all services, and file maintenance. •    Responsible for documenting all services provided and submitting paperwork in a timely and accurate manner. ​ Qualifications:  Experience working as a Certified Peer Specialist with individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health and substance use challenges in a community setting. Knowledge of problem-solving strategies that support recovery and independent living and the ability to teach those skills to persons struggling with severe mental illness. An understanding and commitment to psychosocial rehabilitation philosophies and have the ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, BIRP progress note format and basic computer skills a must. Position requires use of personal vehicle. Candidate must have well maintained transportation with insurance and a good driving record. Required education: •    High School Diploma preferred Required experience: A Georgia-certified Peer Specialist with minimum of 2-year Peer Specialist experience working with homeless adults diagnosed with a mental illness and substance use in community settings. Required license or certification: •    Georgia Certified Peer Specialist •    Georgia Driver’s License •    Covid-19 Vaccination Supplimental Information: Work with people experiencing homelessness whether on the streets, in shelters or other places of habitation or services, may present inherent challenges and difficulties such as: exposure to bed bugs or other infestations, unpleasant smells or odors, individuals who may have poor hygiene or unclean homes due to homelessness, mental health symptoms, or poverty. Additionally, in working with our members, employees may encounter instances of profanity, sexually explicit or derogatory language, or verbal or physical expressions of anger and trauma. Very rarely do these situations ever escalate to physical contact, and negative or derogatory communication patterns can often be negotiated successfully. All direct care staff are provided adequate training to develop skills to deescalate crisis situations that may arise and Step Up has established procedural safeguards for all employees to mitigate (but not eliminate) these inherent risks of employment. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Keyboard data entry required. Step Up utilizes the principles of trauma-informed care and mental health recovery. These principles inform our Core Values of Hope, Wellness, Voice and Choice, Respect, and Collaborative Relationships. As representatives of Step Up, employees agree to adhere to these values in their interactions with members, colleagues, supervisors, and associated community members. Job Type: Full-time Pay: From $40,000 - 42,000.00 per year Benefits: •    401(k) •    401(k) matching •    Dental insurance •    Health insurance •    Life insurance •    Paid time off •    Vision insurance Schedule: •    8 hour shift Experience: •    Peer Specialist: 1 year (Required) License/Certification: •    Georgia Certified Peer Specialist (Required) •    Driver's License (Required) Willingness to travel: •    100% (Required) Work Location: On the road Health insurance ​ Send Resume to sross@stepup.org ​ Posted 6/7/23 ​

Behavioral Health Treatment Court (FULTON COUNTY)

Forensic Peer Mentor(FPM)

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 can 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 completion of the Behavioral Health Treatment Court of adults with dual diagnoses. The FPM works with participants currently enrolled In the Behavioral Health Treatment Court to provide trauma-informed, culturally competent direct services, including linkage and assistance in developing and providing transportation plans to community services to facilitate access to entitlements and community-based behavioral health services. Using a person-centered approach to engagement, mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders, FPMs support BHTC participants to reduce criminal recidivism, change behaviors, promote advocacy, establish safety, develop supportive, healthy networks, and access community resources.  ​ FPMs perform various tasks to create mutual relationships with the participants, hoping they regain control over their lives and recovery. FPMs may engage in the following: ​ Models: •    Competency in recovery principles •    Effective coping skills •    Problem-solving techniques with the participants •    How to identify and overcome their fears •    Job-related skills •    Skills needed for self-advocacy •    Effective coping techniques and self-help strategies •    Skills of reporting to probation/parole officers, judges, etc. ​ Assist with: •    Creating a re-entry plan •    We are creating a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). •    Identifying, and supporting participation in, mutual self-help support groups •    Establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems •    I am creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan. •    Re-establish healthy relationships •    They are setting personal goals and creating a plan to accomplish SMART goals.  •    Advocating for themselves in an appropriate manner ​ Responsibilities: •    Complete a twenty-hour work week agreed upon with the Point of Contact and FPM. •    Maintain a partnered peer list of 1:10 per FPM, accepting referrals for participants.  •    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 BHTC participants’ immediate needs, legal circumstances, and engagement needs to develop service plans and deliver appropriate short-term and referral services.  •    Link participants to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward goals; involve family, significant others, and treatment providers in service provision as required and agreed upon with participants. •    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 participants to after-care appointments.  •    Facilitate Double Trouble and All Recovery meetings. •    Act as advocate and liaison for participants in entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care, and other community services and supports that are responsive to the needs of the participants. •    Provide individual supportive peer counseling as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g. •    Educate the participants about their rights and instill hope in them. •    Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data per documentation policies. •    May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for services for BHTC participants with behavioral health needs  •    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, training, and conference calls when offered. •    Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Project to meet the 12 CEUs needed each calendar year to maintain certification as a CPS/CARES. •    Complete other related duties as required by GMHCN supervisory staff ​ Send resume and cover letter to: fpm@gmhcn.org ​ Posted 6/6/23

Viewpoint Health (Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton)

Certified Peer Specialist-Care Coordinator(ACT TEAM)

**Must have certification as a CPS** Job Summary: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide intensive mental health treatment services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in their homes and other community settings-24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  ACT is often referred to as a “hospital without walls,” and its goal is to keep individuals out of state hospitals, jails, emergency rooms, and other institutions.  ACT clients have to meet a strict criterion (i.e., diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, unable to maintain activities of daily living, and unsuccessful in other forms of treatment).  ACT clients often have no resources and no family support and require an intensive and expeditious form of treatment. Typically, the goal is the prevention of hospitalization or other out-of-home placements.  Typically, the goal is the prevention of hospitalization or other out-of-home placements. Under broad supervision, provides a broad range of social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families. Conducts patient/client/consumer intakes, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. May perform case management duties. Performs lead worker functions.   Duties & Responsibilities: Provide intensive case management services for consumers with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders (the goal is the prevention of hospitalization or other out-of-home placements).  Provide services primarily in community settings: home, school, and other services. Conduct comprehensive face-to-face assessments to identify problems and service needs.  Care Coordinator will utilize their personal recovery experience as a tool in providing support to consumers in meeting daily recovery goals and during crisis episodes.  Function as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide indirect and direct clinical and supportive services.  Provides and bills only those consumer services authorized in the service plan. Arranges appointment schedule at optimal intervals to maximize the use of work time.  Monitors consumer progress and compliance with the service plan.  Writes timely progress notes that relate directly to the treatment outcomes described in the service plan.  Assembles, analyzes, and interprets new/updated consumer information to reassess treatment needs.  Identifies unmet needs, reviews available resources, and modifies the treatment plan as indicated.  Requests treatment authorizations and re-authorizations within required time frames. Provides service linking and monitoring.  Establishes linkages and coordination of services with community agencies.  Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with community service providers.   Informs consumers and families of the availability of community advocacy and support groups. Other critical services provided include symptom management, behavior management planning, the teaching of relevant skills, supportive community-based interventions, and crisis intervention services.  The Community Care Coordinator participates in interdisciplinary case staffing and staff meetings. Other duties as assigned.   Program-Specific Duties: Travel in all of Region 3 and transport individuals when needed. Perform certain case management duties. Work after hours and on weekends when needed. Be available to respond to emergencies 24 hrs. a day when On-call. Participate in daily morning meetings. Perform other disciplined duties when appropriate and needed.     Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a Social Services related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in a Social Services related field OR High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a Social Services related position OR One year of experience at the lower level Social Svcs Tech 2 (SST011) or position equivalent.   Note: Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification are eligible to obtain a CPS certification based on personal lived experience.    Preferred Qualifications: At least two (2) years of experience working with the Severe and Persistently Mentally ill population, ACT teams, or individuals identified as being frequent users of ERs, Psychiatric Hospitals, Crisis Stabilization Units, and the criminal justice system. Case management experience Experience working in a high-stress, fast-paced environment with a very emotionally and physically changing population. Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to multi-task and manage time.   Requirements/Competencies: Must be able to lift 20 pounds, Requires long periods of sitting/standing, Must be 21 years of age, Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy. Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting). Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and be subject to random drug screens. Any combination of training and experience which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license. Other duties as assigned. 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 an 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 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. It 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. The announcement is subject to close once a qualified pool of applicants has been identified. ​ Please visit www.myvphealth.org for all career opportunities. ​ ​ Posted 5/17/23

Pineland CSB-CMHC (Statesboro)

Certified Peer Specialist

Position Summary: This position is responsible for providing person-centered peer support services which promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills to individuals enrolled in, but not limited to, the CMHC grant.  This position works closely with the CMHC staff to provide knowledge and expertise of lived experiences and advocates for individuals in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. Responsibilities: Individual/Consumer and File Management •    Provide support services for individuals on caseload. Assist with identifying resources, completing paperwork, and utilizing skill-building unique to each individual served. Make contact with individuals on caseload a minimum of two times per month.  •    Updates and maintains all individual charts by ensuring that information in the record is filed appropriately and updated as needed.  Maintain audit-ready charts at all times.  Notify the supervisor immediately when components of the chart are out of compliance •    Completes all treatment plans within 30 days of the start of services and updates treatment plans as needed.  Treatment plans include the individual’s signature.  Individuals are provided a copy of their treatment plan.   •    Completes billable and non-billable progress notes as soon as possible but no later than 7 calendar days from when the service is provided/rendered; Ensures service orders and authorizations are started the same day as the first day of service.  •    Utilize MDTs and ROIs regularly as part of coordinating care, referring to services, and discharging from services.  Ensures that all documents are filled out completely, correctly, and scanned in appropriately in a timely manner. •    Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and other team meetings at Pineland or in the community as appropriate or as directed •    Conducts home visits as needed •    Maintains a caseload of 50 individuals or less  Supported Housing- •    Identifies individuals with housing needs and refers individuals who have housing needs to the appropriate services/programs •    Completes and Submits Case Management and Housing Goals on the treatment plan, Housing Pre-Screenings, Housing Surveys, Georgia Housing Voucher, and/or Housing Choice Voucher paperwork in a timely manner •    Complies with Pineland BHDD and DBHDD Policies and Procedures as they relate to Supported Housing and/or the Georgia Housing Voucher which may include a minimum of 1 housing wellness visit per month for individuals enrolled in Pineland’s supported housing programs ​ Develope and Lead Peer Support Services •    Develops and structures services that promote recovery and independence by teaching living, learning, work, and social skills along with activities of daily living, community integration, advocacy, and empowerment. •    Makes adjustments and modifications to services to address special needs such as literacy, hearing or sight impairment, or physical disabilities. ​ Assist with Transportation •    Provides transportation to individuals to and from programs/services •    Follows all safety guidelines for transporting individuals and vehicle operation and responding to emergency situations. •    Accurately completes vehicle billing logs, maintenance, and safety checklists. •    Reports all maintenance and vehicle problems to the appropriate staff. •    Maintains a clean driving record and is able to drive and visit individuals in their homes. •    Reports any speeding violations or accidents to the supervisor immediately ​ Personal Responsibility and Performance •    Creates and maintains a high performance and professional demeanor; treating all individuals, co-workers, and community partners with respect and dignity; maintains a positive attitude and willingness to assist co-workers as needed/directed  •    Represents Pineland BHDD in a professional and ethical manner at all times •    Defines personal goals for oneself regarding work ethics  •    Evaluates personal job performance on a regular basis, identities areas for growth/improvement, informs supervisor of resources needed to improve job performance when necessary •    Motivated toward continuous quality improvement and professional growth  •    Accurately documents time worked on timesheets, turns in time sheets on a weekly basis, turns in leave requests with two weeks’ notice, calls out of work by calling supervisor via phone as soon as possible, turns in doctor’s notes as soon as possible to supervisor and/or Human Resources  •    Promotes a drug-free lifestyle and workplace; complies with all drug screen requests  •    Must be able to respond to abrasive and/or critical individuals in a calm, empathetic, positive, and rational manner. •    Must have and use sufficient judgment and make the following decision/assessments independently; for example, whether risk indicates a need for assistance on a home visit; Whether an individual who is suicidal needs further evaluation; Identifying an individual’s needs versus wants; and Identifying activities/level of care appropriate to individuals needs/abilities. ​ Training Requirements •    Actively works towards obtaining and/or maintaining CPS certification •    Maintains and applies knowledge and skills for the performance of job responsibilities •    Stays informed of new methodologies for programming and addressing the needs of the individuals being served •    Attends training/educational opportunities when available; provides proof of at least16 hours of training required annually, including mandatory training requirements regarding suicide, first aid/CPR, CPI, defensive driving, TB skin test, etc., to supervisor and/or to Human Resources •    Knows where to find Pineland BHDD Policies and Procedures on the Intranet and complies with all Pineland BHDD Policies and Procedures at all times •    Attends case management supervision at least once a month  Ensures compliance with HIPAA requirements •    Diligently works to protect an individual’s privacy, confidentiality, and PHI by securing records, paperwork, phone calls, etc., in order to meet Pineland BHDD Policies and Procedures, as well as State and Federal laws. •    Receives consent from the individual before providing the individual with services and ensures that Privacy notices are provided to individuals. •    Works with the Privacy and Security Officers to ensure compliance with specific privacy and security ongoing consultation, training, and monitoring •    Maintains an appropriate and professional relationship with individuals served and their family members Other Duties •    May be asked to complete other duties as assigned, which may include covering other staff/other locations as needed •    May be asked to work more than 40 hours per week as needed •    May be asked to audit peer charts/participate in peer-reviews ​ CMHC Specific •    Completes 1 Telehealth course per year •    Completes 2 trauma-informed care courses per year •    Completes 2 self-care / employee wellness courses per year •    Completes 2 suicide prevention courses per year, excluding QPR •    Completes 1 de-escalation/crisis prevention course per year, excluding CPI •    Completes 2 cultural competency courses per year  •    Completes 1 Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) course per year •    Completes 1 Motivational Interviewing course per year  •    Obtains CPRP within the first year of employment  •    Participates in peer-support groups at a minimum quarterly  •    May participate in other trainings and/or certifications including but not limited to parenting with love and logic, SBIRT, Certified Anger Management, MAT Certification, Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Whole Health and Wellness, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT for Psychosis, and/or DBT training/certification ​Send resumes to cbrannen@pinelandcsb.org and kmiller@pinelandcsb.org

Step Up on Second (Atlanta)

Certified Peer Specialist (Full-Time)

SUMMARY: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will provide outreach and engagement in community settings and in-person peer support services that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills to a caseload of up to 25 members placed in scattered site housing in the community. The CPS will be a member of a Housing First team formed to expand Step Up’s successful permanent housing model to the Metro Atlanta area. The team will assist adults experiencing chronically homeless, co-occurring mental health, substance use, and medical disabilities to achieve and maintain permanent supportive housing. ​ RESPONSIBILITIES: Rehabilitative Skill Building, Recovery support, and Independent Living  As part of the interdisciplinary Housing Support team, the CPS assists homeless adults in identifying and securing housing and achieving skill-building goals to maintain housing during in-person sessions. · Meets with assigned members individually through home visits and or telehealth sessions to provide peer support services and interventions, to review progress toward goals and ensure housing stability. Use personal experience to coach members on independent living skills, relapse prevention planning, and the acquisition of skills needed to manage symptoms of their mental illness Support member's vocational choices and assist with overcoming job-related anxiety and choosing positions that match their strengths. Assist members in building social and interpersonal skills that will enhance employment opportunities and job retention. Models effective coping techniques, self-advocacy skills, and self-help strategies and facilitate linkages to life skills groups and community-based recreational opportunities. Monitor members for warning signs of de-compensation and crisis, and coordinate with the treatment team to respond accordingly. Attend staff meetings, supervision, and training as required. Using the BIRP note format, document all services provided to members and collateral contacts on behalf of members as required by Step Up in Welligent and in the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). Responsible for tracking productivity, charting and documentation for all services, and file maintenance. Responsible for documenting all services provided and submitting paperwork in a timely and accurate manner. Other duties as assigned. ​ Qualifications: Experience working as a Certified Peer Specialist with individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health and substance use challenges in a community setting.  Knowledge of problem-solving strategies that support recovery and independent living and the ability to teach those skills to persons struggling with severe mental illness. An understanding and commitment to psychosocial rehabilitation philosophies and have the ability to work as part of a team—knowledge of Microsoft Office, BIRP progress note format, and basic computer skills a must. Candidate must have well-maintained transportation with insurance and a good driving record. The position requires the use of a personal vehicle. ​ Required education: · High School Diploma preferred ​ Required experience: A Georgia-certified Peer Specialist with a minimum of 2-year Peer Specialist experience working with homeless adults diagnosed with a mental illness and substance use in community settings. Required license or certification: Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Georgia Driver’s License Covid-19 Vaccination ​ Disclaimer: Work with the homeless population, whether on the streets, in shelters, or other places of habitation or services, may present inherent challenges and difficulties such as exposure to bed bugs or other infestations, unpleasant smells or odors, unclean individuals or homes due to homelessness or mental health symptoms or poverty. While Step Up as an agency strives to protect all employees from adverse events, Step Up is not responsible for rectifying the outcome of such exposures and considers this the nature of the field-based environment and workplace. Step Up utilizes the principles of trauma-informed care and mental health recovery. These principles inform our Core Values of Hope, Wellness, Voice and Choice, Respect, and Collaborative Relationships. As representatives of Step Up, employees agree to adhere to these values in their interactions with members, colleagues, supervisors, and associated community members. ​ Salary: $40,000 - $42,000 ​ Step Up is committed to providing quality services that adhere to the highest ethical standards and principles. All Step Up employees agrees to adhere to the ethical policies and codes of conduct, as outlined in the Employee Handbook and those specified for this grant. Any interested candidate should send their resume to kjohnson@stepup.org.

NEWPORT INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC (DECATUR)

Reside Detox program

Certified Peer Specialist (PM)

Overview: Certified Peer Specialists (PM) are people living in recovery from mental illness with or without a co-occurring substance use disorder diagnosis. They operate from the perspective that everyone with associated challenges, including those involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system, has the capacity for recovery and the ability to live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice.     The CPS provides peer support, linkage to resources, and service coordination to individuals while participating in Reside Detox Program. The CPS coordinates continued connection to ongoing services and supports upon completion of Detox.     Job Description   ​Assist participants in: •    Identifying strengths and factors that are currently working in their lives  •    Articulating their personal goals, identifying potential outcomes and challenges, and      providing needed support as identified by the individuals they serve •    Creating and utilizing a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) •    Identifying and supporting participation in mutual self-help support groups •    Linking to community resources (transportation, housing, employment, education, benefits, etc.) •    Establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems •    Creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan.     Responsibilities: In collaboration with other team members: •    Provide mentoring, peer support, linkage, and care coordination to adults in Residential Detox with behavioral health needs, including co-occurring substance use disorders, trauma histories, and involvement in the criminal justice system. •    Maintain a caseload of 1:25 (may be limited by # of participants in the programs). •    Acquire trainings and lead groups for peers as identified by program needs (e.g., DTR, MRT, Orientation to Program, etc.) •    Identify the participant’s strengths, immediate needs, legal circumstances, and effective ways to engage the participant in co-creating an individualized recovery plan and providing meaningful referrals     In the role of participant advocate: •    Attend and prepare the participant for court status hearings or other legal engagements •    Link participants to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward personal goals; involving family, significant others, and   treatment providers in service provision as required and agreed upon with participant •    Assist in addressing risk factors for potential criminal recidivism and personal and community safety during problem-solving, peer support sessions •    Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for participants to attend appointments (court, treatment, medical benefits, etc.) •    Act as advocate and liaison for the participants in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care, and other community services and supports identified by and responsive to the participant •    Provide individual peer support as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g., motivational interviewing, intentional peer support •    Educate participants about their rights and obligations as outlined in the program •    Instill hope by sharing their lived experience of recovery •    Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data, in accordance with documentation policies of the court and treatment provider •    May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for the facility and its participants •    May assist in program evaluation and research activities associated with outcomes •    Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading relevant books, journals, and other material •    Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, training, and conference   calls to enhance job skills and work performance •    Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Training in order to meet the required 12 CEUs needed each calendar year to maintain CPS certification •    Complete other related duties as required by NIBH supervisory staff     The following skills: •    Must be able and willing to support multiple pathways to substance use recovery, including but not limited to Medication-assisted and faith-based recovery and various mutual support groups. •    Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential •    Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect the confidentiality of records. •    Commitment to working with integrity, following the ethical guidelines of the employer, the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project and or CARES Training. •    Ability to develop and maintain appropriate boundaries with participants and professional, effective, collaborative working relationships with court and provider staff •    Ability to work independently with limited direct supervision •    Treats others with dignity and respect •    Proficiency with electronics, including cell phones/smartphones, computers, and databases, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office •    Valid Georgia driver's license: •    Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage •    Knowledge of the importance of self-care and work-life balance •    Familiarity with community-based recovery support services •    Ability to work as a collaborative team member, supporting others by providing case management services and team leadership •    Demonstrated skill in active listening, asking supportive open-ended questions, awareness of self •    Cultural competency skills and experience with culturally diverse populations   ​  Satisfactorily complete the following trainings: •    Mental Health First Aid •    Complete Cognitive Therapy-Recovery Oriented training •    Training on the criminal justice system and civil court process and their role in serving individuals with behavioral health disorders. •    Complete all required DBHDD training for para-professional staff and provider onboarding.     Minimum Qualifications: •    High school diploma or GED •    Graduate of a DBHDD-approved and Georgia-recognized Peer Specialist training certification and continuing education program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-MH or CPS-AD) •    Related work or volunteer experience related to supporting, mentoring, or recovery coaching.     Special Conditions or Requirements: •    Reliable form of personal transportation and valid insurance coverage •    Must undergo a criminal background check and a drug screen. •    Full time Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and some weekend if needed based on how many patients are on admission for detox. Maximum of 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday. •    Valid Georgia driver's license     Additional Preferred Qualifications: •    Completion of or meets criteria for CARES      Please email Joy Moseri-Cooper at jmoseri@nibhinc.com or call 404-289-8223 ext 231 ​ Posted 3/16/23

Housing Support Team-Step-Up (Metro Atlanta)

Certified Peer Specialist (Full-time)

SUMMARY: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will provide outreach and engagement in community settings and in-person peer support services that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills to a caseload of up to 25 members placed in scattered site housing in the community. The CPS will be a member of a Housing First team formed to expand Step Up’s successful permanent housing model to the Metro Atlanta area. The team will assist adults experiencing chronic homelessness, co-occurring mental health, substance use, and medical disabilities to achieve and maintain permanent supportive housing. ​ SCHEDULE: 8-hour shift ​ RESPONSIBILITIES: Rehabilitative Skill Building, Recovery Support, and Independent Living As part of the interdisciplinary Housing Support team, the CPS assists homeless adults in identifying and securing housing and achieving skill-building goals to maintain housing during in-person sessions. Meets with assigned members individually through home visits and telehealth sessions to provide peer support services and interventions, review progress toward goals, and ensure housing stability. Use personal experience to coach members on independent living skills, relapse prevention planning, and the acquisition of skills needed to manage symptoms of their mental illness. Support members’ vocational choices and assist with overcoming job-related anxiety and choosing positions that match their strengths. Assist members in building social and interpersonal skills that will enhance employment opportunities and job retention. Models effective coping techniques, self-advocacy skills, and self-help strategies and facilitate linkages to life skills groups and community-based recreational opportunities. Monitor members for de-compensation and crisis warning signs, and coordinate with the treatment team to respond accordingly. Attend staff meetings, supervision, and training as required. Data Collection and Record Keeping Using the BIRP note format, document all services provided to members and collateral contacts on behalf of members as required by Step Up in Welligent and the Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS). Responsible for tracking productivity, charting and documentation for all services, and file maintenance. Responsible for documenting all services provided and submitting paperwork promptly and accurately. Other duties as assigned. ​ QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working as a Certified Peer Specialist with individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health and substance use challenges in a community setting. Knowledge of problem-solving strategies that support recovery and independent living and the ability to teach those skills to persons struggling with severe mental illness. An understanding and commitment to psychosocial rehabilitation philosophies and the ability to work as part of a team. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, BIRP progress note format, and basic computer skills are necessary. Candidate must have well-maintained transportation with insurance and a good driving record. The position requires the use of a personal vehicle.   Required education: High School Diploma preferred. ​ Required experience: A Georgia-certified Peer Specialist with a minimum of 2-year Peer Specialist experience working with homeless adults diagnosed with a mental illness and substance use in community settings. ​ Required license or certification: Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Georgia Driver’s License Covid-19 Vaccination ​ SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Working with people experiencing homelessness, whether on the streets, in shelters, or other places of habitation or services may present inherent challenges and difficulties such as exposure to bed bugs or other infestations, unpleasant smells or odors, individuals who may have poor hygiene or unclean homes due to homelessness, mental health symptoms, or poverty. Additionally, in working with our members, employees may encounter instances of profanity, sexually explicit or derogatory language, or verbal or physical expressions of anger and trauma. These situations rarely escalate to physical contact, and negative or derogatory communication patterns can often be negotiated successfully. Step Up has established procedural safeguards for all employees to mitigate (but not eliminate) these inherent employment risks. All direct care staff is provided adequate training to develop skills to de-escalate crises that may arise.   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit; use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, and/or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Keyboard data entry is required.   Step Up utilizes the principles of trauma-informed care and mental health recovery. These principles inform our Core Values of Hope, Wellness, Voice and Choice, Respect, and Collaborative Relationships. As representatives of Step Up, employees agree to adhere to these values in their interactions with members, colleagues, supervisors, and associated community members.   STEP UP CORE VALUES ​ HOPE – We believe all people have the capacity for positive growth and change. We use hope to inspire and motivate ourselves, our members, colleagues, and our community. WELLNESS – We promote a culture supporting healthy and fulfilling lives. We use a supportive environment to foster well-being for ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community. VOICE AND CHOICE – We believe in the right to choose and be heard. We use voice and choice to create meaningful outcomes and empowerment for ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community. RESPECT – We believe in promoting interactions that are non-judgmental and transparent. We use respect to guide all of our words and actions with ourselves, our members, our colleagues, and our community. COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS – We believe in forming partnerships to share resources, knowledge, and experiences. We use collaborative relationships to strengthen accomplishments for ourselves, our members, colleagues, and our community.   Step Up is committed to providing quality services that adhere to the highest ethical standards and principles. All Step-Up employees agrees to adhere to the ethical policies and codes of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook and those specified for this grant. STEP UP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER   Pay: From $38,000.00 per year   Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental Insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance If interested, click here: Step Up in Fairview Jobs in US | Indeed.com. ​ Posted 3/13/23

NEWPORT INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC (DECATUR)

Residential & Outpatient Substance Abuse & Mental Health Facility

Certified Peer Specialist (Full-time)

Summary: Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate, and provides consumer information and peer support for consumers (adults, adolescents and children) in various settings. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their lives and directing their recovery and wellness process. The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness. ​ Qualifications: •    Requires a minimum High School degree and a CPS, WHAM certification. A. CHARACTERISTICS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES •    Support consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness. •    Support consumers in articulating the objectives necessary to reach their recovery and wellness goals. Will document the following on the Individual Recovery/Resiliency Plan (IR/RP): •    Assisting consumers in identifying strengths. •    Assisting consumers in identifying recovery and wellness goals. •    Assisting consumers in setting objectives. •    Assisting consumers in identifying barriers •    Support consumers in determining recovery and wellness interventions based on consumers' life goals. •    Recognizing and reporting progress consumers make toward meeting objectives. •    Understanding and utilizing specific interventions necessary to support consumers in meeting their recovery and wellness goals. •    will maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant material. •    Continue to develop and share recovery-oriented material with other CPSs at the continuing education assemblies and on the CPS electronic bulletin board. •    Attend continuing education sessions when offered by the CPS Project. •    Attend relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever offered. The CPSs will serve as a recovery agent by: •    Providing and advocating for effective recovery-based services. •    Support consumers in obtaining services that suit that individual's recovery needs. •    Inform consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process. •    Support consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and the use of Human Experience Language to combat stigma •    Support consumers in setting up and sustaining Self-Help support groups. B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED Utilizing their specific training, the CPS will: •    Lead as well as teach consumers how to facilitate Recovery Dialogues •    Support consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). •    Utilize and teach problem-solving techniques with individuals and groups. •    Teach consumers techniques for identifying and combating negative self-talk. •    Teach consumers techniques for identifying and overcoming fears. •    Support the vocational choices consumers make and support them in overcoming job-related anxiety. •    Support consumers in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure. •    Support non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible •    Attend treatment team meetings to promote consumers’ use of self-directed recovery tools. Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the CPSs will: •    Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience. •    Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. ​email resume to: jmoseri@nibhinc.com Posted 3/7/23

Life skills community center (Marietta)

peer support specialist(part-time)

Life Skills Community Center is hiring for two part-time Certified Peer Support Specialists. Summary:The Certified Peer Support Specialist is essentially a professional who provides support to individuals  struggling with substance use and/or abuse and/or mental health disorders. The potential Peer Support Specialist is  an enthusiastic and empathetic individual with lived experience of substance use/abuse and/or mental health  disorder. Education and Experience: Individuals applying for this position must have a certification in the state of Georgia as a  Peer Support Specialist. This person will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be  compassionate and attentive to detail. This person must also have a minimum of 6 months experience working  with individuals who have substance use/abuse and/or mental health disorders, have a clean background, and have  no substantiated CPS history. Job Duties: • Peer Support Specialist will respond to emergencies as needed • Peer Support Specialists will meet with clients to provide support. • Peer Support Specialists must be able to “think outside the box” in helping the client to move toward self-identified goals and any real or imagined deficiencies. • Peer Support Specialist will liaise with medical professionals and families. • Peer Support Specialist will be responsible for coordinating client logistics such as medical and therapy  appointments. • Peer Support Specialist will be responsible for conducting assessments and providing feedback to clients, family,  and medical professionals as needed. • Any other duties as assigned For any additional information or to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Executive Director,  LaMika Boyd at lboyd@lifeskillscc.org Posted 3/3/23

Community friendship inc. 

peer support specialist(part-time)

Pay: $12 an hour Hours: 12 pm – 4 pm. We also have openings for a Full-time Certified Peer Specialist with at least a bachelor’s degree - $38,000 a year. Must be a Certified Peer Specialist.  Have you received mental health services and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others? Certified Peer Specialists are living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others who can benefit from their lived experiences. The Certified Peer Specialist functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. Major Duties and Responsibilities: A. Plans, develops, coordinates, and conducts training on mental illness and personal growth-related issues. B. Maintains all Documentation as Defined by CFI Policy. •    Chart daily Medicaid and state billable case notes reflecting progress toward goals and other significant information. •    Ensure documentation in charts includes progress notes that are well written •    reflecting staff interventions, peer profile, peer response, goals for next week, and support units billed. C. Assists members in understanding their goals and provides positive reinforcement of personal adjustment improvements. D. Provides constructive feedback to members focusing on independent living skills. •    Coordinate and lead recovery-oriented classes. •    Interact with participants and provide support as needed. •    Assist the Director in carrying out Program’s Goals and Objectives •    Assists in coordinating WHAM, classes, and individual services and teaches those skills to consumers. •    Participates in all in-service training as requested. •    Maintains open lines of communication with staff and directors about needs, problems, accomplishments, etc., of the program and/or caseload. •    Plan, organize, and prioritize time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: •    Knowledge of interventions to promote hope, confidence, and motivation in consumers  •    Knowledge of how to assist consumers in developing a Long-Term View of how they would like to see their life in the future  •    Knowledge of community resources and how to access them  •    Knowledge of psychotropic medication including side effects  •    Knowledge of crisis management. •    Skill in effective interpersonal relationships  •    dealing with people in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism •    communicating information and ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively both verbally and written  •    making sound, independent judgment, and creative problem-solving; decision making; and planning and organizing. •    The ability to develop trusting, respectful relationships with consumers, their families, and their support systems;  •    An understanding of mental illness, recovery, and wellness; The ability to collaborate with others •    the ability to meet documentation requirements •    Ability to effect change; work with limited guidance; prioritize tasks; interact cooperatively  •    maintain effective work relationships, plan, develop, coordinate, and organize activities •    analyze situations and realize potential impact of decisions, and deal effectively in crisis situations. •     Present a positive, optimistic, and enthusiastic outlook in performing job duties and fulfilling the agency’s mission •    serve as a positive role model for residents and staff. Qualifications: •    Must be a Certified Peer Specialist •    GED or high school diploma required. •    Must have a current Georgia driver’s license and be insurable in the state of Georgia Physical Requirements: •    Must be able to lift 25 – 50lbs  •    Retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves •    Standing, walking; carrying; grasping; hearing; seeing; sitting. kneeling; climbing; balancing; stooping; crouching and reaching. CFI is an equal-opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Proof of Employment Eligibility is required for appointment to position. Applicants will be subjected to a Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases and the current List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Mission: To provide a supportive community for adults with disabling mental illness that promotes the development of social, rehabilitative, and work skills and where personal choice and accomplishment are encouraged. Organizational Overview: Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI) is a nonprofit comprehensive recovery-based mental health provider serving adults in the metropolitan Atlanta area since 1962. We stand firm on our core values of respect, choice, hope, holistic approach, knowledge, and integrity as the framework for our work. CFI services include comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation day services; vocational rehabilitation and job readiness development; individualized and strength-based work opportunities; supportive and recovery housing for those with a mental health need and experiencing homelessness; persistent homeless outreach and intensive case management; certified peer support services and wellness programs. As a leading pioneer of psychiatric rehabilitative services, CFI believes that all individuals can grow and reach their full potential. Program Overview: The Peer Support Program provides a consumer-managed program operated by Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) that provides structured activities to assist participants in developing and/or maintaining socialization, recovery, wellness, and daily living skills that will allow consumers to live more independently. COVID-19 considerations: All employees are required to wear a mask, common areas are sanitized regularly, vaccinations are required, or weekly Covid-19 test results must be provided. COVID-19 Vaccinated new employees are paid a $100.00 bonus. Please email resume to: dclemons@communityfriendship.org ​ Posted 2/19/23

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

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

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