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Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Cordele-Phoenix House) SST-2/Certified Peer Specialist

Description of Duties

Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Certification. 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 client’s progress and or lack of towards goals, provides crisis interventions as needed. Provides one on one peer services, peer groups as needed based on client needs. Engage in community outings with clients and staff. Assist with transportation of clients and Logisticare billing. 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. Monitor client’s activities. Complete daily/quarterly vehicle inspections and follow process for submission to Cooperate Compliance Dept. 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Certification.
Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university OR High school diploma or GED AND Two years’ experience in a social services related position OR One year at the lower level (SST010) or position equivalent. Must have valid, unrestricted GA Driver’s License. Must be computer literate.

Minimum Entry Salary *: $20,472. 39 (Negotiable)

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 (478) 988-1106 FAX

Posted 10/08/2019

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare -- New Life ARC (CPS-AD)

Description of Duties: Under general to limited supervision, assist with serving individuals with behavioral health issues (including those with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder or IID/IDD). May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as treatment programs. Work with additional staff and consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Collect data for purpose of documenting case history, assessments and treatment. Support consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness. Support non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and addictive diseases what makes recovery possible. Support consumers in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of coping techniques and self-help strategies. Prepares and submits reports and other documentation. Maintains a consistent, high quality, consumer focused orientation when conducting business and providing services to consumers. Maintains professional knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and applies pertinent new knowledge to performance and other responsibilities. Complete all electronic documentation and report preparation in a timely manner. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED AND Must have a valid CPS certification. Valid, unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. Must be computer literate. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in human service, public health or behavior health sciences field. Certified Peer Professional Certification and Certified Peer Rehabilitation Professional - Eligible. WHAM Certified.

Send completed application to: Human Resources, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare, P.O. Box 7977, Warner Robins, GA 31095  or email jobs@mfbhc.org

 

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare services the following 11 counties: Webster, Marion, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Taylor, Houston, Peach and Crawford. Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare is a Drug Free Workplace. Current Middle Flint applications should be filled out carefully and completely. Describe background in full and make certain application is signed. Incomplete applications or applications with insufficient information can result in an applicant not being considered for the vacancy. Please KEEP a copy of your application. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by the above specified deadline. Finger- printing and/or Drug Screening may be required, if appointed. Any male applicant between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of having registered with the Selective Service as required by federal and state law, or of being exempt from such registration.

Posted 10/08/2019

 

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Houston County) Certified Peer Specialist Transformations Peer/PSR Program

Description of Duties: Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Certification. Under general to limited supervision, assist with serving individuals with behavioral health issues (including those with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder or IID/IDD). May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as treatment programs. Work with additional staff and consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Collect data for purpose of documenting case history, assessments and treatment. Assist with transporting individuals to and from day program facility. Support consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness. Support non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into addictive diseases and mental illness what makes recovery possible. Support consumers in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of coping techniques and self-help strategies. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED AND Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist certification. Valid, unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. Must be computer literate. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in human service, public health or behavior health sciences field. Certified Peer Professional Certification and Certified Peer Rehabilitation Professional - Eligible. WHAM Certified.

Send completed Middle Flint application or resume to: Human Resources, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare, P.O. Box 7977, Warner Robins, GA 31095 jobs@mfbhc.org

 

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare services the following 11 counties: Webster, Marion, Sumter, Schley, Taylor, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Houston, Peach and Crawford. Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare is a Drug Free Workplace. Current Middle Flint applications should be filled out carefully and completely. Describe background in full and make certain application is signed. Incomplete applications or applications with insufficient information can result in an applicant not being considered for the vacancy. Please KEEP a copy of your application. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by the above specified deadline. Finger- printing and/or Drug Screening may be required, if appointed. Any male applicant between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of having registered with the Selective Service as required by federal and state law, or of being exempt from such registration.

Posted 10/08/2019

 

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Houston County) Certified Peer Specialist/FT

Description of Duties

Under general to limited supervision, assist with serving individuals with behavioral health issues (including those with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder or IID/IDD). May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as treatment programs. Work with additional staff and consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Collect data for purpose of documenting case history, assessments and treatment. Assist with transporting individuals to and from day program facility. Support consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness. Support non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into addictive diseases and mental illness what makes recovery possible. Support consumers in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of coping techniques and self-help strategies. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Certification. High School Diploma or GED. Valid, Unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. Must be computer literate.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in human service, public health or behavior health sciences field. Certified Peer Professional Certification and Certified Peer Rehabilitation Professional - Eligible. WHAM Certified.

 

Minimum Entry Salary: Based upon experience

Mail Completed Middle Flint application or resume to:
Camille Scott
Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare
P.O. Box 7977
Warner Robins, GA 31095
jobs@mfbhc.org (478) 988-1106 FAX

Posted 10/08/19

Savannah Treatment Center (Savannah) Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPS-AD)

Description of Duties

Must have CARES certification  (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist)

Job Summary:

Provides individual, group, and family counseling to patients as required. Collaborates with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator, Counselors and Nurses to identify and meet the clinical needs of the patient and to assist in their overall well-being.

 Mon-Fri 4:45 am-1:15 pm  35-40 hrs a WEEK 

Essential Functions:

 The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) will provide direct peer-to-peer support services to individuals who have substance abuse or co-occurring disorders. As an advocate for patients, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire multidisciplinary treatment team to promote a culture in which each individual's treatment needs and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist will draw from his/her own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patients in developing problem-solving skills to respond to challenging experiences in their recovery

  • Models effective coping and self-help strategies and techniques to individuals or groups of patients to overcome personal fears, anxieties, urges, and triggers

  • Assists/supports patients in daily decision making, resolution of minor problems, and crisis intervention as necessary

  • Assists patients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and sobriety

  • Assists clinic staff in a collaborative process of identifying programs and environments that are conducive to recovery

  • Assists patients in creating their personal recovery plans

  • Meets with patients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plans

  • Assists/coordinates patient support groups on a regular basis

  • Assists patients in obtaining and utilizing clinic based and community based services that support individual recovery needs

  • Assists patients by identifying community resources and encouraging participation, to engage in healthy social activities, employment opportunities or provide other assistance as needed

  • Observes behaviors and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the patient

  • Assists patients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy

  • Ensures timely and appropriate documentation as required by company, state, and federal policy

  • Prerequisite Requirements: Successful completion of:
    Pre-employment Drug Screening Requirements
    Criminal Background Check
    Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services Background Check

  • CARES certification

    Essential Qualifications:

    Education/Licensure/Certification: Have a High School diploma or equivalent. Must be CARES certified.

     Required Knowledge: Entry-level knowledge. Must be computer literate and have basic knowledge of all Google products.

     Additional training in behavioral intervention, CPR, First Aid and Human Rights will be provided by the company.

     Experience Required: Self identify as a present or former primary consumer in substance abuse recovery or of mental health services.

     Be at least 21 years of age.

     Must have at least 2 years experience working with Adult MH/SA disorders.

     Pass background check or request an exception to the findings.

     Complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.

 

Benefits:
Flexible Shifts (typical working hours between 4:30 am and 2:30 pm)
Rotating Weekends and Holidays
Competitive Pay
Full-Time Benefits
Amazing Benefits- Medical (EPO & PPO plans), Dental, and Vision
FSA’s
Free Teladoc Coverage
Life Insurance
Short/Long Term Disability
401k with up to 6% matching
3 weeks PTO

 

 

Please click to apply:

https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1148311&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000523681706#/ 

Posted 8/28/19

View Point Health Certified Peer Recovery Specialist-Youth, (Decatur)

View Point Health is seeking  full-time Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS-Y) to join the Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit. The C&A CSU is a medically monitored, short term crisis stabilization that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization for individuals and detoxification for individuals who are seriously, emotionally disturbed and substance abuse dependent adults.  VPH C&A CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility. The CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility, and is NOT a treatment facility designated by the DBHDD to receive individuals for involuntary commitment for treatment. The CSU provides emergency receiving, screening, and evaluation services 24- hours a day, seven days a week, and has the capacity to admit and discharge seven (7) days a week. The CSU is a safe, locked unit with twenty-seven (27) beds. The CSU provides services that are under the direction of a licensed, trained and qualified psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is on-call 24-hours a day; rounds are made on the unit seven (7) days a week. The target population to be served is adolescents ages 14 to 17 from anywhere in the state of Georgia who require psychiatric or behavioral stabilization and/or detoxification.

The goal of the crisis program is to stabilize youth in the least restrictive environment, to assist in crisis stabilization by providing a comprehensive treatment plan utilizing the youth’s and/or family’s strengths, natural supports and community resources.

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

Responsibilities:

·Offer support and facilitate Peer Support Services with adolescents who are currently inpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit clients (14-17 yrs.).

·Will assist with facilitating group activities, daily living activities, physical activities, and assist with community resources.

·Participate with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide feedback for clients’ care.

Requirements:

• Must be a certified peer specialist (youth) in the state of Georgia. http://www.gacps.org/Home.html

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

• Have a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), abstinent from illicit substances for at least 1 year.;  or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living in recovery with a mental illness or substance use diagnosis;

• Be able to advocate for themselves;

• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their 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 (At least one year between diagnosis and receiving appropriate treatment and/or one year continuous abstinence from substance use.)

 

Provide a letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

Provide two additional reference contacts (previous supervisors requested)

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

Preferred Qualifications - External:

- High School Diploma

- Certified Peer Specialist - Youth.

E-mail resume or application to Robert.Ray@VPHealth.org     
When applying please reference

CPS – Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit - Decatur

View Point Health is an equal opportunity employer

 

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View Point Health Certified Peer Specialist or CARES (Lawrenceville)

View Point Health is seeking full-time Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS or CARES) to join the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Adult CSU is a medically monitored, short term crisis stabilization that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization for individuals and detoxification for individuals who are seriously, emotionally disturbed and substance abuse dependent adults.  VPH Adult CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility. The CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility, and is NOT a treatment facility designated by the DBHDD to receive individuals for involuntary commitment for treatment. The CSU provides emergency receiving, screening, and evaluation services 24- hours a day, seven days a week, and has the capacity to admit and discharge seven (7) days a week. The CSU is a safe, locked unit with twenty-seven (27) beds. The CSU provides services that are under the direction of a licensed, trained and qualified psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is on-call 24-hours a day; rounds are made on the unit seven (7) days a week. The target population to be served is adolescents ages 14 to 17 from anywhere in the state of Georgia who require psychiatric or behavioral stabilization and/or detoxification.

The goal of the crisis program is to stabilize youth in the least restrictive environment, to assist in crisis stabilization by providing a comprehensive treatment plan utilizing the youth’s and/or family’s strengths, natural supports and community resources.

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

 

Responsibilities:

·Support and facilitate Peer Support Services for parents and caregivers of clients who are admitted to the Viewpoint Health Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit.

·Will assist in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team, in developing responsive and flexible resources, while cooperatively working to ensure smooth transitions to other levels of care.

Requirements:

• Must be eligible for certification as a Certified Peer Specialist- Parent in the state of Georgia or must be a certified peer specialist Parent in the state of Georgia.http://www.gacps.org/Home.html

• Must have valid Georgia ID:

• Must perform services within the scope of lived experiences, education and knowledge.

• Be able to advocate for client and family and model supportive advocacy

• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage appropriate care for their family member; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way; Provide a letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to family wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

•  Provide two additional reference contacts (previous supervisors requested)

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.

Agency Specific Qualifications:

· Possession of Certification as a Peer Specialist or CARES.

 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications - External:

- At least 2 years of experience specifically working with adults/youth with severe and persistent mental illness under current CPS certification.

- Superior verbal and written communication skills

 

E-mail resume or application to Robert.Ray@VPHealth.org     
When applying please reference

CPS – Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit - Lawrenceville

View Point Health is an equal opportunity employer

Posted 9/11/19

Lookout Mountain Community Services Peer Supports Program, (Lafayette)

GENERAL NATURE OF JOB DUTIES

Educates and assists individuals in utilizing community based resources. Assists in the development of goals based on needs to include psychiatric, medical, substance abuse social/leisure, educational/employment, family and adult daily living skills. Assists with housing needs, and entitlement benefits.

Primary work schedule is M-F 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Flexibility is a must. Some evenings and weekends hours may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED and three years’ experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor's degree in a social services related field and one year experience in a social services related position. Knowledgeable about treatment planning. Good computer skills required. Preferred Qualifications: Completion of a bachelor's degree in social services and one year experience in the mental health field.

Applicants should submit a Lookout Mountain Community Services Application to the following:

 

Lookout Mountain Community Services

ATTENTION: Human Resources Department

PO Box 1027

LaFayette, GA 30728

E-Mail: Jobs@LMCS.org

Telephone: 706-638-5580 x 4114

FAX: 706-638-5445

 

 

Lookout Mountain Community Services Application can be found at www.lmcs.org or contact 706-638-5580 x 4114

Due to the volume of applications received we are unable to provide information on your application status over the phone. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted to arrange for an interview. Applicants who have a disability, which require special accommodations should contact the Human Resources Department. Lookout Mountain Community Services Application should be filled out carefully and completely with the last ten years of work history included. Attach documentation to support education/training/licensure certification. If your application is not complete you may forfeit the opportunity of an interview. Keep a copy of your application. Copying service is not available at LMCS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT SUBMIT A RESUME IN LIEU OF A LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES APPLICATION. In-House applicants will be considered prior to applicants being considered outside the agency. THIS POSITION MAY REQUIRE PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Posted 9/16/19

Serenity Community Services Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, (Union City)

Duties & Responsibilities: This is a recruitment for a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). The selected candidate will work as a team with each client to develop an individualized plan of services and supports in areas such as housing, transportation, budgeting, hygiene appointments, relationship building, symptom management, medication administration, and obtaining/maintaining benefits. The candidate will also provide collaboration and education to significant others and family members who are interested in participating in the recovery process. The CPRS will be a strong advocate on behalf of each client to assure the protection of rights and privacy Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to clients and their families Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action Assure client services are provided as developed by the team in the Individual Treatment Plan. Travel to meet with clients in the community as needed. One must have at least a high school diploma or GED but a college degree is preferred. One should demonstrate experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in their recovery (that must be at least one year between diagnosis and application to the training). Minimum Training & Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Note: Position requires a valid driver's license issued by the state of Georgia and must possess Certification as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. All resumes should be sent to: lbrown@serenitycomsvcs.com

Posted 9/30/19

Serenity Community Services Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional (CPRP), (Union City)

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional/Practitioner (CPRP)

Duties & Responsibilities: This is a recruitment for a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional/ Practitioner (CPRP). The selected candidate will work at Serenity Community Services in the PSR program as the Program Supervisor. The selected candidate will work as a team with each client to develop an individualized plan of services and supports in areas such as goal setting, motivational strategies, social learning theories and the benefits of the recovery process. The CPRP will be a strong advocate on behalf of each client to assure the protection of rights and privacy; will also teach on the distinction between medical and rehabilitation models. The CPRP will provide coaching, mentoring, teaching and consultation to clients and their families will teach model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action assure client services are provided as developed by the team in the Individual Treatment Plan.

To be eligible, one must be a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional/Practitioner. All resumes should be sent to: lbrown@serenitycomsvcs.com

Posted 9/30/19

Caring Works (Decatur) Certified Peer Specialist Full-Time

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Participate with other program staff members in implementing services that promote social development and functioning, strengthen capacity for independent living, i.e., self-care, nutrition, money management. 2. Assist with the client’s participation in developing their service plan, and help the client understand the plan components, as needed. 3. Maintain documentation of client interaction via agency’s outcome management database systems. 4. Collaborate with property management to ensure compliance with Health and Safety policy and procedures effecting program participants, staff and facility. 5. Assist clients to plan and carry out leisure time activities on evenings, weekends, and holidays. 6. Provide support and encouragement to help clients socialize, i.e., going with a client to community activities, including activities offered by consumer-run peer support organizations. 7. Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities to help clients structure their time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills. 8. Assist consumers who have experienced social stigmatization with their sense of acceptance and affiliation. 9. Document client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to the agency's established methods and procedures. 10. Share personal experiences of recovery to build a sense of hope in the recovery process. 11. Assist in the development of a culture of recovery and peer support by engaging in and supporting peer relationships. 12. Participate in daily staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings. 13. Maintain client confidentiality. 14. Maintain Georgia Peer Specialist Certification.15. Utilize a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and other resources. 16. Facilitate PEER groups focused on the practices that are consistent with best practices for PEER Support. 17. Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 1. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 2. Ability to multi-task, manage and organize projects, and assist with agency projects. 3. Efficiency in Microsoft Office Software. 4. Ability to work effectively with collaborative agencies and colleagues. 5. Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities. PREFERRED SKILLS: 1. Efficiency in Google Docs/Google Drive. 2. Ability to work with at-risk client populations (i.e. chronic illness, mental illness, substance abuse, etc.) 3. Prior experience with individual services and group facilitation. PREFERRED

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: 1. Principles of organization and supervision 2. State of Georgia laws and regulations governing mental health care workers, nurses, physicians, and other licensed health professionals 3. All laws and regulations regarding the delivery of services and housing. 4. Current social and economic factors and trends influencing community mental health and substance abuse care services for community-based clients and residential treatment 5. Differing cultural, religious, and social attitudes about mental health and substance abuse

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Current or former recipient of mental health services which may include co-occurring substance abuse treatment. 2. Ability to model successful coping and life skills critical to individuals managing a behavioral health disorder. 3. Willingness to utilize a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) in daily life 4. Ability to use holistic, client-centered approach to recovery and mental health. 5. Must be able to work in a team environment. 6. Able to advocate for the consumer; adept in teaching coping/life skills. 7. Must be comfortable sharing own experiences in appropriate ways; ability to keep boundaries and to form appropriate professional relationships with clients. 8. Knowledge of community resources, coping skills, and advocacy techniques helpful. 9. Knowledge of recovery-oriented treatment programs helpful. 10. Must be empathetic. 11. Must maintain client confidentiality in accordance with agency policy. 12. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed. 13. Knowledge of laws, policies, procedures, and rules governing clinical treatment services and ALL funders and stakeholders. 14. Effective verbal and written communication skills. 15. Strong team/consensus building skills. 16. Ability to effectively resolve conflict and cope with crisis situations. 17. Strong and timely documentation and assessment skills. 18. Must pass a GAPS (fingerprint) records check. 19. Must pass drug screen

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Program Manager or Director supervises this position.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision of other staff is not required for this position. 

To apply: Fax (404) 371-8928 Attention: Colette Thomas, Executive Assistant Email: careers@caringworksinc.org Subject Line: Certified PEER Specialist Position Mail: CaringWorks, Inc. Attention: Human Resources 2785 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 205 Decatur, GA 30033

Posted 10/15/19

Must Ministries (Marietta) Peer Outreach Specialist Full-Time

The Peer Outreach Specialist is responsible for providing interventions to promote wellness and recovery to clients, including addressing chronic and mental health conditions, physical activity and nutrition.

Candidates must be comfortable working in diverse settings, including shelters, streets, encampments, etc. While much of the work is independent and self-directed, there is also a strong team dynamic. Shift schedules will generally include hours between 7am-11pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturdays 9am-5:30pm, but schedules will be flexible to accommodate the needs of the community and may include early morning or overnight shifts (especially during hypothermia season). Successful candidates are committed to ending homelessness and have a fundamental belief that hope, and recovery are always possible.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

 

  • Draws upon own personal recovery experience with mental health/addiction challenges as a basis for engagement with clients as a peer, and to validate clients own lived experiences

  • Identify and engage individuals experiencing homelessness in a geographically assigned area and assess needs;

  • Conduct VI-SPDAT housing and services assessments and provide housing navigation assistance for those who are high scoring or matched with housing providers;

  • Coordinate complex needs of multiple individuals within the larger Continuum of Care and Coordinated Entry system and address any barriers;

  • Empower clients to find solutions for health problems and concerns they are facing

  • Coordinates Case Management; works with case managers

  • Assist participants in developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid theme in achieving goals and plan

  • Conduct Outreach Services such as giving out supplies

  • Provide referrals to community resources and alternative programs if applicant is not eligible for internal programs

  • Maintain contact and document interactions

  • Collect data for HMIS to provide information regarding homeless persons and outcomes of program services

  • Participates in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and is willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe healing environment for all

  • Transports clients to treatment centers

 

Essential Requirements:

  • Certified as a Peer Specialist Required

  • Experienced homelessness, mental illness or substance abuse

  • Skilled in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention

  • At least 1 year of experience working with SPMI (Severe Persistent Mental Illness) and substance abuse

  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Ability to work in high intensity and emotional atmospheres where clients seek assistance, conflict resolution and verbal de-escalation training preferred

  • Familiarity with social service and state agency provided assistance programs

  • CPR and First-Aid certified a plus

  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and current insurance.

 

Physical and Work Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 25lbs

  • Ability to walk long distances

  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

 

 Requirements listed indicate the minimum levels of skills, knowledge and abilities for the job, with preferred levels indicated.  Job requirements may be subject to modification in order to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Requests for accommodations must be discussed with Human Resources.

  

Must Ministries is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

Email Resume To: kwilson@mustministries.org  Subject: Peer Specialist

 

Posted 11/01/19

Beacon Health Options (Atlanta) Certified Peer Specialist

Beacon Health Options is currently seeking a dynamic Certified Peer Specialist to join our team at our office in Atlanta, GA.  The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will join our Recovery Team serving the Metro Atlanta area. Utilizing their lived experience, the CPS is responsible for providing strength based, individualized, peer-directed support. Provides outreach and discharge appointment coordination to support an Individual’s transition from an acute level of care to a community-based provider. Additionally, the CPS will be meeting with Individuals in inpatient facilities and supporting them through their discharge into the community. Utilizing a trauma informed model of care, the CPS works in collaboration with licensed clinicians and community providers in identifying resources, connecting and linking the Individual to services and promoting recovery and resiliency. Candidates must be able to travel daily within assigned geographic areas. Must have CPS certification.

Learn more and apply: https://careers.beaconhealthoptions.com/en-US/job/certified-peer-specialist/J3R5TY6003NPJ59MS89

Posted 11/14/19

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