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View Point Health (Lawrenceville/Gwinnett) Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health Care Coordinator
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to be a part of a continuously growing Person Centered Organization? If you want a rewarding career, View Point Health is the place for you! We make a difference in the lives of the individuals that we serve. We are one of 23 agencies created by the state of Georgia to provide a safety net of care for behavioral health and developmental disabilities. View Point Health provides individual and group counseling, medication management, residential, recovery, community-based, and crisis stabilization services. In this career, you will help individuals create goals tailored to health and well-being, lifelong learning, community living activities, home living skills, etc. We are looking for passionate, skilled, and dedicated staff to become part of our diverse team and provide day-to-day opportunities which support and guide individuals in achieving personal goals for maximum living.
Essential Functions of Position:
The Care Coordinator provides intensive case management services for consumers with severe and persistent behavioral health disorders. Typically, the goal is prevention of hospitalization or other out-of-home placements. The Care Coordinator provides services primarily in community settings: home, school and other service settings. The Care Coordinator conducts face-to-face comprehensive 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. Care Coordinator will function as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide indirect and direct clinical and supportive services. Provides and bills only those consumer services that are authorized in the service plan. Arranges appointment schedule at optimal intervals to maximize 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 information about the consumer in order 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, teaching of relevant skills, supportive community-based interventions, and crisis intervention services. The community Care Coordinator participates in interdisciplinary case staffing and staff meetings.
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 be 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.
Program Specific Duties:
Travel in all Region 3 and transport individuals when needed Perform certain case management duties Work afterhours 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 discipline duties when appropriate and needed
Shift: Mon - Fri (8:30AM - 5PM)
May require on-call hours outside of regular schedule
20% Supplement added to salary for on-call duties
· State Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long-term care, legal services, flexible spending accounts)
· 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
View Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View Point Health recruits qualified candidates for positions in View Point Health programs throughout its service area. It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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:
- Experience working with the Severe and Persistently Mentally ill population, ACT teams, or individual 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 pace environment with a very emotionally and physically changing population
- Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Ability to multi-task and manage time
WHAM Certified Peer Specialists - Atlanta
Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc. is currently seeking WHAM Certified Peer Specialists to provide Individual and/or Group Peer Support Counseling Services. The CPS staff will provide individual sessions with various consumers at their homes, in the community and at the SRFC, Inc. office location. The CPS will also provide Peer Support Group ONLY, Peer Support Individual ONLY, or a combination of the two. Peer Support Group sessions will be provided at the SRFC, Inc. program facility. The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness for both group and individual Peer Support Sessions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one sessions and/or Peer Support Group Sessions. During these sessions the CPS will support clients in identifying and creating goals and developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals
2. Assist clients in determining the steps the CPS he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
3. Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist consumers in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.
4. Independently or with periodic assistance of higher graded treatment team members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals.
5. Use ongoing individual sessions to teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows the consumer and CPS to share their experiences.
6. Support clients’ vocational choices and assist them in getting their lives back.
7. With assistance from the Program Coordinator/Team Leader, the Peer Specialist will work with the consumers and other treatment team staff to develop a treatment/recovery plan based on each consumer’s identified goals.
8. Complete Progress Notes using the GIRP format for documentation.
· Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health processes.
· Knowledge and skills sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living, and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness.
· The CPS will accompany clients to community resources to assist them in accessing these resources.
· Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational group by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and interests.
· Employee must hold and maintain Georgia Certified Peer Support Specialist Credential.
· Employee must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness of mental illness and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness.
· Employee must hold at least a GED or High School Diploma.
· Employee must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills
· Must be able to pass background check.
FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Paid Personal Time Off
2001 MLK Jr. Blvd. Ste. 303
Atlanta, GA 30310
COMPENSATION RANGE: $14.00 - $20.00
Interested applicants may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax application to (919) 405-2740
Harm Reduction Specialist, Pre-Arrest Diversion, Atlanta
The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative seeks a Harm Reduction Specialist who feels passionately about reducing the harms of substance misuse, unmet mental health needs, and poverty with individuals and communities. Harm Reduction Specialists are PAD’s “first responders” for individuals detained by police but offered an alternative to arrest, as well as for community referrals.
PAD Harm Reduction Specialists conduct extensive outreach with community members that are vulnerable to police contact based on their experience of poverty, lack of housing, survival activities, mental health needs, or substance use. They also build relationships with police, business owners, and other residents to offer support for improving quality of life for all members of the community. PAD’s consent-based, relationship-building approach seeks to reduce the harm of behaviors that are often criminalized, and address the root causes of these activities to promote long-term wellness and safety. Harm Reduction Specialists work closely with PAD Care Navigators and partner agencies to connect/reconnect individuals to care.
· As part of a two-person team, provide on-call diversion response to law enforcement and community calls during referral hours within assigned zone;
· At time of screening, assess and address emergent/immediate needs of diverted/referred individuals, including need for shelter, food, and clothing;
· Transport referred individuals in PAD vehicles according to established safety protocol;
· Conduct daily street outreach in targeted locations within assigned zone, in order to engage individuals who are vulnerable to police contact or are in areas of community concern;
· Develop relationships with law enforcement through one-on-one and precinct engagement and provide responsive phone and in-person support for potential diversions;
· Work closely with the PAD Care Navigation Team to support PAD participant engagement;
· Work closely with partner agencies to conduct joint outreach and provide reconnection and warm hand-offs for individuals who have established relationships with those partners;
· Increase community awareness of harm reduction, recovery and resource needs by providing education to law enforcement, neighborhood and business stakeholders related to specific community concerns.
· Maintain all participant charts and records according to established standards and document case progression within the electronic data management system (HMIS/Client Track).
· 2 years of experience in providing case management, outreach, or community based mental health services to individuals experiencing homelessness or engaged in survival activities;
· Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or Counseling or equivalent experience;
· Valid Driver’s License required;
· People with lived experience of incarceration, recovery, homelessness, and those who identify as Trans or LGBQ strongly encouraged to apply.
PAD provides comprehensive benefits, and a strong vacation policy in a people-centered environment.
APPLICATIONS WHICH DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED:
1) A cover letter which:
a) describes your approach to outreach, and
b) gives an example of harm reduction from your own experience
2) A resume
DEADLINE: Monday, July 6th SUBMISSION: Send in PDF format to
The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, age, qualified handicap or disabled status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
Certified Peer Specialist, Step Up on Second, Atlanta
Step Up on Second, a nationally recognized non-profit mental health and housing provider currently has an opportunity for a Certified Peer Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia.
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
HOURS: Full time
SUMMARY: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will provide outreach and engagement, and 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 20 members placed in scattered site housing in the community. The CPS will be a member of a new team formed to expand Step Up’s successful permanent housing model to the Atlanta area. The team will provide permanent supportive housing to adults experiencing chronically homelessness and co-occurring mental health, substance use and medical disabilities.
Rehabilitative Skill Building, Recovery Supports and Independent Living
· As part of the interdisciplinary treatment team, the CPS assists members to identify and achieve skill building goals on the Individual Service Plan
· Meets with assigned members individually through home visits and or telehealth session 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 to transition to work
· 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
· Responsible for documenting all services provided and submitting paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
Team Engagement and Support
· Work collaboratively with other members of the team to support members, effectively perform their assigned job duties and contribute the program's goals and objectives of client’s housing and income stability
· Attend staff meetings, supervision and training as required.
Qualifications: Experience working as a Certified Peer Specialist with individuals experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges in a community setting. Knowledge of basic 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. Must have own transportation, a current Georgia driver’s license and insurance with a good driving record.
· High School Diploma
A Georgia-certified Peer Specialist with minimum of 1-year Peer Specialist experience working with homeless adults diagnosed with a mental illness in community settings.
Required license or certification:
· Georgia Certified Peer Specialist
· Georgia Driver’s License
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.
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, our colleagues, and our community.
WELLNESS – We believe in promoting a culture that supports 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, 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,
our 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 agree to adhere to the ethical policies and codes of conduct, as outlined in the Employee Handbook and those specified for this grant.
Step Up provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.
Interested candidates can email their resumes to email@example.com.
Certified Peer Specialist, Mercy Care, Atlanta
To apply, please see career opportunities on our website: https://mercyatlanta.org/. The position is located under Social Services.
Position Title: Certified Peer Support Specialist (00214260)
Position Type: Full time
POSITION SUMMARY: This is an entry-level service position defined by State of Georgia requirements for this position title. Staffed by a person in recovery from a MH/SA illness. This person is required to work under the supervision of an MHP. Services may also include intake, orientation, recovery planning, client education, referral and reporting and record keeping. Participates in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3-4 times a year. Provide outreach services to engage clients in need of shelter and behavioral health services. Must have a Peer Specialist Certification.
*Provides patient care and/ or support activities appropriate to ages served; primarily adults ages 18-65 or geriatric patients ages over 65. May also include care for infant age 0-1 year, child ages 1-12 years or adolescent ages 13-17 years.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of a High School diploma or GED, or equivalent in country or origin required, and certification by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse as a Peer Support Specialist. This certification must be in process and waiver is allowed for it only during the approved Georgia DHR FY 2002 waiver period.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of one year’s related experience working with MH/SA consumers. This one-year’s experience may be waived only during the approved Georgia DHR FY 2002 waiver period. The ability and legal right to drive in Georgia, including an active, current Georgia Drivers License, may be required.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess professional and cultural competence, ability to work independently and to function accountably within a team. Know how to carry out MH/SA recovery and support services (as noted above),and participate in planning and implementation of organizational goals and objectives. Must understand importance of collaboration and demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships that enhance service delivery. Bilingual written and verbal skills are required in some positions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to provide outreach services 80% of the day in places not meant for habitation such as under bridges, tent cities, abandoned buildings, in the woods and other location where individuals seek shelter.
Forensic Peer Mentor, iHope Inc., Milledgeville/Atlanta, Full-Time
Forensic Peer Mentors are people living in recovery from mental health and/or addictive disease diagnoses and have had Personal lived experience with the criminal justice system. They operate from the perspective that everyone who has lived experience with mental health and/or addictive diseases and involvement with the criminal justice system has the capacity to recover their lives and successfully live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice.
The Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM) provides mentoring, peer support, and linkage and care coordination to promote the successful community reintegration of adults with a behavioral health diagnosis returning to the community following incarceration. The FPM works with returning citizens on-site within an assigned correctional facility who are within 12-18 months of their release date/TPM (tentative parole month), as well as in the community post-release, providing trauma-informed, culturally-competent direct services including linkage and assistance in developing transportation plans to community services, to facilitate access to entitlements and community based behavioral health and other services. Using a person-centered approach to engagement, mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders, FPM's support returning citizens to reduce criminal recidivism, change behaviors, establish safety, develop supportive healthy networks, and access community resources.
FPM's perform a wide range of tasks aimed at creating mutual relationships with the returning citizens in hopes that they will regain control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. To accomplish this, FPM's may engage in the following:
Role model competency in recovery principles
Role model and share effective coping skills
Assist returning citizens in articulating their personal goals, identify potential outcomes and challenges, and provide needed support as identified by the returning citizens they are working with
Assist returning citizens in creating, and supporting them with ongoing maintenance of, a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Assist in identifying, and supporting participation in, mutual self-help support groups
Role model and share problem solving techniques with the returning citizens.
Role model and share how to identify and overcome their fears. (i.e., in preparation for prison discharge and living lives of recovery in the community)
Role model and share job-related skills
Role model and share the skills needed for self-advocacy
Assist with linking to community resources
Assist in establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems
Role model, and share, effective coping techniques, and self-help strategies.
Assist returning citizens in creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan.
Role model and share skills of reporting to probation/parole officer, judges, etc.
• Maintain a case load of 1:30 per facility/1:15 per FPM, accepting referrals for returning citizens on levels 2, 3, and 4 at state prison facilities
• Provide mentoring, peer support and linkage and care coordination to adults with behavioral health needs including substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma histories, and extensive involvement in the criminal justice system
• Assess returning citizens' immediate needs, legal circumstances, and engagement needs to develop service plans and deliver appropriate short-term and referral Services
• Participate in correctional facility transition/release planning, support correctional facility clinical team with writing reentry plans for all returning citizens on case load; attend and prepare for multidisciplinary team meetings
• Link returning citizens to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward goals; involve family, significant others, and treatment providers in service provision as needed and agreed upon with returning citizen
• Assist with problem-solving to address risk factors for criminal recidivism, personal safety and community living; address criminal recidivism risk factors through targeted groups, linkage and care coordination and problem-solving peer support sessions ·
• Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for returning citizens to after-care appointments
• Act as advocate and liaison for returning citizens in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care, and other community services and supports that are responsive to the needs of returning citizens
• Provide individual supportive peer counseling as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g. motivational interviewing
• Educate returning citizens about their rights and instill hope in returning citizens
• Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data in accordance with documentation policies
• May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for services for returning citizens with behavioral health needs
• May assist in program evaluation and research activities
• Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant material
• Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, trainings, and conference' calls when offered
• Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Project to meet the required 12 CEU's needed each calendar year to maintain certification as a CPS/CARES
• Complete other related duties as required by supervisory staff
• Graduate of a recognized Peer Mentor training program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or Georgia Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Training
• Completion of Forensic Peer Training
• High school diploma or GED with related work experience.
• Must be a self-identified current or former recipient of behavioral health services with a history of involvement in the criminal justice system. As a peer in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse the peer must be willing to utilize recovery experience to engage and support returning citizens; must embrace the philosophy of resilience and recovery and be willing to be a role model for returning citizens with behavioral health needs
• Treats others with dignity and respect
• Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential
• Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect confidentiality of records.
• Commitment to working with integrity and ethically; ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with returning citizens and effective, collaborative working relationships with correctional facility staff
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency with electronics, including cell phone/smartphone, computer, and databases, with working knowledge of Microsoft
• Georgia driver's license with clean driving record
• Reliable form of personal transportation
Work Environment/Physical Demands Summary:
The FPM works in the community and an office environment within a local correctional facility and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office within a correctional facility. Work also involves travel to returning citizens' homes, community provider-locations and meetings. FPM's may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday. The FPM is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up.to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally. Contact with the public in home, office, or prison/jail environments may risk exposure to irrational/hostile behavior, contagious diseases, or contact with domestic animals.
Please submit Resume to:
iHOPE Inc.,603 Russell Parkway, Suite C, Warner Robins, GA, 31088 Attn: FPM Job
Certified Peer Specialist, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Houston, Peach, and Crawford Counties)
Description of Duties: Must have a valid CPS certification. Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides peer support services; serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer 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. The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness. 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.
Minimum Qualifications: 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.
Minimum Entry Salary *: Based Upon Experience
Mail Completed Middle Flint Application or Resume to: Human Resources Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare P.O. Box 7977 Warner Robins, GA 31095 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.
Position open to: [ X] All qualified applicants [ X] Employees of Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare [ ] This position is classified, and will remain classified only if filled by a current classified employee.
An Equal Opportunity Employer Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodations should contact this office.
Peer Support Program Leader, Community Friendship (Atlanta)
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. A critical role of the CPS is supporting others in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Manages the day-to-day operation of the Peer Support Program (Renaissance Place), support services for psychiatrically disabled adults. • Charts weekly case notes (if you have a caseload) reflecting progress toward goals and other significant information. • Assists in hiring process (interview candidates with supervisor and provide feedback. • Meets with new members to review guidelines and to conduct the orientation to the program. • Assists in reviewing and approving progress notes and logs in SEDCARE ensuring documentation is accurate and completed in accordance with timeframes established by CFI and the direct supervisor. • Coordinates scheduling of staff and activities affording some flexibility • Assumes leadership role, acts as team leader, supervising Peer Support Specialist I and Peer Support Specialist II maintaining open lines of communication. • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of service delivery for adults with psychiatric disability, individual rights and needs, current trends in mental disabilities, and community resources. • Skill in effective interpersonal relationships, dealing with people in a manner which 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.
• Must be a Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional (CPRP) or working towards obtaining credentials as a CPRP. • Must have at least two years of experience in a leadership role. • 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.
Community Friendship Inc. 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, 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).
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $38,000.00 per year
Please email your resume to
Certified Peer Specialist, AmericanWork (Augusta and Savannah)
* Provides Peer Support services that include activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.
* Provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.
* Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery.
* Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals.
* Will promote / encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, self-help, employment through tools such as strength based skills training, WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
* Will abide by all safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR, as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
* Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.
* Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
* Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
* Have an understanding of and sensitivity to serving the culturally diverse and special needs population and possess knowledge of the populations served in the services provided.
* Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
* Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
* Must have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
* Must have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)
Core Competencies Required
Demonstrate the ability to serve as advocate for consumers and provides peer support services. Assist / teaches consumers how to advocate for themselves
Provide skills training to consumers served.
Provides resource coordination to meet needs of consumers served
Demonstrate the ability to document progress or lack of progress by way of progress notes and teach staff the same.
Demonstrate knowledge of interacting with other agencies that provide collaborative services. Is sensitive to community issues and concerns regarding MH, SA, and co-occurring disorders.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
Demonstrate a working knowledge of policy and procedures of agency, APS, DHR, CARF, etc…
Demonstrate the ability to communicate and submit information needed as requested in a timely manner.