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Certified Peer Specialist - Gateway CSB, Savannah

Job Summary: Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery and promotes self-determination, personal responsibility, empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery, and assists individuals with mental illness in the individual's recovery process.  Provides structured activities within a peer support that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills; understanding of what creates recovery and how to build environments conducive to recovery. Participates in regular interdisciplinary staff meetings with the interdisciplinary team to best help consumer, including Behavioral Health Specialists, Staff Psychiatrist, Registered Nurses, quality assurance specialists, paraprofessionals…

 

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Productivity

  • Meet the minimum direct time requirements of individual billed hours/target staff hours 100% per year.

  • Daily attendance must be at least 70% of clinical guidelines per facilitator.

  • Maximum face to face ratio 30 individuals to 1 Certified peer Specialist

 

Documentation and Compliance

  • Records services accurately that relate directly to the treatment outcomes, within approved timeframes. Completes required clinical documentation according to agency standards.

  • Maintain all documentation in accordance with applicable policies, laws and instructions.

  • Ensure that all services provided are within the guidelines and document care in compliance with agency requirements and standards.

  • Ensure that all notes are in Care Logic and signed within 24 hours of service delivery.

  • Maintain a minimum chart audit score of 70% or better for all consumers on case-load.

  • Ensure all weekly reports are addressed and corrected as necessary within timeframe specified by supervisor.

  • Billed Staff Hours in comparison to Target Staff Hours must be at least at 100%.

  • Treatment plans and orders for services must be signed on the same day as admission or change.

  • Services must be authorized prior to the delivery of services, with the exception of the intake appointment which should be authorized within 5 business days of service delivery.

  • Services must be authorized prior to the delivery of services, with the exception of the intake appointment which should be authorized within 5 business days of service delivery.

  • Failed Activities and Failed Claims must be resolved and cleared in less than 10 days.

  • Quality Improvement Internal Audit scores must be at least 90%.

  • At least 85% of your active caseload must receive at least 1 face-to-face service within the quarter.

  • Staff cancellation rates must be less than 5%.

  • Must be in compliance with Human Resources requirements with all trainings (including Relias).

 

Community Outreach

  • Collaborate with behavioral health providers and the community through regular meetings in order to engage and transition consumers throughout systems of inpatient and or community care.

 

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Treat those we serve, co-workers and supervisors with respect.

  • Provide high quality customer service focused on outcomes of improved health.

  • Carry out job responsibilities in a competent and ethical manner.

  • Utilize our resources effectively, efficiently and without abuse.

  • Contribute to an environment that encourages passion, creativity and team work.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of working knowledge of the nature of serious mental illness; self-help techniques, provides enhance consumers empowerment skills and successful community living, community resources and information on specific topics, as assigned.

  • Knowledge of consumers’ rights; agency and federal policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Knowledge of client record documentation requirements; and implementation of client services plan development.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention protocol.

  • Knowledge of peer individual and group therapy techniques

  • Observe, record and report on an individual’s functioning;

  • Ability to read and understand assessments, evaluations, observation, and use in developing treatment plan.

  • Ability to assist consumers cultivate their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

  • Ability to empower other individuals with disabilities to explore new options, resources, relationships, feelings, attitudes and rights.

  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with consumers and their families in diverse populations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to maintain confidentiality, and to work independently under general supervision.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and “Listening” skills.

  • Ability to Establish and prioritize goals and objectives of assigned program.

  • Ability to assist consumers with successfully acquiring all income, entitlement benefits and health insurance for which the individual is eligible.

  • Ability to facilitate relationships between Gateway, consumer families/legal guardians and various social service community resources, such as housing assistance, healthcare, job training and placement and substance abuse support groups.

 

Competencies:

Communication

Accountability/Responsibility

Cooperation/Teamwork

Creative Thinking

Customer Service

Dependability

Flexibility

Initiative

Job Knowledge

Judgement

Professionalism

Quality/Quantity of Work

Goal Orientation

 

Required Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma/equivalent

  • Certification by Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project

  • Requires a minimum of 40 hours of CPS training

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

 

Work Environment:

This job operates in a variable business settings with trips into the community.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.  This role provides basic employment support which requires employee to perform in loud/quiet environments, outdoors/indoors, etc.  Some medium travel between Gateway sites and in the community is required.

 

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.

 

Employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand or kneel and occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop.  Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time at a computer.  Employee frequently uses fine hand/eye coordination, hearing and visual acuity.  Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant condition caused by noise, dust, etc. Employee must be able to travel between Gateway sites.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Gateway CSB promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

 

Terms & Conditions:

It is expected that the employee will observe policy regarding the following terms and conditions.

  • Reporting to work when scheduled; begins and ends work as expected.

  • Reporting to supervisor upon knowledge of tardiness or absence.

  • Observes policies in accordance with lunch breaks.

  • Uses work time appropriately.

  • Requests and uses leave appropriately.

  • Dresses appropriately, according to site dress code.

  • Observes health, safety and sanitation policies.

  • Performs work according to rules, regulation, policies and guidelines.

  • Ensures licensure and certification are current and active without suspension or revocation throughout employment.

  • Ensures compliance with required training, including new employee orientation.

  • Does not engage in activities other that official business during work hours.

  • Does not report to work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Adheres to Gateway’s Standards of Conduct 3.13 and Employee Ethics 3.23.

 

Any employee may be required to stay at or return to work during agency / program incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to this position or perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and / or emergency.

 

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee in this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Email jmungin@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax: 470-735-3924

Posted 02/13/2020

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

Essence of Care (Stone Mountain) Certified Peer Specialist

Job Objective: As a part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides peer support services, community-based, rehabilitative services for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring issues in their natural environment. CPS serves as an advocate for persons served. 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. Essence of Care’s NOIP services are available 24 hours a day/7 day a week. 

Job Type: Full-Time or Part-time or Contract Position

Salary/Hourly Rate:   Negotiable

Accountable to: Clinical Director

Certification:  Must be certified by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project.

                                   

Minimum Requirements:

  Minimum of at least 2-3 years’ work experience with children and/or adults with persistent mental illness and co-occurring issues

  Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, ages, ethnicities, disabilities, and economic backgrounds

  Knowledge of electronic medical records

  Ability to pass background check

  Valid Georgia driver’s license and auto insurance (client transporters only)

  TB Clearance

  Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, BLS/First Aid/CPR through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross (must be completed within 60 days of hire date)

  Completion of all agency required training

  Local travel required

  Effective listening and interpersonal skills

  Good verbal and written communication skills

  Complete documentation as mandated by Essence of Care, Medicaid, and DBHDD

  Must attend bi-weekly team meetings

Education Requirements:

Minimum Required: High School diploma/equivalent      

 

Essential Duties:

1. Using the 10-step goal setting process the CPS will:

   Support individuals in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness.

   Support individuals in articulating the objectives necessary to reach his or her recovery and wellness goals.

2.       The CPS will document the following on the Individual Recovery/Resiliency Plan (IR/RP) by:

   Assisting individuals in identifying strengths.

   Assisting individuals in identifying recovery and wellness goals.

   Assisting individuals in setting objectives.

   Assisting individuals in identifying barriers.

   Support individual in determining recovery and wellness interventions based on individuals' life goals.

   Recognizing and reporting progress individuals make toward meeting objectives.

   Understanding and utilizing specific interventions necessary to support individuals in meeting their recovery and wellness goals.

3. Utilizing their specific training, the CPS will:

   Lead as well as teach individuals how to facilitate Recovery Dialogues

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

   Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.

   Teach individuals techniques for identifying and combatting negative self-talk.

   Teach individuals techniques for identifying and overcoming fears.

   Support the vocational choices individuals make and support them in overcoming job-related anxiety.

   Support individuals in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.

4. Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the CPSs will:

   Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.

   Support the individual in obtaining decent and affordable housing of his or her choice in the most integrated, independent, and least intrusive or restrictive environment.

   Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.

5. The CPSs 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.

6. The CPSs will serve as a recovery agent by:

   Providing and advocating for effective recovery-based services.

   Support individuals in obtaining services that suit that individual's recovery needs. 

   Inform individuals about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.

   Support individuals in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of Human Experience Language to combat stigma.

   Support individuals in setting up and sustaining Self-Help support groups.

7. Perform other related duties as required

Note: The above Job Description is not intended to be all inclusive and may be changed at Management’s discretion.

 

Responsible Forms:

  • B.I.R.P. Progress Notes

  • Event notes

Email Resume to:  employment@essencecare.org

Essence of Care

5405 Memorial Drive

Suite H

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Posted 3/31/2020

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

UNISON Behavioral Health (Ware) Behavioral Health Professional III/IV

Location: Ware Day Services Closing date: Open until filled Annual Salary: $28,365.79-$31,514.70 + 5% for Certified Peer Specialist Job Description: Responsible for leading and assisting peer participants in all phases of peer support day program. Provides site based individualized support and community integration in an effort toward recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse. Assist in development and practice of skills defined on consumer Wellness Recover Action Plan (WRAP) Provides documentation and collaboration with all team members including psychiatrist on a regular basis. Job Responsibilities: Work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, hours will vary occasionally for program coverage needs.

 

Competencies: 1. Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria 2. Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates 3. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques 4. Knowledge of various intervention techniques as directly related to area of assignment 5. Knowledge of individual and group session techniques Required Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and three years social service experience; AND must qualify as Peer and be certified within one year of hire (See www.gacps.org) Preferred: Bachelors degree in behavioral health field and Georgia Certified Peer Specialist. Based on program consumer ratio, male candidates will be given special consideration.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. UBH is a tobacco-free campus.Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized wellness & recovery center located in Brookhaven, Georgia, is seeking to fill the position of CPS & Alumni Coordinator for their adult campus. The primary duties are to provide peer support to current clients, facilitate groups, and to organize and run various alumni nights throughout the month.

For more information and to submit an application and resume go to our website: www.unisonbehavioralhealth.com and click on Join our Team

Posted 12/13/19

Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Houston County) Peer Recovery Coach CPS-AD

Description of Duties

A peer recovery coach is someone personally in long term recovery from substance use disorder. They offer non-clinical recovery support services to people in or seeking recovery through a combination of the use of their lived experience, role-modeling and ongoing training/supervision. They utilize a person-centered approach to support peers in initiating and maintaining recovery and increasing their recovery capital (employment, education, support groups, housing. etc.). Peer recovery support services can work in conjunction with traditional clinical treatment or be an alternative to clinical treatment. Peer recovery coaches walk side by side with individuals at every stage of recovery and assist/support them in creating their own recovery plan and developing their own recovery pathway/s. Peer recovery coaches support all individual’s pathway choices. Addiction Recovery Support Center’s offer a safe environment that allows individuals served to freely explore different pathways to recovery and offers a variety of social supports both traditional and non-traditional in nature.

Minimum Qualifications: Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) certification, passing grade on CARES exam CPS-AD and maintenance of CEU requirements or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire date. High school diploma or GED. Valid, unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office).

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

Posted 12/16/19

Avita Community Partners (Forsyth County) Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health

Avita Community Partners is excited to announce a new opportunity in our Forsyth County Service Area.

 

 

Job Summary:

 

  • Provides mental health services to adults, children and adolescents in a community setting as part of the Forsyth County Sherriff’s Department Co-Responder program.

  • Will coordinate with licensed counselor on team to provide follow-up calls to anyone who has receive a behavioral health service through the Co-Responder Program.

  • Will assist clients with community linkages and transitional planning upon release.

  • Will conduct onsite follow-up visits in the community (jails. homes, and/or hospitals)

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have a Certified Peer Specialist Certificate.

Applicants must not have six (6) or more points against their driver’s license or a suspended or revoked driver's license within the last five (5) years.

 

All applicants selected for a personal interview will be required to complete a basic typing skills assessment during the interview.

 

**All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. **

 

**Positions may be filled before the closing (ending) date if a qualified candidate is selected. **

 

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.

Apply on-line at www.avitapartners.org. On the website, you can complete an application and attach a resume. Please be sure to complete the application questions in their entirety.

Contact Person: Justin W. Dudkiewicz, MPA

678-513-5723 Email: jobs@avitapartners.org

Posted 4/19/20

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.

 

Program Description:

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

 

Benefits:

· 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.

 

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:

- 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

Posted 5/11/20

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.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

·       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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       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:

Life Insurance

Company Holidays

Paid Personal Time Off

401k Plan

LOCATION:

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: helen.emanuel@srfcinc.com or fax application to (919) 405-2740

Posted 6/25/2020

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.

 

Responsibilities:

· 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).

Qualifications:

· 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.

Salary Range:

$47-50K

APPLICATIONS WHICH DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED:

APPLICATION:

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 info@prearrestdiversion.org

 

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.

Posted 7/2/20

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