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Peer Specialist, SRFC Inc. (Atlanta)

Wanted: Peer Specialists that want a competitive salary and great working environment.

Growing peer centered program looking for energetic, empathetic, and compassionate peer support specialists that possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills to provide direct care in our peer center.  In this role, you will be required to conduct regular one-on-one support meetings, develop recovery strategies, coordinate client schedules and logistics.

The ideal candidate for this position will be flexible in the way that they think and work, be proficient in multi-tasking, and be able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.

Peer Support Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Provide individualized or group guidance, coaching and support.

  • To provide training in the use of personal and community resources.

  • Assist in developing formal and informal community supports.

  • Assist the person served in increasing social support networks of relatives, friends and/or significant others.

  • To offer encouragement in times of crisis.

  • To advocate on behalf of persons with behavioral health problems to protect the client’s rights and to assist in reducing associated stigma.

  • To work in cooperation with other providers, family members or significant others involved in the client’s recovery plan.

  • To attend Agency staff meetings, Case Conferences and Individual and Group Supervision.

  • To attain established standards of productivity.

  • To observe all rules of confidentiality relating to clinical information and treatment, both internally and when dealing with external agencies and/or individuals.

  • To be responsible for understanding client’s rights policy and procedures.

  • To participate in staff training and development.

  • To maintain professional standards at all times. To observe the guidelines established within the Code of Ethics and Conduct.

 

Peer Support Specialist Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Bachelors and Masters level staff encouraged to apply.

  • WHAM certification is a plus.

  • Lived experience with mental health conditions, substance abuse, or trauma.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Highly compassionate and attentive to detail.

  • Good knowledge of recovery resources such as the 12 step program and community support groups.

 

FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Life Insurance

  • Company Holidays

  • Paid Personal Time Off

  • 401k Plan

 

COMPENSATION RANGE: $15.00 - $20.00

2001 MLK Jr. Blvd. Ste. 303

Atlanta, GA 30310

 

Interested applicants may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to: helen.emanuel@srfcinc.com or fax application to (919)405-2740

Posted 5/25/21

Certified Peer Specialist-Addictive Disease, Middle Flint Behavioral Health (Americus)

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. Certified Peer Professional Certification and Certified Peer Rehabilitation Professional - Eligible. WHAM Certified.

 

Agency is an eligible work site for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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

 

 

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

 

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.

Posted 5/27/21

Care Coordinator - Certified Peer Specialist, View Point Health (Gwinnett, Rockdale)

Program:  Project LIGHT Teams ~ First Episode Psychosis Programs

Agency Description:

Our Agency ~ View Point Health

Do you want to make a difference in helping someone with their recovery journey?  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 intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). 

 

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.

 

Job Title:  Care Coordinator - Certified Peer Specialist 

Shift:  Full time ~ hours are based on client needs and may include nights and / or weekends

Job Hours:  40 hours weekly 

Job Location: Gwinnett County  

The base location for this position is:  Gwinnett County, Georgia

Project LIGHT is an early support model, providing care for youth and young adults between 16 to 30 years of age who are experiencing signs of significant mental health challenges. Project LIGHT partners with youth, young adults and their families to help individuals experiencing significant mental health challenges thrive in their community.

 

Job Description:

 

A Certified Peer Specialist will work as an integral part of our teams.  They will be working with two teams, under supervision, to

provide support to peers from the lived experience perspective.  These supports may include:

  1. Share basic health information which is pertinent to the individual’s personal health;

  2. Promote awareness regarding health indicators;

  3. Assist the individual in understanding the idea of whole health and the role of health screening;

  4. Support behavior changes for health improvement;

  5. Make available wellness tools (e.g. relaxation response, positive imaging, education, wellness toolboxes, daily action plans, stress management, etc.) to support the individual’s identified health goals;

  6. Provide concrete examples of basic health changes and work with the individual in his/her selection of incremental health goals;

  7. Teach/model/demonstrate skills such as nutrition, physical fitness, healthy lifestyle choices;

  8. Promote and offer healthy environments and skills-development to assist the individual in modifying his/her own living environments for wellness;

  9. Support the individual as they practice creating healthy habits, personal self-care, self-advocacy and health communication

(including but not limited to disclosing history, discussing prescribed medications, asking questions in health settings, etc.);

  1. Support the individual to identify and understand how his/her family history, genetics, etc. contribute to their overall health picture;

  2. Support the individual in understanding medication and related health concerns; and

  3. Promote health skills, considering fitness, healthy choices, nutrition, healthy meal preparation, teaching early warning signs/symptoms which indicate need for health intervention, etc.

 

Program Specific Duties:

  1. Travel is required in Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, Fulton and DeKalb Counties in your own vehicle to meet with clients at home, school and community locations 

  2. Work hours may vary depending on client schedules and needs

  3. Documentation of all services provided within required time frame

  4. Attend two team meetings weekly to identify and address additional client needs

  5. Other duties may be assigned

 

Job Requirements/Competencies:

1. Must be credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist or eligible for Certified Peer Specialist certification  2. Must have reliable transportation

3. Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and clean Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy 4. Self-motivated

  1. Willing to work flexible hours

  2. Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting)

  3. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and are subject to random drug screens throughout employment

  4. Must maintain Certified Peer Specialist credential through ongoing state sponsored professional development activities and trainings  

 

Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma

  2. Willingness to share personal lived experience as a person in recovery 

  3. Must be credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist or be eligible for Certified Peer Specialist certification 

Preferred Qualifications:  

1. Experience with individuals who have experienced symptoms of psychosis

 

NOTE:

Applicants must provide official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, copy of diploma for High School/GED, and official copy of professional license / credential (if applicable) to be considered for an interview.

 

Benefits (for qualified employees):

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

  • Paid New Hire Training

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

  • No employee deduction for Social Security

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

  • Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available

Learn more and apply:https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=8000&clientkey=5834D354DAE67C3541E1DCC20A6371D0

Posted 6/23/21

 

Certified Peer Specialist, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Warner Robins)

Program:  Transformations

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 progress according to the Individualized Recovery Plan. 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 what makes recovery possible for individuals with mental illnesses and addictive diseases.  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 be eligible for 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.

 

 Agency is an eligible work site for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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

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.

Posted 7/5/2021

Care Coordinator - Certified Peer Specialist – ACT (Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton) View Point 

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Care Coordinator - CPS – ACT (Dekalb/Fulton) View Point

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Certified Peer Specialist - Parent (CPS-P) (C&A CSU) View Point 

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Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y) (C&A CSU) View Point 

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Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y) – APEX View Point 

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Peer Recovery Coach - GRAN-SA Certified Peer Specialist - Addictive Disease (CPS-AD) – View Point 

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Posted 7/11/21

Certified Peer Specialist, PATH Program, Community Advanced Practice Nurses (Atlanta)

Status: Part Time
Salary: $18.00/HR
Reports to: Program Director – PATH Program Location: Atlanta, GA

MISSION: The mission of Community Advanced Practice Nurses (CAPN) is to strengthen the lives of persons who are medically underserved. Healthy independence is promoted through health care delivered with acceptance, compassion, and sensitivity to an individual's life circumstances. JOB

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is responsible for assisting in the provision of case management services to clients enrolled in the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program. This includes tasks such as conducting housing assessments and assisting with housing placement, assisting clients with applying for benefits, and providing clients with referrals for mainstream mental health and substance abuse treatment services. The CPS serves as a peer mentor and empowers and supports clients in having hope for participating in their own wellness and recovery.

 

To qualify for this position, a candidate must be certified as a Peer Specialist. Responsibilities: • Assist in conducting outreach activities, including direct street outreach with literally homeless individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. • Assist with screening, eligibility, and enrollment of individuals into programming. • Assist with conducting needs assessments with clients and developing individual service plans. • Serve as an advocate for clients and assist clients with problem solving. • Responsible for gathering and reviewing supporting documentation from clients such as ID/birth certificate, social security cards, proof of income, and disability forms. • Assist with housing placement assistance including housing program referral, assisting clients with filling out and submitting application materials, and housing search assistance. • Assist with mental health, substance use, and physical health care linkage for clients. • Assist clients in applying for eligible benefits. • Maintain program data and utilization of the ClientTrack Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). • Ensure maintenance of complete and current client records. • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Certification as a Certified Peer Specialist. • High School diploma/GED or higher. • Minimum of one year of experience working, volunteering, or training related to serving mentally ill, homeless, and medically indigent population of focus. • Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license. • Basic computer skills and competency in written and verbal communication. • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and groups. • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion. • Ability to follow directions, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and manage stressful situations effectively. • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting).

To apply, email resume and cover letter to alison.morgan@capn.org

*No phone calls, please

Posted 7/16/2021

Crisis Line Care Consultant Specialist, BHL (Atlanta)

*Full Time Opportunities*Full Benefits*

Mission/Role: Conduct telephonic interviews to gather appropriate data, primarily demographic, necessary to link individuals to the appropriate service using established protocols. Working in tandem with Clinicians, assist with the screening process to support Clinicians and individuals served in the triage and referral process.   

Responsibilities

  • Answer all calls within response guidelines and using the Contact Center policies, procedures, and scripts necessary for screening of service requests.  

  • Serve as the first and primary responder for calls coming into the Contact Center from unknown callers; manage information only calls and other routine access calls not requiring clinical triage.  

  • Screen callers for immediate needs and provide warm support in the event all Clinicians are unavailable.  

  • Assist in monitoring and facilitating caller access to Clinicians when individuals have urgent or emergent behavioral health or developmental disability needs as quickly as possible using established procedures.  

  • Once service needs are determined, refer individuals to the appropriate service using established protocols and maintain contact until the individual is linked to the appropriate service or information.  

  • Advocate, when needed, for individual and/or families to facilitate linkage.  

  • Provide linkage follow-up as directed to assure individual accessed services.  

  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation following established policies and procedures.  

  • Adhere to established standards/guidelines for efficiency and productivity.  

  • Actively facilitate placement from initial contact until final disposition or until successfully and appropriately delegated to another staff member.  

  • Recognize potential problems with referral and/or informational sources and respond with appropriate action.  

  • Train, coach, and develop new hires as assigned.  

  • Participate as a team player and encourage a positive work environment.

 

Requirements

 

Education:  Master’s Degree in a behavioral health related discipline or state of Georgia Certified Peer Specialist (CPS, CPS-Y or CPS-P) with a minimum 3 years’ post recovery  

Experience:  Minimum 1 year of direct behavioral health experience working with consumers with IDD, mental health, and/or substance abuse disorders.  

General Work Competencies: 

  • Communication 

  • Quality of Work  

  • Productivity 

  • Teamwork  

 

Position Specific Competencies: 

  • Adaptability 

  • Autonomy/Self Confidence 

  • Attention to Detail 

  • Conflict Management 

  • Flexibility 

  • Non-judgmental 

  • Prioritization/Time Management  

 

Working Conditions: 

  • Normal office environment where there are no discomforts due to temperature, smoke, noise, dust and/or the like.

  • Occasionally requires working beyond normal duty hours

Link to apply: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/612025/Integrated-Health-Resources-LLC/Crisis-Line-Care-Consultant-Specialist-Behavioral-Health

 

Posted 8/3/21

Live-In House Monitor/Cook, The Benjamin Group (Full-Time, Atlanta)

*Full Time Opportunities*Full Benefits*

The Benjamin Group, Peer to Peer Housing consultants Inc.

This Non-Profit  recovery housing organization is seeking to hire persons for live in positions

 

Qualifications for this position are as follows:

 

  • Must pass standard back ground check and drug screening and have an active CPS certification.

  • Candidate must have excellent cooking skills and positive attitude with previous cooking experience preferred and able to plan meals for the week accordingly.

  • Must keep inventory on food and beverage items in writing. 

  • Awaken residents on weekdays to get on their transportation to their various centers which includes calling various transportation companies when/if issues arise.

  • Monitor home ensuring residents are in at night and not breaking curfew knowing where residents are at all times.

  • Ensure residents are maintaining proper hygiene and washing their clothing on weekends at their designated times and changing their bedding accordingly.

  • Competent in organizational and time management skills, demonstrating good judgement, problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Must bring a calming effect to the home, promoting peace and harmony.

  • Be firm, fair, and consistent and understand as well as embrace the concepts of recovery relative to behavioral health and substance abuse. All residents are dual diagnosed, candidates must be willing to go above and beyond when needed and understand de-escalation and multi-disciplinary concepts and have a gentle approach at all times.

Please submit all correspondence to:

Angelo Benjamin

Call or text to: 202-787-0136

Or Send Resume to abenjamin4950@gmail.com

Posted 8/16/21

Crisis Line Clinician (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAPC, LMSW), Behavioral Health Link (Full-Time, Atlanta)

Description

Mission/Role: Our special team of crisis clinicians provides clinical support to our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The crisis team will screen, access, triage and provide telephonic crisis intervention/de-escalation to assist in identyifying concerns with mental  developmental disabilities as well as substance abuse and will collaboratively determine an immediate course of action.    Responsibilities:   

  • Factoring in the caller’s circumstances, history, support, internal and external resources and clinical presentation, clinicians make referrals and or link the caller to the appropriate service or information.  

  • Depending on the acuity of the situation, linkage and referral can range from information only to active rescue and dispatch of EMS and law enforcement.  

  • Complete appropriate documentation, timely and accurately, in accordance with established criteria.    

  • Follow each call through to completion unless otherwise directed or call is delegated to another employee at end of the shift.

  • The Contact Center Clinician evaluates and stabilizes the crisis and makes the referrals to the most appropriate level of care by utilizing assessment information and community resources within the state of Georgia and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

 

*Full Time Opportunities* Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits*

*Must have a Georgia Licensure*

Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in a behavioral health discipline with a valid license to practice in the state of Georgia as a LAPC, LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT.       

Experience:  

  • Direct crisis intervention experience preferred, while having broad knowledge and determination to serve various populations in a fast paced environment.   

  • Board licensure required.    

  • If associate licensed, affidavit for supervision may be required   

  • Minimum of three (3) years direct behavioral health experience    

  • Knowledge of DSM V diagnosis, inpatient psychiatric treatment protocols, brief therapy and chemical intervention protocols and skills, medical models, and psychotropic medications.    

  • Familiarity with full range of treatment options and mental health service delivery systems.    

  • Telephone triage experience preferred, text and chat experience a plus    

  • Strong customer service skills, passion and willingness to learn to serve people in crisis    

  • Computer and typing proficiency (min 40 wpm with 80% accuracy)

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Posted 8/18/21

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Link (Full-Time, Atlanta)

Description

Mission/Role: Responsible for the successful operation of the call center on assigned shift including attainment of key performance indicators (i.e. average speed of answer, abandonment rate), providing on-the-job training for staff, actively managing staff productivity, and continuous monitoring of staff performance for quality assurance. Collaboratively work with GCAL supervisory and leadership teams to ensure consistent execution/implementation of applicable policies, procedures, and protocols.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage a primary team of clinicians as assigned and a combined team of clinicians and paraprofessionals on shift around three domains:  

  • Work quality and effectiveness encompassing accurate decision making, knowledge of and compliance with workflows, policies, decision trees, etc.  

  • Work efficiency and productivity including behaviors such as schedule adherence, available log in time, talk time, concise and accurate documentation, mastering basic position requirements, etc.  

  • Professional behaviors such as stress tolerance, ability to work within a team, resolving conflicts appropriately, demonstrating respect to persons served and peers, etc. Invest 60-70% of time each month on staff development and training activities such as:  

  • Providing consultation and support for urgent and emergent cases including active rescues and mobile dispatches. 

  • Conducting quality reviews of calls and documentation  

  • Monitoring and adjusting phone queues in real time  

  • Assuring staff follow established protocols and workflows  

  • Overseeing electronic referrals process, insuring barriers are communicated to the appropriate Regional or DBHDD resources, and guidelines and protocols are being followed  

  • Providing support and troubleshooting basic technical issues preventing front line staff from conducting their duties •Making staff assignments for various boards and assure follow-up as necessary  

  • Providing individual monthly supervision around a balanced performance scorecard addressing the three domains listed above 

  • Spend approximately 20-30% of time each month backing up staff by taking calls during peak periods or when staff are on leave and backing up peer Clinical/Care Consultant Supervisors (potentially on different shifts), and Directors, as necessary. 

  • Devote 10% of time each month to organizational initiatives as assigned.  

  • Provide supervision toward licensure for associate licensed staff toward attainment of full licensure as requested.

 

Requirements

Education: Master’s degree from an accredited school with a valid, unrestricted, license in the state of Georgia as a LPC, LCSW, or LMFT.  

Experience: Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a behavioral health setting. Minimum one (1) year supervisory, managerial, or team lead experience. Prior supervisory experience in a behavioral health setting a plus. Telephone triage experience preferred. Knowledge of DSM V diagnosis, experience with assessment of individuals to determine needs and level of care, Familiarity with the process for voluntary and involuntary inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, knowledge of brief therapeutic interventions and psychotropic medications. Familiarity with full range of treatment options and mental health service delivery systems.   

General Work Competencies:  

  • Communication 

  • Managing Others 

  • Productivity 

  • Quality of Work 

  • Teamwork  

 

Position Specific Competencies:  

  • Accountability 

  • Adaptability 

  • Analytical Skills 

  • Directiveness & Assertiveness 

  • Interpersonal Savvy 

  • Prioritization/Time Management 

  • Result Orientation  

 

Working Conditions:  

  • Normal office environment where there are no discomforts due to temperature, smoke, noise, dust and/or the like.  

  • Requires flexible working hours based on business needs.  

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Posted 8/18/21

Crisis Line Clinical Manager, Behavioral Health Link (Full-Time, Atlanta)

Description

Mission/Role: Provides direction and supervision for GCAL Supervisors, is responsible for insuring all clinical and referral processes within GCAL are functioning as intended. Works with direct reports and leadership to insure GCAL staff are performing according to policy and company protocols.   

Responsibilities:  

  • Meets regularly with direct reports to ensure adherence to policy and procedure, as well as a renewed focus on meeting key performance indicators.

  • Closely monitors, tracks, and trends key performance indicators and identifies areas of improvement as well as solutions.

  • Works closely with GCAL leadership to implement solutions. 

  • Works closely with GCAL Leadership and the Training and Quality teams to identify trends in gaps in knowledge and skills among staff, and to help create and implement staff development opportunities and training to address those needs.  

  • Works with Training Manager and Supervisory team to insure a smooth and information rich transition for trainees moving to “the floor.”  

  • Identifies effective means of communicating essential and timely information to GCAL staff, and a manner or mechanism that allows for give and take of opinions, perspectives, and ideas.  

  • Participate in standing meetings and work groups as needed to provide input and direction on GCAL processes and procedures. 

  • Monitors 1:1 supervision sessions to ensure supervisory staff are providing appropriate and consistent direction, support, and coaching for the staff reporting to them. 

  • Maintains and promotes a positive, thoughtful, solution, and service-focused working atmosphere for the Supervisory team and GCAL staff that encourages mutual support, respect, and appreciation. 

  • Works various hours as dictated by business needs.

 

Requirements

Education: Master’s degree in the behavioral health field with an unrestricted license to practice in the state of Georgia as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT.   

Experience: Minimum of five years in a behavioral healthcare setting, and minimum of two years’ experience in a leadership role, preferably with the responsibility of managing a team of professionals providing direct care.   Experience with assessing individuals to determine most appropriate next steps in terms of level of care and/or service linkage. Experience with developing and maintaining positive and mutually respectful working relationships with individuals inside and outside of the agency of employment   

 

General Work Competencies:  

  • Communication

  • Quality of Work 

  • Productivity

  • Teamwork

  • Managing Others  

 

Position Specific Competencies:  

  • Analytical skills 

  • Technical expertise

  • Communication

  • Customer Focus

  • Prioritization and Time Management 

  • Interpersonal Savvy  

 

Working Conditions:   

1. Normal office environment where there are no discomforts due to temperature, smoke, noise, dust and/or the like.   

2. Requires flexibility and occasionally working beyond normal duty hours.

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Posted 8/18/21

Certified Peer Specialist, Cobb CSB (Full-Time, Cobb County)

Mission/Role: Provides direction and supervision for GCA

Cobb Community Services Board

Certified Peer Specialist Job Description

Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC)

 

JOB TITLE: Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)

FLSA STATUS: Non- Exempt

REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Crisis Center’s Clinical Program Manager

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Certified Peer Specialist assigned to the Behavioral Health Crisis Center is a vital part of the team.

The position involves engaging individuals, providing linkage to community resources, assisting with

discharge planning and providing direct services and may include sharing one’s own personal journey to

encourage and inspire others as they continue on their own recovery journey.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 35% - Facilitate groups and structured activities focusing on self-advocacy, wellness, problem solving, identification and use of community resources, etc.

  • 10% - Engage and assist individuals in identifying strengths which aid and barriers that impede the recovery process.

  • 5% - Provide follow up phone contact with individuals re: post discharge referrals for ongoing services.

  • 10% - Assist individuals with discharge planning to ensure continuity of care upon return to the community.

  • 10% - Act as a navigator to orient individuals to the Behavioral Health Crisis Center upon entry into services.

  • 10% - Link individuals to programs within the Agency and the large community, providing warn transfers where possible.

  • 5% Maintain an updated resource listing for community partners and agencies to share with individuals.

  • 10% - Maintain clinical records in accordance with agency policies including timely completion of documentation and agency required trainings/workshops.

  • 5% Other responsibilities and tasks as may be assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Possess an understanding of recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation principles as defined by the Georgia Consumer Council and psychosocial rehabilitation principles published by USPRA and must possess the skills and ability to assist other individuals in their own recovery processes.

  • Awareness of resources and programs within the agency and community to link individuals to said resources.

  • Knowledge of HIPPA and how to maintain confidentiality for all indirect/direct service in accordance with agency policies.

 

SKILLS:

  • Professionalism, courtesy, telephone etiquette, reporting to work as scheduled

  • Use of typical office equipment (i.e. copier, fax machine, etc.)

  • Basic computer skills

 

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to assist other individuals in their own recovery processes.

  • Ability to engage with others, identify needs and problem solve to a successful conclusion.

  • Ability to use CPS training to share one’s story as a means to provide hope and encouragement to individuals seeking services while in various stages of recovery.

  • Ability to maintain licensure/credentials by completing all recommended continuing education requirements.

  • Ability to conduct all professional activity in an ethical manner and represent the agency while interacting with community partners.

  • Ability to utilize literature, workshops, and other training aids to continually improve clinical and administrative skills.

  • Ability to conform to all applicable Agency policies and procedures.

 

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs):

  • Maintain Agency performance expectations 100% of the time.

  • Provide and document a minimum of 4 out of clinic outings per month 100% of the time.

  • Plan, organize, and maintain schedules that promote client choice in treatment services 100% of the time

  • Complete and provide quality, collaborative service documentation 100% of the time.

  • 99% accurate on entering information in EMR.

  • 100% of require trainings will be completed within specified time frames.

  • 100% of supervisees have met their KPIs

  • All new hires will be trained and competency expectations will be met within first 30 days and ongoing.

  • 100% of all new hires will receive bi-weekly supervision for the first 90 days.

  • 100% of Pas will be completed on time

  • Programs will maintain expected census 95% of the time

  • All clients maintain authorization for services 100% of the time

  • Clients are arriving and leaving groups on time 95% of the time  

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Working in a climate controlled environment

  • Dealing with interruptions and changes in work priorities

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education – High School Diploma/GED

  • Licensure/Certification – Georgia Certified Specialist (40 hours of Certified Peer Specialist Training, and successful completion of a certification exam) and eligible to become CARES, WHAM, WRAP trained.

  • Experience – Must self-identify as a person in recovery from a mental health diagnosis and/or addictive disease with at least 2 years of experience in a related position.

  • Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver’s license/ID, drug screen, TB test and eligible 7yr MVR.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CARES, WHAM, WRAP trained.

 

 

TO APPLY

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Posted 8/31/21

CPS Outreach & Engagement, Positive Impact (Full-Time, positions in both Duluth and Decatur)

Positive Impact Health Centers (PIHC) is a community leader in providing HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The PIHC model of care assures that persons with HIV have access to medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health and social services, providing the best opportunity for patients to achieve high-quality health outcomes.

 

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Addiction Services, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is part of the Addiction Services Department. The CPS works collaboratively within the agency and with community resources to provide peer support in an effort to assist clients with building and individualized recovery plan and developing skills to maintain recovery. The Certified Peer Specialist requires the ability to conceptualize, problem solve and act independently with a degree of flexibility in accordance with agency precedents, policies and procedures. The CPS maintains a cooperative attitude at all times to promote effective work relationships throughout the agency.

 

This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position description.

 

Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct outreach in metro Atlanta and engage program alums to cultivate an active recovery community

  • Provide direct peer counseling in both individual and group formats utilizing the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Provide ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing, and goal setting with clients

  • Assist clients in utilizing and initiating problem-solving techniques by teaching clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk, how to identify and overcome fears, and model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies

  • Support clients’ vocational choices and assist them in overcoming job-related anxiety and in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure

  • Assist staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery and lend unique insight into mental illness and substance abuse and what makes recovery possible

  • Provide drug and alcohol information and support to individuals, families and other stakeholders

  • Maintain client records in accordance with prudent, generally accepted record-keeping procedures, as defined by Positive Impact and as required by law, grants and contracts

  • Conducts client mental health and substance abuse intakes and assessments

  • Performs intake and/or random urine toxicology’s to ensure treatment compliance

  • Provides crisis intervention services as needed by participating in the on-call clinician rotation.

  • Attends all team, agency and community meetings as required

  • Answer phone calls and inquiries concerning mental health services and substance abuse treatment program

  • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals

  • Be active and assertive in the community in efforts to engage the targeted population

  • Provide addiction education to clients, families, and other stakeholders

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The causes and effects of drugs and alcohol, and addictions on individuals, families, and communities

  • Demonstration of knowledge specific to issues in HIV/AIDS and substance abuse

  • An understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with life-threatening situations including the prevention of suicide

  • Strong applicants can demonstrate the ability to be positive in their empathetic responses to all persons; understand the value of meaningful and deep client engagement; have the potential to acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills of effectively reaching clients who are HIV positive

  • Effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills

  • Awareness of community resources and ability to build community partner relationships

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate good decision making in dealing with safety issues and with aggressive and/or intoxicated clients, if required

  • Conflict resolution

  • Current driver's license and insurable driving record

  • Stress and time management

  • Be able to manage his/her own case files on an independent basis

  • Be able to work cooperatively as a part of a team

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's level degree required

  • Knowledge and experience (1 or more years) in working with chemically dependent/mental health clientele

  • Certification as a peer counselor, preferably in the state of Georgia

 

Experience

  • Knowledge and experience (1 or more years) in working with chemically dependent/mental health clientele

  • Knowledge and experience (1 or more years) in case management.

  • Proficiency with the professional use of social media preferred

  • Willingness to effectively and consistently engage stakeholders in the community and within the agency

  • Have an understanding of HIV

  • Interest in integrating personal experience with linkage, retention and adherence into work with clients

  • Understanding of the community served

  • Knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them

  • Good communication skills, such as listening well, and using language appropriately

  • Ability to work flexible hours to address client needs

  • Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional health care services

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with clients and staff from diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clients

  • Basic computer skills

 

 

License/Licensure

Must be certified as a peer counselor (by the state of Georgia preferably)

 

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate computers, objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

NOTES:

  1. Positive Impact Health Centers, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, or covered veteran status.

  2. Recreational drugs, weapons and violence are not permitted on agency property or at any agency events or programs.

  3. The above job description represents the general nature, primary duties and responsibilities, and qualifications for the work performed by employees within this job, but is not a comprehensive and exhaustive list. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned, and specific duties, responsibilities, and activities within the core nature of the job may change at any time with or without notice. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, as specified by the employing entity, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  4. Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for all jobs, if not currently employed by Positive Impact Health Centers.

 

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Posted 10/15/21

Peer Specialist - CST (Full-Time, Clarke County)

Position Summary:

This position provides vocational education, training, and support to clients served by the Community Support Team. CST provides treatment to adults with Severe and Persist Mental illness-who may also have co-occurring substance-related disorders in their homes and other community settings. CST is a 24/7 service to individuals who need frequent contact often daily in order to manage their symptoms sufficiently to remain out of the hospital.  This position holds an on call requirement. 

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. Using his or her own experience of recovery, the CPS serves as a client advocate and models competency in recovery and wellness. The CPS supports clients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness and strengths of the client that will aid in reaching them.  The CPS provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families.

  • Participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention.

  • Assists in dealing with personal and social problems.

  • May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services.

  • May perform case management duties. 

  • Links program participants to housing opportunities and resources.

 

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standard Details:

  • Assists clients to create Wellness Recovery Action Plans,

  • Teach techniques to address negative self-talk,

  • Assists with skills to overcome fears,

  • Support vocational choices,

  • Teach problem solving,

  • Assist to build social skills, and

  • Educate about mental illness and recovery.

  • The CPS also serves as a resource to other staff by identifying program elements that foster recovery for clients by using his/her personal experience of mental illness and what makes recovery possible.

 

Assists clients in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical, financial assistance, and other referral services

    • Interviews patient/client/consumer and/or families using acceptable techniques appropriate for the individual's level of functioning in accordance with established guidelines.

    • Contact other health care professionals within or outside the organization to obtain consumer background information in accordance with established guidelines.

    • Reviews patients/clients/consumers chart to obtain background information necessary to complete an assessment within established timeframe.

    • Completes and places in patient's/client's/consumer's chart a written individual/family intake profile and updates information according to accepted standards and time frames.

    • Complies with regulations on confidentiality of patient/client/consumer information as specified by established policy.

  • Assists clients living in personal care homes and halfway houses; assists in pre-release and release planning

    • Schedules follow-up appointments in a timely manner to ensure services are provided.

    • Makes appropriate referrals for support services.

    • Completes or monitors the completion of required forms within prescribed time frame.

    • Meets with patient's/client's/consumer's continuity of care representative as required.

    • Transports, or makes arrangements for transportation of, patients/clients/consumers to appointments in a timely manner.

  • Implements and organizes the delivery of specific social services within the community

    • Thoroughly observes patient's/client's/consumer's progress for compliance to and in obtaining treatment plan goals through one on one interviews and other contacts/interactions.

    • Writes concise, accurate and clear observation notes in patients/clients/consumers charts as required by departmental policy.

    • Promptly notifies appropriate professional of any unusual patient/client/consumer incident/situation..

  • Maintains contact with other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on client's overall progress

    • Thoroughly monitors available community resources and develops new sources to meet patient/client/consumer needs.

    • Effectively negotiates, writes and executes collaborative agreement arrangements for services.

    • Contacts other service providers on a regular basis to maintain effective inter-agency working relationships.

    • Serves as an effective resource person actively participating on work teams and school related special education transition planning teams.

  • Maintains program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research

    • Develops and effectively maintains a network of appropriate community contacts.

    • Provides appropriate input in strategy or review sessions/staffings, committees and task forces to facilitate linkages and communication.

    • Provides appropriate information and/or input in meetings pertaining to case management and case collaboration.

  • Monitors patient's/client's/consumer's progress towards treatment goals

    • Conducts individual sessions to provide appropriate guidance and direction pertaining to personal and social development within established guidelines.

    • Conducts family or educational sessions according to accepted methodologies.

    • Conducts group sessions using established procedures and methods to promote planned changes in patient/client/consumer support system.

    • Provides social and psychological support to patient's/client's/consumer's and their families through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary.

    • Recognizes the need for patient/client/consumer crisis intervention and reacts appropriately to routine situations and/or promptly notifies person on call or immediate supervisor.

  • Provides crisis intervention and emergency shelter services

    • Attends internal and external educational programs and professional meetings as available for continuing professional education.

    • Attends regular meetings of available and applicable professional organizations.

    • Reads and evaluates professional literature on continual basis.

    • Incorporates knowledge of pertinent new trends and developments into services. Makes recommendations for any related organizational changes.

Posted 10/27/21

 

Forensic Peer Mentor - Legacy Behavioral Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

 Under general supervision provides peer support services in the MH Accountability Court program in the form of group facilitation and one-on-one peer support.  Performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining control over their own lives and over their recovery process including advocacy, providing resources to connect with other peers, WRAP plan development, and use of lived experience and personal recovery story.  Functions as a role model of maintaining recovery and ongoing utilization of wellness and recovery tools. Monitors peer progress towards treatment goals.  Extensive documentation required; accurately charts services and peer progress.  Participates in court sessions/staffing/planning sessions and offers a Peer perspective on treatment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

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

  • Associate Degree in field of human services preferred

  • Successful completion of CPS or CARES training and exam for certification as Peer Specialist or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Must either have completed or plans to complete the Forensic Peer Mentor credential within 6 months of accepting position.

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

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

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • A valid GA driver’s license is required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

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

 

COVID-19 precautions: 

Personal protective equipment provided or required

Temperature screenings

Social distancing guidelines in place

Virtual meetings

Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Everyone has to wear mask, receive temperature checks, and screenings. Employees, consumers, and guest.

 

ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION

 

Position opened to:

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

 

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

Posted 11/16/21