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Certified Peer Specialist, Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Houston, Peach, and Crawford Counties)

Description of Duties: Must have a valid CPS certification. Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides peer support services; serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer information and peer support for individuals in a variety of settings. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to support individuals in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness. Continue to develop and share recovery-oriented material with other CPSs at the continuing education assemblies and on the CPS electronic bulletin board. Attend continuing education sessions when offered by the CPS Project. Attend relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever offered.

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid CPS certification. Valid, unrestricted Georgia Driver’s License. Must be computer literate.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service, Public Health or Behavior Health Sciences field.

Minimum Entry Salary *: Based Upon Experience

 

Mail Completed Middle Flint Application or Resume to: Human Resources Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare P.O. Box 7977 Warner Robins, GA 31095 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 10/06/20

Peer Support Program Leader, Community Friendship (Atlanta)

Certified Peer Specialists work from the perspective of their lived experience to help build environments conducive to recovery. They promote hope, personal responsibility, empowerment, education, and self-determination in the communities where they serve. A critical role of the CPS is supporting others in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Manages the day-to-day operation of the Peer Support Program (Renaissance Place), support services for psychiatrically disabled adults. • Charts weekly case notes (if you have a caseload) reflecting progress toward goals and other significant information. • Assists in hiring process (interview candidates with supervisor and provide feedback. • Meets with new members to review guidelines and to conduct the orientation to the program. • Assists in reviewing and approving progress notes and logs in SEDCARE ensuring documentation is accurate and completed in accordance with timeframes established by CFI and the direct supervisor. • Coordinates scheduling of staff and activities affording some flexibility • Assumes leadership role, acts as team leader, supervising Peer Support Specialist I and Peer Support Specialist II maintaining open lines of communication. • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes time and workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of service delivery for adults with psychiatric disability, individual rights and needs, current trends in mental disabilities, and community resources. • Skill in effective interpersonal relationships, dealing with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; communicating information and ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both verbally and written; making sound, independent judgment, and creative problem solving; decision making; and planning and organizing. • The ability to develop trusting, respectful relationships with consumers, their families and their support systems; an understanding of mental illness, recovery, and wellness; the ability to collaborate with others; the ability to meet documentation requirements.

Qualifications

• Must be a Certified Peer Specialist and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Professional (CPRP) or working towards obtaining credentials as a CPRP. • Must have at least two years of experience in a leadership role. • Must have a current Georgia driver’s license and be insurable in the state of Georgia.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 25 – 50lbs, retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking; carrying; grasping; hearing; seeing; sitting; kneeling; climbing; balancing; stooping; crouching and reaching.

 

Community Friendship Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

 

Proof of Employment Eligibility is required for appointment to position. Applicants will be subjected to a Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases and the current List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

 

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 per year

Please email your resume to dclemons@communityfriendship.org

Posted 12/15/20

Certified Peer Specialist, AmericanWork (Augusta and Savannah)


Job Duties:
  *   Provides Peer Support services that include activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.
  *   Provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.
  *   Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery.
  *   Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals.
  *   Will promote / encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, self-help, employment through tools such as strength based skills training, WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
  *   Will abide by all safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR, as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
  *   Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications:
  *   Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
  *   Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
  *   Have an understanding of and sensitivity to serving the culturally diverse and special needs population and possess knowledge of the populations served in the services provided.
  *   Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
  *   Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
  *   Must have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
  *   Must have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)
 

Core Competencies Required

 

Demonstrate the ability to serve as advocate for consumers and provides peer support services. Assist / teaches consumers how to advocate for themselves
Provide skills training to consumers served.
Provides resource coordination to meet needs of consumers served
Demonstrate the ability to document progress or lack of progress by way of progress notes and teach staff the same.
Demonstrate knowledge of interacting with other agencies that provide collaborative services. Is sensitive to community issues and concerns regarding MH, SA, and co-occurring disorders.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
Demonstrate a working knowledge of policy and procedures of agency, APS, DHR, CARF, etc…
Demonstrate the ability to communicate and submit information needed as requested in a timely manner.

Apply at: https://americanwork-llc.careerplug.com/account

Posted 12/16/20

Certified Peer Specialist-Youth, DeKalb CSB (Decatur)

JOB SUMMARY:

Community support staff focused on the Emerging Adult and Adolescent populations. As a part of the System of Care grant from DBHDD will provide services that consist of rehabilitative skills building, the development of environmental supports and resources coordination considered essential to assist a person in improving functioning, gaining access to necessary services in creating environments that promote recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual. The CPS-Y will also participate in the engagement and coordination of care of children, adolescents, and young adults with other systems and internal providers.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Staff will serve as the primary coordinator of behavioral health services and will provide linkage to the community; general entitlements and psychiatric, substance use/abuse, medical services, crisis prevention and interventions services. Staff will have contact with the individuals on his/her caseload weekly. Staff will meet with consumers face to face a minimum of twice a month with at least 50% of contacts being face to face and 80% of contacts outside of the clinic.

 

SKILL, COMPENTENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMNTS:

Certified Peer Specialist-Youth in Georgia. Must have a current driver’s license.

 

INTER- RELATIONSHIPS:

Able to work closely with other staff within the center, including clinicians, prescribers, and front desk staff, as well as other community providers for client referrals and linkage.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

“Telehealth work currently available with anticipation of an office/telehealth hybrid in the future”.

Must be able to drive, climb stairs and walk at least 1 block. Services will be provided in home or in the community to include public buildings such as the library and government agencies. Hours of availability can vary based on need of clients to include late evenings and weekends.

 

 

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES:

Must be able to work with diverse populations and culture of people, able to communicate effectively , multi-task, be self-motivated and organized.

 

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check, and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so.

 

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Posted 3/2/21

Certified Peer Specialist, DeKalb CSB (Decatur)

Certified Peer Specialist- CPS-MH, CPS-AD, CARES

 

SHIFT

Monday - Friday 7:45am -4:30pm

 

OR

 

Tuesday-Saturday 1:45 pm- 10:30 pm

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Certified Peer Specialist is an integral part of the DeKalb Regional Crisis Center, which provides crisis evaluation, stabilization, and withdrawal management to individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist provides peer support services that include serving as a client advocate, skill-building, problem solving, and building self-directed recovery goals.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Certified Peer Specialist:

A. Provides early engagement, orientation to services, and support to clients;

B. May provide recovery-oriented, psycho-educational groups, under the direction of the Social Services Manager, in the areas of resource utilization, discharge planning, and recovery action planning;

C. Assists in providing consistent care coordination and skills training;

D. Provides WRAP development;

E. Completes Georgia Supportive Housing Surveys;

F. Assists in discharge planning and aftercare follow-up;

G. Educates and advocates with family members and other caregivers to support individuals in their recovery;

H. Is a role model of recovery, flexibility, and professionalism;

I. Documents all contacts and completes progress notes according to agency standards;

J. Works cohesively with co-workers, physicians, nurses, counselors, techs, administrative staff, agency administration, & family members;

K. Possesses basic computer skills & utilize electronic medical records daily;

L. Adheres to the CPS Code of Ethics and the DeKalb CSB Core Ethical Values;

M. Possesses skills to carry out the expectations in the approved DBHDD Job Description as appropriate to the duties of this position.

N. Additional duties may be assigned by the Social Services Manager or the Director, as needed.

 

SKILL, COMPETENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications: Georgia certification as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES); 6 months experience working/volunteering in the capacity of CPS/CARES with individuals diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use

disorders; Competency in teaching basic group skills, understanding how to engage individuals in treatment & development of self-advocacy; Minimum of High School diploma; Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records; Care coordination skills to assist individuals with accessing/linking to additional resources and/or services within the agency and/or community.

Preferred Qualifications: 2 years’ work experience in a similar setting/situation.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in a crisis setting and may encounter individuals who exhibit unexpected behaviors. Must be able to complete the Crisis Prevention Institute training. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Position requires considerable walking and standing.

 

INTER-RELATIONSHIPS

Able to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers, law enforcement, persons served, family members, as well as the general public.

 

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES

Must have transportation to and from work, strong interpersonal skills & be a positive team player, ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, & be a positive role model for persons served.

 

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check, and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so. This employer participates in E-Verify.

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Posted 3/2/21

Lead Peer Specialist, Gateway CSB (Full Time, Chatham County)

Job Summary: Under general supervision, provides peer support services. May serve as a patient/client/consumer advocate. Provides consumer information and peer support in consumers in emergencies, outpatient or inpatient settings. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own recovery processes. Function as a role model of competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills. Supervises Peer Specialists and CPSs within their program.

 

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Provides peer support services to assigned patient/client/consumers.
 Serves as an advocate for consumers within the facility and the community.
 Participates in treatment team activities.
 Leads recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with consumers.
 Participates in monitoring of consumer support services and programs.
 Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading books, journals and the like.
 Provide transportation for consumers.
 Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical/service needs of all population(s).
 Demonstrates knowledge of and skill in the provision of age-specific care.

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
Leadership

 

Required Education & Experience: Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of experience in advocacy or advisory or governance of people who are recipients of treatment (including mental health/substance abuse treatment or diagnosis).

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Clearly establishes and communicates goals and accountabilities;
• Monitors and evaluates performance;
• Provides effective feedback and coaching;
• Identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance and gain valuable skills that will translate into strong performance in future roles.
• Develops innovative approaches to address problems and drive continuous improvement in programs and processes;
• Communicates regularly with staff on progress toward defined goals and/or required results, providing specific feedback and initiating corrective action when defined goals and/or required results are not met.
• Confers regularly with staff to review employee relations climate, specific problem areas, and actions necessary for improvement.
• Evaluates employees at scheduled intervals, obtains and considers all relevant information in evaluations, and supports staff by giving praise and constructive criticism.
• Recognizes contributions and celebrates accomplishments.
• Motivates staff to improve quantity and quality of work performed and proves training and development opportunities as appropriate.
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.

Apply online at https://gatewaybhs.org/employment

 

Posted 3/10/21

Certified Peer Specialist (SST-2), Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare (Full Time, Cordele)

Description of Duties: Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification, or obtain CPS certification within 12 months of employment. A CPS is defined as someone with “lived experience” who is able to utilize self-disclosure of his/her recovery as part of the peer support he/she provides. Facilitate and coordinate group skills training to individuals with mental health and/or co-occurring disorders based on their treatment plan. Ensure there is no lapse in authorization of services. Meet established monthly and quarterly productivity standards. Complete all documentation within 24-48 hours from date of service. Monitor clients’ progress and/or lack of progress towards treatment goals. Participates in community outings with clients and staff. Assist with transportation of clients and completion of required paperwork for billing trips. Assist with monitoring clients during day treatment hours. Ensure linkage to all needed/required clinical services as requested by client, doctors, nurses, and stakeholders

 

Minimum Qualifications: 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. Preferred Qualifications: Must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist Certification recognized by DBHDD of the State of Georgia.

Mail Completed Middle Flint application or resume to: Human Resources Middle Flint Behavioral Healthcare P.O. Box 7977 Warner Robins, GA 31095 or email to 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 3/10/21

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