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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

Certified Peer Specialist-Parent -- View Point Health (Decatur)

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

 

Description

Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P) (C&A CSU)

Program: Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization program (C&A CSU)

 

 

Agency Description:

Our Agency – View Point Health

Do you want to make a difference? 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: Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)

Pay Grade:

Salary Range:

Shift: First – Full-Time (40 hours per week on average)

Job Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday through Sunday - Flexible hours. Also triage. May require on-call.

 

Job Location: Decatur, GA (DeKalb County)

 

The base location for this position is:

View Point Health’s Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) Programs provides psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization services to adolescents (14-17 years of age), who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The C&A CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven 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.

 

 

Job Description:

Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)

View Point Health is seeking a full-time Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P) 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.

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

  • Will support and facilitate Peer Support Services for parents and caregivers of clients who are admitted to the View Point Health Adolescent 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.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Requirements/Competencies:

§ Must have a high school diploma

§ 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 a valid Georgia ID

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

§ Must be able to advocate for client and family and model supportive advocacy Must 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

§ Must 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)

§ Must be able to lift 20 pounds

§ Requires long periods of sitting/standing

§ Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy

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

§ Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and subject to random drug screens

§ Candidates for selection must pass a TB test

§ 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

§ Other duties as assigned

 

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.

§ 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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

§ High School Diploma

§ Current certification as a Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)

§ Bilingual a plus

§ Excellent communication skills

§ Excellent organizational skills

§ Team player

 

NOTE:

Applicants must provide official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, copy of diploma for High School/GED, and official copy of professional license (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

 

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.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications. This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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. Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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

Description

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

 

Description

Job Title:  Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y) (C&A CSU)

Program:   Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization program (C&A CSU)

 

Agency Description:

Our Agency – View Point Health

Do you want to make a difference?  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:  Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y)

Pay Grade: 

Salary Range:

Shift:  First – Full-Time (40 hours per week on average)

Job Hours:  7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Monday through Sunday - Flexible hours.  Also triage.  May require on-call.

 

Job Location:  Decatur, GA (DeKalb County)

The base location for this position is:  

View Point Health’s Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) Programs provides psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization services to adolescents (14-17 years of age), who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The C&A CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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.

 

Job Description:

Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS-Y)

View Point Health is seeking a 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.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements/Competencies:

  • 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)

  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

  • Requires long periods of sitting/standing

  • Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy

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

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and subject to random drug screens

  • Candidates for selection must pass a TB test

  • 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

  • Other duties as assigned

 

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.

  • 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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma

  • Certified Peer Specialist - Youth

 

NOTE:

Applicants must provide official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, copy of diploma for High School/GED, and official copy of professional license (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

 

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.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications.  This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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.  Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Posted 12/9/21

Crisis Counselor/Peer Specialist - Crisis Call Center (Behavioral Health Link - Atlanta)

Hiring now across Georgia. Excellent opportunity to gain valuable crisis experience! Full time and part time positions available.


Who We Are: 

Job Details

Athens, GA

Full Time

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Paraprofessional Services, the BHCC Peer Case Manager provides a broad range of services to clients discharging from the Advantage Behavioral Health Crisis Center and their families including, but not limited to outreach, engagement, peer support, and case management. Using their own experience of recovery, the BHCC Peer Case Manager serves as a client advocate and models competency in recovery and wellness. The BHCC Case Manager follows up with individuals by phone and face to face in the community with the goal of increasing client follow-up and engagement with aftercare services. This position serves the ten-county Advantage catchment area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

  • § Follows Prescriber’s Orders and Treatment plans regarding services to clients and frequency of services.

  • § Meets with clients/clients’ families to address issues and work on skills as listed in treatment plan goals

  • § Assists clients in creation of Wellness Recovery Action Plans

  • § Provides social and psychological support to clients through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary.

  • § Assists clients with activities of daily living, as needed.

  • § Utilizes peer training to support clients in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process.

  • § Supports clients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness and in identifying strengths of the client that will aid in reaching them.

  • § Completes required documentation, such as progress notes, referrals, memos to chart, etc. timely and according to agency policies and procedures

  • § Documentation of face-to-face sessions, phone contacts, and all collaborative communication with each client and/or service provider/agency in the EHR per policy.

  • § Complies with regulations on confidentiality of client information as specified by established policy.

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

  • § Provides appropriate verbal and written information to other staff, health care professionals, clients and families regarding medical issues, social services, problems and needs.

  • § Provides assistance, when needed, with scheduling medical appointments and arranging transportation. Transports clients to appointments as needed.

 

Collaboration

§ Serves as a resource to other staff by identifying program elements that foster recovery for clients by using their personal experience of mental illness and what makes recovery possible.

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

§ Collaborates with service providers in addressing concerns and treatment planning changes or additions.

§ Works cooperatively with other community agencies which may be serving the same client(s)

§ Attends staff meetings, conferences, workshops, or other meetings as required by the supervisor.

 

Reporting

§ Tracks data for key performance indicators to demonstrate compliance with grant objectives. For example, tracks the number of clients served and the number of clients who engage with planned/scheduled aftercare treatment upon discharge.

 

Training

§ Will attend and successfully complete all required trainings including, but not limited to, DBHDD Paraprofessional trainings, Advantage required trainings, BHCC required trainings, and grant-related trainings such as TREM and Seeking Safety.

§ Attend scheduled Peer Consultation and Support Group, as scheduled.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a diagnosis of mental illness, addiction, or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services).

§ Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma and be at least 18 years of age. You may be requested to provide a copy of this document.

§ In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills

§ Applicants must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in their recovery (per CPS and CARES guidelines).

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

A commitment and dedication to working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and a willingness to provide treatment to clients in their homes and other community settings.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be a certified peer specialist to retain this position.

Knowledge:

§ Understanding of mental illness and recovery techniques

§ Process of recovery from own personal experience

§ Crisis de-escalation

Skills:

§ Coaching/support of clients

§ Computer skills—must use an electronic health record and to document accurately same day as service

§ Time management

§ Resourcefulness

§ Problem solving; Must be able to think critically, creatively, and analytically;

§ Interacting with all types of individuals (clients and co-workers) of varying educational or intellectual levels and cultural differences

§ Effective oral and written communication skills; great interpersonal skills including listening, patience, etc.

§ Attention to detail

§ Organizational skills

 

Abilities:

§ Ability to drive to client homes, schools, work sites

§ Work independently

§ Effectively organize time and responsibilities

§ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and ability to multi-task and handle varying tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

§ Work as a part of a team, with other clinical memb

Posted 12/28/21

Crisis Counselor/Peer Specialist - Crisis Call Center (Behavioral Health Link - Atlanta)

Hiring now across Georgia. Excellent opportunity to gain valuable crisis experience! Full time and part time positions available.


Who We Are: 

Behavioral Health Link has provided crisis intervention, behavioral health and developmental disability screening, triage, and linkage services since 1998 and is a recognized leader in crisis services and software.  We currently operate the statewide Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) and Mobile Crisis Response Services in four of Georgia's six regions. Our proprietary software powers our services as well as the services of other agencies throughout the U.S. and abroad. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


What We’re Looking For:

Our crisis call center is staffed by caring professionals with an empathetic ear and a passion for helping others. The crisis call center also provides online emotional support through text and chat. 


The Crisis Counselor will screen, assess, triage, and provide telephonic crisis intervention/de-escalation to assist in identifying concerns with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse and will collaboratively determine an immediate course of action. The Crisis Counselor will also utilize assessment information and community resources to provide information, linkage, referral to services, and complete appropriate documentation in accordance with established policies and procedures.


What This Role Requires:

Crisis Counselor I – Bachelor's degree or certification as a Certified Peer Specialist.

Crisis Counselor II – Master's degree in a helping profession (i.e., Psychology, Social Work, Counseling).

Crisis Counselor III – Restricted license to practice as a Counselor or Social Worker

Crisis Counselor IV – Unrestricted license to practice as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage and Family Therapist.

 

Apply here:  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/808514/Integrated-Health-Resources-LLC/Crisis-Counselor---Crisis-Call-Center

 

To see all our open positions, visit:  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/f90afa1f-d2be-4d80-9b15-1ccad9ac1d7a/Integrated-Health-Resources-LLC

Posted 12/9/21

Certified Peer Specialist-Parent (View Point Health - Decatur)

Agency Description:

Our Agency – View Point Health

Do you want to make a difference? 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 Location: Decatur, GA (DeKalb County)

The base location for this position is:

View Point Health’s Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) Program provides psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization services to adolescents (14-17 years of age), who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The C&A CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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 sixteen (16) 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 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.

VPH Job Description: CPS-P • Hired candidate will support and facilitate Peer Support Services for parents and caregivers of clients who are admitted to the Viewpoint Health Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit, and 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.

 

Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-P)

Pay Grade:

Salary Range:

Shift: Full-Time (40 hours per week on average)

Job Hours: Varies/ includes some weekend hours

 

View Point Health is seeking full-time Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS-P) to join the Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit who will:

  • Offer support and facilitate Peer Support Services with adolescents and their caregivers who are currently inpatient in the crisis stabilization unit.

  • Will work cooperatively with CPS-Y and assist with facilitating group activities, daily living activities, physical activities, and assist with identifying and linking with community resources and provide follow-up support for caregivers as needed.

  • Participate with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide feedback for clients’ care and advocate for caregiver needs

  • Complete necessary documentation of all services provided.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

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: Some positions may require a valid driver’s license • Must perform services within the scope of lived experiences, education and knowledge.

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

  • Have a high school diploma or GED and provide documentation of certificate

  • 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) Preferred Qualifications • Current certification as a CPS-P • Bilingual a plus • Excellent communication skills • Excellent organizational skills • Team player 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

 

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.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications. This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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. Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Posted 12/28/21

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

Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y) (C&A CSU)

Program: Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization program (C&A CSU)

Agency Description:

Our Agency – View Point Health

Do you want to make a difference? 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: Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (CPS-Y)

Pay Grade:

Salary Range:

Shift: Full-Time (40 hours per week on average)

Job Hours: Varies / Monday through Sunday - Flexible hours.

Job Location: Decatur, GA (DeKalb County)

The base location for this position is:

View Point Health’s Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) Program provides psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization services to adolescents (14-17 years of age), who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use. The C&A CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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 sixteen (16) 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 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.

Job Description:

Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS-Y)

View Point Health is seeking a full-time Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS-Y) to join the Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit who will:

  • § Offer support and facilitate Peer Support Services with adolescents who are currently inpatient in the crisis stabilization unit.

  • § Will work cooperatively with CPS-P and assist with facilitating group activities, daily living activities, physical activities, and assist with identifying and linking with community resources and follow-up support as needed.

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

  • § Complete necessary documentation of services provided.

  • § Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements/Competencies:

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

  • § Must be 18- 30 years of age; 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

  • § Be in recovery related to a mental health (MH), or substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring disorder 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 self and model self-advocacy.

  • § 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)

  • § Must be able to lift 20 pounds

  • § May Require long periods of sitting/standing

  • § Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting)

  • § Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and subject to random drug screens

  • § Candidates for selection must pass a TB test

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Current certification as a CPS-Y/ Previous experience as a CPS-Y

  • Bilingual a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Team player

NOTE: Applicants must provide copy of diploma for High School/GED

 

  • 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

 

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.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications. This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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. Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Posted 12/28/21

 

Peer Case Manager (Advantage BHS - Athens)

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Paraprofessional Services, the BHCC Peer Case Manager provides a broad range of services to clients discharging from the Advantage Behavioral Health Crisis Center and their families including, but not limited to outreach, engagement, peer support, and case management. Using their own experience of recovery, the BHCC Peer Case Manager serves as a client advocate and models competency in recovery and wellness. The BHCC Case Manager follows up with individuals by phone and face to face in the community with the goal of increasing client follow-up and engagement with aftercare services. This position serves the ten-county Advantage catchment area.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

  • Follows Prescriber’s Orders and Treatment plans regarding services to clients and frequency of services.

  • Meets with clients/clients’ families to address issues and work on skills as listed in treatment plan goals

  • Assists clients in creation of Wellness Recovery Action Plans

  • Provides social and psychological support to clients through listening and discussing problems and progress as necessary.

  • Assists clients with activities of daily living, as needed.

  • Utilizes peer training to support clients in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process.

  • Supports clients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness and in identifying strengths of the client that will aid in reaching them.

  • Completes required documentation, such as progress notes, referrals, memos to chart, etc. timely and according to agency policies and procedures

  • Documentation of face-to-face sessions, phone contacts, and all collaborative communication with each client and/or service provider/agency in the EHR per policy.

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

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

  • Provides appropriate verbal and written information to other staff, health care professionals, clients and families regarding medical issues, social services, problems and needs.

  • Provides assistance, when needed, with scheduling medical appointments and arranging transportation. Transports clients to appointments as needed.

Collaboration

  • Serves as a resource to other staff by identifying program elements that foster recovery for clients by using their personal experience of mental illness and what makes recovery possible.

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

  • Collaborates with service providers in addressing concerns and treatment planning changes or additions.

  • Works cooperatively with other community agencies which may be serving the same client(s)

  • Attends staff meetings, conferences, workshops, or other meetings as required by the supervisor.

Reporting

  • Tracks data for key performance indicators to demonstrate compliance with grant objectives. For example, tracks the number of clients served and the number of clients who engage with planned/scheduled aftercare treatment upon discharge.

Training

  • Will attend and successfully complete all required trainings including, but not limited to, DBHDD Paraprofessional trainings, Advantage required trainings, BHCC required trainings, and grant-related trainings such as TREM and Seeking Safety.

  • Attend scheduled Peer Consultation and Support Group, as scheduled.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have a diagnosis of mental illness, addiction, or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services).

  • Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma and be at least 18 years of age. You may be requested to provide a copy of this document.

  • In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills

  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in their recovery (per CPS and CARES guidelines).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

A commitment and dedication to working with adults with severe and persistent mental illness and a willingness to provide treatment to clients in their homes and other community settings.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be a certified peer specialist to retain this position.

 

Knowledge:

  • Understanding of mental illness and recovery techniques

  • Process of recovery from own personal experience

  • Crisis de-escalation

Skills:

  • Coaching/support of clients

  • Computer skills—must use an electronic health record and to document accurately same day as service

  • Time management

  • Resourcefulness

  • Problem solving; Must be able to think critically, creatively, and analytically;

  • Interacting with all types of individuals (clients and co-workers) of varying educational or intellectual levels and cultural differences

  • Effective oral and written communication skills; great interpersonal skills including listening, patience, etc.

  • Attention to detail

  • Organizational skills 

Abilities:

  • Ability to drive to client homes, schools, work sites

  • Work independently

  • Effectively organize time and responsibilities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; and ability to multi-task and handle varying tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines

  • Work as a part of a team, with other clinical members.


Please apply via our website:

www.advantagebhs.org/employment.cms

Posted 1/7/21

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

Description of Duties: Must be the parent or legal guardian of a child or adult living with a mental illness, substance use, and/or co-occurring diagnosis and obtain a CPS certification within 12 months of employment. A CPS-Parent must be willing to share “lived experience” of caring for a child or adult with a mental illness, substance use, and/or co-occurring disorder. Assist family/youth access supports which keeps the youth in the least restrictive environment. Build positive relationships with health care providers to promote access and quality services to family/youth. Help families identify natural supports that exit in the community. Assist family/youth with identifying other individual and community supports that can be used by the family to achieve their goals and objectives. Assist family/youth to access strength-based behavioral health, social services, educational services, and other supports and resources required to assist family/youth attain their goals/objectives. Work with family/youth to ensure they have a choice and voice in developing their IRP, goals, and treatment plan. Assist family/youth with navigating the healthcare systems. Build respectful partnerships with families to identify the needs of parents/caregivers. Be able to document notes in an Electronic Health Record (EHR), communicate with various personnel in the mental health, legal, education, and social service fields.          

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university OR High school diploma or GED AND related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy. Must have valid, unrestricted GA Driver’s License and reliable transportation.  Must be computer literate, able to use a laptop and/or desktop.

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

 

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 1/17/2021

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

Description of Duties: Must be a young adult between the ages of 18-26 who are in recovery from a mental illness, substance use, and/or co-occurring diagnosis who is willing to share “lived experience” and provide peer support to other youth and young adults with similar experiences. Must obtain CPS-Youth certification within 12 months of employment. Drawing upon own experience, help youth find and maintain hope as a tool of progress towards recovery. Assist youth access supports which keeps the youth in the least restrictive environment. Build positive relationships with health care providers to promote access and quality services to family/youth. Help youth identify natural supports that exit in the community. Assist youth in identifying the tools of wellness, resiliency, and recovery available in everyday life. Assist families/youth to access strength-based behavioral health, social services, educational services, and other supports and resources required to assist youth attain his/her goals/objectives. Work with youth to ensure he/she has a choice and voice in developing his/her IRP, goals, and treatment plan. Promote a culture of respect, dignity, and strength by challenging negative stigmas/stereotypes in the system to see youths as individuals who can achieve recovery through self-empowerment and on their own terms. Listen to youths’ needs and concerns from a peer perspective. Be able to document notes in an Electronic Health Record (EHR), communicate with various personnel in the mental health, legal, education, and social service fields.          

 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university OR High school diploma or GED AND related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy. Must have valid, unrestricted GA Driver’s License and reliable transportation.  Must be computer literate, able to use a laptop and/or desktop.

 

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

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.

Certified Peer Specialist, AmericanWork Peer Center (Augusta) Part-Time

Looking to do meaningful work helping others in the community as a Certified Peer Specialist?
AmericanWork, Inc., part of Pathways – one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services, is in search of a compassionate, caring, growth-minded Certified Peer Specialist.

 

For your passion and dedication providing Peer Support that will provide services to adults with a serious and persistent mental illness, we

offer paid training, career advancement opportunities, medical/dental/vision, PTO, paid holidays, flexible part time or full time flexible schedule and much, much more (read below)! We realize that your growth is paramount to our continued reputation of quality and service excellence, so we are ready to invest in YOU from day one!

 

About your Role:
·               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.

Does the Following Apply to You?
·               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)

If you're #readytowork AmericanWork Inc. is #readytohire!
Not the job you’re looking for? AmericanWork Inc. has a variety of positions in various locations; please go to https://americanwork-llc.careerplug.com/jobs

 

To Learn More About Us: Pathways @ http://www.pathways.com/mission-vision-and-values/

 

AmericanWork @ https://www.pathways.com/georgia

Pathways 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, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

 

Posted 3/7/22

Certified Peer Specialist, AmericanWork ACT Team (Augusta) Full-Time
Looking to do meaningful work helping others in the community as a Certified Peer Specialist?

 

AmericanWork, Inc., part of Pathways – one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services, is in search of a compassionate, caring, growth-minded Certified Peer Specialist.

For your passion and dedication providing Peer Support that will provide services to adults with a serious and persistent mental illness, we offer paid training, career advancement opportunities, medical/dental/vision, PTO, paid holidays, flexible part time or full time flexible schedule and much, much more (read below)! We realize that your growth is paramount to our continued reputation of quality and service excellence, so we are ready to invest in YOU from day one!

About your Role:
·       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.

Does the Following Apply to You?
·               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)

Perks for working Full time at Pathways:
·       401 K Plan, Medical, Dental, Vision plans
·       Paid Vacation days that increase with tenure after the first year!
·       Separate Paid Sick leave that rolls over each year
·       Paid Holidays
·       Opportunities for advancement in our national company! As we grow, you grow with us!
·       Employee Assistance Program
·       Perks @ Pathways (student loan refinancing, pet insurance, Verizon wireless discount, movie, hotel, concert and sporting event discounts)

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Posted 3/7/22

Peer Case Manager - Art Program, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (Athens)

Work Schedule: 

Monday – Friday: 10:00AM - 6:30PM

 

Position Summary:

This position will work within the Alternative Response Team (ART). ART is designed to provide a response to non-violent crisis calls where the assistance requested is outside the scope of services provided by law enforcement. This team will respond to calls referred to them for specified non-emergency behavioral health issues routed through the 911 center. The Peer will work alongside a Behavioral health Clinician and EMT while responding to calls and/or providing follow-up and

outreach.

 

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Provide Services:

§  High school diploma or GED AND One year of experience in a social services-related position OR Two years at an accredited college or university with at least 15 credit hours in a social services-related field.

§  Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist.

Preferred Qualifications: 

§  An associate's degree in social work, pre-social work, psychology, mental health, nursing, education, or a related field and one (1) year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in social services delivery (case management, outreach, prevention/education, etc.).

§  Experience in Crisis and/or Mobile Crisis work

Key Job Responsibilities:

§  May provide supportive peer-to-peer counseling to individuals and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services.

§  Crisis outreach and follow-up. 

§  Educates about mental illness and recovery.

§  May assist individuals and/or families in locating and utilizing community resources including legal, medical, financial assistance, and other referral services

§  Collaborates with Homeless Street Outreach Team

§  May serve as a resource to team and others by using his/her personal experience to assist individuals/families to understand recovery

§  Documents and tracks data from calls/contacts daily.

§  May drive a state vehicle

§  Other duties as assigned

Re-Entry ICM Certified Peer Specialist - New Horizons  (Athens)

SALARY RANGE: $40, 000 per year for two years

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Knowledge of corrections and community entry for individuals with SMI.

2. Meet with individuals in jail or other correctional facilities to develop transition plan.

3. May provide services to individuals in their homes or other community settings.

4. Understanding of community resources, especially housing resources in the community.

5. Provides high intensity Peer Services and/or intensive case management services to individuals transitioning from the jail and/or other correctional facilities.

6. Monitor individual’s progress toward treatment goals.

7. Manage a caseload of individuals who are diagnosed with SPMI who are leaving correctional facilities.

8. Coordinates services with other agencies.

9. Certified as a Peer Specialist or able to be certified as a Peer Specialist.

10. Work non-traditional hours as necessary.

 

Key Performance Indicators:

1. Maintain productivity of 55%.

2. Complete 100% of all required trainings.

Competencies:

1. Knowledge of housing voucher program.

2. Certified as a Peer Specialist.

3. Ability to provide high intensity intensive case management services.

4. Communication skills.

5. Ability to work successfully with other agencies.

 

Entry Qualifications: 3 to 5 years of experience in social services delivery (case management, outreach, prevention/education, etc.) or completion of a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: social work, psychology, mental health, nursing, education, sociology, criminal justice, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, guidance counseling or a related discipline. Has undergone the training to be a peer specialist or is eligible to become a certified as a Peer Specialist.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Certified as a Peer Specialist, and or Bachelors Degree.

Physical Demands:

· Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

· Lift 25 pounds or more

· Drive a vehicle

 

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 for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Posted 3/16/22

Certified Peer Specialist - SRFC (Atlanta)

Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc. is currently seeking 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

 

COMPENSATION RANGE: $17.00 - $22.00

 

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 4/8/22

 

Certified Peer Specialist (WHAM) - Ariel Community Care, LLC (Douglasvile)

 

Job details

Pay

$15.00 - $16.00 per hour

Job type

· Full-time

· Part-time

 

 

Job description

We are looking for skilled individuals who share our commitment to the people we serve and support. Ariel Community Care is dedicated to supporting people as they strive to increase personal growth and independence. Ariel feels that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to self-reliance, and recovery is unique. Our approach to providing excellent care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision. Our mission is to promote the emotional and physical well-being of consumers in a safe and respectful manner.

 

The Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Certified Peer Specialist supports peers to better self-manage chronic physical health conditions and behavioral health challenges to achieve whole health. WHAM Specialists assists peers in developing a person-centered plan using 10 health and resiliency factors to assist them with creating a concise whole health goal to begin the self-management process. The WHAM Specialist also assists in motivating the peer in developing mind-body resiliency to promote self-management skills.

 

 

WHAM Peer Specialist responsibilities include:

· Supervised by Program Leader and WHAM Nurse

· Working on whole health goal(s).

· Engaging in peer support to reach the whole health goal(s).

· Engaging peers in setting whole health goals and supporting them in achieving their goals.

 

Qualifications:

· High School Diploma; GED.

· Must be a Georgia Certified Peer Specialists-Mental Health and/or Certified Peer Specialists-Addictive Disease with WHAM credentials.

· 2 years sustained recovery.

· Proven/documented lived experience in SUD or MH equivalent to CPS qualification

To apply, please contact: Kim Jackson, Human Resource Coordinator, Ariel Community Care, LLC, 200 E Church St, Yanceyville, NC 27379 Office (336) 694 -4147    Fax (336) 694-1828

Posted 4/8/22

Certified Peer Specialist (WHAM) - Ariel Community Care, LLC (Douglasvile)

Job details

Pay

$14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Job type

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

Job description

 

We are seeking a Certified Peer Specialist

 

We are looking for skilled individuals who share our commitment to the people we serve and support. Ariel is dedicated to supporting people as they strive to increase personal growth and independence. Ariel feels that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to self-reliance, and recovery is unique. Our mission is to promote the emotional and physical well-being of consumers in a safe and respectful manner.

 

Under supervision of Program Leader, the Certified Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a High School diploma or GED, or equivalent in country or origin required

  • Two years abstinent recovery.

  • CARES Certification

  • The ability and legal right to drive in Georgia, including an active, current Georgia Driver’s License and auto insurance, a driving record that is acceptable, a background check that has “passed” investigation.

 

Work Remotely

  • No

 

To apply, please contact: Kim Jackson, Human Resource Coordinator, Ariel Community Care, LLC, 200 E Church St, Yanceyville, NC 27379 Office (336) 694 -4147    Fax (336) 694-1828

Posted 4/8/22

Certified Peer Specialist 2 (Client Support Worker) DBHDD-Columbus

Certified Peer Specialist (Client Support Worker 2)
Georgia - Muscogee - Columbus
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of - DBHDD


Under general supervision, assists with daily living activities at the person's home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a residential facility. Observes and monitors client's behavior and charts observations and incidents. Provides training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills to consumers/students in a state school, hospital, juvenile detention facility, residence, group home, workshop, or supported employment environment. May assist with meal preparation, ensuring or encouraging client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management. Arranges for needed medical care and provides needed services to assure that medical care is obtained. Assists in presentation of educational group lectures related to appropriate topics. Assists with the development of an individual service/treatment plan for each assigned consumer/student. Cares for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, and help in adjusting to new lifestyles. Counsels and advises clients on behavioral problems, daily decision-making, and the resolution of minor problems. Instructs and advises clients/residents on daily living skills in one-on-one or group instruction. Observes and monitors client behavior. Participates in case reviews, consulting with the team to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services. Performs housekeeping duties, such as cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands. Plans, shops for, and prepares meals, including special diets, and assists families in planning, shopping for, and preparing nutritious meals. Prepares and maintains records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor. Provides transportation for clients/residents to appointments and activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years’ experience providing instruction, training, education, social skills, daily living skills, training in individual advocacy, or self-care instruction in an in-patient recovery-oriented setting. Peer Specialist certification is required.

 

Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR One year of experience providing social or direct care services to groups of special needs individuals in a human services setting OR One year of experience at the lower level Client Support Worker 1 (SSS010) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.

Posted 5/24/22

Housing Support Specialist - Georgia Housing Voucher Program, Advantage (Athens)

Certified Peer Specialists are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Apply

www.advantagebhs.org/employment.cms

A career at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems is rewarding on so many levels. Working at Advantage is about learning, growing, and caring for others. All of us have been impacted by mental health issues – either your own personal struggle or watching the struggle in family or friends.

Advantage Behavioral Health provides access to support for mental health, developmental disability, or substance abuse services. As a Community Service Board (CSB), Advantage provides services to those in Northeast Georgia. We operate six behavioral health outpatient clinics and seven clinical sites for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.

There is no such thing as an average day working at Advantage. We offer you a breadth of practical work experience and invest in training our employees in a diverse work environment. Our staff is made up of compassionate, mission-minded individuals who make a difference in the community and the lives of others daily.  Come – join us and make a better tomorrow!

 

Position Summary: 

This position will schedule, coordinate, and facilitate housing opportunities for consumers through housing development activities to include housing stability case management and skill-building, community integration supports and advocacy toward the attainment of mainstream service supports appropriate to the needs and eligibility of each program participant.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help complete applications of various rental housing resources primarily the Georgia Housing Voucher Program, as well as HUD funded programs administered by the Department of Community Affairs and local Public Housing Authorities

  • Housing search activities to include the following: contacting prospective landlords to schedule initial application processes; schedule housing interviews for consumers; assist with rental application process

  • Assist with transportation and system navigation skill to assist with documentation necessary to qualify for housing. 

  • Transport clients as deemed necessary. Transportation requirements should be limited to housing and job searches and occasional visit to relevant social service agencies.

  • Help consumers meet tenancy obligations such as timely rent payments and other lease requirements

  • Provide follow up services to consumers in maintaining their homes by providing periodic in-home visits

  • Provide referrals and care linkage to help clients maintain contact with services for disability applications and employment

  • Provide information and referral assistance regarding available support from appropriate social service agencies and/or community programs

  • Assist in the development of and encourage adherence to a personal budget through proactive housing and budget counseling sessions; provide budget counseling and education to assist clients in establishing payment plans for bills and past debts to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining housing

  • Assist participants in development of a strength-based/solution-focused individualized goal and action plan that promotes permanent housing and self-sufficiency; develop an effective, timely referral network in order to ensure ongoing direction and support as needed.

  • Identify participant strengths and barriers to stability and assist participants to reducing barriers and linking to resources and services.

  • Provide pro-active follow-up home visits to ensure stability and further progress towards self-sufficiency; this includes support, advocacy, reducing isolation, listening, problem solving, and identification of resources to assist with reintegration of participants in the community.

  • Apply knowledge of residential lease contracts to educate clients of their rights and responsibilities.

  • Maintain accurate daily logs records, monthly outcome reports, and files for each client.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a complete working file providing activity documentation and copies of all corresponding paperwork.

  • Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings with the Regional Field Office and central Office of Supportive Housing, group supervision, and individual supervision as required by the program

  • Attend and participate in training as required to promote ongoing professional growth and development

  • Complete and submit incident reports to the Supervisor within 24 hours of an incident occurring as required by the program

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelors level degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or another related field.  Proven experience can be substituted for formal education.  Certified Peer Specialists are strongly encouraged to apply.  Must have access to a personal vehicle and a valid state Driver’s License.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1-3 years working in homeless services and/or working within the behavioral health field.  Experience providing housing services and/or community mental health services.  Knowledge of and/or proficiency with ClientTrack Homeless Management Information System and the Coordinated Entry process.  A passion for connecting with people experiencing homelessness is a must.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Posted 5/24/22

Certified Peer Specialist - Forensic Peer Mentor (Full Time) Legacy Behavioral Health (Valdosta)

 

A National Health Service Corp Certified Site for further information visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/state-loan-repayment-program/index.html 

Job Description

Legacy Behavioral Health Services is hiring individuals with a passion for making a difference in their community! We are seeking a Certified Peer Specialist – Forensic Peer Mentor to work in MH Accountability Court program in Adel, Georgia. Under general supervision the Certified Peer Specialist – Forensic Peer Mentor 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. The Certified Peer Specialist – Forensic Peer Mentor 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/staffings/planning sessions and offers a Peer perspective on treatment.

 

Benefits:

Health Insurance- We offer top-quality and affordable State of Georgia insurance benefits to all full-time employees. We have several options are available with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare

Flexible Benefits- We offer Group Term Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death, Short, and Long Term Disability, Dental, Vision, Legal Insurance, Long Term Care, Medical/Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Specified Critical Illness insurance

Competitive pay- We offer competitive compensation that is regularly compared to the market and factor in comparable work experience and education

Paid State Holidays- We offer 9 paid state holidays per year

Paid Time Off- We offer generous PTO rates that can be used for personal or sick leave

Retirement- We offer two retirement plans a 401k with a 3% match after one year of employment and a 457

Employee Assistance Program- We offer EAP services to all full-time and part-time employees. EAP services include legal assistance, financial consultations, access to work-life specialists, and up to 4 counseling session

 

This position requires:

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

  • 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

  • A valid Georgia driver’s license with no more than 6 points

 

Who we are:

We are a community of resources that believes in restoring the quality of living in each individual we serve. We provide an array of services to children, adults, and families. We provide this support within 10 counties; Ben Hill County, Berrien County, Brooks County, Cook County, Echols County, Irwin County, Lanier County, Lowndes County, Tift County, and Turner County. Legacy Behavioral Health Services believes that through individualized services, quality of care and support, your lives will be transformed.

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. 
 

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.

 

Drug-Free Workplace/ Equal Opportunity Employer

posted  5/30/22 

Certified Peer Specialist (Part Time) Legacy Behavioral Health (Valdosta) 

A National Health Service Corp Certified Site for further information visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/state-loan-repayment-program/index.html 

 

Job Description

Legacy Behavioral Health Services is hiring individuals with a passion for making a difference in their community! We are seeking Certified Peer Professionals to work in our Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Valdosta, Georgia. Under general supervision, the Certified Peer Professional provides peer support services 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 the recovery process including advocacy, providing resources to connect with other peers, WRAP plan development, and use of lived experience and personal recovery story. Coordinates a warm handover to outpatient services and educates peers about these services. Functions as a role model maintain recovery and ongoing utilization of wellness and recovery tools. Extensive documentation required; accurately charts services and peer progress. This role will also include answering and directing calls, processing referrals for ongoing services, updating information in EMR, documenting services and serving as a back-up to the discharge planner as needed.

 

Benefits:

Health Insurance- We offer top-quality and affordable State of Georgia insurance benefits to all full-time employees. We have several options are available with Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare

Flexible Benefits- We offer Group Term Life, Dependent Life, Accidental Death, Short, and Long Term Disability, Dental, Vision, Legal Insurance, Long Term Care, Medical/Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Specified Critical Illness insurance

Competitive pay- We offer competitive compensation that is regularly compared to the market and factor in comparable work experience and education

Paid State Holidays- We offer 10 paid state holidays per year

Paid Time Off- We offer generous PTO rates that can be used for personal or sick leave

Retirement- We offer two retirement plans a 401k with a 3% match after one year of employment and a 457

Employee Assistance Program- We offer EAP services to all full-time and part-time employees. EAP services include legal assistance, financial consultations, access to work-life specialists, and up to 4 counseling session

 

This position requires:

  • Associates degree in a social service area service area and one year experience providing care for developmentally disabled persons or providing social, direct care, or work activities to groups of special needs individuals; required

  • Bachelor's degree in the area of special education, physical disabilities or psychology/sociology; preferred

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Utilizes discretion in handling the organization's confidential information and consumer protected information

  • A valid Georgia driver’s license with no more than 6 points

 

Who we are:

We are a community of resources that believes in restoring the quality of living in each individual we serve. We provide an array of services to children, adults, and families. We provide this support within 10 counties; Ben Hill County, Berrien County, Brooks County, Cook County, Echols County, Irwin County, Lanier County, Lowndes County, Tift County, and Turner County. Legacy Behavioral Health Services believes that through individualized services, quality of care and support, your lives will be transformed.

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 BHSGA or personal vehicle.
 

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.

 

Drug-Free Workplace/ Equal Opportunity Employer

posted 5/30/22

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSISTANT, LEAD

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSISTANT, LEAD
SALARY GRADE 17: $45,666
Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office
(Current Vacancy in Accountability Court)
CLOSING DATE: June 10, 2022
 

GRANT FUNDED POSITION


The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Behavioral Health Assistant, Lead within its Accountability Courts Division.  This position will serve as a Lead Peer Mentor to Accountability Court participants and should be CARES (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist) certified. CARES certification requires a person to have a minimum of two years recovery from a Substance Use Disorder.

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Behavioral Health Assistant, Lead within its Accountability Courts Division.  


Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction.  The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety.  After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does
not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this
classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provides lead direction to assigned staff, including establishing workloads, prioritizing work
    assignments, monitoring employee performance, interpreting policies and procedures, and resolving
    staff issues.

  • Provides case management and coordination of services, including progress reviews of each client.

  • Plans, coordinates, and/or supervises behavioral health services.Assists in training staff members in community outreach, client/management relations, and other related
    program areas.

  • Adheres to the Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance Standards as appropriate.

  • Maintains contact with the appropriate community organizations and agencies.

  • Participates in the screening and interviewing of new staff members as required.


Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or Social Sciences supplemented by two years of experience providing direct behavioral healthcare, CARES (Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist) Certification preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licensing Requirements:
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Additional certification in a specialized field (as required by position assignment).

Performance Aptitudes:
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as lead person or crew leader, providing guidance to a work unit, coordinating activities, and reviewing work of the unit.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential
functions.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation,incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, diseases/bodily fluids, pathogenic substances, violence, noise extremes, and rude/irate customers.

 

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Superior Court of Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Applicants may request a copy of the County’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Superior Court Human Resources at sca.hr@fultoncountyga.gov.
 

Department: Accountability Court
This is a non-management position
This is a full-time position
Salary grade: 17: $45,666
Closing date: June 10, 2022