external employment
opportunities posted after 6/1/22

This page contains postings received after 6/1/2022. As a result of hiring challenges, many employers are finding it takes six months or more to hire a qualified Certified Peer Specialist. Employment notices received prior to 6/1/2022 are posted to our previous External Employment page, which we will sunset on 12/31/22.

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is pleased to provide employers of Certified Peer Specialists and other providers of behavioral health peer support services the opportunity to promote available employment opportunities on this page. We provide these listings as a service to our peers, and GMHCN does not endorse any of the listings below. Please contact the employer directly with any questions.

To view available positions at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.

To add or remove a posting from this page, please email our communications department. Employers wishing to post jobs on this page must submit the job description in a format where the text can be copied and pasted, and include information on how to apply for the position (which must be CPS-eligible). This web page is not regularly updated. Please allow up to ten business days for submissions to appear here.

The most recent job posting on this page is at the top of the list below.

 

 

Coffee Behavorial Health

Certified Peer Specialist
BHP Supervisor (BHP III or IV)

Unison Behavorial Health

Job Description:

  • Provides a broad range of social services to clients and their families.

  • Participates in treatment team planning and performs crisis intervention.

  • Assists in dealing with personal and social problems.

  • Serves as a liaison for social services.

  • Will coordinate the program and operate company vehicles.

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Will work Monday-Thursday @ 10 hour days

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria.

  • Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates.

  • Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques.

  • Knowledge of various therapeutic models and interventions as directly related to area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques. Required

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must hold a current Certified Psychiatric Rehab Practitioner (CPRP) Certification.

  • Must be 21 years old to apply.

  • Must have a valid in-state driver’s license, provide current registration and insurance, and have a driving record with no more than 6 points. Experience with or knowledge of trauma informed, resilience-oriented care preferred.

Additional Notes: Unison BH communicates with applicants through email and Jobma online screening. Applicants should monitor and respond to requests and instructions. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. UBH is a tobacco-free campus.

 

To submit an application Posted and resume go to our website: www.unisonbehavioralhealth.com Click on Join our Team.

Have questions? Email Cristy Knowlton: cknowlton@unisonbh.com

 

Unison Behavioral Health is committed to providing accessible, quality behavioral health and developmental disability services to individuals and families throughout southeast Georgia. We offer a full continuum of CARF accreditedprograms serving over 5900 individuals each year. Unison Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer. A background check will be completed upon hire, which may consist of any of the following: FBI criminal history, employment history, educational records, and driving records.

 

Posted: 11/21/22

 

Jefferson-potter house

Peer Recovery Specialist (Client Advocate)

Do you feel called to serve in a Christian Ministry?

Do you want to serve where you make a difference in the lives of others?

Are you looking for a life-changing work experience?

If so, consider joining us at the Atlanta Mission, where we provide life-transforming experiences for everyone that joins our team: employees, clients, donors, and volunteers. We serve over 1000 men, women, and children every day by providing food, shelter, clothing, counseling, vocational and spiritual guidance. We get to experience and witness radical life transformations.

Job role:

As a Peer Recovery Specialist, you will serve as a role model and advocate assisting peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their recovery process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Walks clients through the AA 12 steps, utilizing "Power to Choose" by Mike S O'Neil

  • Facilitates client classes and recovery-focused process groups

  • Works with clients to main stability in their recovery and achieve outcomes

  • Guides the activities that contribute to client success and completing goals to include supporting their family relationshipsRelates personal experience in recovery in order to coach clients toward their own progress

  • Serve as a spiritual mentor in a client's recovery process

  • Collaborates with an interdisciplinary team and clients to ensure client success

  • Prepares and produces reports, upholding a high standard of data integrity

  • Documents client's progress utilizing a client management system

  • Assists clients in arranging transportation and driving as needed

  • Coordinates client attendance for internal and external activities

 

Attributes:

  • Strong desire to serve in a Christian ministry and passion for serving those experiencing homelessness by leading them to Christ

  • Believes and commits to Atlanta Mission's Statement of Faith

  • Listens without judgment to understand where each person is at and find Christ-centered ways to reach them and bring them along


Skills and Experience:

 Georgia-certified Peer Specialist (CPS), CARES or CADC certification, or willing to obtain

  • 5+ years of abstinent recovery

  • Personal experience with long-term recovery

  • Demonstrated experience coaching as a peer in recovery on a one-on-one basis and group setting

  • Familiarity with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 steps

 

 

To apply: Click here

Posted: 11/13/22

Jackson

Certified Peer Specialist - Parent

​McIntosh Trail CSB

  • Day Position in clinical setting

Job Description:

  • Provide peer support, education, and advocacy services to Parents and Families with a child experiencing emotional or behavioral health challenges.

  • Works with community members and stakeholders for awareness and advocacy as needed

  • Completes documentation of billable activities daily.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certified Peer Specialist – Parent om the state of Georgia

 

For questions you can email Emily Buck at easton@mctrail.org

 

 

McIntosh Trail CSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Closing date: 11/18/22

Posted 11/5/22

 

Atlanta area   

RENEW PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST(Part-Time)

Bethany is changing the world through family. We began our work by serving one child more than 75 years ago. Today, Bethany is an international Christian nonprofit partnering with communities in more than 30 states and in several countries around the world. We strengthen and preserve families, support displaced people fleeing danger, and find safe, loving families for children who need them. Bethany is at the forefront of creating and implementing solutions to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families in the U.S. and around the world.

Part-time position: 20 hours/week

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Maintain accurate project logs, reports, and records in the appropriate files and databases, while seamlessly collaborating with the Woman’s Advocacy Case Manager. ​

  • Provide recovery education to service recipients through the full cycle of recovery from pre-recovery engagement to sustained recovery maintenance. 

  • Serve as a role model who illustrates the possibility of recovery to staff and clients. 

  • Assist clients with identifying their personal interests, goals, strengths, and weaknesses with a focus on recovery in four major dimensions to include health, home, purpose, and community. 

  • Assist and coach clients with developing a recovery advancement plan with the goal of reaching “the life they want”. 

  • Effectively facilitate the transition between a professionally assisted recovery initiation to personally directed, community supported recovery maintenance. 

  • Promote self-advocacy for clients to include the client’s needs, goals, and objectives are focused on during rehabilitation and clinical services. 

  • Identify and provide the appropriate professional and community referrals that support the client’s goals and interest, as needed. 

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community groups and agencies. 

  • Identify internal and external barriers to full participation in community resources and develop a plan to overcome those barriers; 

  • Effectively maintain contact by phone and/or email to recovering clients after program completion, as needed to support long-term engagement, support, and encouragement. 

  • Develop, implement, and promote on-going community training opportunities. 

  • Promote the ReNew program and opportunities in collaboration with staff and other community professionals. 

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 

  • Must be certified peer specialists in addictive disease (CPS-AD)

  • Bachelor’s level degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college, a plus. 

  • Demonstrated work experience in the last three years with 12 months of successful paid employment. 

  • Must acquire and meet the qualifications of set forth for Certified Peer Support. 

  • Demonstrated work knowledge of drug and alcohol treatment system(s) with a commitment to the recovery community. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Must have an ability to provide excellent and compassionate customer service. 

  • Must be reliable with time sensitive deadlines and tasks. 

  • Work well under pressure and adaptable to change. 

  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high level of confidentiality. 

  • Computer and typing skills sufficient to perform essential job functions. 

  • Active motor vehicle license and a reliable automobile with adequate insurance coverage. 

  • Pass a criminal history screen, including state and local child protection agency registries. 

  • Subscription to and integration of the agency Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Cultural Diversity Commitment.

to apply for position visit: Bethany Careers

 

 

We value and embrace the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion; our culture is strengthened, and our workplace is more dynamic.

We are a global organization with multicultural staff, clients and stakeholders, so we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. More work remains, but we are deeply committed to honestly acknowledging and addressing the impacts of race and racism throughout the organization. This work can be uncomfortable and even painful, but we believe that the greatest challenges bear the greatest rewards.

 

Posted 10/9/22

 

 

Gwinnett/newton  

client support worker: Certified Peer Specialist

Specific Location: Five Points (Lawrenceville, GA). One (1) opening/New Rock (Covington, GA.) One (1) opening

Programs: Day Services Programs

Shift: Day Job

  • Must have certification as a CPS

  • These positions Qualify for Sign-On Bonuses

 

Job Descriptions:

Peer Specialists strive to help people reach their own goals and live healthy lives by supporting them in identifying strengths and abilities followed by assisting them in articulating, developing, and creating personal goals for recovery through one-to-one and group sessions.  Peer Specialists support the therapeutic milieu and assist consumers in accessing therapeutic and ancillary services.

 

The Peer Specialist assists persons served with daily decision-making and minor problem-solving skills. Provides emotional support and encouragement and models appropriate behavior and social interactions. Observes and monitor participants’ behavior in the course of daily activities. Intervenes and diffuses potentially disruptive situations using established guidelines. Refers concerns to appropriate staff as needed.  Charts observations and incidents. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  •  Assists with evaluation of functional levels of participants. 

  •  Works with other team members to determine appropriate individual goals and objectives and to develop individualized plans for       participants.

  • Assists participants with accessing community resources and developing self-advocacy skills. Assists with teaching daily living/social skills, such as cooking, hygiene, med managements, starting and maintaining friendships, etc.  

  • Teaches coping skills to manage symptoms of mental illness as well as life stressors.  

  • Assists participants with preparation to co-lead groups on planned topics related to treatment and recovery goals. 

  • Presents educational group lectures as assigned. 

  • Under close supervision, assists with provision of support services, such as case management and supportive guidance.

  • Participates in staff supervision sessions, program planning meetings, participant staffing, and in-service training.

  • Assesses participants’ recreational options and existing community activities. 

  • Plans and participates in recreational activities that foster community integration and healthy relationships.

  • Documents participant activities and progress on appropriate forms with established procedures and within established time frames.

  • Complies with agency rules and policies on confidentiality and as an agency employee, maintains required boundaries with program participants.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Must be a certified peer specialist (youth) in the state of Georgia. Click here for more information

  • Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS).

 

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.

 

Please visit www.myviewpointhealth.org for all career opportunities or contact our Recruiting Department at Recruiting@vphealth.org

Posted 9/26/22

 

 

 

 

 

Baldwin, Pulaski, Johnson, Costal, Valdosta, Autry, Dooly, Emanuel, Macon, Roger, Telfair, Ware, Smith, Wilcox and Appling integrated Treatment Facility State Prison.

Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM) (full time)

Job Description Overview:

Forensic Peer Mentors are people living in recovery from mental health and/or addictive disease diagnoses and have had

Personal lived experience with the criminal justice system. They operate from the perspective that everyone who has

lived experience with mental health and/or addictive diseases and involvement with the criminal justice system has the

capacity to recover their lives and successfully live lives of meaning and purpose in the communities of their choice.

The Forensic Peer Mentor (FPM) provides mentoring, peer support, and linkage and care coordination to promote the

successful community reintegration of adults with a behavioral health diagnosis returning to the community following

incarceration. The FPM works with returning citizens on-site within an assigned correctional facility who are within 12-18

months of their release date/TPM (tentative parole month), as well as in the community post-release, providing

trauma-informed, culturally competent direct services, including linkage and assistance in developing transportation plans

to community services, to facilitate access to entitlements and community-based behavioral health and other services.

Using a person-centered approach to engagement, mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders, FPMs

support returning citizens to reduce criminal recidivism, change behaviors, establish safety, develop supportive, healthy

networks, and access community resources.

  • FPMs perform a wide range of tasks aimed at creating mutual relationships with the returning citizens in hopes that they

will regain control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. To accomplish this, FPMs may engage in the

following:

  • Role model competency in recovery principles

  • Role model and share effective coping skills

  • Assist returning citizens in articulating their personal goals, identify potential outcomes and challenges, and provide needed support as identified by the returning citizens they are working with

  • Assist returning citizens in creating and supporting them with ongoing maintenance of a personal Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

  • Assist in identifying and supporting participation in mutual self-help support groups

  • Role model and share problem-solving techniques with the returning citizens.

  • Role model and share how to identify and overcome their fears. (i.e., in preparation for prison discharge and living
    lives of recovery in the community) Role model and share job-related skills

  • Role model and share the skills needed for self-advocacy

  • Assist with linking to community resources

  • Assist in establishing and/or maintaining natural support systems

  • Role model, and share, effective coping techniques, and self-help strategies.

  • Assist returning citizens in creating a Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) plan.

  • Role model and share skills of reporting to probation/parole officer, judges, etc.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain a case load of 1:30 per facility/1:15 per FPM, accepting referrals for returning citizens on levels 2, 3, and 4 at
state prison facilities
• Provide mentoring, peer support and linkage and care coordination to adults with behavioral health needs including
substance use disorders, mental illness, trauma histories, and extensive involvement in the criminal justice system
• Assess returning citizens' immediate needs, legal circumstances, and engagement needs to develop service plans and
deliver appropriate short-term and referral Services
• Participate in correctional facility transition/release planning, support correctional facility clinical team with writing reentry
plans for all returning citizens on case load; attend and prepare for multidisciplinary team meetings
• Link returning citizens to treatment, self-help, and community resources as needed to progress toward goals; involve
family, significant others, and treatment providers in service provision as needed and agreed upon with returning citizen
• Assist with problem-solving to address risk factors for criminal recidivism, personal safety and community living, address
criminal recidivism risk factors through targeted groups, linkage and care coordination and problem-solving peer support
sessions ·
• Facilitate and/or assist in developing transportation plans for returning citizens to after-care appointments
• Act as advocate and liaison for returning citizens in securing housing, entitlements/benefits, treatment, medical care,
and other community services and supports that are responsive to the needs of returning citizens
• Provide individual supportive peer counseling as needed, using appropriate evidence-based practices, e.g., motivational
interviewing
• Educate returning citizens about their rights and instill hope in returning citizens
• Complete required documentation, including progress notes and significant data in accordance with documentation
policies
• May provide education and information to promote public interest and advocacy for services for returning citizens with
behavioral health needs
• May assist in program evaluation and research activities
• Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the behavioral health field by reading books,
journals, and other relevant material
• Attend relevant job-related seminars, meetings, conferences, trainings, and conference' calls when offered
• Attend continuing education (CE) opportunities approved by the Georgia CPS Project and/or Georgia CARES Project to
meet the required 12 CEU's needed each calendar year to maintain certification as a CPS/CARES
• Complete other related duties as required by supervisory staff

Qualifications:

(Will Train Applicant: FPMP)
• Graduate of a recognized Peer Mentor training program such as Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or Georgia Certified
Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Training
• Completion of Forensic Peer Training
• High school diploma or GED with related work experience.
• Must be a self-identified current or former recipient of behavioral health services with a history of involvement in the
criminal justice system. As a peer in recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse the peer must be willing to
utilize recovery experience to engage and support returning citizens; must embrace the philosophy of resilience and
recovery and be willing to be a role model for returning citizens with behavioral health needs
• Treats others with dignity and respect
• Effective oral and written communication skills and organizational skills are essential
• Ability to maintain confidential communications and protect confidentiality of records.
• Commitment to working with integrity and ethically; ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with returning citizens and
effective, collaborative working relationships with correctional facility staff
• Ability to work independently
• Proficiency with electronics, including cell phone/smartphone, computer, and databases, with working knowledge of
Microsoft Office
• Georgia driver's license with clean driving record
• Reliable form of personal transportation


Work Environment/Physical Demands Summary:
The FPM works in the community and an office environment within a local correctional facility and uses a computer,
telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of
that of an office within a correctional facility. Work also involves travel to returning citizens' homes, community
provider-locations and meetings. FPM's may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday. The FPM is
regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk,
reach, bend or lift up.to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally. Contact with the public in home, office, or
prison/jail environments may risk exposure to irrational/hostile behavior, contagious diseases, or contact with domestic
animals.

Level salary/range: $ 40,000 yearly. 

Please submit Resume to: ihoperco@gmail.com iHOPE Inc.,603 Russell Parkway, Suite C, Warner Robins, GA, 31088 Attn: FPM Job

Posted 9/19/22

 

 

Athens

certified peer specialist (Full Time)

 

Position Summary:

This position shares lived experience, training, and support to clients served by the Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative the EPIC team provides treatment to transition-age youth and adults with Severe and Persist Mental illness-who may also have co-occurring substance-related disorders in their homes and other community settings. EPIC 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.

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their recovery and wellness process. Using their 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 a continual basis.

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

Entry Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:  An associate 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.).

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license required.

To apply: www.advantagebhs.org/employment.cms

For further information or questions, you can contact Debi Huckaby at: recruiter@advantagebhs.org

 

Advantage offers a comprehensive State of Georgia employer benefits package and an Employee Wellness Program that includes free and discounted memberships to health and wellness resources such as Weight Watchers, Headspace, Anytime Fitness, and more!

www.advantagebhs.org/benefits.cms

Posted 8/10/22

 

 

 

 

ALBANY

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALISTS (Full Time)

Do you have a passion for helping others?

 

Would you like to work in the mental health field?

AmericanWork is looking for three full time employment specialists in the Albany area.

About Role:

·We help clients with mental illness obtain and maintain employment in the community.

·We help them with applications, resumes, transportation to and from work and other employment needs.

Qualifications:

·High School diploma or GED required.

·Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation and willing to use your vehicle for work.

·Mental Health experience is preferred but not required.

·We are willing to train the right person.

The pay is $15.00 per hour plus bonuses.

 

Interested applicants can apply on indeed. If you have any other questions call Robert Howell 229-343-0269 or Jennifer Joiner at 229-343-0046.

Posted 7/29/22

 

Columbus

ACT TEam Certified Peer Specialist (Full Time)

Certified Peer Specialist $500 Hiring Bonus
 
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)

Posted 7/19/22

Atlanta

Policing ALTERNATIVES AND Diversion Initiative: SWEET Team Peer Advocate (Full Time)

Position Description: The Policing Alternatives and Diversion (PAD) Initiative seeks a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) to serve as a Peer Advocate on the Street Wellness Enhancement & Engagement Team. The Peer Advocate is responsible for providing street-level peer support to unhoused individuals who are experiencing serious mental health concerns. The Peer Advocate will report to the Director of Social Services and will work on a two-person team alongside a Clinical Advocate to provide proactive outreach, engagement and case management to individuals with frequent law enforcement or hospital contact through a strengths-based, trauma informed approach. The goal of our services is to reduce the harm of behaviors that are often criminalized, and address the root causes of substance use, mental health concerns, and extreme poverty to promote long-term wellness and safety.


Responsibilities: • Provide peer support to individuals experiencing homelessness and serious mental health concerns and/or substance use issues • Collaborate with Clinical Advocate to provide proactive outreach, case management, and support accessing clinical care as needed • Assist individuals in developing and working towards achievement of specific recovery goals • Use lived experience to help individuals navigate their treatment plan • Accompany and/or transport participants to medical, behavioral health, or other appointments • Implement strength-based support and help individuals with coping strategies during relapses and other recovery stages • Reduce harm and address barriers to wellness through non-judgmental approaches to care • Connect individuals to familial/support networks where appropriate • Link individuals to housing, treatment, medical, and other supportive services

 

Qualifications:
• Certification as a Certified Peer through training with Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse or equivalent.
• Please note, PAD will consider your application if you are not certified. You will be required to complete the Certified Peer Specialist training once hired, which includes a final test for official certification.
• Certified Peer Specialists are individuals certified by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities who have received training to be able to use their lived experience of recovery from behavioral health concerns to support and assist others. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and Georgia Council on Substance Use both provide CPS Training. More information can be found here: dbhdd.georgia.gov/recovery-transformation/cps
• 2 years of experience in providing non-judgmental and harm reduction-based peer support to individuals experiencing homelessness, substance use disorders, unmet mental health needs, and/or engaging in survival activities;
• High school diploma or equivalent; and/or any combination of related experience in addition to a CPS credential;
• Valid Driver’s License;
• Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants;
• Demonstrated presentation skills and knowledge of harm reduction;
• Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills;
• Ability to meet deadlines and be detail oriented;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills;
• Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports accessible to the citizens of the City of Atlanta and Fulton County;
• Strong crisis response, advocacy, and time-management skills;
• Experience with utilizing person-centered practices and language;
• Ability to show discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines;
• Weekly COVID-19 testing, or proof of vaccination is required;
• Exemplary interpersonal skills and excellent customer service;
• People with lived experience of incarceration, recovery, homelessness, and those who identify as Trans or LGBQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply


PAD provides a salary of $40,000, comprehensive benefits, and a strong vacation policy in a people-centered environment.

 

APPLICATION:
1) A cover letter which: describes your approach and experience with outreach, case management, and/or mentorship. 2) A resume DEADLINE: Rolling until filled.
SUBMISSION: Send in PDF format to jobs@atlantapad.org. If you do not have the ability to send in a PDF format, Word format is accepted.
The Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, age, qualified handicap, or disabled status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

Posted 7/7/2022

Decatur

Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.: CPS-MH/CARES

Residential and outpatient full-service substance abuse and mental health facility serving a population of adults, children, and adolescents is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health with CARES for full-time employment (full medical & dental benefits). 9am-5pm.

 

Email resume to INFO@NIBHINC.COM

Posted 06/27/22

North Dekalb

Dekalb CSB: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Specialist is an integral part of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program, which provides recovery-oriented services to individuals with persistent mental illnesses. Under general supervision, the PSR Specialist provides psycho-educational skill-building groups/interventions to promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, daily living skills & development of natural/community supports.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist:

  • Exemplifies the principles of recovery and person-centered care;

  • Prepares and provides recovery-oriented, psycho-educational groups;

  • Manages a caseload, provides consistent care coordination, group (and individual, as needed) skills training, and referral completion;

  • Assists in evaluating progress, developing individual recovery plans, completing PSR Readiness assessments, & ensuring appropriate level of care;

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

  • Is a model of teamwork, flexibility, and professionalism;

  • Documents all contact through individual daily progress notes completed within agency-mandated timeframes;

  • Works cohesively with co-workers, site physicians, adult outpatient clinicians, administrative staff, agency administration, personal care home providers & family members;

  • Possesses basic computer skills & utilize electronic medical records daily;

  • Completes/passes agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings;

  • Is responsible for transporting, via agency vehicle, program participants on community integration outings;

  • May require occasional weekend or adjusted hours due to program and community events;

  • Additional duties may be assigned by PSR Program Manager and/or Director.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services field or equivalent experience (i.e., Peer Specialist Certification); Previous experience working with individuals diagnosed with severe, persistent mental illness; Competency in teaching basic group/life skills, understanding how to engage individuals in treatment & development of self-advocacy; Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records; Care coordination skills to assist individuals with accessing/linking to additional resources and/or services within the agency and/or community; Must have transportation to and from work, strong interpersonal skills & be a positive team player, ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, & be a positive role model for the organization and individuals served.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. Primarily in clinic but does require some work in community during required program outings. May require occasional adjusted hours due to program and community events; Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine.; Must complete and pass agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings.

 

If interested, please email Jennifer Haines-Pruitt at jenniferhp@dekcsb.org

Posted 06/27/22

ATLANTA  

HOPE Atlanta: Certified Peer Specialist

Position: Certified Peer Specialist Reports to: PATH Outreach Lead Case Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Full or Part-time: Full - time

Summary

The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will be responsible for providing peer support services; serves as a client advocate; provides supportive services information and peer support for client in a variety of settings. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to support clients in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process.

Primary Responsibilities

• Work as directed to support the HOPE Atlanta organization and team members

• Perform street outreach by engaging individuals that are chronically homeless

• Provide peer support to individuals and provide linkage to other agencies that will provide supportive services that include: substance abuse intervention, entitlements benefits, health care, child care, budget counseling, identification and housing referral

• Assist individuals in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness

• Assist building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure

• Maintain ongoing communication with partner agencies and those that will partner in client's care

• Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies

• Maintain regular contact with participants through office visits, Gateway shelter visits and via the telephone

• Provide transportation assistance to individuals to obtain supportive services

 

Additional Responsibilities

• Work with Outreach Case Manager to maintain case files for' each individual emolled in Pathway HMIS system

• Provide weekly reports to program manager

• Enter demographic information in Pathway HMIS system within 48 hours of contact

• Attend community resource meeting as directed Revised January 2016

• Participate in HOPE Atlanta community events as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Understanding of PATH Programs

• Knowledgeable of mental illness, addiction and PTSD

• Strong organization, critical thinking, problem solving and c9mmunication skills

• Proficient in MS Office Suite, Pathways, and database systems, etc.

• Flexible and ability to multi-task

• Able to function in a team environment

• Excellent verbal, written and communication skills

Qualifications/Requirements

• High school diploma or GED

• Georgia Certification as Peer Specialist

• Experience working with homeless population .

• Possess a valid Georgia driver's license, with a good driving record and reliable transportation

Resumes can be sent to Dellis@hopeatlanta.org.

Posted 6/22/22

ATLANTA  

HOPE Atlanta PATH Outreach Case Manager – Region 1
 

Reports to: Director of Outreach Services

FLSA: Nonexempt

Role: Individual Contributor

Descriptive Summary

The PATH Outreach Case Manager – Region 1 conducts street outreach on a regular basis and in-office connections, searching for and engaging individuals who are chronically/ literally homeless, at-risk of becoming homeless, indigent, and/or distressed with a severe and persisted mental illness (SPMI) and those with co-occurring substance use disorders (Dual-Diagnosis) in Hall County. Case managers are responsible for case management, customer service, and referrals to appropriate resources and services. The PATH Team conducts street outreach to identify homeless individuals with mental illness by engaging them with connections to community mental health services and mainstream resources to end homelessness.

Key Performance Indicators

· Provide coordinated entry services with thorough-assertive engagement to include performing mobile assessments where clients are located, referring/connecting clients to immediate shelter, and providing ongoing navigation to assist that client with obtaining permanent/supportive housing

· Develop an Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each client/case and document in Client Track HMIS system and make referrals to other service providers.

· Provide weekly reports to the Outreach Coordinator of all clients engaged, enrolled, housed, and/or connected to resources and services

· Keep detailed records of the areas of the city where people staying outside have been engaged

 

Core Functions

· Client Track eligibility screens for each participant

· Enter case notes in Client Track HMIS system within 48 hours of contact

· Maintain case files for each and every engaged individual

· Provide nightly/monthly reports to senior leadership and stakeholders

· Provide outdoor relief services and access to referrals for other resources

Winning Behaviors, Competencies, and Skills

· Behaviors and values:

o Must be able to work with persons experiencing SP/MI, elderly, chronically/literally homeless, disabled veterans, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ community, abductions, human trafficking, and the working poor

o Must be able to visit shelters, jails, hospitals, and places/spaces not meant for human habitation, i.e., highway off-ramps, under bridges, encampments, abandoned buildings

· Personality and communication (soft skills):

o Ability to work as a team and Independently

o Ability to work in collaboration with the Hall County Police Department, and other law enforcement/governmental agencies

o Compassion for those served

o Diversity and cultural awareness

o Ability to approach, engage and connect with potential clients professionally

o Customer service oriented

· Hard skills:

o Ability to communicate written and verbal - trust transition

o Ability to apply nonviolent crisis intervention principles to daily situations

o Ability to attain and maintain SOARs Certification

o Basic knowledge of the effects of drugs, alcohol, and addictions on individuals, families, and communities.

o Problem-solving capabilities

o Knowledge of community resources and ability to build community partner relationships

o Ability to use electronic media

o Maintain client information and records in a confidential manner

o Ability to learn and use Client Track HMIS and Microsoft Office 365, i.e., Outlook, Teams, etc.

o Possess a valid Georgia Driver's License with an insurable driving record.

 

Experience

· Education:

o Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field of Social Service strongly preferred o Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in Mental Health and/or Addiction are recommended to apply

· Work Experience:

o Four years (4) experience working in outreach with the homeless population and/or related vulnerable communities preferred, or some equivalent combination of education and experience

Work Environment

Outdoor and Indoor, temperature-controlled office environment. Some travel to central office locations. General ability to walk, occasionally stoop, bend, reach, and lift items up to 25 lbs.

 

Is this position telework eligible? No.

Resumes can be sent to Dellis@hopeatlanta.org.

 

ATLANTA  

Community Friendship Inc.: residential services assistant ii

Full-time - $28,000 with benefits - (2pm - 10pm) and (7pm -3pm), must be able to work every other weekend; (9am - 5pm)

Part-time Every other weekend - (3pm - 11pm - Fr, Sat, Sun) (11pm - 7am - Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) ; (7am - 3pm) ; (8am - 2pm) (10am - 6pm) - $13.00 an hour. Please email resumes to dclemons@communityfriendship.org.

  • Teaches residents independent living skills and provides support in meal planning, housecleaning, home safety, personal grooming, emergency procedures, budgeting, and provide transportation as needed. Shops for food and supplies if applicable.

  • Communicates with residents to facilitate understanding of rules, recommendations, and resources available to them.

  • Provides constructive feedback to residents when necessary, focusing on empowering confidence, values, and the choice to live and work in the community successfully.

  • Handles resident/house emergencies and requests when needed.

  • Provides social and recreational activities.

  • Supervises, monitors, and records self-administration of medication.

  • Completes individual supportive service logs and/or staff logs on a daily basis, reporting behaviors and activities of residents, especially activities which require follow-up. Ensures all documentation is accurate and well written.

  • Monitors the physical condition of the property and buildings by conducting weekly inspections to ensure that the property is running efficiently and smoothly.

  • Prepares maintenance orders as needed.


Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in working with people with special needs or related field, or two years of college.

  • Must possess a current Georgia driver’s license and be insurable in the state of Georgia, not applicable to overnight positions.

 

Physical Requirements

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

CFI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Proof of Employment Eligibility is required for appointment to position. Applicants will be subjected to a Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases and the current .List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Posted 6/22/22

ATLANTA  

Community Friendship Inc.: Unit Coordinator 1

(Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Program)

$30,000 annually with benefits – send resumes to dclemons@communityfriendship.org

 

I. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Coordinates Vocational Programming for Members. l. Supervises assigned unit work area and teaches members work skills, specific job tasks, and job seeking skills.
2. Assesses members’ current work adjustment skills based on attitude, punctuality, quality and quantity of work, interpersonal relationships, job tolerance, adaptability, care of equipment, adherence to rules and regulations, personal grooming, and hygiene.

3. Devises incentives to encourage members to develop good work habits.

4. Teaches members appropriate relationships with fellow workers, how to follow instructions, tolerance to stressful situations, and adapting to changing conditions.

B. Provides Skills Teaching and Supports to Members.

1. Assesses a member’s skill level from observations made while instructing and supervising members in work situations.

2. Guides members in understanding their goals and reinforces acceptable work habits, and personal adjustment improvements.

3. Provides constructive feedback to members when necessary, focusing on members’ confidence, values, and the choice to live and work in the community successfully.

4. Coordinates case management services including assisting members with food, housing, entitlements, clothing, medical/dental treatment, mental health services, etc.

5. Establishes and maintains relationships with other agencies to ensure and coordinate services for CFI members.

C. Maintains All Documentation as Defined by CFI Policy.

1. Assesses readiness for rehabilitation and develops readiness strategies/activities as necessary.
2. Prepares and obtains member signatures for monthly/quarterly reviews and ISPs, discussing goals and outcome measures.
3. Prepares activity/work schedules on each member.
4. Maintains attendance and lunch records for monthly reports.
5. Writes progress notes reflecting progress toward goals and other significant information. Ensure documentation in charts includes progress notes that are well written reflecting staff interventions, support units billed and include dates and times of service.

6. Updates and records medication profile quarterly.
7. Ensures documentation is accurate and completed in accordance with timeframes established by CFI and the direct supervisor.

D. Assist Director in carrying out Program’s Goals and Objectives

1. Plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
2. Assists in preparation for CARF surveys, quality reviews, and other external evaluation events.
3. Assists in administering health/safety procedures and teaches those skills to members.
4. Participates in planning conferences, in-service trainings, and committees as assigned.
5. Maintains open lines of communication with supervisors about needs, problems, and accomplishments, etc. of the unit and/or caseload.

 

II. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

1. Knowledge of: service delivery for adults with mental health conditions, individual rights and needs, current trends in recovery and mental health, and community resources.

2. Skill in: effective interpersonal relationships, dealing with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; communicating information and ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both verbally and in writing; utilizing sound, independent judgment; creative problem solving; decision making; and planning and organizing.

3. Ability to: effect change; work with limited guidance; prioritize tasks; interact cooperatively; maintain effective work relationships, read, interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and/or procedures; display versatility in managing workload relative to volume, type and time frames; plan, develop, coordinate, and organize activities; analyze situations and realize potential impact of decisions; and deal effectively in crisis situations.

4. Present a positive, optimistic, and enthusiastic outlook in performing job duties and fulfilling the mission of the agency; serve as a positive role model for members and staff.

III. Qualifications:

1. Completion of an undergraduate major in social work, psychology, rehabilitation, or a closely related field.

2. Must possess a current Georgia’s driver’s license and be insurable in the state of Georgia.

3. Certification as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) or Peer Specialist (CPS) preferred.

IV. Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 25 – 50lbs, retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking; carrying; grasping; hearing; seeing; sitting; kneeling; climbing; balancing; stooping; crouching and reaching. Must be ambulatory; frequent standing and walking; typical sitting at a desk or table; ability to climb stairs.

 

CFI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. Proof of Employment Eligibility is required for appointment to position. Applicants will be subjected to a Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases and the current List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) of the Office of Inspector General (OIG).