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The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a non-profit, peer-run, peer-led organization dedicated to supporting Georgians with behavioral health concerns through training, education, advocacy, and peer support.


A nationally-recognized leader in the peer support movement, GMHCN has been a pioneer in self-directed recovery and wellness for over 28 years. To learn more, please visit our about page.

 

paid time off

Effective January 1,2023, all full-time employees of GMHCN eligible to receive benefits will receive 35 Paid Time Off days to use at their discretion with the support of their colleagues throughout the year. These days replace all regular holidays, vacation days, sick days, etc. Please refer to the employee handbook for additional information.

Peer Mentor-Georgia Regional Hospital (Atlanta)

ATLANTA - Peer Mentor The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN), a recovery-oriented mental health peer support, advocacy, and education organization, is seeking a Peer Mentor. This position is responsible for providing support and guidance to individuals with mental health challenges and/or substance use challenges as they transition from an inpatient hospital settings into the community of their choice. Peer mentors use their lived experience to provide hope and encouragement, and to help individuals develop the skills and resources they need to succeed in the community. Peer Mentors work in the capacity that everyone with a mental health challenge and/or substance use diagnosis have the ability to recover and live a person-centered life of their choice. We support peers in identifying their goals and the steps necessary to achieve those goals. This is a full-time position which currently requires this role to be working 5 days / week at the Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Responsibilities · Provide individual and group peer support to individuals with mental health challenges · Assist individuals with developing and implementing a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) · Provide support that promotes recovery, wellness, independence, self-advocacy and development of natural supports · Provide linkage to community resources · Role model effective coping skills, job skills, and setting achievable goals · Assist individuals in creating a WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) plan · Assist individuals in creating a transition plan with the hospital treatment team · Attend and participate treatment team meetings at the Georgia Regional Hospital · Facilitate support groups and online wellness activities · Assist in creating transportation plans to appointments and meetings in the community · Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the Behavioral Health Field by reading books, journals, and other pertinent information · Receive partnered peer referrals and start working with peer within that week · Advocate for partnered peers and assist them in participating in their recovery process · Provide weekly documentation, monthly reports, and expense reports in a timely manner within deadlines · Represent the peer mentoring program at community events This job posting is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the position and is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs and policies of GMHCN. Required Qualifications: · Active Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire) · Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required) · Effective communication and interpersonal skills · Strong organizational and time management skills · Ability to work independently and as part of a team · Reliable personal transportation with the ability to transport peers in the community Education and Experience · High School Degree or GED · Understanding of peer support programs and the mental health system · Knowledge and understanding of duties required by a certified peer specialist or equivalent role Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Candidates with mental health recovery experience are strongly encouraged to apply. People with lived experience will be positively considered. Funding Statement This position is dependent on annual contract funding, and continued employment is contingent on the contract(s). Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

TUCKER - Executive Assistant / Office Manager The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (GMHCN), a recovery-oriented mental health peer support, advocacy, and education organization, is seeking an Executive Assistant / Office Manager to work at our Tucker, GA Office. We are looking for an individual that can be the administrative support person for the CEO and staff as well as the point person in the office who would coordinate administration duties and office procedures. The role will be to create and maintain a pleasant work environment and ensure effective communications. This is a full-time position with a negotiable salary dependent upon applicant’s skills, talents, and experience. This position is currently requiring 5 days in the office each week. Responsibilities · Provides high-level administrative support and assistance to the CEO and other Leadership members. · Performs clerical and administrative tasks including drafting letters, making copies, providing reports, and other documents for the Leadership Team. · Prepares agendas and maintains the calendar for the Leadership Team · Schedules / arranges meetings and appointments / travel accommodations for the CEO. · Responsible for general incoming calls to the Tucker Office · Responsible for managing the info@gmhcn.org mailbox and either answering the emails or sending email to the appropriate GMHCN personnel. · Handles all computer equipment assignments and inventory · Point person for booking Conference rooms. · Provide administrative support and logistics for the GA Peer Support Institute and Annual Conference. · Point Person for all zoom calls including setting up and maintaining recording of training sessions. · Point person / Liaison for the Building concerning repairs / AC / other issues affecting the office. · Maintains inventory of office supplies and equipment; orders new supplies as needed. · Maintains office files; implements an efficient system for other staff to access files and records. · Performs or facilitates maintenance of office equipment including cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. · Performs other related duties as assigned. This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the position and is subject to review and change in accordance with the needs and policies of GMHCN. Required Qualifications: · High School Diploma or GED required. · At least 4 years of related experience · Knowledge of office management procedures. · Notary Preferred · Ability to prioritize tasks / proven ability to meet deadlines · Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel / PowerPoint / Word) · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. · Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. · Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. · Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Candidates with mental health recovery experience are strongly encouraged to apply. People with lived experience will be positively considered. Funding Statement This position is dependent on annual contract funding, and continued employment is contingent on the contract(s). Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org (copy and paste to email)

CPS, Kaiser-Permanente Georgia

ATLANTA - Certified Peer Specialist Consistent support is a key factor for managing health and wellness. People need accessible, social, and emotional support to manage and maintain good behaviors for health.  Peer support relies on non-hierarchical, reciprocal relationships, which provide a flexible supplement to formal health system services. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. ​ Program Description In partnership with Kaiser Permanente Georgia (KPGA), Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG) and Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, peer support services will be offered to KPGA members to improve behavioral health outcomes.   In an effort to create a culture of wellness, Certified Peer Support Specialist will be added to KPGA Behavioral Health team to provide enhanced wrap around care.  Certified Peer Specialist Description As an active member of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia (KPGA) Behavioral Health Team, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) will work from the perspective of their lived experience to help build environments conducive to recovery. The CPS will offer the skills to support KPGA members in developing their recovery goals, and specific steps to reach those goals. Under immediate to general supervision, the CPS will offer intentional peer support to KPGA members.  The CPS will perform a wide range of tasks to support members in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. A summary of the expected roles and responsibilities are outlined below: Health Education & Coaching Using Whole Health Wellness Coach training the CPS coaches peers in goal-setting as a tool for recovery. Helps provide answers to any questions peers have about their recovery plans. Provides mentoring in self-direct recovery. Advocacy Advocates on behalf of partnered peers to protect the member’s rights and to assist in reducing stigma Provides social support and peer mentoring Assists the partnered peer in increasing social support networks of relatives, friends and/or significant others Supports the partnered peer as requested in their recovery. Care Team Outreach Participates in recovery meetings with other providers as an advocate for the recovery of partnered peers. Community Health Linkage Provides mentoring in the use of personal and community resources Supports in developing formal and informal community supports The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness. Support members in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness. Support members in articulating the objectives necessary to reach his or her recovery and wellness goals. Utilizing their specific training, the CPS will: Lead as well as model to peers how to facilitate Recovery Dialogues Support peers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Utilize and model problem solving techniques with individuals and groups. Mentor peers in techniques for identifying and combating negative self-talk. Mentor peers in techniques for identifying and overcoming fears. Support the vocational choices peers make. Support members in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure. Role model the value of every individual's recovery experience. Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. The CPS’s will maintain certification as peer specialist as defined by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities.  Sustain working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals and other relevant material. Attend continuing education sessions when offered by the CPS Project. Attend relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings whenever offere ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. Benefits Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available. Qualifications Minimum two (2) years of experience in Peer Support role Certified Peer Specialist Georgia State Certification High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) minimum.  Associate level degree or beyond preferred Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation Ability to travel up to 80% of the time and independently meet with members in the clinic, home, or community-based setting Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and working knowledge of the internet Demonstrated written and oral communication skills Successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen  Preferred Qualifications National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification Whole Health Action Management Certified Trained in Intentional Peer Support Experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, broad range of ages, and sexually diverse populations Proficiency in other languages including Spanish Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org (copy and paste to email) ​

FORENSIC PEER MENTOR
LEE ARENDALE
Hays State Prison

Gainesville DRC,

Metro Reentry State Prison

TC

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking individuals in recovery from behavioral health concerns and who have lived experience with the criminal justice system to fill full-time positions in Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentors. This is an excellent opportunity to assist returning citizens transitioning from a Georgia State Prison, Transitional Center or Day Reporting Center to living self-directed lives of recovery, hope, and purpose in communities of their choice. Currently, we have the following positions available: ​ Positions available: Augusta State Prison Hancock State Prison Hays State Prison Whitworth ITF Potential candidates will need: To self-identify as individuals with behavioral health diagnoses. To self-identify as individuals with experience as returning citizens. The ability to work independently. Reliable personal transportation. Basic computer skills; Microsoft Office Suites is needed. The ability to pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Corrections and or the Department of Community Supervision. All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year.   Qualifications: Certified Peer Specialist - Mental Health (CPS-MH) Certified Peer Specialist - Addictive Disease (CPS-AD) Certified Forensic Peer Mentor (Preferred) Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites Type: Full-time (40 hours) Classification: Exempt Benefits: ~ Contributions towards insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life ~ Vacation – 12 days/year ~ Sick – 6 days/year ~ Paid Holidays ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org (copy and paste to email)

Double Trouble in Recovery Facilitators (part-Time, multiple locations)

Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) Facilitators are needed to work in the Atlanta, Savannah, Thomasville, and Valdosta areas. The positions are part-time and pay $15.00/hour. ​ Qualifications needed: MUST BE in recovery from mental health and addictive disease concerns (preference will be given to Certified Peer Specialists) is working an active 12-step program has been substance-free for 2 or more years has reliable transportation is self-motivated is willing to work flexible hours MUST pass a fingerprint based criminal background check. ​ Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org (Copy and paste to email) ​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. ​​ ​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

PEER SUPPORT AND RESPITE CENTER JOBS

Cps, peer support and respite center of white county (pT)

CLEVELAND - Certified Peer Specialist Part Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Cleveland, Georgia. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

Cps, peer support and respite center of white county (FT)

CLEVELAND - Certified Peer Specialist Full Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as full-time Certified Peer Specialist for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of White County. A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Support, Recovery, Respite and Wellness Centers across the state. The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Center. To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys. Providing individual and group peer support. Connecting peers to supports and resources. Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person. Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line. Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds. Reporting and documentation. Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping. Participating in community events. Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store. Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required. All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. Required Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire). Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required). Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants. Demonstrated presentation skills. Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented. Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference). Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile). Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills. Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports. Preferred Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential. Fluency in written and verbal Spanish. Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for this position at the Peer Support and Respite of White County will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Cps, peer recovery and respite center  of Augusta (FT)

AUGUSTA - Certified Peer Specialist Full Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as full-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, Georgia. A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta. The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta. To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite ​ The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys. ​ Providing individual and group peer support. Connecting peers to supports and resources. Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person. Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line. Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds. Reporting and documentation. Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping. Participating in community events. Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store. Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required. ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ Required Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire). Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required). Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants. Demonstrated presentation skills. Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented. Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference). Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile). Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills. Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports. ​ Preferred Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential. Fluency in written and verbal Spanish. ​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. ​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. ​ Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance) available. ​ Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org 

AUGUSTA - Certified Peer Specialist Part Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as part-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta, Georgia. ​ A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN and the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta. The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta. To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys. Providing individual and group peer support. Connecting peers to supports and resources. Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person. Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line. Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds. Reporting and documentation. Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping. Participating in community events. Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store. Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required. ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ Required Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire). Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required). Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants. Demonstrated presentation skills. Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented. Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference). Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile). Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills. Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports. Preferred Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential. Fluency in written and verbal Spanish. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Applicants for the position of Outreach Director of the Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases performed by Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, who will determine employment eligibility based upon their criteria; however, lived experience with the criminal justice system is an important asset in the work done at GMHCN, and all otherwise-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org 

CPS, peer recovery and respite center of augusta (pt)
 

cps - Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur (PT)

DECATUR - Certified Peer Specialist Part-Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery-oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Apply Please send a current resume and letter of interest to HumanResources@gmhcn.org ​​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. ​​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. ​ ​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

cps - Peer Support and Respite Center of Colquitt County (Pt)

MOULTRIE - Certified Peer Specialist The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Moutrie, Georgia.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org  ​​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GMHCN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. ​​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of GMHCN employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. ​ ​The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network strongly supports returning citizens, and was a strong advocate for Georgia’s “Ban the Box” initiative. Prior criminal history and/or incarceration do not prevent anyone from working for GMHCN. Some positions with GMHCN require working with other organizations that may have regulatory requirements that will not allow people with certain backgrounds, but please contact us if there is a position you are interested in.

CPS - Peer Support and Respite Center of Bartow County (pt)

CARTERSVILLE - Certified Peer Specialist Part Time The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health to serve as part-time Certified Peer Specialist for the new Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of Bartow County. ​ A Georgia Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health (CPS-MH) is a person who has received special training from the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to use their experience in recovery from a mental health concern to provide peer support to others, to publicly advocate for better access to quality behavioral health supports, and to reduce stigma. Peer support is the foundation of the work of GMHCN. The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with a team of other Certified Peer Specialists, under the supervision of the Director to provide 24/7 support at the Center. ​ To learn more about Georgia’s Peer Support, Recovery, Wellness, and Respite Centers, please visit https://www.gmhcn.org/peer-support-wellness-respite The primary responsibility of the Certified Peer Specialist is to use the skills and tools acquired through CPS Project training and continuing education to support peers in person and on the phone on their self-directed recovery journeys. ​ Providing individual and group peer support. Connecting peers to supports and resources. Developing and facilitating wellness activities online and in person. Providing peer support over the telephone and online chat on the Peer2Peer Warm Line. Interacting with and providing support to peers accessing respite beds. Reporting and documentation. Ensuring the Center is a safe and healthy environment for respite guests and daily participants through light cleaning and general housekeeping. Participating in community events. Accompanying respite guests to the grocery store. Some travel (including to the GMHCN Annual Summer Conference) is required. All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ Required Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Mental Health credential or eligibility to receive credential (must receive within three months of hire). Ability to work flexible schedule (some evenings and overnights are required). Ability to apply sound judgment, maintaining an open line of communication with management, staff, and peer participants. Demonstrated presentation skills. Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines and be detail-oriented. Ability to work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Ability to travel as needed to fulfill job requirements (including Annual Summer Conference). Valid Georgia driver’s license and transportation (mileage reimbursed at .50 per mile). Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills. Knowledge of community, state, and national resources and supports. Preferred Qualifications: Active Certified Peer Specialist—Addictive Disease credential or eligibility to receive credential. Fluency in written and verbal Spanish. ​ All Certified Peer Specialists employed by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network are required to facilitate online recovery and wellness activities provided through the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. It is up to each employee to connect with the staff coordinating the online activities to ensure they are able to participate sufficiently each calendar year. ​ Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and have reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. ​  Applying Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@gmhcn.org 

To view CPS positions outside the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, please visit our External Employment Opportunities page.

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