Thursday, January 26, 2017

Full-time Opening at the PSWRC in Colquitt County

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, mental health consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work full time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Moultrie, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $25,000 per year and benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Roslind Hayes at roslind@gmhcn.org

Full-Time Opening at the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Bartow County

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, mental health consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work full time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Bartow County, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $25,000 per year and benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance. Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to jennifer@gmhcn.org, or mail to Jennifer Barnett, Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center Director, 201 N. Erwin St. Cartersville, GA 30120 or Fax to (770) 276-2023.


Applicants may be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Part-time position opening at the PSWRC in Colquitt County



The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, mental health consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Moultrie, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $12.00 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Roslind at roslind@gmhcn.org, or FAX 229-890-7013


Applicants may be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the
Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Part-Time Opening at the PSWRC in Henry County

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, mental health consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in McDonough, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $12.00 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Ginger Blessing at ginger@gmhcn.org


Applicants may be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Healthcare Staffing - many CPS Positions

1- Certified Peer Specialist- Full Time Position Located in Rome, Ga (Floyd
County) Provide support services and acquire resources from with in the community for homeless consumers that have Mental Health illnesses and or Addictive Diseases. Provide MH services through peer support and ADSS if applicable. Assist Case Managers in completing  multiple and ongoing assessments on consumers identifying their needs and  services to match needs. May provide and assist in transportation as needed. 
Make appropriate referrals and linkage to other services and Provide individual services that support recovery and working towards the goals and treatment plans. Maintain statistics and complete weekly and monthly reports, provide supportive employment support and resume building for consumers in program.
Provide education and information to assure knowledge of aspects of the CPS project. Supports/assists consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems as well as assisting in obtaining housing, budgets, and resources available.
Minimum qualifications : 
Georgia State Certified Peer Specialist Certificate, or in the process of being obtained or Eligible to become Certified.
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Prior experience working with individuals who have a mental illness and/or addictive disease diagnosis preferred.
Must be CARES eligible. Full time, benefited, Permanent position with competitive rates.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


2-Peer Specialist- Pickens County and Gilmer County (Jasper, Ga and
Ellijay)
We have several (3 positions) available in the Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin Job Description:
At least 3 years in recovery from substance dependence. Provide assistance and coordination of a recovery plan using motivational interviewing and other skills to support and promote personal goals and objectives. Provide relapse prevention planning to assist in managing and preventing crisis and relapse situations. Provide interventions through all phases of recovery.
Minimum Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Must have gone through a recovery process and willing to help others through their recovery process.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


3- Certified Peer Specialist- HCS currently has full time positions available in Gilmer and Gordon County- Home Again Program (Ellijay, Ga and Calhoun,Ga) At least 3 years in recovery from substance dependence. Provide assistance and coordination of a recovery plan using motivational interviewing and other skills to support and promote personal goals and objectives. Provide relapse prevention planning to assist in managing and preventing crisis and relapse situations. Provide interventions through all phases of recovery. Must have gone through a recovery process and willing to help others through their recovery process.
Provides direct service time per month. Assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training, and modeling. Works non-traditional hours to ensure families are able to receive services despite caregiver work schedule and child school schedule. Provides support to clinical staff in regards to transporting consumers and ensuring family participation in Home Again Program. Responsible for all documentation as required. Responsible for keeping all charts inc compliance. Provides assessment, monitoring and assistance to consumer with self management of psychiatric symptoms. Community Support services consist of rehabilitative, environmental support and resources coordination considered essential to assist a youth and family in gaining access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote resiliency and support emotional and functional growth and development. Assistance to youth and family/responsible caregiver in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency Plan including providing skills support in he youth/family's self-articulation of personal goals.
Planning in a proactive manner to assist the youth/family in managing or preventing crisis situations. Provides follow up of hospital discharges.
Provides assistance and support in crisis situations. Will transport when needed. Other duties as assigned.
Other Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Bi-lingual is a plus
Minimum Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean
7 year motor vehicle report. Must have  6 months experience working with children/adults with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


4- Certified Peer Specialist/Peer Specialist- Floyd Act Team (Rome, Ga) Job Description Completes documentation in compliance with HRH standards to include submission and preparation of reports and maintenance of assigned consumer case load. Obtain and maintain average of billable hours to HRH standards of 85 hours per month on direct service time. Provide support to consumers in creating and maintain wellness tools as CPS using evidence based practices and self disclosure when appropriate. Advocate for consumers using CPS perspective in treatment teams and staffing.
Maintain contact with family, community agencies and collateral contacts both formal and informal as related ACT consumer needs. Completes all required training per HRH Education and Experience. Knowledge skills and abilities comparable to that of a high school graduate. This position requires an individual who is or has been the recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Ability to work as a member of a team and that has a commitment to the rights and abilities of individuals with severe mental illness to further their growth and development. Requires one year of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness.
Knowledge and Skills. Demonstrated ability to interact positively with clients of various backgrounds, cognitive capacities and psychiatric/physical disabilities. Demonstrated ability to manage self professionally at all times. Skilled at engaging individuals in pre-employment and job support services or computer skills training.
Strong understanding of trauma-informed care, wellness and recovery and WRAP principles. Working knowledge of community resources such as transportation systems, recreation centers and activities, churches, drop-in centers, support groups, etc. Demonstrated understanding of working with persons with acute and/or chronic psychiatric diagnoses.
Demonstrated experience providing care management services to this population, both in-person and remotely. Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to use graphics to present materials for persons with severe challenges whose abilities to read and comprehend are diminished. Demonstrated skill in using computer and mobile technology.
Related Experience preferred: 1 year Required education: High school or equivalent Job Type: Full-time. Required experience: Mental Health
experience: 1 year Required license or certification: Valid GA Driver's License Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application

7- Parent-CPS- 2 Positions in Calhoun, Ga. And 2 Positions in Ellijay, Ga Provide Parent-to-Parent Support, For Parents with children and adolescents with MH/SA  diagnoses that have been in residential programs or hospitalized Act as a reflective, objective, and non-judgmental coach or mentor. Have Peer Specialist Certification or eligible to apply for certification. Act as a reflective, objective, and non-judgmental coach or mentor. Support families in their efforts to get needs met through Peer Support - Individual services. Work with families to organize and prepare for meetings so their voice can be heard. Attend meetings with families. Partner with other Providers in the process, as well as works as a collaborative advocate. Help family engage and actively participate in developing an individualized WRAP plan. Help team develop indicators of success that are the family's expression of what their needs and goals are. Help family make informed decisions that drive the process.
Use strength-based approach to guide the family into developing a vision. A mediator, facilitator, or bridge between families and agencies. Complete documentation as required in a timely manner.
Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the CPS will teach and role model the value of every family's recovery  experience and model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. To qualify and succeed in the position: High School Diploma/ GED, Have Peer Specialist Certification or eligible to work towards and apply for certification. Lived Experience. Computer skills, Organizational skills, ability to work with minimal supervision. , Must be able to pass intensive local and national criminal background investigations, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application

8- Certified Peer Specialist- Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Paulding Area  Must be a VETERAN The Addictive Diseases Peer Support Specialist promotes promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Provides activities that promote self-directed recovery by helping consumers develop and work toward achievement of specific personal recovery goals which may include attaining meaningful employment. Assists consumers with relapse prevention planning. Working with Veteran's who are chronically homeless. Complete multiple and on going assessments identifying needs and the services to match. Make appropriate referrals for additional services,  Provide services that support recovery. Assist in groups that encourage recovery and coping skills. The Peer Support Specialist carries out support functions and assists individuals receiving services by providing initial engagement and outreach to clients that possibly need crisis intervention services, assisting clients with linkage to appropriate community resources, and promoting recovery through teaching clients about the value of self-help, peer support and personal empowerment. Through a peer support relationship and mentorship, this person will assist individuals in their transition back to the community and assist in establishing a residence and
employment  
The Peer Support Specialist helps foster hope and serve as a role model for persons who are in recovery. This person will work alongside individuals during and after a hospitalization to encourage wellness and independence. Qualifications :  High School Diploma/ GED,  A Veteran of armed forces and have a history of mental health and or substance abuse and currently in recovery. CPS Certified or eligible to become a Certified Peer Specialist. Ability to pass intensive background investigation, drug screening an have  a clean 7yr motor vehicle report.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA is seeking two Full Time, Certified Peer Specialists for our Suicide Prevention & HIV Prevention departments!! Applicant must have CPS or CPS-AD (C.A.R.E.S.) through GA Council on Substance Abuse.  Salary range for this position is:  $21,500.04 - $34,803.00.  To apply please send resume to aguthrie@advantagebhs.org or contact Andretta Guthrie at 706.389.6777 ext. 1135. To learn more about Advantage Behavioral Health Systems or to explore additional career opportunities please visit: http://www.advantagebhs.org/job-opportunities.cms

Saturday, December 17, 2016

OUTREACH SPECIALIST - Mercy Care

OUTREACH SPECIALIST POSITION SUMMARY:  This is an essential, direct service position on the Street Medicine team. Street Medicine is a globally recognized movement to bring physical and mental health treatment directly to places where homeless individuals are sleeping outdoors.  The Outreach Specialist II guides the team in finding encampments of homeless individuals, provides linkage to services and helps other team members to connect to potential clients through rapport-building activities and motivational interviewing.  Has a general understanding of etiquette related to the homeless population. Scouts and reviews specific locations for the team to travel on a consistent basis.  Participates in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3-4 times a year. This position is for one day per week on Mondays from approximately 10am-7pm

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  A minimum of a High School diploma or GED, or equivalent in country and one year of pertinent academic course work or specific certifications in service provisions. Certified Peer Specialist preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of 2-3 years related experience working with the people experiencing issues related to mental health and/or addiction. Former experience being homeless is preferred. 

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess proven professional and cultural competence, ability to work independently and to function accountably within a team. Must have leadership skills as reflected through specific accomplishments in prior employment or volunteer work.  Must understand importance of collaboration and demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships that enhance service delivery. 

The ability and legal right to drive in Georgia, including an active, current Georgia Drivers License, may be required.

Applications should be submitted online at https://www.mercyatlanta.org/CAREERS.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ASFC Outreach Therapeutic Counseling Services, LLC - Covington



Two Certified Peer Specialists are needed for our Covington office.

Job Responsibilities
Our Certified Peer Specialists help others on the path to recovery.   

They help clients develop strategies and skills to change their behavior.
They have firsthand experience with mental illness and/or substance abuse and can offer support and understanding.
Provide recovery peer support services, relapse prevention through groups and home visits
• May conduct or assist with group counseling and assist with community resources.

Minimum Qualifications
• High School graduate
• Must be eligible for certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia or must be a certified    peer specialist in the state of Georgia.
• Computer skills
• Must be 21 years of age.  Must have valid Georgia driver’s license
• Six month’s experience working in the community with clients

Preferred Qualifications
• Current certification as a CPS
• Bilingual a plus
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills


ASFC Outreach is accredited through CARF International and is approved by the state to offer CORE Services to Children & Adolescents and Adults through Medicaid (DBHDD). Our services also include court mandated anger management groups and DUI classes. ASFC Outreach is based in Covington and has a satellite office in Gwinnett and coming soon in Greensboro.


The selected candidate will be subject to a background check.


If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:  humanresources@asfcoutreach.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Client Support Worker 1 - SOC01PD - Henry-McDonough

Certified Peer Specialist
Client Support Worker 1 -  SOC01PD

Posting Date: Nov 22, 2016 - Closing Date: Dec 6, 2016
Primary Location: GA-Henry-McDonough Other Locations: 
Number of Openings: 1
Job: Social Services
Shift: Day Job
Advertised Salary: Pay based on ed/exp/cert

Description: Oversee day-to-day operations of outpatient Peer Support facility.  Assist in organizing and facilitating peer groups.  Complete daily notes on a caseload of approximately 30 individuals in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.  Provide direct service to individuals and their families by assisting individuals in gaining control of the recovery process through modeling of competency, personal responsibility, and hope for recovery.  Certification in the State of Georgia as a Peer Specialist is required.  Computer skills are required.

TB testing and a fingerprint based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Database will be required upon appointment.

For more information about this position, contact:
Emily Aston
770-358-5252, ext 11623

In order to be considered, you MUST fax a State of Georgia Application to
770-358-7462.

A State of Georgia Application can be downloaded at http://team.georgia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/State_Application-Standard-3.3.15.pdf
  
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.


Preferred Qualifications: Certified CPRP or willingness/ability to complete CPRP certification process within 6 months of hire.  Computer skills are required and experience with electronic health record is a plus.

Avita Community Partners Hartwell and Cumming, Georgia

Avita Community Partners
Hartwell and Cumming, Georgia
Avita Community Partners, Georgia

A Certified Peer Specialist is needed for each of these Avita Community Partners areas:

• Hartwell Behavior Health Center
• Cumming Behavior Health Center


Job Duties:

The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for assisting with maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services.

• Will provide support to individuals with an SMPI diagnosis.
• Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources.
• May transport clients as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be eligible for certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia or must be a certified peer specialist in the state of Georgia.
• Basic computer skills
• Motivational Interviewing experience or training
http://www.gacps.org/Home.html
• Must be 21 years of age with three years of driving experience. Must have valid Georgia driver’s license; must have 6 or more points against his/her license within the last five years. No driver may have had a DUI or suspended license within the last five years.

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

Salary is based on education and experience.
High School with Peer Specialist eligibility - 18,969.60/yr
High School with Peer Specialist certification - 19,917.00/yr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist eligibility - 22,510/yr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist certification - 23,695/yr

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview

Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check.

This is a full time position and is eligible for organizational benefits.


Please apply online at www.avitapartners.org/career.php