Friday, June 01, 2018

Forensic Peer Mentor Positions Available:


The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking people in recovery from behavioral health concerns and lived experience with the criminal justice system to fill full-time positions in the state of Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentors. This is an excellent opportunity to assist returning citizens who are transitioning from Georgia State Prisons to living self-directed lives of recovery, hope, and purpose in communities of their choice. Currently, we have positions available in the following locations:

~ Atlanta (Phillips Transition Center)
~ Atlanta (Phillips State Prison)
~ Atlanta (Day Reporting Center)
~ Milledgeville (Baldwin State Prison)
~ Gainesville (Lee Arrendale State Prison)
~ Hawkinsville (Pulaski State Prison)
~ Rome (Day Reporting Center)
~ Columbus (Day Reporting Center)
~ Macon (Day Reporting Center)
~ Columbus 9(Rutledge Prison)

Potential candidates will need:

~ To self -Identify as a person in recovery from behavioral health diagnoses.
~ To be a person with personal lived experience with the criminal justice system.
~ A flexible schedule.
~ The ability to work independently.
~ Reliable personal transportation.
~ The ability to pass a finger print based criminal background check from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

~ Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) or
~ Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES)

Type: Full-time (40 hours)
Classification: Exempt
Base Salary: $27,500

Benefits:
~ Contributions towards insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
~ Vacation – 12 days/year
~ Sick – 6 days/year
~ Paid Holidays

If interested, please submit letters of interest and resumes to Gena Garner at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, 246 Sycamore Street, Suite 260, Decatur, GA 30030, or email to peermentoring@gmhcn.org, or fax to 404-687-0772. For further information, please contact Gena Garner, CPS, CPS AD, Forensic Peer Mentoring Project Director at 1-800-297-6146 or 404-723-6018.


Thursday, May 31, 2018

RESPECT Institute of Georgia Outreach Coordinator



Full-Time Job Announcement  

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist and/or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist to work full-time as an Outreach Coordinator for the RESPECT Institute of Georgia, working under the supervision of the Organizational Development Coordinator of the RESPECT Institute of Georgia. A RESPECT Institute is a 3 ½ day training program designed to provide individuals the skills and coaching necessary to transform their experiences of mental health or substance use challenges---and cross-disabilities---into educational and inspirational presentations.

Applicants must:
·         Be recovery-oriented, motivated, self-directed and able to work cooperatively as part of a team, as well as independently
·         Possess and be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing 
·         Possess and be able to demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to manage numerous details, such as scheduling and coordinating multiple events simultaneously
·         Possess and be able to demonstrate strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
·         Be computer literate and able to demonstrate word processing proficiency, including the ability to use the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft programs)
·         Have reliable transportation with the ability to travel statewide and overnight

This is a salaried position earning $34,000/year and includes additional resources towards medical, dental and vision insurance.

Please send a letter of interest, resume and references to Jen Banathy, the RESPECT Institute of Georgia Organizational Development Coordinator:

Jen Banathy, CPS, CPS-AD
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore Street, Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030
Fax: 404-687-0772

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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




The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work full time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in White County.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $27,269.00 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 current resume and letter of interest to Jessica Umberhandt, CPS, Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center Director, 46 Knaus Drive., Cleveland, GA 30528, or email jessica@gmhcn.org or FAX to 706-865-4427.

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Part-time Positions Opening at the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of White County


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, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle.  Salary for this position is $13.11 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jessica Umberhandt, Director, PSWRC White County, 46 Knaus Dr, Cleveland, GA 30528 or email jessica@gmhcn.org or FAX to 706-865-4427.

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 Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur

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.  Salary for this position is $13.50 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current Resume and Letter of Interest to aisha@gmhcn.org



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

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Part-time Positions opening at the Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center in Bartow County

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 Bartow County, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $13.11 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Barnett, Director, Peer Support Wellness and Respite Center, 201 N. Erwin St., Cartersville, GA 30120 or email jennifer@gmhcn.org 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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Statewide Double Trouble in Recovery Facilitator - Savannah and Valdosta

Double Trouble in Recovery is looking for facilitators to work in the Savannah and Valdosta areas.  The positions are part-time and pay $12.36/hour.
Qualifications:

An eligible candidate must be a person who:
 is in recovery from addictive disease and mental illness diagnoses (preference will be given to CPSs),
 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, and
 can pass a criminal background check. 
Interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Gena Garner, CPS, CPS-AD
Statewide DTR Coordinator
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore Street, Suite 260
Decatur, GA  30030
404-723-6018(cell)
404-687-0772(fax)

Email: peermentoring@gmhcn.org

Monday, May 21, 2018

Greater Image Healthcare - Augusta


Peer Specialist provides structured activities (in an agency or community-based setting) which promote recovery, self-advocacy, relationship enhancement, self- awareness and values, and self-directed care. Individuals served are introduced to the reality that there are many different pathways to recovery and each individual determines his or her own way. Supports are recovery-oriented. Peer Specialist will also provide interventions which promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.
Qualifications
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent 
Positions Available:  Certified Peer Support Specialists, CPSS with CPRP and CPSS with AD
Experience: Applicant must possess a Certified Peer Specialist Certification from the State of Georgia, with or without the CPRP and AD credentials.
Skills: Must have effective interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  Must also be familiar with basic computer skills and communication via email.
Rate of Pay: $12.00 to $17.00/ hourly depending on experience and other qualifications
Interested candidates must submit a resume to:
GIHCGEORGIA@GMAIL.COM
ATTN: GLORIA JOHNSON


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pathways by Molina

Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Pathways!
AmericanWork, Inc. began providing services to Georgia’s severely mentally ill adults in 1999, and today offers a range of services that maximize the ability of people with a mental illness or addictive disorder to live and thrive in their community. Our goals are parallel with the recovery and resiliency model Georgia desires.
AmericanWork, Inc. is a subsidiary of Pathways by Molina.
AmericanWork, Inc. Team is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Certified Peer Specialist will provide peer support services to adults with a serious and persistent mental illness.  All Peer Specialist services will promote hope, wellness, and recovery outcomes for clients.

QUALIFICATION 
·         Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
·         High school diploma and /or GED
OR
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or related field is preferred
·         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
·         Valid Georgia Driver’s License with a clean Motor Vehicle Record (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) 

AmericanWork, Inc., is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package: 
·         Competitive Salary
·         Paid Vacation Days
·         Paid Sick Days
·         Holidays
·         Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
·         Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
·         Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
·         401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed)
·         Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount)
·         Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
·         Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
·         Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us! 

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

Beianca


Join the Best of the Best the Pathways family: http://careers.pathways.com/careers-1

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Avita Community Partners - 2 positions


Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist- ACT Team
Department: Gainesville Specialty Center
Salary: See below


Job Description
• Will have clinical skills and experience to assess, plan and develop, coordinate and provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses under the clinical supervision of the team leader and the psychiatrist.
• Advocate for clients and work with them on WRAP work book, teach coping skills, and create tool box, etc.
• Will support and guide Peer Support services in an outpatient setting.
• Will provide support to individuals with an SMPI diagnosis.
• Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources.
• May transport clients as needed.
• 40 hours a week plus will be on call.

Requirements
Must be certified as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia.


**Salary is based on education and experience.
• High School with Peer Specialist certification – 11.50/hr.
• Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist – 13.67/hr.
• Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist certification and 1yr exp.– 15.54/hr.

**salary includes an additional 20% for on-call duties**

**candidate must be already certified **

** Must be 21 years of age with three years of driving experience. Must have valid Georgia driver's license and no driver may 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
*WRAP/WHAM Certified
*CPS Certified
*Bilingual a plus.
*Excellent communication skills
*Excellent organizational skills
*Team player

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 subject to organizational benefits.

Apply Online



Job Title: Emerging Adult Certified Peer Specialist
Department: Thurmond Tanner
Salary: Part- time 20 hours weekly See below


Job Description
Job Description
• Will support and guide Peer Support services with Emerging adults (18-26). Will provide support to individuals with. Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources. May transport clients as needed.

Requirements

Must be certified as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia.

• Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID:
• Have a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance abuse diagnosis.
http://www.gacps.org/Home.html
• Be able to advocate for themselves;
• Have a high school diploma
• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;
• Must be well grounded in recovery wellness (At least on year between diagnosis and application to training) and/or one year continuous abstinent from substance use;
• Provide one letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

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 – 9.12 per/hr
High School with Peer Specialist certification – 9.58 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist eligibility – 10.82 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist certification -11.39 per/hr


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.


Apply Online