Monday, March 27, 2017

Consumer Satisfaction survey


GEORGIA MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER NETWORK IS HIRING PEERS FOR DBHDD ADULT CONSUMER SATISFACTION SURVEY.

HIRING BEGINS FEBRUARY 1, 2017


GMHCN is hiring part-time peer-surveyors and peer-team leaders in every area of the state for temporary work. Applicants must be dependable, have good reading and communication skills, and should work well with others.
Starting in March 2017 peer teams will conduct the annual DBHDD Consumer Satisfaction Survey. Candidates for the positions must be able to approach peers at DBHDD funded centers that provide services to adults with mental health and/or addictive disease diagnoses and assist them as they complete surveys.

The job pays $60/day (6hrs.) for surveyors and $70/day for team leaders and drivers are reimbursed 50¢/mile. All candidates must have personally received Mental Health and/or Addictive Disease Services. Surveying will start on or around March 16, 2017. Applications are available at WWW.GMHCN.ORG

You can also Apply Online

Ask for Nigel if you require information or need support with an application.
Phone: 404-687-9487 or 1-800-297-6147

GMHCN
246 Sycamore St. Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030

Sunday, March 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

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, March 09, 2017

Mcintosh Trail CSB in McDonough


Certified Peer Specialist
Client Support Worker 1 -  SOC0208 
Posting Date: Mar 7, 2017 - Closing Date: Mar 21, 2017
Primary Location: GA-Henry Other Locations: 
Number of Openings: 1
Job: Social Services
Shift: Day Job



Description: 
Oversee day-to-day operations of outpatient Peer Support facility.  Assist in organizing and facilitating peer groups.  Complete progress notes on a caseload of approximately 30 individuals in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.  Provide direct services to individuals and their families by assisting individuals in gaining control of their recovery through modeling of personal responsibility, competency, and hope for recovery.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Certified in the state of Georgia as a Peer Specialist.  Certified CPRP or willingness/ability to complete CPRP certification process within 6 months of assignment.  Computer skills required and experience working with electronic health records is a plus.

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 770-898-7462.

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.


Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA

8 Full Time Positions: Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA is seeking 8 Full Time, Certified Peer Specialist for our brand new Behavioral Health Crisis Center.  Applicant must have a CPS or CPS-AD certification.  Salary for this position is:  $21,500.04. 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

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Behavioral Health Link is hiring: Call Center Care Consultants


Behavioral Health Link is hiring Call Center Care Consultants!  Do you have a bachelor’s degree in any field and a Certification in Peer Support?  BHL is currently seeking passionate, caring and knowledgeable licensed clinicians, degreed paraprofessionals, and Certified Peer Specialists for our 24/7/365 crisis call center and mobile crisis response services

Check out our website today and call: http://behavioralhealthlink.com/careers/  !!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team – Gainesville, GA

Certified Peer Specialist/Para Professional (full time)
Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team – Region 1
Gainesville, GA


If you are looking for a rewarding job helping people apply for a Certified Peer Specialist position with Benchmark Human Services.    Expect thorough training, great challenges, and even greater fulfillment as you help individuals reach their maximum potential.

We offer competitive wages including performance bonuses, opportunities for career advancement, and full-and-part-time openings for all shifts, including weekends! Benefits include medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401k with employer match, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and sick time, and referral bonuses.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation, vehicle insurance, and a high school diploma/GED.   Applicants must also have certification as a peer specialist, or meets qualifications to be a certified peer specialist.

Thorough background history will be completed.  Candidates for employment are required to pass drug screening.   Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If interested apply on-line at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers or email resume to lhorne@benchmarkhs.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Camden Peer Support / Kingsland, GA

Job Title:             Certified Peer Specialist
Dept/Location:    Camden Peer Support / Kingsland, GA
Hours:                  Mon-Thurs   7:30am to 5:30pm
Salary:                 Negotiable based off education and experience (non-exempt)
Gateway is looking for individuals currently living in long term recovery for mental health. This position is for an individual to work with consumers through support, advocacy and mentorship in the recovery process. Individual must be currently in treatment or have a history of treatment for mental health.
·    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.

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.
If you are looking for a team of dedicated, heart-filled change makers with passion and customer focus, let's find out where you fit in our exciting team of professionals working in healthcare!

In order to be considered, apply at     https://www.healthcare-staffing.com/

Friday, February 10, 2017

Community Friendship, Inc.- PSR/Day Program Float Staff-Certified Peer Specialist

To apply, please send a resume to Diane Clemons at: dclemons@communityfriendship.org
Community Friendship, Inc.
85 Renaissance Pkwy., NE
Atlanta, GA  30308

(404) 875-0381



           
I.         General: 

Works under the supervision of the PSR/Day Program Director to assist in providing direction and structure for assigned units by directing and coordinating activities consistent with established goals, objectives, and policies set by Community Friendship, Inc. (CFI).  Diligently reflects the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and the mission of CFI in the day-to-day work activities and decision – making process.  Performs other duties as assigned and ensures all duties are performed in accordance with CFI’s policies and procedures.

II.        Major Duties and Responsibilities:
      
 
 

   A.  Provides Oversight of Skills Training Areas Daily as assigned/scheduled.

1.    Provides floating coverage of CFI Day Program units/skills training areas as scheduled by Day Program Director.
2.    Supervises assigned area and teaches members work skills, specific job tasks, and job seeking skills.
3.    Communicates with relevant Unit Coordinator daily regarding members’ participation and progress on recovery goals.
4.    Devises incentives to encourage members to develop good work habits.
5.    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.    Guides members in understanding their goals and reinforces acceptable work habits, and personal adjustment improvements.
2.    Provides constructive feedback to members when necessary, focusing on members’ confidence, values, and the choice to live and work in the community successfully.
3.    Plans and facilitates at least three recovery-focused educational classes per week in the Day Program (i.e., WRAP, WHAM)
4.    Assists Unit Coordinators with case management services including helping members with food, housing, entitlements, clothing, medical/dental treatment, mental health services, etc.
5.    Coordinates and facilitates CFI Social Activity schedule
6.    Provides leadership in planning and facilitating special events (i.e., Member Appreciation Day, Field Day, Holiday Dance, etc.)
7.    Functions as CFI’s liaison to vsaArts of Georgia (access to community events)
8.    Coordinates weekly MARTA card ordering and distribution
9.    Provides PSR-I services as indicated for Day Program members.

   C.  Maintains All Assigned Documentation as Defined by CFI Policy.

1.    Assists Unit Coordinators with entering service provision logs into electronic medical record.
2.    Manages collection and organization of daily class attendance logs.
3.    Maintains attendance and lunch records for monthly reports.
4.    Assists Unit Coordinators in obtaining annual diagnosis verifications and completing Health Histories, Releases of Information, and updates of medication profiles as requested. 
5.    Documents any PSR-I services provided according to CFI guidelines.

   D.  Assists 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, GA Collaborative ASO Quality Reviews, and other program reviews.
3.    Assists in administering health/safety procedures and teaches those skills to members.
4.    Maintains open lines of communication with supervisor about needs, problems, goals and accomplishments, etc. 
5.    Completes other duties as assigned, with a positive attitude.

      
 
   E. Participates in Staff Development and Training                                                                                                         
             
1.    Participates in planning conferences, in-service trainings, and  
              committees as assigned.
2.    Follows CFI policies on Staff as Role Models and Informal Rules and Regulations for Staff.
3.    Communicates regularly with supervisor, accepting constructive  
   feedback positively.
4.    Maintains regular and punctual attendance.  Reports directly to
   supervisor if absent or late.
5.    Participates in all staff meetings and trainings with professionalism.

III.  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

1.    Knowledge of service delivery for adults with psychiatric disabilities, client rights, current trends in mental health services, and community resources.
2.    Skill in effective interpersonal relationships, dealing with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; communicating ideas and information clearly, concisely and effectively both verbally and in writing; making sound decisions; independent judgment; creative problem-solving; decision-making; and planning and organizing.
3.    Ability to effect change; prioritize tasks; interact cooperatively; maintain effective work relationships; display versatility in managing workload relative to volume, type and timeframes; plan, develop, coordinate, and organize activities; analyze situations and realize potential impact of decisions and actions; and deal effectively with crisis situations.
4.    Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to members’ individual needs.
5.    Ability to 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 all.

IV.    Qualifications

1.    Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) in Georgia
2.    One year experience in provision of mental health services for adults
3.    Must possess a current Georgia driver’s license and be insurable in the state of Georgia
4.    WHAM, WRAP and CARES certification preferred

V.     Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs, 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 r