Thursday, September 29, 2016

Part time at the Decatur Peer Support and Wellness Center

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 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 $13.00 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work overnight. Please send a current Resume and Letter of Interest to jayme@gmhcn.org


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

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Forensic Peer Mentor Positions Available: - various locations



The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking self-identified consumers of behavioral health services with personal lived experience in 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 Day Reporting Centers or 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)
Hawkinsville (Pulaski State Prison)
Columbus (Rutledge State Prison)
Athens (Day Reporting Center)
Columbus (Day Reporting Center)
Rome (Day Reporting Center)
Gainesville (Day Reporting Center)
Augusta (Day Reporting Center)

Potential candidates will need:
To Self -Identify as a person in recovery from behavioral health diagnoses.
To Self-Identify as a person with personal lived experience with the criminal justice system.
A flexible schedule and ability to work independently
Reliable personal transportation
The ability to pass a background check from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; the Department of Corrections and/or the Department of Community Supervision

Preferred Qualifications:
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) and/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/CARES, Forensic Peer Mentoring Project Director at 1-800-297-6146 or 404-723-6018.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Avita Community Partners - Demorest (CST) and Gainesville (ACT)

Avita Community Partners, Georgia

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

Community Support Team - Demorest (CST Team)
Assertive Community Treatment - Gainesville (ACT Team)

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 support and guide Peer Support services in the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).
Will provide support to individuals with an SMPI diagnosis.
Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources.
May transport clients as needed
Must be willing to take rotating 24-hour on-call duties

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

*There is an additional 20% added to the annual salary for on-call duties

**For more details and to apply online please visit www.avitapartners.org/careers.php

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.

Avita Community Partners Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) - Flowery Branch.

Avita Community Partners, Georgia

Avita Community Partners is recruiting for a Certified Peer Specialist for the following location:

·         Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) - Flowery Branch.

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 support and guide Peer Support services in the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).
·         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.


Friday, September 02, 2016

Serenity Community Services

Certified Peer Specialist
Serenity Community Services
4405 Mall Blvd., Suite 310
Union City, Ga. 30291

Duties & Responsibilities: This is a recruitment for a Certified Peer Specialist who has a Whole Health and Wellness Coach (WHAM) certification. The selected candidate will carry a caseload and provide case management duties to adults.

To be eligible, one must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with a mental illness.

One must have at least a high school diploma or GED but a college degree is preferred. One should demonstrate experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in their recovery (that must be at least one year between diagnosis and application to the training).

Minimum Training & Experience: Any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Note: Position requires a valid driver's license issued by the state of Georgia and must possess Certification as a Peer Specialist along with their WHAM certificate.
 All resumes should be sent to: dobi@serenitycomsvcs.com

Thursday, August 11, 2016

FHR in Calhoun

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST Calhoun, GA

FHR, a nationally recognized leader in the adult mental health field, is a private non-profit service agency providing community based care for adults with psychiatric disabilities. 
FHR has developed, trains and utilizes the PRISMMODEL® approach which is: Person-centered, Respectful, Individualized, Strength-based and Mission-driven.  
FHR and its staff believe that all persons living with mental illness can and do recover, and with access to supports and resources can and do lead self-determined, independent, and fulfilling lives as contributing members of the community.  In a recent client satisfaction survey over 95% of the respondents indicated  'they were happy with the services they receive from FHR'.  Our employees are satisfied, too: we have a 4.2 overall ranking on Glassdoor.com and our CEO has a 96% approval rating by our colleagues.  www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Fellowship-Health-Resources-EI_IE644623.11,38.htm

Visit our website at www.fhr.net 

FHR is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity in the workplace.           

Responsibilities  The Certified Peer Specialist is responsible for providing support services to young adults through geriatric individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in the different stages of recovery.
Requirements  A high school diploma is required, AA or BA in Human Service field preferred.  Person with life experiences required (defined as having been treated for mental illness and or substance abuse). Crisis intervention experience preferred.  Must be GA certified Peer Specialist with advanced level WRAP facilitator certificate.
Total Rewards  FHR offers a competitive total rewards package with benefits such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medical and Delta Dental coverage, a Vision Service Plan, a retirement plan for which employees are immediately eligible, flex spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and a wellness program.
To apply, please e-mail resume to mmcfarland@fhr.net.