Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Full-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 full 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 $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 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

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Part-Time Position Opening at the PSWC in Decatur

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 a flexible schedule. 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

Monday, August 01, 2016

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 Shaun Johnson at shaun@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

Peer Mentor Positions Available in Columbus




The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking a self-identified consumer of behavioral health services to fill a part-time position in the state of Georgia as a Peer Mentor.  This is an excellent opportunity to assist consumers who are transitioning from West Central Regional Hospital to living self-directed lives of hope and purpose in communities of their choice.  Currently, we have one position available in the following location: Columbus, GA.  The potential candidate will need to work a flexible schedule, independently, have a reliable form of personal transportation, and pass a criminal background check.  The Peer Mentor position is part-time (20 hours/week) at $12.36/hour.  Preference will be given to Certified Peer Specialists.  If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume 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, Peer Mentoring Project Coordinator at 1-800-297-6146 or 404-723-6018.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Unison Behavioral Health - Waycross and Douglas

Unison Behavioral Health - Douglas, GA
Behavioral Health Professional IV or V

Location:  Coffee Behavioral Health/Peer Support                           Closing date:  Open until filled

Annual Salary Range: $31,821 - $37,128 commensurate with education and experience

Job Description:  Responsible for leading and assisting peer participants in all phases of peer support day program. Provides site based individualized support and community integration in an effort toward recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse.   Assist in development and practice of skills defined on consumer Wellness Recover Action Plan (WRAP) Provides documentation and collaboration with all team members including psychiatrist on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities:  Primary schedule will be Monday – Thursday @ 9 hours, Friday @ 4 hours.

Competencies:                 1. Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria 2. Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates  3. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques  4. Knowledge of various therapeutic models and intervention as directly related to area of assignment  5. Knowledge of individual and group therapy techniques              

Required Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in behavioral health related field AND Georgia Certified Peer Specialist. Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) or eligible within one year of hire. Masters degree and experience working in a peer environment is preferred.

Submit application and cover letter by mail, email or fax to:
Shelly Bell, HR Department
P.O. Box 1397
Waycross, GA  31502
FAX:  912-449-7055


Unison Behavioral Health Waycross, GA
Behavioral Health Professional IV/Peer Support

Location:  Ware Day Services                                                      Closing date:  Open until filled

Annual Salary: $30,306 + 5% for Certified Peer Specialist

Job Description:  Responsible for leading and assisting peer participants in all phases of peer support day program. Provides site based individualized support and community integration in an effort toward recovery from mental illness and/or substance abuse.   Assist in development and practice of skills defined on consumer Wellness Recover Action Plan (WRAP) Provides documentation and collaboration with all team members including psychiatrist on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities:  Work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, hours will vary occasionally for program coverage needs.

Competencies: 1. Knowledge of diagnostic impressions or criteria 2. Knowledge of how client advocacy system operates  3. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques  4. Knowledge of various intervention techniques as directly related to area of assignment  5. Knowledge of individual and group session techniques   

Required Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health related field AND must qualify as Peer and be certified within one year of hire (See www.gacps.org)  Georgia Certified Peer Specialist preferred.

Submit application and cover letter by mail, email or fax to:
Shelly Bell, HR Department
P.O. Box 1397
Waycross, GA  31502
FAX:  912-449-7055

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Healthcare Staffing - various positions

CPS BARTOW GLS- Position in Cartersville, Ga
Provide Peer Outreach services  to youth with identified high risk for suicide
The Peer Specialist is a part of a grant supported program to provide outreach, education and services to youth who have been identified at high risk for suicide. The peer specialist will respond to crisis situations with youth and link members to services as needed. Supports and trains the family in developing self-advocacy and linkages to appropriate and sustainable supports. Provide ongoing support by listening and helping the youth and family communicate their needs.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Please visit our website at www.healthcare-staffing.com to review all open positions and apply or you can email me at dveit@healthcare-staffing.com

Parent CPS-  Positions Available in: Calhoun/Bartow and Pickens/Cherokee/Gilmer Area
Job Summary: 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. Job Desc. Provide Parent-to-Parent Support.  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. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Please visit our website at www.healthcare-staffing.com to review all open positions and apply or you can email me at dveit@healthcare-staffing.com




Pickens Recovery- Jasper, Ga

Job Desc Summary 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.  Job Des.  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. Responsibilities Be a Veteran of armed forces and have a history of mental health and or substance abuse and currently in recovery. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Please visit our website at www.healthcare-staffing.com to review all open positions and apply or you can email me at dveit@healthcare-staffing.com

Peer Support for Homeless

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: dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328

Full-time Position in Bartow County

Full Time Position in Bartow County
Title:  Peer Specialist             
Location: Cartersville, Ga
Shift: Times and days Vary   
Salary Range: Varies

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Peer Support Specialist is a part of a program to provide outreach, education and services to youth who have been identified at high risk for suicide. The peer specialist will respond to crisis situation with youth and link members to services as needed. Supports and trains the family in developing self advocacy and linkages to appropriate and sustainable supports. Provide ongoing support by listening and helping the youth and family communicate their needs.
Job Requirements:
Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have experience working with mental health or substance abuse consumers/youth. Must also have at least 2 years experience working with the youth.  Must have own diagnosis of Mental Health or Substance Abuse and have been through treatment. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Must have a Georgia Peer Specialist Certificate and/or in the process of becoming Certified through the Georgia Peer Specialist Program. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. 24 Months working with Youth that have a Mental Health or Substance Abuse diagnosis
3. At least 6 months working in the community with consumers

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor’s Degree in a helping field
* Excellent Communication Skills
* Computer and Phone Skills
* Highly Organized
* Email knowledge
* Work well with others and be part of Team

NOTE: A pre-employment drug screen, random drug screen, and state & federal criminal background investigation will be required of selected applicant.

                                                                                                                 Submit resume to: dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax: 706-624-8328 Attn: Dayna Veit

Home Again Program - Gilmer and Gordon County

HCS currently has full time positions available in Gilmer and Gordon County
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: 706-624-8328

Homes for Recovery ( North Ga./ Pickens, Gilmer, Cherokee Counties)

HEALTHCARE STAFFING INC./CONTRACTED WITH HIGHLANDRIVERS CSB
HAS THE FOLLING OPENINGS:

CPS / PEER SPECIALIST ( North Ga./ Pickens, Gilmer, Cherokee CountiesHomes for Recovery

Job Responsibilities :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, benefitted, Permanent position with competitive rates.

To Apply or for more information:
Email: dveit@healthcare-staffing.com
                   Fax:   706-624-8328
                  Phone: 706-624-8335