Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Peer Mentor Positions Available

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking self-identified consumers of behavioral health services to fill part-time positions in the state of Georgia as Peer Mentors.  This is an excellent opportunity to assist peers who are transitioning from Georgia Regional Hospitals to living self-directed lives of hope and purpose in communities of their choice.  Currently, we have positions available in the following locations: Columbus, GA and Atlanta, 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 positions are 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.

Monday, December 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

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

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 Roslind Hayes at roslind@gmhcn.org.


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

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Sunday, December 25, 2016

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

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

HEALTHCARE STAFFING INC - various positions

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

CPS / PEER SPECIALIST ( North Ga./ Pickens, Gilmer, Cherokee Counties)  Military Veterans Supplement/Homes for Recovery

Job Responsibilities :Provide support services and acquire resources from with in the community for homeless Veterans that have Mental Health illnesses and may also have co-occurring substance abuse. 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 : US Military Veteran, 
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

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CPS / PEER SPECIALIST ( North Ga./ Gilmer, Fannin, Pickens, Counties) 

Community Support Team
Job Responsibilities * CST provision of direct clinical services and reimbursed on call to support CST consumers. Provide community-based mental health services, case management and recovery services Serves as advocate for consumers within the facility and the community. Provide recovery peer support services, relapse prevention through groups and home visit's to consumers twice monthly. Maintain statistics and complete weekly and monthly reports, provide supportive employment support and resume building for consumers in program. Refer consumers to community resources to needs met, work with providers to screen all participants who may meet the SPMI definitions to navigate services Work with consumers to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery
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. Help consumers develop strategies and skills to change their behavior and to cope with difficult situations utilizing client strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences
Facilitate linkage with other HRCSB Services (i.e. Nursing Assessments, Psychiatric Treatment, etc.).
Ensure timely completion of documentation through electronic record keeping.

Minimum qualifications :
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.
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


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CPS / PEER SPECIALIST ( North Ga./ Pickens, Gilmer, Cherokee Counties)  Homes 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

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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

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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

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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