Monday, February 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, February 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

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

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, 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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Healthcare Staffing - many CPS Positions

1- Certified Peer Specialist- Full Time Position Located in Rome, Ga (Floyd
County) 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: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


2-Peer Specialist- Pickens County and Gilmer County (Jasper, Ga and
Ellijay)
We have several (3 positions) available in the Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin Job Description:
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.
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 gone through a recovery process and willing to help others through their recovery process.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


3- Certified Peer Specialist- HCS currently has full time positions available in Gilmer and Gordon County- Home Again Program (Ellijay, Ga and Calhoun,Ga) 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: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application


4- Certified Peer Specialist/Peer Specialist- Floyd Act Team (Rome, Ga) Job Description Completes documentation in compliance with HRH standards to include submission and preparation of reports and maintenance of assigned consumer case load. Obtain and maintain average of billable hours to HRH standards of 85 hours per month on direct service time. Provide support to consumers in creating and maintain wellness tools as CPS using evidence based practices and self disclosure when appropriate. Advocate for consumers using CPS perspective in treatment teams and staffing.
Maintain contact with family, community agencies and collateral contacts both formal and informal as related ACT consumer needs. Completes all required training per HRH Education and Experience. Knowledge skills and abilities comparable to that of a high school graduate. This position requires an individual who is or has been the recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Ability to work as a member of a team and that has a commitment to the rights and abilities of individuals with severe mental illness to further their growth and development. Requires one year of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness.
Knowledge and Skills. Demonstrated ability to interact positively with clients of various backgrounds, cognitive capacities and psychiatric/physical disabilities. Demonstrated ability to manage self professionally at all times. Skilled at engaging individuals in pre-employment and job support services or computer skills training.
Strong understanding of trauma-informed care, wellness and recovery and WRAP principles. Working knowledge of community resources such as transportation systems, recreation centers and activities, churches, drop-in centers, support groups, etc. Demonstrated understanding of working with persons with acute and/or chronic psychiatric diagnoses.
Demonstrated experience providing care management services to this population, both in-person and remotely. Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to use graphics to present materials for persons with severe challenges whose abilities to read and comprehend are diminished. Demonstrated skill in using computer and mobile technology.
Related Experience preferred: 1 year Required education: High school or equivalent Job Type: Full-time. Required experience: Mental Health
experience: 1 year Required license or certification: Valid GA Driver's License Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application

7- Parent-CPS- 2 Positions in Calhoun, Ga. And 2 Positions in Ellijay, Ga 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. 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. To qualify and succeed in the position: High School Diploma/ GED, Have Peer Specialist Certification or eligible to work towards and apply for certification. Lived Experience. Computer skills, Organizational skills, ability to work with minimal supervision. , Must be able to pass intensive local and national criminal background investigations, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application

8- Certified Peer Specialist- Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Paulding Area  Must be a VETERAN The Addictive Diseases Peer Support Specialist promotes promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Provides activities that promote self-directed recovery by helping consumers develop and work toward achievement of specific personal recovery goals which may include attaining meaningful employment. Assists consumers with relapse prevention planning. 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. 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. Qualifications :  High School Diploma/ GED,  A Veteran of armed forces and have a history of mental health and or substance abuse and currently in recovery. CPS Certified or eligible to become a Certified Peer Specialist. Ability to pass intensive background investigation, drug screening an have  a clean 7yr motor vehicle report.
Please email resumes to: Dayna Veit- dveit@healthcare-staffing.com or Fax resumes to: Attn: Dayna Veit 706-624-8328 or go to www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an employment application



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA is seeking two Full Time, Certified Peer Specialists for our Suicide Prevention & HIV Prevention departments!! Applicant must have CPS or CPS-AD (C.A.R.E.S.) through GA Council on Substance Abuse.  Salary range for this position is:  $21,500.04 - $34,803.00.  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