Sunday, May 28, 2017

Part-time position opening at the Peer Support and Wellness Center 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

Saturday, May 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

Friday, May 26, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CareSource - Community Health Worker - Savannah


Requisition Number
17-0545
Post Date
4/21/2017

Job Title
Community Health Worker
City
Savannah
State
GA
Job Description
Role and Responsibility:
  • Participate as a member of the Regional Care Coordination Team to coordinate care for members
  • Engage with the member in a variety of settings to establish an effective, professional relationship. Settings for engagement include but are not limited to; hospital, provider office, community agency, member’s home, telephonic or electronic communication
  • Accompany members to appointments and other social service encounters when necessary
  • Coordinate logistics to support care plan goals and interventions – reminders, transportation, and childcare arrangements  - for members
  • Verify eligibility, previous enrollment history, demographics and current health status of each member
  • Contribute to assessments by gathering information from the member, family, provider and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of care plan, reporting information to the Care Coordinator
  • Assist with the provision of health education and wellness materials as directed by the Care Coordinator(s) or Team Leader
  • Maintain appropriate documentation within protocols and guidelines of the Care Management program
  • Starts each intervention with members wondering, “What does the world look like for this person, and how can I meet him or her where they are?  What are his or her unique needs, and how can CareSource help?”  In each interaction, the employee will aspire to help the member to feel informed, empowered, and supported by CareSource
  • Looks for ways to improve the process to make the members experience with CareSource easier and shares with leadership to make it a standard, repeatable process
  • Regular travel to conduct member visits, provider visits and community based visits as needed to ensure effective administration of the program
  • Perform any other job related instructions as requested

Requirements
Education / Experience:
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), is required
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in either volunteer or paid position working in community settings with at risk populations providing coordination of services is preferred
Required Competencies / Knowledge / Skills:
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Sensitivity to and experience working within different cultures
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to identify problems and opportunities and communicate to management
  • Developing knowledge of local, state & federal healthcare laws and regulations & all company policies regarding case management practices
  • Demonstrate compassion, support and collaboration with members and families
  • Self-motivated and inquisitive
  • Comfort with asking pertinent questions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate and promote ethical conduct
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Awareness of community & state support resources
  • Organized , detail-oriented and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to keep composure and professionalism during times of high emotional stress
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and act in the company’s best interest
  • Proven track record of demonstrating empathy and compassion for individuals
  • Proven track record for improving processes to make things easier for those you have served
Licensure / Certification:
  • Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute Certification, or equivalent approved training program, is preferred
  • Employment in this position is conditional pending successful clearance of a driver’s license record check.  If the driver’s license record results are unacceptable, the offer will be withdrawn or, if  employee has started employment in position, employment in this position will be terminated
  • Employment in this position is conditional pending successful clearance of a criminal background check.  If the criminal background results are unacceptable, the offer will be withdrawn or, employee has started in position, employment in this position will be terminated
  • To help protect our members and the communities we serve from acquiring communicable diseases, evidence of immunity to Influenza is required for this role. CareSource will provide the Influenza vaccination to required employees annually during Influenza season (October 1 – March 31) as a condition of continued employment in this position.  Employees hired during Influenza season will have forty five (45) days from their hire date to complete the required vaccination.  Any exceptions to this requirement must be reviewed and approved by a member of the Employee Health team. 
Working Conditions:
  • Mobile Worker:  This is a mobile position, meaning that regular travel to different work locations is essential.  Will be exposed to weather conditions typical of the location and may be required to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Reside in the same territory they are assigned to work in ; exceptions may be considered, due to business need
  • May be required to travel greater than 50% of time to perform work duties.  A valid driver’s license, car, and insurance are necessary for work related travel
  • Required to use general office equipment, such as a telephone, photocopier, fax machine, and personal computer
  • Flexible hours, including possible evenings and/or weekends as needed to serve the needs of our members and may refer members to other CareSource resources

Friday, April 21, 2017

Essence of Care in Stone Mountain

Essence of Care: Now Accepting Applications 
Location:  Stone Mountain, GA. 30083
Email Resume to:  employment@essencecare.org

Full-time / Part-time
Salary Range or Hourly Range – Negotiable
Job Status: Contract/Employee

Job Objective: C.P.S. is responsible for providing consistent, competent and respectful treatment, mirror-image therapy, rehabilitation and support to every assigned program client in accordance with all applicable protocols, policies, rules and guidelines.

Job Qualification: Only Accepting applicants holding a certificate from the Georgia Department of Behavior Health, (CPS Certificate). Completion of all required training, certification, First Aid, BLS, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
       Formulating behavioral plans, therapy and strategies for individuals.
      Engaging individuals in active change oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
      Promoting Wellness Education, Behavior Contracts, Safety Plans, Wellness Recovery Action Plans.
      Assisting individuals with development of social skills, interpersonal skills and adaptation skills.       Participating in all training, supervision and consultation activities.
      Documentation using the BIRP format (Behavioral, Intervention, Response, Plan).
     Transporting individuals to assigned therapy, appointments, medical appointments, evaluations and/or activity as deemed appropriate and clinically necessary.       Abiding by and promoting the established treatment goal guidelines.


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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Georgia Pines Community Service Board - Part time

POSITION TITLE:
Peer Support
PREPARED BY:
D. Brown
DEPARTMENT:

DATE:
01/02/2015
BUSINESS UNIT:
ActionMed Personnel, LLC


REPORTS TO:

HR DEPT.   APPROVAL: 
Naomi Stifter
For Compensation Use Only
DATE:

FLSA STATUS:
Hourly


JOB LEVEL:
Part-time
COMP. APPROVAL:
Nathan Cumbie


DATE:



SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Peer Support duties are performed under the supervision of a licensed team leader.  Peer assists the consumers with the development of interpersonal skills and community coping skills through education, training and modeling.  The staff may be required to provide assistance in crisis situations.

TO APPLY
Contact   Mia Harris,
Human Resource Specialist
Phone: (229) 225-1334
Fax: (229) 225-1336

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Under close to general supervision and according to established procedures, performs confidential record keeping functions for the peer office.
·         Utilizes the multi-disciplinary assessment to participate in the development of a comprehensive individualized service/recovery plan with a focus on recovery.
·         Link and/or serve as advocate with other agencies to gather needed resources for consumers
·         Provides assessment, monitoring and assistance to the consumer with the self management of psychiatric symptoms
·         Provides assistance and support in crisis situations
·         Completes necessary documentation (treatment plans, authorizations, etc.) in time frame specified by policy.
·         Assist the consumer in reaching the skill building objective in their individualized service/recovery plan.
·         Actively participates in multidisciplinary treatment/recovery clinical team meetings each month
·         Develops individualized discharge plans through utilization of available resources as deemed appropriate by treatment /recovery team.
·         Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels
·         Displays flexibility, cooperation and a positive attitude
·         Participates in Programs Performance Improvement Plan
·         Participates in continuing education activities
·         Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision
·         Requests direction and supervision when appropriate
·         Adheres to safety and infection control guidelines
·         Reports to work on time and as scheduled
·         Follows established policies and procedures for calling in for unscheduled absences
·         Uses initiative and judgment to assure that circumstances requiring attention are referred as required.
·         Adheres to dress code

  1. Confidentialiy

·         Must adhere to and respect all policies regarding all consumer rights, anonymity and confidentiality of all records.  This covers any written or verbal communication regarding a consumer’s identity, address and situation.

Minimum Qualifications:
§  High School diploma or GED
§  Must have been enrolled in peer program and completed program
§  Computer skills
Knowledge:
§  Ability to communicate well by ( oral, written and active listening)
§  Ability to maintain confidentiality
§  Ability to provide excellent customer service


Skills/Competencies:

Prioritization/planning/organizational skills, resilience. Normal mobility, manual dexterity, normal visual and auditory abilities required. Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language.

Other Requirements:

§  Maintains current and valid State of Georgia State Commercial Driver’s license
§  Must have annual MVR (motor vehicle report) with 7 years retroactive driving record that meets ActionMed’s Auto Liability Carrier guidelines.
§  Has a vehicle available for work
§  Meets AMP/HFR/State criteria established for residential care employees in the State of Georgia (including but not limited to Criminal background check, MVR guidelines, Finger-print, Employment reference check and Drug Free Workplace Policies.)





WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


COMPETENCIES

Consumer Service - Manages difficult or emotional consumer situations; Responds promptly to consumer needs;

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments as needed.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, according to behavioral health standards, compliance Joint Commission in all areas of documentation and patient care;

Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures according to nursing standards and in compliance with state, local and accrediting agency regulations.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities.


DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.




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