Monday, August 29, 2016

Recovery Foundations Trainings Data Manager and Technical Assistance Co-Facilitator - Full-time - GMHCN - Decatur

 The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is currently seeking someone to work fulltime on our Recovery Foundations Training (RFT) project. The RFT project works in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (GDBHDD) to provide trainings to community providers of behavioral health services in the state of Georgia to improve a recovery oriented system of care for behavioral health services. Preference will be given to individuals with lived experience of recovery from behavioral health challenges.
The ideal candidate for this positon will be engaging and outgoing with very strong computer and office skills. In addition, the ideal candidate will be in recovery from a behavioral health challenge and be able to share that experience with others as they interact with individuals across the State. See below for further position details.
This position has two main areas of concentration:
Technical Assistance Co-Facilitator
·         Co-facilitate Recovery Foundations Technical Assistance (TA) Trainings.
·         Assist with RFT learning events.
·         Contribute to online platform and other forums that share recovery focused change projects, lessons learned, community service board (CSB) feedback, CSB and GDBHDD recovery focused change opportunity, and recovery focused resources.
·         Assist with the development of handouts and tool kits developed by lead consultants.
·         Contribute to the RFT and TA progress reports.
·         Attend a weekly RFT & TA coordination meeting.
RFT Data Manager
·         Manage and maintain a database of RFT & TA change projects, lessons learned, CSB feedback, CSB & GDBHDD recovery focused change.
·         Attend and provide logistical assistance in RFT learning events.
·         Record and maintain minutes from RFT learning events.
Preferred skills
·         Georgia Certified Peer Specialist.
·         Previous administrative experience.
·         Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
·         The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
·         The ability to multi-task and make sure goals are achieved in a timely manner.
Travel
20% - 40%
This position does require overnight travel almost exclusively in the state of Georgia.
This position is housed at our main office in downtown Decatur, GA.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to Nick Calhoun via email at: nick@gmhcn.org

About the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
The Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. It hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conventions in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990 and how has grown to over 4000 members across the state. GMHCN has about 100 employees currently and works throughout the state to provide the state with an increasing number of self-directed behavioral health services aimed at supporting peers to thrive in a life of recovery.


Administrative Assistant/Office Manager - Full-time - GMHCN - Decatur


                The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is currently seeking an entry level Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to work fulltime in our office in beautiful downtown Decatur, GA. We are seeking someone that is personable and helpful to support our office of approximately 20 as well as be the initial point of contact for peers visiting and calling our office. Additionally, this position will be responsible for a variety of office management responsibilities. Preference will be given to individuals with lived experience of recovery from behavioral health challenges. See below for duties and preferred qualifications:
Duties:
·         Answer incoming calls to the office.
o   Take messages when necessary.
o   Provide general information about our organization and our work/programs.
·         Respond to general inquiries via our office email.
·         Assist with production of training manuals, certificates, mailings; etc.
·         Maintain various databases and ensure that they are current.
·         Ensure that the office environment is generally orderly and ready for visitors.
·         Order supplies for the office and breakroom.
·         Maintain office equipment such as printer, fax, and mail meter to ensure they are ready for daily use.
·         Maintain equipment inventory log.
·         Be point of contact for building management.
·         Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and senior staff.
Preferred Qualifications
·         Lived experience in recovery from behavioral health challenges.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
·         Previous experience with Microsoft Access a plus.
·         Excellent communication skills (written/verbal)
·         The ability to type 40 wpm.
·         A supportive and kind attitude.
·         Problem solving and analytical skills.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to Nick Calhoun via email at: nick@gmhcn.org

About the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

The Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. It hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conventions in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990 and how has grown to over 4000 members across the state. GMHCN has about 100 employees currently and works throughout the state to provide the state with an increasing number of self-directed behavioral health services aimed at supporting peers to thrive in a life of recovery.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Data Entry Clerk - Part-time - GMHCN - Decatur


                The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is currently seeking a part time data entry clerk to work in our office in beautiful downtown Decatur, GA. Preference will be given to individuals with lived experience of recovery from behavioral health challenges. See below for duties and preferred qualifications:
Duties:
·         Retrieve faxes with required data.
·         Input required data into Provider Connect database.
·         Contact Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Centers to reconcile problems with data provided.
·         Investigate to complete participant profiles when necessary.
·         Other duties as assigned by Executive Director and senior office staff.
Preferred Qualifications
·         Lived experience in recovery from behavioral health challenges.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
·         Previous experience with Microsoft Access a plus.
·         Excellent communication skills (written/verbal)
·         The ability to type 40 wpm.
·         A supportive and kind attitude.
·         Problem solving and analytical skills.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to Nick Calhoun via email at: nick@gmhcn.org

About the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

The Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. It hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conventions in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990 and how has grown to over 4000 members across the state. GMHCN has about 100 employees currently and works throughout the state to provide the state with an increasing number of self-directed behavioral health services aimed at supporting peers to thrive in a life of recovery.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Director 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 serve as full-time Director for the new Peer Support, Wellness. and Respite Center in Moultrie, GA. The position requires managing the overall operations of the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience managing peer employees.  The applicant must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, and reliable transportation.  Salary for this position is $30,000 per year, and benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance.  The applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule.  Please send a resume and letter of interest to Roslind Hayes at roslind@gmhcn.org or FAX (404)-687-0772.

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 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

Tuesday, August 02, 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

Monday, August 01, 2016

RESPECT Institute Outreach Coordinator - Full Time

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is currently looking for a fulltime Outreach Coordinator to work on our RESPECT Institute of Georgia project. The position will be located in Decatur, GA and will require short regional travel as needed. Preference will be given to applicants that have experience with behavioral health challenges.

Preferred qualifications:
Certified Peer Specialist
RESPECT Institute of Georgia graduate.

Description of Duties:

Work as a team member under the supervision of RI Program Director, Joel Slack and the Executive Director of GMHCN, Sherry Jenkins Tucker, with direct and daily oversight from the Organizational Development Coordinator, Jen Banathy.

Proactively schedule speaking engagements for RI Graduates. 

Effectively communicate and coordinate transportation plans with speakers.

Transport speakers to venues. 

Conduct follow up evaluation with host agencies to ensure customer satisfaction.

Market the RI by utilizing promotional materials, making phone calls and scheduling meetings with potential speaker venues.

Promote, foster, pursue and identify RI Graduates speaking opportunities, sometimes making cold calls to universities, colleges and other potential audiences.

Establish and maintain long term relationships with local, state and federal government agencies, mental health and other human service agencies, non-profit entities, universities, professional organizations, civic clubs, etc.

Proactively communicate with other RI Team Members, and inform Team Members of speaking engagements and any updates.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume to Jen Banathy at jen@gmhcn.org


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.

Monday, July 11, 2016

One Community Behavioral Services- Atlanta, GA


Currently Hiring

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
Only candidates that live in the Metro- Atlanta area will be considered for this position. 
Job Description Responsibilities:
The Certified Peer Specialist, (CPS), is responsible for providing an array of behavioral health services in office, home or community environments to individuals who have been identified as most in need. The services provided by the potential candidate includes but not limited to skills building (financial, resource connections, and socialization), and community integration to assist individuals in the recovery process that best meets their needs.
The potential candidate works under the supervision of the Program Leader to deliver services to individuals in need in an effort to increase their independent functioning with minimal interruption in their emotional, social, and behavioral functioning. The potential candidate has no supervision responsibilities.
The potential candidate is responsible for ensuring all continuing education requirements are met and that best practices are followed. Client session last 2 hours maximum and groups are held both in the office and occasionally out in the community. Also you are paid 5 additional hours per week in order for you to meet documentation requirements.
Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate will possess a minimum of a high school diploma with at least two years’ experience in the behavioral health field. This candidate will exhibit the ability to develop rapport with individuals quickly and have good written and verbal skills. The candidate will have the ability to establish relationships with multiple community resources and organizations and serve as a resource connection for the individuals served. The ideal candidate will possess strong time management skills and a zeal for professionalism, ethics and teamwork.
Adib S. Shakir, Ed.S
Executive Director
One Community Behavioral Services
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 1415
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Office: (770) 234-9667
Fax: (770) 234-9668
Mobile: (470) 330-2521