Friday, September 21, 2018

Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc. in Atlanta

           Job Title:   Certified Peer Specialist
                             (Individual and/or group sessions)
                            
Responsible To:   Director of Mental Health Services

           Program:   PEER SERVICES
                  Effective:   Immediately

                      Status:   Full or Part-Time

Department/Division:   Adult Mental
                                    Health Services


Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia is currently seeking Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) to provide Individual and/or Group Peer Support Counseling Services. The CPS staff will provide individual sessions with various consumers at their homes, in the community and at the SRFC, Inc. office location. The CPS will also provide Peer Support Group ONLY, Peer Support Individual ONLY, or a combination of the two. Peer Support Group sessions will be provided at the SRFC, Inc. program facility. The CPS will model competency in recovery and wellness for both group and individual Peer Support Sessions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one                                                                  sessions and/or Peer Support Group Sessions. During these sessions the CPS will support    clients in identifying and creating goals and developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths,    supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals
2.     Assist clients in determining the steps the CPS he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.
3.     Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist consumers in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.
4.     Independently or with periodic assistance of higher graded treatment team members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals.
5.     Use ongoing individual sessions to teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows the consumer and CPS to share their experiences.
6.     Support clients’ vocational choices and assist them in getting their lives back.
7.     With assistance from the Program Coordinator/Team Leader, the Peer Specialist will work with the consumers and other treatment team staff to develop a treatment/recovery plan based on each consumer’s identified goals.
8.     Complete Progress Notes using the GIRP format for documentation.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
·       Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established   
      standardized mental health processes.
·       Knowledge and skills sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent
      living, and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness.
·       The CPS will accompany clients to community resources to assist them in accessing these
       resources.
·       Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational group
      by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and interests.

QUALIFICATIONS

·       Employee must hold and maintain Georgia Certified Peer Support Specialist Credential.

·       Employee must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness of mental illness and a strong     
      desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness.

·       Employee must hold a GED or High School Diploma.

·       Employee must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication
      skills

·       Must be able to pass background check.

FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Life Insurance
Company Holidays
Paid Personal Time Off
401k Plan

COMPENSATION RANGE: $15.00

Interested applicants may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to: helen.emanuel@srfcinc.com or fax application to (919)405-2740


Thursday, September 06, 2018

CSB-Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton



CSB-Gwinnett/Rockdale/Newton

Behavioral Health Clinical Case Manager -  HEA03A6

Posting Date: Sep 6, 2018 - Closing Date: Sep 20, 2018
Primary Location: GA-Newton-Covington Other Locations:
Number of Openings: 1
Job: Healthcare
Shift: Day Job

Description
:
Under supervision, provides persons, families or vulnerable populations with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute or terminal illnesses and physical or developmental disabilities. Provides patient education and counseling, advises caregivers, and makes necessary referrals for other social services. Receives additional training, as required, to gain full proficiency and experience in all areas. Refers client or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education. Provides training to direct care staff in implementing behavior modification techniques and treatment plans. Provides case management services related to identified treatment needs. Performs clinical assessments of the behavioral health needs of consumers presenting for services. Organizes support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client. Monitors, evaluates, and records client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan. Identify environmental impediments to client of patient progress through interviews and review of patient records. Counsels clients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life. Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve crisis

Qualifications
:

Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND eligibility to be licensed OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of experience in social service delivery.

Preferred Qualifications - External:
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification or eligible to obtain a CPS certification based on personal lived experience.:



THANKS,

IJUANA MCCAIN-LANDRY, LPC, CPRP, CPCS
Program Manager
NEW ROCK ADULT DAY SERVICES
VIEWPOINT HEALTH
101 Kirkland Rd, Covington, GA 30016
678-209-2583 (Direct)                                      
678-212-6318 (Fax)
678-209-2575 (Main)
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Saturday, September 01, 2018

Highland Rivers - Rome


Location
Rome, GA

Applications
Please send resume to jobs@highlandrives.org

Job Duties
Provide linkage to recovery support services
Work with individuals in the community needing treatment for Opioid addictions and MAT services.
Develop and maintain collaborative contacts.
Provide educational opportunities in the community on Opioid addiction and MAT services.
Develop and maintain a peer advisory council
Provide care coordination
Complete accurate and timely documentation

Qualifications
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Certified Peer Specialist eligible for CARES
This position requires a Peer Specialist that is in opioid addiction recovery.
Must have a current drivers license with under 6 points.
Must be able to pass preemployment criminal background and drug testing.



Avita Community Partner


Avita Community Partners, a nonprofit provider of Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services, is seeking to hire a Certified Peer Specialist – Youth for our Emerging Adult Program. This position would assist clients in the Greater Gainesville, Georgia area.

The person selected will support and guide Peer Support services with Emerging adults (ages 18-26) with a behavioral health diagnosis. Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources. May transport clients as needed.

Requirements
• Must be eligible for certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia or must be a Certified Peer Specialist - Y in the state of Georgia.
• Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID
• Have a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance abuse diagnosis.
http://www.gacps.org/Home.html
• Be able to advocate for themselves;
• Have a high school diploma
• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;
• Must be well grounded in recovery wellness (At least on year between diagnosis and application to training) and/or one year continuous abstinent from substance use;
• Provide one letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

Applications may be submitted online at www.avitapartners.org/career.php or resumes sent to jobs@avitapartners.org EOE.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Certified Peer Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment


Certified Peer Specialist – Assertive Community Treatment
Posting Date: August 13, 2018 - Closing Date: August 27, 2018
Primary Location: GA-Spalding-Griffin 
Number of Openings: 1
Job: Social Services 

Description: 
Under direct supervision, assists with daily living activities at the person's home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a residential facility. Provides training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills to consumers/students in a state school, hospital, juvenile detention facility, residence, group home, workshop, or supported employment environment.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with documentation in an electronic health record and able to maintain productivity requirements.  Good time management, communication, and organization.  Strengths or experience in case management are a plus.
Uses lived experience with a mental illness and/or co-occurring disorder to assist in supporting consumers in recovery.  Uses strengths-based perspective to promote hope for recovery, personal responsibility, and community integration.  Assists individuals in advocating for self and others.  Engages individuals and families with outreach and support.  Completes WRAP plans with individuals.  Provides general case management services to individuals such as assistance with resource linkage and transportation.
NOTE: McIntosh Trail Community Service Board conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of:
  • Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Database
  • Drug Screen
·         Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for seven years

TB testing will be required upon appointment. If you have previously tested positive for TB, you will be required to bring a copy of your chest x-ray on your first day of orientation.

For more information about this position, contact:
Patricia Longino
plongino@mctrail.org
Phone:  (770) 358-5252 Ext. 11533
Fax Number:  (770) 229-3223

In order to be considered, you MUST email or fax a State of Georgia Application and resume.
A State of Georgia Application can be downloaded at:

Entry 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.

Certified Peer Specialist - Parent


Certified Peer Specialist - Parent
Posting Date: July 26, 2018 - Closing Date: August 5, 2018
Primary Location: GA-Spalding-Griffin 
Number of Openings: 1
Job: Social Services 

Description: 
Under direct supervision, assists with daily living activities at the person's home, in a daytime non-residential facility or a residential facility. Provides training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills to consumers/students in a state school, hospital, juvenile detention facility, residence, group home, workshop, or supported employment environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Must be certified as a Peer Specialist by the State of Georgia.  WHAM, CPS-Y, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) certified.
Advocate on behalf of individual’s served by the IGNITE Team.  Serve as a mentor to individuals receiving services.  Act as an interpreter to assist non-mental health consumer team members better understand and relate to individuals living with a mental illness.  Assist individuals being served by the ACT Team to combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.  Provide ongoing assessment problem solving, skills teaching and support to enhance daily living skills.  Accurately complete documentation/notes as required by Agency policy.  Maintain certification and complete continuing education requirements.  Must have a valid driver’s license.
NOTE: McIntosh Trail Community Service Board conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of:
  • Fingerprint Based Background Check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Database
  • Drug Screen
·         Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) for seven years

TB testing will be required upon appointment. If you have previously tested positive for TB, you will be required to bring a copy of your chest x-ray on your first day of orientation.

For more information about this position, contact:
Patricia Longino
plongino@mctrail.org
Phone:  (770) 358-5252
Fax Number:  (770) 229-3223

In order to be considered, you MUST email or fax a State of Georgia Application and resume.
A State of Georgia Application can be downloaded at:

Entry 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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Part-Time Opening at the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Colquitt County, GA


 The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education, 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 $12.36 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to kelly@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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Part-time Positions Opening at the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center of White County


The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part time for the Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Center in Cleveland, GA.  Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work under pressure, reliable transportation. Applicants must also have the ability and willingness to transport peers in their personal vehicle.  Salary for this position is $13.11 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current resume and letter of interest to Jessica Umberhandt, Director, PSWRC White County, 46 Knaus Dr, Cleveland, GA 30528 or email jessica@gmhcn.org or FAX to 706-865-4427.

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 Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer 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 $13.50 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current Resume and Letter of Interest to aisha@gmhcn.org



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

Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases

Part-time Positions opening at the Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center in Bartow County

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health peer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to work part 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 $13.11 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a resume and letter of interest to Jennifer Barnett, Director, Peer Support Wellness and Respite Center, 201 N. Erwin St., Cartersville, GA 30120 or email jennifer@gmhcn.org 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