Sunday, July 30, 2017

2 Part-time Positions opening at the PSWRC 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 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 $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 Colleen Stephens, 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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Director - Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur

Director - Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, a recovery oriented, behavioral health, consumer advocacy and education organization, is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to serve as full-time Director for the Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur, GA. The position requires managing the overall operations of the Peer Support and Wellness Center. This includes managing staff, scheduling, training new hires; etc. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience managing peer employees.  The applicant must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and reliable transportation. Computer/administrative skills and attention to detail is necessary for this position. The applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule.  Please email a Current Resume and Letter of Interest (specific to this position) to Jayme Lynch at jayme@gmhcn.org.

Applicants will be subjected to a fingerprint-based background check of the
Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Databases


Friday, July 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

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

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

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, July 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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Peer Support Specialist for the Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative

Title:                          Peer Support Specialist
Program: ​​                 Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative
Classification:         ​​Full Time, with evening & weekend hours as needed to implement project
Supervisor: ​​             Care Navigation Supervisor, Atlanta/Fulton County PAD

About the Position & Initiative:
The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative seeks an experienced Peer Support Specialist who feels passionate about redirecting people out of the criminal justice system and connecting them to the services that can transform their lives and support their path to wellness.
The primary goal of the PAD Initiative is to redirect people out of the criminal justice system who would be better served by social services and other community based supports. Specially trained police officers who have probable cause to make an arrest and believe that the offense is primarily due to mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, or extreme poverty can offer diversion to the Initiative instead of arrest. The hallmark of the program will be intensive care navigation that offers client centered, strength-based case management with a housing first and harm reduction approach.
The primary responsibility of the Peer Support Specialist will be to develop supportive relationships with PAD participants; work closely with Care Navigators to assist participants with navigating services; and build a positive rapport in the community through outreach.

The scheduled hours are from 11am – 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8pm – Saturday 6am (overnight). This schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the program, but will likely always include some evening and weekend hours. Please only apply if you are able to work during these scheduled hours.

Responsibilities:
·         Engages persons in the community, during outreach periods to provide information regarding partner resources;
·         Accompany Care Navigators on diversion referral interviews during diversion hours.  Must meet police officers at the scene within 30 minutes;
·         Assist with initial screening in the field and support potential PAD participants at time of diverted arrest;
·         Work as a part of the Care Navigation team to provider case management support;
·         Provide assistance with increasing participant’s awareness of available resources and assist them in accessing these services;
·         Serve as advocate and mentor to PAD participants, as appropriate;
·         Work with team to increase and ensure cultural competency (including racial, cultural, gender identity and sexual orientation) with in the community;
·         Attend meetings regarding participants and the Initiative;
·         Maintain confidentiality and respect for PAD participants or potential participants related to all personal information, including but not limited to physical and mental health status, gender identity, drug usage, conviction or arrest history, and immigrant status;
·         Commit to ongoing personal, professional, and team leadership development.
 Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated leadership or experience working in support of people who are experiencing homelessness, substance addiction, mental health issues, and/or extreme poverty, preferably in the Metro Atlanta area;
·         Experience working with formerly incarcerated people, trans people, and LGBQ people to navigate care systems;
·         Understanding of and commitment to the harm reduction philosophy and a non-judgmental approach to people’s wellness;
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to remain calm under pressure and diplomatic in tense situations;
·         Lived experience as a formerly incarcerated person, sex worker, and/or a person in substance use or mental health recovery a big plus;
·         Certified Peer Specialist Certification (CPSC/GaCPS) or Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) a big plus;
·         Current valid Georgia driver’s license.
Salary Range: $35,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience plus benefits. Professional development opportunities available including training and mentoring in harm reduction and other PAD social service principles.

The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, qualified handicap or disabled status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.  People of color, the TLGBQ community, and/or individuals who have personal experience with drug use, sex work, HIV, and/or incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, submit the following application documents to info@prearrestdiversion.org  (please put “PAD Peer Specialist” and your name in the subject field):

1.    A statement about your experience and interest
2.    A resume

3.    Two references

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Highland Rivers Health

**Interested applicants can submit their resume to Allyson Pinto, Peer Program Manager with Highland Rivers Health @ allysonpinto@highlandrivers.org or can apply directly to HCS through www.healthcare-staffing.com*

The CPS will facilitate recovery orientated, wellness, and skill building groups.
Support consumers in articulating personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness. Assist consumers in identify strengths, recovery/wellness goals, setting objectives, and identifying barriers. Recognize and reporting progress consumers make toward goals/objectives. Utilizes specific interventions necessary to support consumers in meeting their recover/wellness goals. Lead as well as teach consumer how to facilitate recovery dialogues/groups. Support consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Teach problem solving (negative self-talk and overcoming fears) techniques. Support consumers in building social skills in the community that will enhance job and support network. Develop engaging recovery orientated group material/activities/projects and outings.  Support non-CPS staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recover; lend unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible. Support consumers in obtaining services that suit that individuals recover needs. Support consumers in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of experience to combat stigma. Be able to create and facilitate a variety of group activities that support and strengthen recovery. Prepares and conducts group activities. Develops Curriculum for Peer Support Groups Links with Community agencies to find Speakers, volunteer opportunities, community activities, etc. Encourages Peers to lead groups and motivates peers to attend CPS training. Offers support, arrange transportation, assist in linking consumers to appts, referrals to other agencies, departments, etc. Provides Peer Support services to assigned patient/client/consumers. Drives Van to pick up and take consumers home as assigned and needed. Responsible for follow up for if consumers are absent from program. Qualifications Include: High School Diploma/ GED, Certification by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project. Experience in working with Mental Health / Substance Abuse. 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.

The program hours are Monday through Thursday 9:30AM-2:30PM. The CPS position would work a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM, with some flexibility in hours.

  Work with Peer Support Programs on the following:

  • Uniform Process for Peer Café. Usage of Peer Café Monies Process.
  • Ensure each Peer Support Program is operating and maintaining Peer Council.
  • Develop database for peer support interventions for groups
  • Assist with organizing events
  • Assist with developing activities/projects
  • Educate staff on the current trends in Peer Support
  • Assist Programs develop Monthly Calendar
  • Serve as an Advocate for CPS staff
  • Assist non-CPS Staff within Peer Support with the Peer Model
  • Visit each program as necessary. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

CPS Positions available in Dalton and Calhoun

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST- PARENT FOR HOME AGAIN- CALHOUN, 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.
CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST- DALTON, GA- FULL TIME
WHITFIELD PEER
The CPS will facilitate recovery orientated, wellness, and skill building groups.
Support consumers in articulating personal goals and objectives for recovery and wellness. Assist consumers in identify strengths, recovery/wellness goals, setting objectives, and identifying barriers. Recognize and reporting progress consumers make toward goals/objectives. Utilizes specific interventions necessary to support consumers in meeting their recover/wellness goals. Lead as well as teach consumer how to facilitate recovery dialogues/groups. Support consumers in creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Teach problem solving (negative self-talk and overcoming fears) techniques. Support consumers in building social skills in the community that will enhance job and support network. Develop engaging recovery orientated group material/activities/projects and outings.  Support non-CPS staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recover; lend unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible. Support consumers in obtaining services that suit that individuals recover needs. Support consumers in developing empowerment skill through self-advocacy and the use of experience to combat stigma. Be able to create and facilitate a variety of group activities that support and strengthen recovery. Prepares and conducts group activities. Develops Curriculum for Peer Support Groups Links with Community agencies to find Speakers, volunteer opportunities, community activities, etc. Encourages Peers to lead groups and motivates peers to attend CPS training. Offers support, arrange transportation, assist in linking consumers to appts, referrals to other agencies, departments, etc. Provides Peer Support services to assigned patient/client/consumers. Drives Van to pick up and take consumers home as assigned and needed. Responsible for follow up for if consumers are absent from program. Qualifications Include: High School Diploma/ GED, Certification by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project. Experience in working with Mental Health / Substance Abuse. 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 visit our website at www.healthcare-staffing.com to view our open positions and apply through our website. You will view all the open healthcare positions. (To make it easier once you are on the healthcare-staffing.com website, click view search healthcare jobs, and when the screen changes, look to the left hand side of the page and check the CALHOUN box. This will only show you our office positions). You will be instructed to create an account to place your application. (Please keep up with your user name and password). You will be receiving a validation email once you create account. Please make sure you look for this email so that you will be able to access your account. It will also be sent by the above email address. If you do not do this, you will not be able to get back into the account you set up. Please make sure you periodically check your account for emails or updates from us. Also, emails will go to your regular email that you list on your application. The emails will be coming from butler@myworkday.com to your personal email account. (Please add to your email to accept emails from this user). Please keep checking in your portal for tasks (they will be listed under each of the links on your main portal page of the position you applied to) that will be sent to you to complete. If you need help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me dveit@healthcare-staffing.com.  Thanks so much, we look forward to meeting with you, and discussing employment options. Please let me know when you have completed this so that I can begin processing your application.  Have a wonderful day!!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Highland Rivers Health - Whitfield

Hi!
I am the Peer program manager at Highland Rivers Health and we are in DESPERATE need of a CPS at our Whitfield peer program location. I have attached the job description to the email. The program hours are Monday through Thursday 9:30AM-2:30PM. The CPS position would work a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM, with some flexibility in hours.

Interested applicants can contact me directly or apply through the HCS website.

Thanks so much for your help!
Allyson Pinto, LPC
Peer Program Manager
Highland Rivers Health
Email: allysonpinto@highlandrivers.org
Work Cell: 706-676-6284
www.highlandrivershealth.com


ADDENDUM TO PMP FY15:  INDIVIDUAL JOB DUTIES


EMPLOYEE’S NAME  ________

JOB TITLE CPS/Peer Support   POSITION #  00198500U       

  • Serve as Lead CPS/CPRP for Peer Support Programs.
  • Completes all necessary program reports as assigned.
  • Ensure all documentation is complete per policy #600.
  • Work with Peer Support Programs on the following:
    • Uniform Process for Peer Café. Usage of Peer Café Monies Process.
    • Ensure each Peer Support Program is operating and maintaining Peer Council.
    • Develop database for peer support interventions for groups
    • Hold quarterly CPS meetings
    • Assist with organizing events
    • Assist with developing activities/projects
    • Educate staff on the current trends in Peer Support
    • Assist Programs develop Monthly Calendar
    • Mentor CPS Staff
    • Serve as an Advocate for CPS staff
    • Assist non-CPS Staff within Peer Support with the Peer Model
    • Visit each program as necessary.
  • Ensures all assessments, MICPS, treatment plans, and paperwork is completed and accurate on each consumer on caseload.
  • Prepares and conducts group activities.
  • Maintain CPS certification and current knowledge of trends and developments in field.
  • Encourages Peers to lead groups and motivates peers to attend CPS training.
  • Offers support, arrange transportation, assist in linking consumers to appts, referrals to other agencies, departments, etc.
  • Provides Peer Support services to assigned patient/client/consumers.
  • Serves as advocate for consumers within the facility and the community.
  • Leads recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with consumers.
  • Drives Van to pickup and take consumers home as assigned and needed.
  • Offer assistance to those wanting to apply to be peer specialist.
  • Visit other Peer Programs and Peer Specialist meetings as needed to assist with training or peer specialist issues.
  • Responsible for case coordination of csrs on caseload.
  • Responsible for completion of weekly documentation by due date.
  • Responsible for follow up for if consumers are absent from program
  • Responsible for documentation as required by HR policy.
  • Responsible for keeping charts in compliance with APS, QI, CARF standards.
  • Responsible for providing educational, advocacy and recovery groups for consumers daily, ensuring attendance is at maximum capability.
  • Act as a member of a holistic team with all the clinicians, CSI staff, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Staff, etc.
  • Responsible for completing/assisting with monthly calendar and ensure it is  completed by the 1st of each month.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all documentation is in compliance with DHR, Managed CARE, ORS, CARF, and Medicaid/Medicare guidelines per policy.
  • Develops individualized and comprehensive plan of care based on assessment, consumers level of need and functional ability.
  • Responsible for ensuring consumer records are closed per HR policy when it is determined the consumer no longer needs treatment.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all services are authorized.
  • Responsible for carrying out all clinical duties per policy and procedures.
  • Utilized good clinical judgment to provide appropriate consumer care.
  • Responsible for transportation of consumers as necessary.
  • Responsible for assisting with new referrals and their orientation.
  • Completing all training as required by HR.
  • Attend all training necessary to maintain Certified Peer Specialist credential.
  • Understands and respects professional boundaries with csrs.
  • Participate in Treatment team meetings by staffing & advocating for consumers.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.




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 CPS/CPRP                           Date