Thursday, September 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 $13.50 per hour.  Preference will be given to applicants who can work a flexible schedule. Please send a current Resume and Letter of Interest to 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 $12.36 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


Friday, September 01, 2017

Director - Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center Cleveland, Ga


 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, Wellness and Respite Center in Cleveland, GA. The position requires managing the overall operations of the Peer Support and Wellness Center. This includes managing staff, scheduling, training new hires; etc. Community outreach; the ability to build relationships with agencies/organization in the immediate and surrounding areas is critical to this position. 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 Bobby Sanders at bobby@gmhcn.org.

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


Thursday, August 31, 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 $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 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

Wednesday, August 30, 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


Saturday, August 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 $12.36 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, July 26, 2017

View Point Health ACT DeKalb/Fulton

View Point Health ACT DeKalb/Fulton
Certified Peer Specialist
Responsibilities:

The Peer Specialist assists consumers of behavioral health services with daily decision-making and minor problem solving skills.  Provides emotional support and encouragement  and models appropriate behavior and social interactions. Observes and monitors participants’ behavior in the course of daily activities. Intervenes and diffuses potentially disruptive situations using established guidelines.  Refers concerns to appropriate staff as needed.  Charts observations and incidents.  Assists with evaluation of functional levels of participants.  Works with other team members to determine appropriate individual goals and objectives and to develop individualized plans for participants.

Assists participants with accessing community resources and developing self-advocacy skills. Assists with teaching daily living skills, such as cooking, hygiene, and medication management.  Assists participants with preparation to co-lead groups on planned topics related to treatment and recovery goals.  Presents educational group lectures as assigned.  

Under close supervision, assists with provision of support services, such as case management and supportive guidance. Participates in staff supervision sessions, program planning meetings, participant staffings, and in-service training.
Assesses participants’ recreational options and existing community activities.  Plans and participates in recreational activities that foster community integration and healthy relationships.

Documents participant activities and progress on appropriate forms with established procedures and within established time frames. Complies with agency rules and policies on confidentiality and as an agency employee, maintains required boundaries with program participants.

Program Description:
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide intensive mental health treatment services to individual with severe and persistent mental illness in their homes and other community settings—24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. ACT is often referred to as a “hospital without walls” and its goal is to keep individuals out of state hospitals, jails, emergency rooms, and other institutions. ACT client have to meet a strict criteria (i.e. diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, unable to maintain activities of daily living, and be unsuccessful in other form of treatment). ACT clients often have no resources and no family support and require an intensive and expeditious form of treatment.

Program Specific Duties:
Travel in all Region 3 and transport individuals when needed
Perform certain case management duties
Work afterhours and on weekends when needed
Be available to response to emergencies 24 hrs. a day when On-Call
Participate in daily morning meetings
Perform other discipline duties when appropriate and needed

Minimum Training & Experience:
Any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must be a current or former recipient of behavioral health services and be willing to attend training to become a Certified Peer Specialist.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with the Severe and Persistently Mentally Ill population, ACT teams, or individual identified as being frequent users of ERs, Psychiatric Hospitals, Crisis Stabilization Units, and the criminal justice system
Case management experience
Experience working in a high stress, fast pace environment with a very emotionally and physically changing population
Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to Multi-task and manage time

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Highland Rivers - Whitfield

**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 Friday 12:30PM-4:30PM. The CPS position would work a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM, 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. 

Highland Rivers - Floyd

**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. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Program Manager - Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc.

Program Manager – Join us and be a part of a dynamic team. Securing Resources for Consumers, Inc., an agency that has served and supported families and individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis since 2006 is seeking a Program Manager for our Atlanta, Georgia program. SRFC is seeking an innovative leader with strong clinical and administrative skills to supervise a team of professionals who provide community based services to a wide-range of adult clients.

Essential Functions:
·         Direct supervision of assigned staff including hiring, supervision, and a high emphasis on employee development, ranging from growth within current positions and expanding leadership and supervisory skills necessary to ensure agency success.

·         Demonstrates and models positive leadership, promotes a team based work environment and presents the agency in the most positive light with internal and external contacts.
·         Assures fiscal accountability of all assigned programs and services that impact and are impacted by assigned programming.

·         Assures that assigned services are adequately documented and that billing requirements are met.
·         Exhibits competence in managing agency resources.

·         Adapts programs and services to enhance the agency’s ability to serve the needs of the community.

·         Ensures the integrity of program and service delivery, compliance and evaluations, and moves to adapt programs/services as compliance standards change in an effective and efficient manner.

·         Ensures compliance with internal standards and goals, as well as licensing, regulatory and accreditation standards.

·         Assumes a leadership role in the interpretation and support of agency polices (including HR, PR, and Communications), implementation of industry best practice standards throughout assigned programs, aiding in the development/implementation of program outcome measures to ensure quality service implementation.

·         Available for clinical consultation and crisis intervention to staff

·         Assumes a strong advocacy role for clients and makes recommendations for support services needed upon discharge.

·         Actively participates in all treatment conferences and meetings for the client.

·         Provides in-service training as requested.

The qualified candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Behavior Health related field and at least five years of managerial experience or a Master’s Degree in a Behavioral Health related field and at least two years of managerial experience and demonstrate good skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and corporation.

FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Life Insurance
Company Holidays
401k Plan
Salary Range: $40,000 – 55,000 Annually

Interested candidates may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to: helen.emanuel@srfcinc.com


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2 Full-time Positions Available at Willowbrooke at Floyd for Certified Peer Specialists



We are seeking 2 Certified Peer Specialists to assist our client population in Northwest Georgia. Our mental health professionals at Willowbrooke at Floyd help patients build the self-esteem and self-reliance that they need to live happily and fully when the problems of everyday life seem overwhelming. After patients have completed a partial hospitalization program, they may still need intensive but less extensive counseling and our outpatient programming provides this. Willowbrooke at Floyd has been approved by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as a Core provider and is authorized to provide the following services:
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Substance abuse services
  • Diagnostic assessments and recommendations
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication services
  • Treatment planning
  • Nursing services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Skills training
  • Community support/case management services

Community Support Specialist

Summary:

The Community Support Specialist will be responsible for the coordination of services to children and youth and their families in the community. They must have the ability to provide services in a variety of settings: schools, DJJ, detention centers, consumer’s home, etc. Community Support Specialist services consist of rehabilitative, environmental support and resources coordination considered essential to assist a child and family in gaining access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote resiliency and support the emotional and functional growth and development of the child.


Job Responsibilities:
*         Facilitates family and individual sessions with consumers and consumer’s family in the home, school, or community setting.
*         Conducts initial evaluations and assessments of consumers and their families.
*         Will perform home-visits with consumers and their families to conduct family or individual sessions.
*         Assistance to the child youth and family responsible caregivers in the development and coordination of the Individual Resiliency Plan (IRP).
*         Planning in a proactive manner to assist the child youth and family in managing or preventing crisis.
*         Assistance with personal development and school performance.
*         Assistance in enhancing social and coping skills that ameliorate life stresses resulting from the consumer’s emotional disturbance.
*         Service and resource coordination to assist the child youth and family in gaining access to necessary medical, social and other service supports.
*         Assistance with youth family in understanding illness and the self-management of symptoms
*         Monitoring and follow-up to determine if the services assessed have adequately met the consumer’s needs.
*         Identification of risk indicators related to substance related disorder relapse and relapse prevention plans.
*         May perform therapeutic holds on patients as needed.
*         Responsible for the ongoing identification of consumer needs for discharge and seeking out community resources for discharge plans for consumers.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience:  Three years of related experience. Requires working knowledge of specialized practices, equipment, and procedures.

Licenses and Certifications: Certified Peer Specialist

Qualifications:
*         Proven ability to effectively work with others at all levels within and outside Willowbrooke.
*         Leadership, sound judgment and ability to organize.
*         Ability to interact with persons in a therapeutic community.
*         Minimal experience in provision of services.



Recovery Facilitator

Summary:

The Recovery Facilitator’s role is to provide skills training and support as part of Willowbrooke and to promote self-determination, personal responsibility and empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery. Under immediate to general supervision, the Recovery Facilitator provides recovery support services and serves as a consumer advocate. Provides consumer information and peer support for consumers in a variety of settings. The employee performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process. The facilitator will model competency in recovery and wellness.

Job Responsibilities:
*         Attends treatment team and discharge planning meetings at all levels of care within the Willowbrooke continuum.
*         Provides case management for patients whose discharge plans include transitioning to a different level of care within the Willowbrooke continuum.
*         Monitors and follows-up to determine if the recommended services have adequately met the consumer’s needs.
*         Works to ensure all Willowbrooke internal referral a successfully admitted in to the recommended level of care.
*         Communicates barriers following discharge recommendations to the appropriate clinical staff.
*         Establishes and maintains positive relationships with patients, physicians, allied health professionals, and all referral sources.
*         Works cooperatively with Program Manager in program development and facilitates skill and support groups for identified patients at various levels of care.
*         Responsible for the coordination of patient care through the following duties:
o    Assessment: The facilitator will collect required information about a person's situation and functioning to develop a case management plan to address those needs. Information will be gathered from the treatment team and other relevant sources.
o    Planning: The facilitator determines short term specific objectives, goals, and actions designed to meet the client's needs. The plan should be designed with efficiency, cost effectiveness and outcomes in mind. The plan should support individual empowerment and self-reliance. Contingency plans should be present in anticipation of treatment and service changes.
o    Implementation: The facilitator will execute specific case management activities or interventions to achieve the goals set forth in the case management plan.
o    Service Excellence: The facilitator works with others within and without the organization to ensure the coordination and continuity of care, and to maintain open communication and collaboration with other health care givers, the client patient and his support group.
o    Coordination: The facilitator organizes, secures, and integrates the resources needed to reach the goals set forth in the case management plan. The case manager will focus on the health care needs and promote the timely provision of care and efficient resource utilization.
o    Monitoring: The facilitator continues to process and gather sufficient information from relevant sources to determine the case management plan's effectiveness.
o    Evaluation: The facilitator continues to evaluate the case management plan's effectiveness to reach the desired outcome.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience:  No prior work experience.

Licenses and Certifications: Certified Peer Specialist

Qualifications:
*         Proven ability to effectively work with others at all levels within and outside Willowbrooke.
*         Leadership, sound judgment and ability to organize.
*         Ability to interact with persons in a therapeutic community.
*         Minimal experience in provision of services.


Benefits Offered with Full-time Employment:
Floyd Medical Center is proud to be a vital part of the northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama community. One of the reasons we are an employer of choice is the comprehensive total rewards programs we offer our employees.
Health Care Coverage
·         Medical coverage
·         Dental coverage
·         Vision coverage
·         Health Care Spending Account
Retirement and Financial Security
·         Life insurance
·         Long-term disability
·         401(k) savings
·         Voluntary plans: critical care, accident or short-term disability
Time Away From Work
·         Paid time off (PTO)
·         FMLA (Family Medical Leave Absences)
Additional Perks
·         Employee discounts at area retailers
·         Free parking
·         Wellness coaching and wellness programs
·         YMCA membership scholarships

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