Friday, December 22, 2017

ACR - Full Time CPS

ACR is a CARF accredited privately owned behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. ACR Health Services is committed to providing care and support for individuals and their families, promoting health and wellness.
            ACR Health Services is seeking a fulltime Certified Peer Specialist, working the hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm., to provide structured activities within a Peer Center that promotes Socialization, Recovery, Wellness and Self  Advocacy, Development of natural supports and Maintenance of Community living skills.
 
If interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume to gholmes@assertiverecovery.com. Or you may fax your resume to ACR fax# 404-508-0071, attention: Gwen Holmes. Thank you.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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


River Edge positions in Baldwin, Fulton, and Bibb Counties

Certified Peer Specialist River Edge-Baldwin

An important alternative to waiting or an afterhours trip to the emergency room,
the River Edge Crisis Service Center - located at River Edge-Baldwin - operates
24-hours-a-day year round to provide outpatient crisis stabilization (23 hours or
fewer) to adults facing an acute mental health crisis. When needed, skilled Crisis
Service Center staff can facilitate smoother transition to higher levels of care as
well.
The Baldwin Crisis Service Center is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist
to complete their CSC team.
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services
to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning,
and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems.
May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison
for social services. Prepares lesson plans for group topics, maintains medical records
and documents daily group notes. Performs case management duties, and group skills
training and refers clients to needed services and resources.
Minimum Training & Experience: Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of
mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong
desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former
consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School
diploma. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and
written communication skills. You must have demonstrated experience with leadership,
advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between
diagnosis and application to the training). Must meet the Qualifications for Peer
Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has
been in recovery for period of at least 12 months.
• Has attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental
Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist Training
• Has passed the Certified Peer Specialist certification process

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance

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Certified Peer Specialist- Fulton County

River Edge will begin offering behavioral health outpatient services in January of
2018 to adults in Fulton county experiencing mental health and/or substance use
challenges. Therefore, we are seeking dedicated healthcare providers to join our
team of professionals in the delivery of recovery oriented services.
River Edge Behavioral Health is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist for
our Fulton County location
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services
to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning,
and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems.
May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison
for social services. Prepares lesson plans for group topics, maintains medical records
and documents daily group notes. Performs case management duties, and group skills
training and refers clients to needed services and resources.
Minimum Training & Experience: Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of
mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong
desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former
consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School
diploma. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and
written communication skills. You must have demonstrated experience with leadership,
advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between
diagnosis and application to the training). Must meet the Qualifications for Peer
Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has
been in recovery for period of at least 12 months.
• Has attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental
Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist Training
• Has passed the Certified Peer Specialist certification process
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a social services
related field (social work, sociology, psychology, etc.)
• Previous experience working in a behavioral health care setting is preferred.
All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance.

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Certified Peer Specialist-Parent, Early Treatment
Services, Bibb

Certified Peer Specialist-Parent, Early Treatment
Services, Bibb
InTUNE is looking for an individual who is passionate and
motivated about assisting emerging adults with meeting
educational and employment milestones. InTUNE is a recovery
based proram that utilizes a Coordinated Specialty Care model of
service delivery in order to provide early treatment to 16-30 year
olds who have recently experienced their first episode of
psychosis. The Certified Peer Specialist-Parent (CPS-P) utilizes
lived experience to support the families of participants in our
program.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide family
education and family peer support. The Certified Peer Specialist-Parent
provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to
patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in weekly
treatment team meetings, and performs crisis intervention. Will work on
a team to provide seamless services to individuals ages 16-30 that have
a first episode of psychosis. Will provide education and support to
families and to the individual. Will provide family with information to
increase knowledge and understanding of psychotic symptoms,
treatment options, and the likelihood of recovery is essential.
Mininum Training and Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have lived experience as a parent/caretaker of a child with a
mental health diagnosis.
• Must be trained as a Certified Peer Specialist-Parent (CPS-P) or
willing to undergo training to become a Certified Peer Specialist-
Parent (CPS-P)
Preferred Qualifications:
• At least six months of job coaching experience
01-Sep-2017 to 20-Dec-2017 (EST) Early Treatment Services
Macon, GA, USA Part Time
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Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on
application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may
not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring
agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not
receive notification. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory
applicant pool has been identified.
All applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug
test.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Oconee Center - Milledgeville

 JOB TITLE:  CPS/Peer Support
Milledgeville, GA- Baldwin County

Salary Minimum: $21,500.00/yr
Salary Maximum:


Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards:


TITLE  CPS/Peer Support
Ø    Serve as Lead CPS/CPRP for Peer Support Programs.
Ø    CPRP or activity working toward CPRP credential.
Ø    Completes all necessary program reports as assigned.
Ø    Ensure all documentation is complete per  Oconee’s policy
Ø    Work with Peer Support Programs on the following:
o                  Uniform Process for Peer Program
o                  Ensure each Peer Support Program is operating.
o                  Develop database for peer support interventions for groups
o                  Hold quarterly CPS meetings
Assist with organizing events
Assist with developing activities/projects
o                  Educate staff on the current trends in Peer Support
o                  Assist Programs develop Monthly Calendar
o                  Mentor CPS Staff
o                  Serve as an Advocate for CPS staff
o                  Assist non-CPS Staff within Peer Support with the Peer Model
o                  Visit and be available for each program as necessary.
Ø    Ensures all assessments, CANS, treatment plans, and paperwork is completed and accurate on each consumer on caseload.
Ø    Prepares and conducts group activities.
Ø    Maintain CPS certification and current knowledge of trends and developments in field.
Ø    Encourages Peers to lead groups and motivates peers to attend CPS training.
Ø    Offers support, arrange transportation; assist in linking consumers to appts, referrals to other agencies, departments, etc.
Ø    Provides Peer Support services to assigned patient/client/consumers.
Ø    Serves as advocate for consumers within the facility and the community.
Ø    Leads recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with consumers.
Ø    Drives Van to pick up and take consumer’s home as assigned or needed.
Ø    Offer assistance to those wanting to apply to be peer specialist.
Ø    Visit other Peer Programs and Peer Specialist meetings as needed to assist with training or peer specialist issues.
Ø    Responsible for case coordination of CSRS on caseload.
Ø    Responsible for completion of weekly documentation by due date.
Ø    Responsible for follow up for if consumers are absent from program
Ø    Responsible for documentation as required by HR policy.



Entry Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED.  Must be a CPS  Eligible for CPRP

Preferred Qualifications:
CPS and CPRP credential. Eligible and/or working toward obtaining CPRP credential within 12 months.
Exam & Evaluation Information: A pre-employment drug test and criminal background check is required upon hire.

Applications/resumes are accepted online at www.teamgeorgia.gov under the tab MYCAREER.


Oconee Center
PO Box 1827
Milledgeville, GA 31059

Phone #: 478-445-4817

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Four openings at Advantage BHS

Posting #1:
Opening: Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES)
Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM & On – Call Services

Starting Salary: $30,000.00

Location: Athens, GA

Program: The Opioid Use Disorder Program allows Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, who provides service in a 10-county area in Northeast, Georgia, to help clients battling opioid addiction in four distinct areas including crisis support/detox/medication assisted treatment (MAT), intensive residential and outpatient treatment, peer-led recovery support services, and community outreach and education.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED required.  Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist preferred or CARES eligible.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social services or related field plus one year related work experience. Exposure to persons with addiction histories, and/or persons with co-occurring disorders such as Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) along with history of addiction.

Posting #2:

Opening: Peer Specialist
Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Starting Salary: Salary based on education, experience and certification(s).

Location: Athens, GA

Program: Peer Support

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED AND two years’ experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor's degree in a social services related field OR One year at the lower level or position equivalent. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social services or related field plus Two years related work experience AND experience working individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and/or Substance Abuse Diagnosis
Posting #3:

Opening: Peer Specialist/Certified Peer Specialist
Schedule:  Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; some weekends and/or evenings required due to community education events.
Starting Salary: Salary based on education, experience and certification(s).

Location: Athens, GA

Program: This program will provide services to the community and to Advantage clients regarding HIV/AIDS.  The goal of this program is to identify people at risk of contracting HIV and provide prevention services, education, testing, and links to treatment and other needed resources.  One population at risk, and the target of this program, includes African American Women, specifically including those with substance use disorders.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED AND two years’ experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor's degree in a social services related field OR One year at the lower level or position equivalent. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social services or related field plus Two years related work experience AND experience working individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and/or Substance Abuse Diagnosis
Posting #4:

Opening: Peer Specialist/Certified Peer Specialist
Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; After hours/on call work. 
Starting Salary: Salary based on education, experience and certification(s).

Location: Athens, GA

Program:  EPIC - Youth Services

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED AND two years’ experience in a social services related position OR Bachelor's degree in a social services related field OR One year at the lower level or position equivalent. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Social services or related field plus Two years related work experience AND experience working individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and/or Substance Abuse Diagnosis


On The Path Program in Warner Robins / Macon

Part-Time / Full-Time position at On The Path Program in Warner Robins / Macon


On The Path specializes in helping individuals with mental health and substance abuse challenges become healthy and productive individuals in their communities. We focus on establishing daily routines, utilizing community resources, developing employability skills and facilitating the holistic wellness of the consumer.  Applicants will have demonstrated a track record of sound reliability and professional development as a Certified Peer Specialist. This position starts between $21 and $26 per hour commensurate with experience. Please send Cover Letter and Resume to: krich@onthepathga.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

Atlanta Quality Care Solutions, LLC - Conyers

CPS Group Facilitator
Atlanta Quality Care Solutions, LLC is now seeking a Part- Time CPS Group Facilitator.
Atlanta Quality Care Solutions is a growing community based mental health provider that service the Children/Adolescents and Adult population. AQCS is seeking a CPS Group Facilitator to provide structured activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills in our BASS Peer Center. Activities are provided between and among individuals who have common issues and needs, are consumer motivated, initiated and/or managed, and assist individuals in living as independently as possible.
This is a regular, W-2 part -time position. The schedule is Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Salary: $13.50 - $15.00 per hour
Required Experience:
2 years of proven group facilitation experience
Must be able to work in a structured environment
Must have a basic understanding of EHR systems
Current Certified Peer Specialist
Must have great critical thinking skills, great writing skills and a drive to be effective in the treatment of client life.
Experiences with in the mental health field population.
BIRP documentation experience (Goals Intervention, Response, Plan) is a plus.
Required Education:
High school diploma/equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

To apply for this position please send an official cover letter and resume’ with a complete 10-year work with the Subject Line titled (CPS Group Facilitator) to resumes@aqcscares.com .