Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Certified Peer Specialist - 

Job Number:


Job Posting

: Mar 28, 2017 - 

Closing Date

: Apr 4, 2017

Primary Location

: GA-Gwinnett-Lawrenceville 


Number of Openings

: 1


: Social Services


: Day Job


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. 
Assesses participants’ recreational options and existing community activities.  Plans and participates in recreational activities that foster community integration and healthy relationships. 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.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 agency employee, maintains required boundaries with program participants. In addition, the CPS is also:- Coordinates overnight trips to Peer Conventions and documents in electronic record individuals responses to activity. - Completes and sends in monthly mileage reports for company vans. - Completes daily progress notes as assigned within 8 hour shifts. - Provided back up support as the safety officer for the facility and attend training when needed. - Assist with coordinating RESPECT INSTITUTE training and speaking engagements. - Facilitate weekly WHAM and PSR-I services for selected individuals. - Complete weekly schedule and contribute to monthly outing schedule. - Complete client related documents/forms within designated time period. - Maintains client's Electronic Client Records by scanning in supporting documents. - Coordinates with front office staff transportation orders for clients within needed time frame. - Drive clients to community outing locations in company van. 


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.
Preferred Qualifications - External: 
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. It is preferred that Certified Peer Specialist have an intermediate skill level using computers, the internet, and Microsoft Word. :


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