Monday, July 31, 2017

Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Inc

Newport Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, Inc has an opening for a CPS with a history of substance abuse to work with our Substance Abuse consumers. Resumes should be emailed to jmoseri@nibhinc.com

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