Monday, August 21, 2017

Serenity Behavioral Health Systems Employment Opportunities - CPS

Serenity Behavioral Health Systems
Employment Opportunities

Job Title:      Case Manager –
                     Certified Peer Specialist

Status:       Fulltime Position
Program:  Community Supports–
                                 Peer Supports
Location:  Building E / Downtown Augusta
                 3421 Mike Padgett Hwy
                 Augusta, GA 30906                
Posting Date:  8/21/2017
Closing Date:  Until Position is Filled
Position No.: CSCMPS010
Proposed Salary: Varies with Education 
Schedule:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
                    Monday – Friday
                 (varies to meet program needs)
Must be a
Certified Peer Specialist
Job Description
Provides Skills training and connects individuals with resources that will allow Individuals to live, learn, work, and socialize in their environments of choice.  Provide service interventions focusing on wellness, identification of strengths, self-advocacy in connection with goals as identified by the individual’s assessment and treatment plan.  Provides services to designated/assigned peer groups.  Attends scheduled treatment team meetings and staff meetings.  Completes and submits all clinical documentation/weekly progress notes.  Ensures assigned caseload of individuals has a active authorization before providing services.  Maintains certification as a CPS (Certified Peer Specialist).  Collaborates with psychiatrist, nurse practitioners, Program Directors, within SBHS.  Must be dependable/flexible.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to feel and/or handle objects, tools, controls; reach with arms and hands; hear, and speak.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel and crouch.  The employee must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift or move 24 pounds or more.   The employee may encounter various levels of emotional strain or tension.
Minimum Qualifications
Must be a Certified Peer Specialist.  Must have a High School Diploma or GED.  Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Preferred Qualifications
One year of experience as a case manager.  Experience in documentation through electronic medical records.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email.  Qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Those selected to be interviewed will be contacted by phone or email.
To Apply:
Applications are accepted Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 3:00 pm
In the Human Resources Office in Building I on the Main Campus
3421 Mike Padgett Hwy,  Augusta, GA 30906
·       Incomplete applications will not be considered
·       Applications must be submitted by the close of business on the closing date
Conditions of Employment:
·       Applicants are subject to criminal records check, drug screening, and former employment references. If the applicant refuses to submit to drug testing or fail the drug testing, they will be disqualified from state employment for 2 years from the date of testing.
·       For positions that require a high school diploma, the diploma, transcript or a copy of the GED will be required.
·       For positions that require a degree, a certified copy of your transcript will be required.
·       Any male applicant between 18 and 26 years of age must present proof of having registered with the Selective Service as required by federal and state law, or of being exempt from such registration.
An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations to complete the applicant process, should contact the Human Resources office.

Serenity Behavioral Health Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA - Full Time

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems in Athens, GA is seeking a Full Time, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) for our new OPIOID GRANT.  Applicant must be CPS-AD/CARES eligible.   Salary range for this position is:  $30,000.0.  To apply please send resume to or contact Andretta Guthrie at 706.389.6777 ext. 1135. To learn more about Advantage Behavioral Health Systems or to explore additional career opportunities please visit:

Friday, August 18, 2017

Manager for the CARES Warm-line (GA Council on Substance Abuse)

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) is hiring a
Manager for the CARES Warm-line:
Telephone and text line for individuals impacted by
opioid use to receive peer support.

As one part of Georgia's response to the opioid epidemic in the State, The CARES Warm-line is funded by Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) through SAMHSA's "State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis" grant program.  We are grateful for this opportunity and are looking for CARES to join our team!  This opportunity is one of many to come, so please check back with us regularly.

This person will be responsible for scheduling and coordination of services for five Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists (CARES) providing warm-line peer support to persons in or seeking recovery, and/or family members, friends, and allies.

·    Two of the individual responders on the warm-line will work full-time (40 hours) on-site at the GCSA home office and three will work part-time (up to 30 hours) remotely.
·    Build relationships with partners and stakeholders to identify resources and recovery supports throughout Georgia.
·    Provide individual and group training and performance management for the CARES responding to warm-line calls and ensure the principles and values of recovery and GCSA are upheld in all aspects of services provided to individuals, family members, friends, and allies.
·    Direct supervisory or management experience working in an organization is required.  
·    A valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and reliable vehicle are required.

Click Here for a full Job Description including Job Duties and Qualifications. Please send resume and cover letter as directed in the Job Description for consideration. Please note only those applicants with a cover letter will be considered. 

GCSA is a non-profit organization with the mission to increase the impact of substance use recovery in Georgia's communities through education, advocacy and training. We educate, advocate and create safe and empowering spaces that support the dignity and value of what's right and what's working with individuals, communities and systems. GCSA offers a highly attractive compensation package that includes competitive wages, paid holidays, and vacation time. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wellness & Recovery Specialist - Peer Support Specialist -VA, NV, TX, or GA


Job Description - Wellness & Recovery Specialist - Peer Support Specialist -VA, NV, TX, or GA 130401 KT) (130401)

Job Description 

Viewpoint Health - ATTN CARES and CPS - ACT Team - Fulton & DeKalb Counties


Viewpoint Health is hiring a CPS or CARES for an ACT Team
in DeKalb and Fulton Counties!

Viewpoint Health currently has an opening for a CPS or a CARES on an ACT Team.
Viewpoint serves DeKalb and Fulton Counties and they are looking to fill the position immediately.  
They would like someone who is able to work independently. 

Please click on THIS LINK for the full job description and to apply.

For more information, please contact team lead Pejman Mahdavi, LCSW