Tuesday, September 19, 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 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.