Sunday, March 04, 2018

Forensic Peer Mentor Positions Available:

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is seeking people in recovery from behavioral health concerns and with lived experience with the criminal justice system to fill full-time positions in the state of Georgia as Forensic Peer Mentors. This is an excellent opportunity to assist returning citizens who are transitioning from Georgia State Prisons to living self-directed lives of recovery, hope, and purpose in communities of their choice. Currently, we have positions available in the following locations:

Atlanta (Phillips State Prison)
Atlanta (Day Reporting Center)
Milledgeville (Baldwin State Prison)
Gainesville (Lee Arrendale State Prison)
Hawkinsville (Pulaski State Prison)
Rome (Day Reporting Center)
Columbus (Rutledge State Prison)
Macon (Day Reporting Center)

Potential candidates will need:
~ To Self -Identify as an individual with behavioral health diagnoses.
~ To Self-Identify as an individual with experience as a returning citizen.
~ A flexible schedule.
~ The ability to work independently.
~ Reliable personal transportation.
~ The ability to pass a background check from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health  and Developmental Disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
~ Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
~ Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES)

Type: Full-time (40 hours)
Classification: Exempt
Base Salary: $27,500

~ Contributions towards insurance - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
~ Vacation – 12 days/year
~ Sick – 6 days/year
~ Paid Holidays

If interested, please submit letters of interest and resumes to Gena Garner at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, 246 Sycamore Street, Suite 260, Decatur, GA 30030, or email to, or fax to 404-687-0772.

 For further information please contact Gena Garner, CPS, Forensic Peer Mentoring Project Coordinator at 1-800-297-6146 or 404-723-6018.

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