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Career Opportunities with Highland Rivers Behavioral Health

One of Georgia’s largest behavioral healthcare providers, Highland Rivers Behavioral Health provides compassionate, professional treatment and recovery services to adults, children, families, and veterans affected by mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our purpose is to help every individual recover and live independent, successful, and fulfilling lives.

Seeking a Certified Peer Specialist - Parent to work in Bartow and Floyd counties in the ROC Clubhouse and the Choices Clubhouse.


SUMMARY: The CPS-P services are geared toward promoting self-empowerment of the youth, and families, enhancing community living skills and developing/ enhancing natural supports. The team member focuses on building respectful partnerships with families, identifying the needs of the youth/families, and helping the youth recognize self-efficacy while strengthening good communication within the families and good partnerships with communities and system stakeholders in achieving the desired outcomes. This service provides the training and support necessary to promote engagement and active participation of the youth in the supports/treatment/recovery planning process for the youth and assistance with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills learned throughout the treatment/support process.

Services are rendered by a CPS-P (Certified Peer Support-Parent) who is performing the service within the scope of their knowledge, lived experience, and education. The position involves engaging individuals, providing linkage to community resources, assisting with discharge planning and providing direct services and may include sharing one's own personal journey to encourage and inspire others as they continue on their own recovery journey.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists youth/young adults in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
  • Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process.
  • Facilitates peer support group sessions with families in a clinic setting and/or home-based setting
  • Assists families in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
  • Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process
  • Assist parents in coordinating with other youth-serving systems, as needed, to achieve family goals
  • Support, model, and coach families to help with their level of engagement in all health-related processes
  • Cultivate the parent/guardian’s ability to make informed, independent choices which will include others who have been through similar experiences
  • Assist the parent/guardian in understanding the various system processes and how these relate to the youth’s recovery process and the value of the parent/guardian role
  • Assist the parent/guardian in understanding what a behavioral health diagnosis means and what a journey to recover may look like
  • Assist the parent/guardian in understanding the role of prescribed services and medication in diminishing/managing the symptoms of the condition while increasing resilience and functioning in living with the condition
  • Identify the importance of self-care, addressing the need to maintain family whole health and wellness in order to ultimately support the youth
  • Document client progress and interventions in the electronic health record system within established time frame for quality of care and billing purposes.
  • May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as child & adolescent services treatment programs.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social service-related position.
  • Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or eligible.
  • Computer skills, organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report.

Seeking a Certified Peer Specialist - Parent to work in Cobb County in the Bright Changes Clubhouse and the Teams Clubhouse.


SUMMARY: The CPS-P services are geared toward promoting self-empowerment of the youth, and families, enhancing community living skills, and developing/enhancing natural supports. The team member focuses on building respectful partnerships with families, identifying the needs of the youth/families and helping the youth recognize self-efficacy while strengthening good communication within the families and good partnerships with communities and system stakeholders in achieving the desired outcomes. This service provides the training and support necessary to promote engagement and active participation of the youth in the supports/treatment/recovery planning process for the youth and assistance with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills learned throughout the treatment/support process. Services are rendered by a CPS-P (Certified Peer Support-Parent) who is performing the service within the scope of their knowledge, lived experience, and education. The position involves engaging individuals, providing linkage to community resources, assisting with discharge planning and providing direct services and may include sharing one's own personal journey to encourage and inspire others as they continue on their own recovery journey.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assists youth/young adults in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
• Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process.
• Facilitates peer support group sessions with families in a clinic setting and/or home-based setting
• Assists families in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
• Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process
• Assist parents in coordinating with other youth-serving systems, as needed, to achieve family goals
• Support, model, and coach families to help with their level of engagement in all health-related processes
• Cultivate the parent/guardian’s ability to make informed, independent choices which will include others who have been through similar experiences
• Assist the parent/guardian in understanding the various system processes and how these relate to the youth’s recovery process and the value of the parent/guardian role
• Assist the parent/guardian in understanding what a behavioral health diagnosis means and what a journey to recover may look like
• Assist the parent/guardian in understanding the role of prescribed services and medication in diminishing/managing the symptoms of the condition while increasing resilience and functioning in living with the condition
• Identify the importance of self-care, addressing the need to maintain family whole health and wellness in order to ultimately support the youth
• Document client progress and interventions in the electronic health record system within established time frame for quality of care and billing purposes.
• May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as child & adolescent services treatment programs.

REQUIREMENTS: 
• High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social service-related position.
• Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or eligible.
• Computer skills, organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to pass background investigation, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report.

Seeking a Certified Peer Specialist - Youth to work in Bartow and Floyd counties with The ROC Clubhouse and the Choices Clubhouse.


SUMMARY: The CPS-Y services are geared toward promoting self-empowerment of the youth, enhancing community living skills, and developing/enhancing natural supports. The team member focuses on building respectful partnerships with families, identifying the needs of the youth and helping the youth recognize self-efficacy while strengthening good communication within the families and good partnerships with communities and system stakeholders in achieving the desired outcomes. This service provides the training and support necessary to promote engagement and active participation of the youth in the supports/treatment/recovery planning process for the youth and assistance with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills learned throughout the treatment/support process. The position involves engaging individuals, providing linkage to community resources, assisting with discharge planning and providing direct services and may include sharing one's own personal journey to encourage and inspire others as they continue on their own recovery journey.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Engage and assist youth/young adults in identifying strengths which aid and barriers that impede the recovery process.
• Facilitates peer support group sessions with youth/young adults in a clinic setting, community and/or home-based setting
• Assists youth/young adults in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
• Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process.
• Help youth/young adults better understand choices offered by service providers.
• Assist youth/young adults with the acquisition of the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain an awareness of their needs as well as his/her strengths.
• Support, model, and coach youth/young adults to help with their level of engagement in all health-related processes.
• Cultivate the youth/young adult’s ability to make informed, independent choices which will include others who have been through similar experiences.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding the various system processes and how these relate to the recovery process and their valued role.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding what a behavioral health diagnosis means and what a journey to recover may look like.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding the role of prescribed services and medication in diminishing/managing the symptoms of the condition while increasing resilience and functioning in living with the condition.
• Identify the importance of self-care, addressing the need to maintain family whole health and wellness in order to ultimately support the youth.
• Document client progress and interventions in the electronic health record system within established time frame for quality of care and billing purposes.
• May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as child & adolescent services treatment programs.

REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social service-related position.
• Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or eligible.
• Computer skills, organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to pass background investigation, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report.

Seeking a Certified Peer Specialist - Youth to work in Cobb County with The Bright Changes Clubhouse and the Teams Clubhouse.


SUMMARY: The CPS-Y services are geared toward promoting self-empowerment of the youth, enhancing community living skills, and developing/enhancing natural supports. The team member focuses on building respectful partnerships with families, identifying the needs of the youth and helping the youth recognize self-efficacy while strengthening good communication within the families and good partnerships with communities and system stakeholders in achieving the desired outcomes. This service provides the training and support necessary to promote engagement and active participation of the youth in the supports/treatment/recovery planning process for the youth and assistance with the ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills learned throughout the treatment/support process. The position involves engaging individuals, providing linkage to community resources, assisting with discharge planning and providing direct services and may include sharing one's own personal journey to encourage and inspire others as they continue on their own recovery journey.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Engage and assist youth/young adults in identifying strengths which aid and barriers that impede the recovery process.
• Facilitates peer support group sessions with youth/young adults in a clinic setting, community and/or home-based setting
• Assists youth/young adults in gaining skills to promote the recovery process (self-advocacy, developing natural supports, etc.)
• Provide ongoing emotional support, modeling and mentoring during various phases of the service/support planning process.
• Help youth/young adults better understand choices offered by service providers.
• Assist youth/young adults with the acquisition of the skills and knowledge necessary to sustain an awareness of their needs as well as his/her strengths.
• Support, model, and coach youth/young adults to help with their level of engagement in all health-related processes.
• Cultivate the youth/young adult’s ability to make informed, independent choices which will include others who have been through similar experiences.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding the various system processes and how these relate to the recovery process and their valued role.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding what a behavioral health diagnosis means and what a journey to recover may look like.
• Assist the youth/young adult in understanding the role of prescribed services and medication in diminishing/managing the symptoms of the condition while increasing resilience and functioning in living with the condition.
• Identify the importance of self-care, addressing the need to maintain family whole health and wellness in order to ultimately support the youth.
• Document client progress and interventions in the electronic health record system within established time frame for quality of care and billing purposes.
• May assist with coordination of the services and activities of additional support programs and community integration activities as well as child & adolescent services treatment programs.

REQUIREMENTS: 
• High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social service-related position.
• Must be a Certified Peer Specialist or eligible.
• Computer skills, organizational and teaching skills, ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to pass background investigation, drug screen and have good 7yr. motor vehicle report.

NewHorizons

Submit Completed State of Georgia
application to Recruiter:
Armanda Spears
New Horizons Behavioral Health
1215 2nd Ave
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Fax: (706) 317-5004
Email: jobs@nhbh.org

Career Opportunities with New Horizons Behavioral Health

In order to be considered for employment, a state of Georgia application must be submitted, along with proof of your highest level of completed education of the required entry-level. All documents MUST be submitted together. Also, we do not consider or hold applications for positions that are not listed. If an application does not include a job title, it will not be forwarded.

Job Type: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $26,000 per year
Program: Work Enforcement Grant
Location: PCC/Boxwood PL
Posting Date: 04/20/2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Open to: All qualified applicants


The CPS-P offers emotional support, shares knowledge, works with individuals to identify tools of wellness/resiliency/recovery available for everyday life, provides practical assistance, and connects people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have a mental health (MH) condition, substance use disorder (SUD), or a co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance use diagnosis;
  • Be able/willing to actively seek and manage your own appropriate care;
  • Be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;
  • Must be well grounded in recovery wellness
  • One year between diagnosis and application to training
  • If the individual has a substance use condition, there must be one year continuous abstinent from substance use
  • Have a high school diploma or GED; provide a copy of these
    documents;
  • Provide (2) letters of reference.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of a high school diploma or GED. Experience in working with individuals with mental disorders and/or addictive diseases is preferred.

Notes:

The selected applicant must furnish the required documentation authorizing work in the United States as well as pass a criminal background investigation and drug screening.


New Horizons Community Service Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program or activities. An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodations should contact this office.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE PREFERRED LEVEL.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. We are also unable to contact applicants who are not selected for a position. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by Human Resources to continue the hiring process. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


ENTRY SALARY may be adjusted depending upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and agency budget
considerations.

Job Type: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $26,000 per year
Program: Work Enforcement Grant
Location: PCC/Boxwood PL
Posting Date: 04/20/2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Open to: All qualified applicants


The CPS-P offers emotional support, shares knowledge, works with individuals to identify tools of wellness/resiliency/recovery available for everyday life, provides practical assistance, and connects people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be 18-26 years of age,
  • Have a mental health (MH) condition, substance
    use disorder (SUD), or a co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to
    identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance
    use diagnosis;
  • Be able/willing to actively seek and manage your own
    appropriate care;
  • Be able to share their own personal story in a safe and
    appropriate way;
  • Must be well grounded in recovery wellness
  • One year
    between diagnosis and application to training
  • If the individual has a
    substance use condition, there must be one year continuous abstinent from
    substance use
  • Have a high school diploma or GED; provide a copy of
    these documents;
  • Provide (2) letters of reference.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of a high school diploma or GED. Experience in working with individuals with mental disorders and/or addictive diseases is preferred.

Notes:

The selected applicant must furnish the required documentation authorizing work in the United States as well as pass a criminal background investigation and drug screening.


New Horizons Community Service Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program or activities. An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodations should contact this office.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE PREFERRED LEVEL.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. We are also unable to contact applicants who are not selected for a position. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by Human Resources to continue the hiring process. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


ENTRY SALARY may be adjusted depending upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and agency budget
considerations.

Job Type: Part-Time
State Pay Grade: negotiable
Program: EMERGE (LIGHT-ETP)
Location: Muscogee County
Posting Date: 04/22/2021
Application Deadline: Open Until
Filled
Position Open to:  All qualified
applicants

Educate on diagnosis and co-occuring disorders. Support Case
Manager/Employment Specialists. Maintain updated list of local
resources. Attend outreach events. Conduct groups/social events. Track
and schedule contacts with clients as needed. Attend trainings. Population
served: Ages 16-30; first time psychosis. Monday – Friday; hours varies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Peer Specialist or CARES certified/Licensed Counselor in the state of Geogia.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with individuals in Recovery.

Notes:

The selected applicant must furnish the required documentation authorizing work in the United States as well as pass a criminal background investigation and drug screening.


New Horizons Community Service Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its program or activities. An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodations should contact this office.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE PREFERRED LEVEL.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. We are also unable to contact applicants who are not selected for a position. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by Human Resources to continue the hiring process. This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


ENTRY SALARY may be adjusted depending upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and agency budget
considerations.

Career Opportunites with View Point Health

Requisition ID: HEA07H7
Number of Openings: 0
Advertised Salary: $16K $31.5k Annually
Shift: Day Job
Posting End Date: Jul 27, 2022

A Certified Peer Specialist ~ Parent will work as an integral part of our teams.  You will be working with two teams, under supervision, to provide support to parents of clients offering the lived experience perspective.  The following are among the wide range of specific interventions and supports which are expected and allowed in the provision of this service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Willingness to share personal lived experience with a child with mental health or substance needs
  • Must be credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist ~ Parent or be eligible for Certified Peer Specialist ~ Parent certification
  • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience OR One year of experience at the lower level Behavioral Hlth Counselor 1 (HCP100) or position equivalent. Note: Some positions may require certification or licensure.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with individuals who have experienced symptoms of psychosis

Equal Opportunity Employer

View Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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