Jobortunity Board Nearby States

Last updated 08/04/2016

 

 

Here are the latest Jobortunities in Nearby States:

PEER SPECIALIST (HUMAN SERVICES SPECIALIST)
Arlington County, VA - Arlington, VA
$51,813 - $79,144 a year
Arlington County's Department of Human Services (DHS) is filling a Peer Specialist position in the Emergency Services (ES)program within the Client Services Entry Bureau of the Behavioral Healthcare Division in DHS. This employee will empower consumers through their own lived experience and become a model of recovery for consumers, their families and the community. 

Duties include:
  • Assists ES staff in screening for risk to include a health screen;
  • Assists clients being seen at the Virginia Hospital Center Emergency Department by explaining what may happen as a result of the ES assessment,including the medical clearance process and inpatient treatment process;
  • Collaborates with the staff to support consumers, including communicating with consumers, clinic staff, multiple providers and family members;
  • Educates consumers about the recovery process; and
  • Applies a holistic approach to people in crisis which would incorporate physical and mental well-being with a focus on recovery and wellness planning.
Successful candidates for this position will have a knowledge base around Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programming; personal experience of mental illness with the ability to make a unique connection with consumers during a crisis, including experience with hospitalization, medication, mental health and/or substance abuse crises; an understanding of the impact of trauma on people going through mental health crises to respond empathetically and respectfully to consumers and to validate their experiences; and the ability to educate consumers and their family members about the recovery process. 

Selection Criteria: 

Minimum: High School Diploma and five years' experience working with seriously mentally ill adults and the dually diagnosed adults in a clinical setting (community-based, hospital, or shelter) or 
a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Special Education, Mental Health, Counseling, or a Human Services related field and one year of relevant experience. 

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with a background in one or more of the following:
  • Certification as a Peer Recovery Specialist
  • WRAP Certification; and/or
  • Experience working in a crisis or emergency setting.
Substitution: A Master's degree in a directly related area may substitute for up to one year of experience. 

Special Requirements: 

Employee must be able to provide proof of having been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Additional Information: 

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Posted 8/4/16
Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator
University of North Carolina Wilmington  - Wilmington, NC
Vacancy Number 
S00329 

Working Title 
Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator 

Career Band Title 
Student Services Specialist 

Location of Workplace 
Main UNCW Campus 

Competency Level 
Journey 

Essential functions of this position:
This time-limited grant funded position is responsible for UNCW’s Collegiate Recovery Community ( CRC ). The person in this role will: 

1. Maintain and grow UNCW’s Collegiate Recovery Community 

2. Plan, market, implement, and evaluate educational, social, and service programs for students in recovery, seeking recovery, or affected by another’s addiction 

3. Staff the CRC during its open hours in the evening (usually one night per week) 

4. Supervise 3-4 Peer Educators/Recovery Coaches each year 

5. Participate in Student Orientations, Admissions events, and other campus wide activities to market the CRC 

6. Market the CRC to off-campus stakeholders 

7. Present to classes, sports teams, fraternities/sororities, and student groups as needed 

8. Collaborate with campus departments and organizations to provide support services and reduce stigma related to recovery on campus 

9. Serve as a resource and advisor to students in the CRC Program 

10. Maintain and promote a positive, professional, and respectful manner with a focus on customer service, cooperation, inclusiveness, confidentiality, and HIPAA 

11. Maintain active professional licensure and CE requirements, if applicable 

12. Other duties as assigned 

N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. 

Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position: 

Graduation from a four-year college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Diplomas and degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. 

Must have strong knowledge of addiction recovery and relapse prevention 

Must have strong public speaking skills 

Must have experience with implementation of prevention or educational programs 

Must have the ability to work with individuals and groups about sensitive topics 

Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations is required 

Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
A master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education, Criminology, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Communication Studies, or related field is preferred 

Knowledge of recovery support services including certification as a Recovery Coach, Peer Support Specialist, Wellness Recovery Action Plan facilitator, and/or SMART Recovery Facilitator is preferred 

Experience working in a higher education setting or with an adolescent or young adult population is preferred 

Experience supervising a peer support or peer education program is preferred 

Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position: 

Recruitment Range 
$35,000 - $40,000 

NC Salary Grade Equivalency 
67 

Hours Per Week 
1.0 (40 hours per week) 

Months Per Year 
12 Months 

Work Days 
Monday - Friday 

Work Hours 
8:00AM - 5:00PM, with at least one evening a week until 9:00PM 

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited 
06/30/2017 

Position Number 
7881 

Job Posting Date 
07/28/2016 

Job Closing Date 
08/12/2016 

Special Instructions 

PLEASE NOTE : To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application. 

You will be required to attach a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position. 

For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. 

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. 

EEO Statement 

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Posted 8/4/16
Human Services Specialist I - Peer Counselor 
State of South Carolina - Chesterfield County, SC
$22,182 - $41,046 a year

Repost: Previous applicants do not need to re-apply as all qualified applications will be considered.

This position is located at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Tri-County Community Mental Health Center (TCCMHC) serving Chesterfield, Dillon, and Marlboro Counties. 

This position provides structured Peer Support Services (PSS) in both individual and group settings promoting client community socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, self-help and development of natural supports. 

This position serves as a member of interdisciplinary treatment team. This position also serves as a representative on the Consumer Advisory Board and provides guidance to the Board Members. 

Minimum and Additional Requirements: 

State Minimum Requirements : Experience in a relevant program area. 

Agency Minimum Requirements Must be a current or former consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services, plus have one year participation in local or national consumer movement or demonstrable recovery expertise. 

High School diploma or GED equivalent. 

The selected candidate will be required to complete and pass certification training approved and sponsored by SC Department of Mental Health and continuing education programs required by the Office of Client Affairs as well as training required by the local mental health center as a provider site. 

Valid SC Driver's license. 

Note: Applicants must also meet Agency minimum requirements to be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of individual and group behavioral traits. Knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relative to areas of responsibility. Knowledge of casework interviewing techniques. Knowledge of principles of human growth and behavior. Ability to counsel with clients. Ability to plan and organize effective training activities. Ability to analyze data and organize information. Ability to observe and to interpret behavior. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written. 

Additional Comments: 

Tri-County Community Mental Health Center is one of 17 Community Mental Health Centers within the SC Department of Mental Health. This position provides State and Agency benefits, including: 

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family
  • An attractive leave policy in addition to State Holidays
  • Free licensure supervision
  • Extensive training opportunities in evidence-based treatments and best practices
  • Opportunities to participate in research and grant-funded programs
  • Membership in a multi-disciplined team of professionals
  • Cutting-edge technology used in the delivery of behavioral health treatment
  • Collaboration with health care organizations, institutions of higher learning, other state agencies, school districts, and other Community Mental Health Centers

Tri-County CMHC is also an approved site of the National Health Service Corps, (NHSC), which offers student loan repayment of up to $50,000 to employees of NHSC-approved sites. You must be a US citizen, you must be licensed to practice independently in the state where you are hired, and you must have unpaid government or commercial school loans. There is a two year service commitment required as well. Confirmation of qualifying for this loan repayment program is the responsibility of every applicant - we cannot guarantee your qualification.

Posted 8/4/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Recovery Innovations - Greenville, NC

Full-time, Part-time
A career with RI International means more than realizing your potential. It means becoming a part of a team with integrity and absolute commitment to creating opportunities and environments that empower people to recover and we’re actively seeking exceptional individuals to take us even further. 

Recovery Innovations, a worldwide leader in creating and delivering innovative recovery-based mental health and substance use programs, is seeking talented Certified Peers for our Greenville Wellness City. Join an exciting team of recovery leaders as we "create opportunities and environments that empower people to recover." 

We are actively recruiting for the following positions: 

  • Part Time / 25 hours per week – Peer Support Specialist

Position Summary: A Wellness City Peer Support Specialist provides recovery training, outreach and support to adults receiving mental health or substance abuse services in the community. Works with Adults providing hope, encouragement, support, self determination, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person. 

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Lived experience as a consumer of mental health services or substance use challenges
  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification required
  • Familiarity and competency with computers
  • Valid driver's license, clean 36 month driving report and proof of auto insurance 
We offer a competitive compensation and full benefits package along with a great work culture and environment (benefits offered to full time only). 

If you are ready to really make a difference in people's lives and join our team of professionals who care, then take the next step and apply now!
Posted 7/28/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. - Raleigh, NC
FHR, a nationally recognized leader in the adult mental health field, is a private, non-profit service agency providing community-based care for adults with psychiatric disabilities. We are currently seeking a full-time Certified Peer Support Specialist. 

FHR has developed, trainsand utilizes the PRISMMODEL® approach which is: Person-centered, Respectful, Individualized, Strength-based and Mission-driven. 

FHR and its staff believe that all persons living with mental illnesscan and do recover, and with access to supports and resources can and do leadself-determined, independent, and fulfilling lives as contributing members ofthe community. In a recent client satisfaction survey 96% of therespondents indicated 'they were happy with the services theyreceive from FHR'. Our employees are satisfied, too: we have a 4.2 overall ranking on Glassdoor.com and our CEO has a 95% approval rating byour colleagues. www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Fellowship-Health-Resources-EI_IE644623.11,38.htm 
Visit our website at www.fhr.net 

FHR is an equal opportunity employer valuing diversity in the workplace. 
Responsibilities To provide peer support services for identified offenders inside Wake County Detention Center and Public Safety Center, and upon release provide transportation to link offenders with medical and behavioral health services, housing, vocational supports, and disability benefits. All services provided will adhere to the GAINS Center Sequential Intercept Model and collaborate with the Forensic Services program, Wake County Sheriff staff, and Alliance Behavioral Healthcare. The functions of the certified peer support will include: assertive engagement, referral/linkage, transportation, and monitoring/follow-up. The goal of the Forensic Post Release Program is to reduce recidivism.
Posted 07/27/16

Certified Peer Support Specialist

United Quest Care Services, LLC - Reidsville, NC

United Quest Care Services, a behavioral health agency, located in Greensboro, North Carolina is currently looking for full-time Peer Support Specialists to work with the B3 Peer Support Services team.
*Applicant must be certified through NC Peer Support Services Program
*Services rendered are predominately located in Forsyth, Rockingham and surrounding counties. *Applicants need to be able to work well in a team setting
*Provide documentation for services rendered
*Work with multiple caseloads.
*Reliable transportation needed.
*Experience preferred but new Specialists are welcomed to apply.

Please email resumes and coverletters to the attention of Demetria Vaneus.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Certied Peer Support: 1 year

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist

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Please review all application instructions before applying to United Quest Care Services, LLC.

Posted 7/27/16


Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - New Bern, NC

You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Health Services Individual Placement an Support-Supported Employment Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA IPS SE Services where we put people first! The position provides coverage to the following counties - Pitt, Craven, and Onslow. 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

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Posted 7/27/16

 Project Specialist (Conference and Peer Review)
EDJ Associates, Inc. - Virginia

Full-time, Contract
Special Notice 

The position advertised is contingent upon award of a contract to provide 
logistical support services. We appreciate your interest and will contact you 
if you are selected for an interview. 

Project Specialist 

Position – Project Specialist 

Experience – Entry/Mid-Level 

Job Function – Administrative 

Employment Type – Full-time/Contract 

Job Description 

The Project Specialist (PS) is responsible for providing day-to-day support to 
the meeting planning and/or peer review team. The PS must have strong leadership 
skills, excellent customer service orientation, great attention to detail, 
organizational and project management skills. The PS is able to work 
independently and handle multiple projects or tasks simultaneously, and meet 
deadlines as required. 

Desired Skills and Expertise 

Minimum two years experience with Federal government contracts, peer review 
and/or meeting planning experience. 

Excellent computer skills. 

Must be able to accomplish multiple tasks, activities, and processes on 
tight deadlines with little supervision. 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. 

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with 
Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, and Word. Cvent and SharePoint 
experience preferred. Must have the capacity to multi-task numerous 
time-sensitive projects/requests. Strong leadership qualities, detail-oriented, 
ability to quickly analyze and resolve problems and meet established deadlines. 
Ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization. 

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Posted 7/19/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - High Point, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. Areas of responsibility include High Point and Guilford and Randolph counties 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 7/19/16
Consumer Support Specialist (Certified Peer Counselor)
Community Residences Inc - Manassas, VA

Part-time
Consumer Support Specialist 

Position Summary 
The Consumer Support Specialist is responsible for providing leadership through encouraging individuals in the GetOnTrack Project to recognize that recovery from mental health symptoms and/or substance use is possible Peer Counselors educate individuals and model the steps and actions of the recovery process 

The Peer Counselor is a QMHPP or QMHP-Adult who is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness The peer specialist shall be a fully integrated team member who provides peer support directly to individuals and provides leadership to other team members in understanding and supporting individuals recovery goals 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 
Participates as member of the GetOnTrack team maintaining effective inter and intra-agency working relationships 
Demonstrate a positive regard for individuals and their families (eg from a trauma informed perspective provides treatment collaboratively with individuals allowing appropriate risk-taking avoiding stereotypes respecting individuals and families privacy advocacy believing in recovery and that they are valuable members of society) 
Demonstrate sound clinical skills including those associated with advanced communication skills 
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals with mental health and/or substance use/intellectual disability who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis 
Develop essential therapeutic relationships that foster independence and support recovery and the change dynamic 
Provides early intervention services in conjunction with the GetOnTrack team and individuals served including intake assessment psychiatric substance and suicidality monitoring linkage and follow up with therapists/case managers 
Assists all team members with assessing planning linking monitoring and advocating for individual needs and services 
Demonstrates the lived recovery experience from mental health symptoms and/or substance use and models the steps and actions of the recovery process 
Facilitates program groups and activities to support individuals and provides education about recovery from mental health and/or substance use 
Provides individual and group psycho-education regarding the steps in the recovery process including identifying desires hopes and dreams through dialog and active listening including Illness Management and Recovery trainings 
Assists individuals with problem solving and goal setting to move into the recovery process to achieve short term and long term goals and dreams 
Facilitates the development of WRAP plans and Crisis Intervention Plans to foster resilience and reduce the incidences of high cost psychiatric interventions 
Encourages the identification and use of natural supports and community based services to return the individual to previous or higher level of functioning 
Educates about and encourages individuals regarding the self-administration of medications 
Consults with other service providers family and significant others 
Complete all documentation effectively thoroughly and in a timely manner in compliance with all relevant regulations and policies 
Follows all CR policies including maintaining a safe and secure environment 
Responsible for professional development eg attends professional trainings and seminars related to work in the mental health field substance use intellectual disability and court mandated status/TDO etc 
Participates in required staff and supervision meetings on a regular basis 
Communicates effectively and clearly to all staff 
Maintains professional conduct and appearance 
Attends and participates in scheduled team meetings and trainings 
Promotes continuous quality improvement and professional empowerment 
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor 

Minimum Qualifications Required 
Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP) Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services Field and must have a minimum of 1 year supervised experience in the field of mental health OR 
Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health (QMHPP) Has an associates degree in a related field (Social work psychology psychiatric rehabilitation sociology counseling vocational rehabilitation human services counseling etc) and at least 1 year of experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness 
Certified Peer Counselor 

Physical Demands 
Some lifting assisting with self-care with ADLs as needed 

Working Environment 
Community and the homes of individuals served within the GetOnTrack Project 

Supervision Exercised 
None 

Location Prince William County VA 
Schedule Varies (20 hours/week) Seeking candidates with a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the program and individuals/families supported 

CR offers a competitive salary with company-paid benefits including health insurance options 403(b) retirement fund with employer contribution/matching and life insurance
Posted 7/19/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist-
ACT Seven Counties Services - Louisville, KY
GENERAL SUMMARY 

ssertive ommunity reatment (ACT) is designed to engage persons with a Severe Mental Illness (SMI) whose needs are not met by traditional outpatient services. Services are delivered in the context and environment where they are needed (i.e. the team goes to the person). The services are flexible and are available 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. With ACT, consumers get help taking care of their basic needs-taking medications, getting up, and getting through the day. ACT teams work closely with their partners to see which medications work best for them. They help people find housing, apply for food stamps, go back to school, or get a job. 

Under routine supervision, assists in implementing assigned client’s treatment/recovery plan through provision of adjunctive case management services, education, and peer support services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • A Team Approach: Psychiatrists, nurses, mental health professionals, employment specialists, and substance-abuse specialists join together on ACT teams to give people ongoing, individualized care.
  • Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan.
  • Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support.
  • Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
  • Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.
  • Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.
  • Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.
  • Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.
Required Skills KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES 
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification.
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.
Required Experience EXPERIENCE 

Over six and up to twelve months of experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds. Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue. May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities.
Posted 7/19/16
Community Mental Health Assistant
Haywood Regional Medical Center - Clyde, NC
Community Mental Health Assistant (CMHA) will assist with all aspects of support services for patients under the direction of Unit Nurse Manager and Clinical Program Manager. The most important responsibility of the CMHA is to ensure the safety of patients and staff. CMHA is expected to provide services in a manner consistent with Recovery philosophy. 

Essential Job Functions: Provides treatment support services including monitoring and supervision of patients, assisting with meals, taking vitals, assisting clients with completion of daily living skills and wellness recovery action plans, facilitating recovery education groups and peer support techniques (for staff with peer support specialist training). Ensures the safety of patients and staff by initiating all behavioral interventions as trained (in CPI and crisis de-escalation) and seeking the necessary authorization from the appropriate persons when restrictive interventions are employed. Provides visual monitoring and personal searches of all clients per acuity protocol. Patients' rights will be respected at all times and staff will adhere to the concept of least restrictive intervention. Willingness to help provide front desk support/unit secretary functions as needed. Responsible for accurate communication and completion of any assigned paperwork and documentation necessary for medical records or billing purposes. A ccepts responsibility for updating and increasing skills and knowledge through training and continuing education. Promotes a harmonious working environment by communicating clearly and working cheerfully and cooperatively with co-workers, other hospital employees, supervisors, patient, family members, physicians, and the general public. 

Qualifications : 

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent. 

B. Minimum 6 months experience working with population served or completion of WRAP and Peer Support 

Specialist training or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Knowledge of Recovery and Wellness Philosophy is 

preferred. 

Responsible to : Unit Nurse Manager 

Interrelationships : Receives clinical supervision and support from Clinical Program Manager regarding duties provided in the realm of treatment programming. Interacts with all HRMC employees, patients, visitors, and general public.
 
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Posted 7/6/16
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Prince William County Schools - Manassas, VA
Applicant should possess the ability to: • Infuse the Developmental Assets framework into existing programs and services provided to students. • Develop and implement strategies to enhance staff and student relationships. • Plan and coordinate activities to develop social competencies, positive values, positive identity and commitment to learning. Support existing programs such as bullying prevention, conflict resolution and violence prevention. 

  • Work cooperatively with the community partners and school staff to support students, promote healthy family communication, provide a caring school climate and caring neighborhood and involve parents in school. Strategies selected would engage adults, mobilize young people and invigorate existing programs. • Plan and coordinate educational workshops for students. • Possess the skills to work collaboratively with staff to develop an evaluation component for the specific programs.
EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Prevention program implementation experience is preferred. Applicant should have training in substance abuse, smoking cessation, mediation, family dynamics, peer pressure, decision making, children of alcoholics, anger management, diversity, and related topics. STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in guidance and counseling, psychology, social work, or a related field is required. Appropriate work experience, and/or certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Virginia or another appropriate certification agency is preferred. 

Applicant must possess the ability to implement a school-based substance abuse prevention and violence prevention/conflict resolution program, including both primary and secondary prevention. Mediation skills are preferred also. Teaching, case management, assessment and group facilitation skills may be required, depending on assignment. BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK: 1. 

Assists principals and school staff with the implementation of asset building activities and programs to enhance the school climate. Strategies and activities would engage adults, invigorate programs and motivate students. 2. Facilitates workshops for students, parents and staff to support and empower students, help clarify boundaries and expectations, and provide strategies for the constructive use of time. 

3. Develops and maintains appropriate evaluation of the program. 4. Acts as support to the school counselors at designated schools. 

5. Interviews students experiencing problems with their own or others' use of ATOD, provides support for students, consults with staff, and makes referrals to appropriate agencies. 6. Facilitates substance abuse prevention/intervention groups, FOT (Focus on Tobacco), and other educational programs, as needed. 

DIMENSIONS: Applicant should have experience working with school aged children/youth, school staff, parents and community members. Specific knowledge and skills in the areas of counseling, social work, instruction, youth development, violence prevention an DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK: Depending upon assignment: 1. Interviews students and participates in substance abuse evaluations and provides crisis intervention. 2. 

Conducts program for students and parents in the evening, as needed, and provides follow up consultation to students where appropriate. 3. Develops and presents specific educational programs that focus on developing assets in area of social competency. 4. 

Serves as a resource to school staff and parents regarding adolescent substance abuse, and violence prevention. 5. Coordinates and facilitates referral of appropriate students to substance abuse treatment. 6. 

Facilitates or serves as a member of schools' intervention team which addresses the needs of "at-risk" students. Works with school staff to actively engage caring adults and to increase student commitment to learning, improve school engagement in learning, and promote bonding to school. 7. Attends conferences, workshops, and trainings to enhance professional development. 

8. Other duties as assigned by the Director for the Office of Student Services. 
 
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Posted 7/6/16
IPS Employment Peer Mentor 
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Durham, NC 
Part-time
Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual served to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction 
Promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery) and employment services Assists people receiving services in developing psychiatric advance directives 
Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience 
Provides consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Employment Peer Mentor 
Promoting a culture in which beneficiaries’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment 
Serves as an active member of the employment team, equivalent to other team members, which includes assisting with the Person Centered Planning process 
Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community 
Provides employment services interventions and case coordination as needed 
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time 
Participates in peer review 
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes 
Successfully participates in the DMH approved IPS training and provide services according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model 

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required from an approved, accredited institution 
Must be a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities 
Must have current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license. 
Must have current, unrestricted vehicle insurance and provide own transportation for use in fulfilling job requirements
Posted 7/6/16
ABS - Peer Specialist - Group Leader 
Baldwin Peer Services River Edge  - Macon, GA
River Edge offers outpatient services at our Emery Highway-Macon, Monroe County and Baldwin County locations. Outpatient services include behavioral health, nursing, and psychiatric assessment, stabilization and medication maintenance services as well as crisis intervention services as well as awareness, education and recovery groups. 
Our Baldwin County location provides comprehensive prevention, treatment and support services for children, youth, families, and adults who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders, or developmental disabilities. Services provided include, but are not limited to, crisis services, assessments, service plan development, C&A counseling, skills training, physician assessment and care, nursing services, case management, medication administration, and education on recovery and wellness. 
Duties & Responsibilities: Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. Prepares lesson plans for group topics, maintains medical records and documents daily group notes. Performs case management duties, and group skills training and refers clients to needed services and resources. 

Minimum Training & Experience: Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills. You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training). Must meet the Qualifications for Peer Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project. 
P referred Qualifications: Applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has been in recovery for period of at least 12 months. 
All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance.

Please review all application instructions before applying to River Edge.

Posted 6/30/16

Peer Support Specialist 
SouthLight Healthcare - Raleigh, NC 
Full-time, Part-time

SouthLight Healthcare (www.southlight.org) offers comprehensive services in recovery from addictions and mental health through an integrated healthcare model. We are driven not simply to offer services but to create and count the number of persons who achieve significant human gain with our help. 
SouthLight Healthcare seeks one Full Time and one Part Time Peer Support Specialist for our Community Intervention and Crisis Services Division. Working as part of a Community Support Team, the Peer Support Specialist works in the community with adult MH/SA clients to teach, model and support the skills and coping mechanisms for ongoing treatment and recovery. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients with self-determination and decision-making
  • Teach functional skills (managing meds, finances, health care, resources, daily living, etc)
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness
  • Teach and promote self-advocacy and empower clients to use their legal rights
  • Provide linkage to community resources
  • Provide case management services
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Maintain and submit required documentation (treatment plans, service notes, service authorization requests, etc.)

Job Requirements:

  • Current Peer Support Certification
  • Minimum of 1 year working with the adult MH/SA population, preferably in a community setting
  • CPR, First Aid, NCI training preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Electronic Medical Records system experience

If you are looking for a way to grow in your career, we invite you to submit a cover letter including salary requirement and your resume via our online application. Visit www.southlight.org under Careers to apply. 
SouthLight offers competitive salaries, benefits (for full time staff), and professional development opportunities. 
Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted 6/27/16

Peer Support Specialist 
Pathways/Compass Health - Jefferson City, MO 
$10 an hour

Please email BOTH cover letter (verifying your qualification for this position) & resume for consideration for this position .

Full-time, benefit eligible position working with an outpatient population in Jefferson City.

QUALIFICATIONS: Peer Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse or mental disorder and is willing to self-identify as a peer and work to assist other individuals with chemical dependency or a mental disorder. High school diploma/GED or approved by DMH/State for training.

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients.
Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: * Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan * Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis * Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems * Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed * Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients * Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities * Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients * Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers * Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living * Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Chosen candidate must attend a weeklong training and be certified as a Peer Specialist in the State of Missouri or have current certification. Must possess a valid driver's license and maintain minimum insurance on vehicle as defined by the company's risk management policy.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 6/27/16
Peer Support Apprentice
Department of Veterans Affairs - Lexington, KY
Note: Applicants must have a valid State Driver's license. 

Peer Support Apprentice is a temporary appointment not to exceed one year and one day. 

This position is assigned to Mental Health Service and may work at either Cooper Division or Leestown Division VAMC, Lexington, Kentucky. 

As an entry level position, most duties are performed in assistance to a higher level Peer Specialist and/or under close supervision of a licensed independent provider in mental health to facilitate learning and the development of skills. The knowledge required for this position will be attained through ongoing instruction provided by the supervisor or designated position to complete and pass the Department of Veterans Affairs Peer Specialist competency assessment. 

The Apprentice serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the veteran in daily living. The Apprentice orients veterans new to the programs in which they work about the services, hours, locations, staff and other pertinent information necessary for the veteran to understand the program and how to utilize it. 

NOTE: As a Peer Support Apprentice, you are being hired to eventually become a certified Peer Specialist. In all cases, Peer Support Apprentices must actively pursue becoming certified as required to serve as a Peer Specialist by 38 USC 7402(b)(13)(B). 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm 

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
 
 
 
Posted 6/27/16
Peer Specialist
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. - St. Louis, MO
Activities provided by the Peer Specialist emphasize the acquisition, development, and expansion of the rehabilitation skills needed to move forward in recovery. Interventions are built on the unique therapeutic relationship between the Peer Specialist, the individual served, and his or her family unit. 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Complete regular communication with referral sources/guardians regarding progress, transition planning, and pertinent clinical issues and documentation.
  • Participate in staffing to assure continuity of care.
  • Make or assist in outside referral of issues not able to be addressed within the treatment milieu.
  • Assist in scheduling of treatment and arranging transportation.
  • Assist with the intake process by completing initial paperwork as well as explaining the program concept.
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner.
  • Ensure or assist in the referral for all medical issues of clients.
  • Document all services provided in accordance with DMH/ CARF Standards.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Facilitate group education as scheduled.
  • Obtain trainings to assist in professional development meeting 36 hours every 2 years.
    • Starting and sustaining mutual support groups;
    • Promoting dialogues on recovery and resilience;
    • Teaching and modeling symptom management skills;
    • Teaching and modeling problem-solving skills;
    • Supporting efforts to find and maintain paid employment;
    • Assisting peers in setting goals and following through on wellness and health activities.
    • Uses the “5 Stages in Recovery” to promote self-determination
  • Assist an individual to recover by:
    • Helping an individual get in touch with what he or she thinks would improve the quality of his or her life (setting a recovery goal); and
    • Helping an individual identify and remove the barriers to getting that life;
  • Certified Missouri Peer Specialists use the power of peers to support, encourage, and model recovery and resilience from mental illness in ways that are specific to the needs of each individual.
    • Peer support services are individual or group services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus;
    • Peer support services promote skills for coping with and managing psychiatric symptoms while encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancing community living;
    • Peer Support activities assist in achieving goals and objectives set forth by the individual in their individualized treatment or recovery plan;
    • Peer Support activities emphasize the opportunity for individuals to support each other as they move forward in their recovery;
  • Certified Missouri Peer Specialists interventions may include:
    • Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors;
    • Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience;
    • Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large;
    • Helping individuals who have mental illnesses develop a network for information and support;
    • Assisting individuals who have a mental illness to make independent choices and to take a pro-active role in their treatment;
    • Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery; and
    • Helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals.
  • A Peer Specialist can assist individuals who have a psychiatric disability to make independent choices and to take a pro-active role in their treatment.
  • A Peer Specialist should be present for Staffing with consumers they will be working with.
  • Certified Missouri Peer Specialists shall follow the Certified Missouri Peer Specialist Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrates interest in long term and short term goals and objectives of the company.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Qualifications: 

Experience and Education Qualifications: 

  • Self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health services.
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass background check or request an exception to the findings
  • Complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination
  • Have a job commitment from a mental health agency
  • Complete the application located on the following website at www.peerspecialist.org
  • Complete a 5-Day Basic Training Program; following which, the individual must pass a State of Missouri approved certification examination within six months.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

Conditions of Employment: 

Employment is conditional upon the receipt of appropriate background checks. Upon offer of employment, applicant must grant permission for Preferred Family Healthcare to verify accuracy, legitimacy, and results in regards to the following conditions of employment: 
• Adequate employment and/or personal reference checks 
• Degrees, transcripts, licenses, certifications, and/or other documents that verify the educational qualifications of the employee 
• Verification of eligibility to work in the United States (INS Form – I-9) 
• Missouri Employees: Family Care Safety Registry, which includes inquiries from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Records Division, Highway Patrol Sex Offender Registry, Department of Social Services Child Abuse/Neglect Records, Department of Health and Senior Services Employee . Disqualification List and the Department of Mental Health Employee Disqualification Registry. Kansas Employees: Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Kansas Criminal (KBI) 
• Motor vehicle driving record 
• Verification that the employee is free of infectious and/or communicable diseases (CPRC/RCF)
 
 
 
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Posted 6/16/16
Behavioral Health Specialist - LCSW or LP
Rural Health Group, Inc. - Roanoke Rapids, NC
 
Behavioral Health Specialist 

Rural Health Group is seeking two full-time Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Licensed Psychologists (LP). Each Specialist will travel among multiple RHG locations. 

Please Note: We are NOT accepting LPC or LPA applicants at this time; LCAS application accepted only if also LCSW or LP. 

RHG is a premier provider of community-based healthcare in northeastern NC. We provide high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse and low-income populations through a myriad of clinical, medical, mental health, education and support services. We provide integrated behavioral health services to underserved patients currently receiving primary care services and have a collaborative relationship between primary care and behavioral health services at RHG. 
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide age appropriate, culturally and linguistically competent comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment for mental health, substance abuse, and medical needs in the primary care setting
  • Provide direct services to patients which include screening, support, assessment, brief intervention, and referral as deemed appropriate
  • Provide psychoeducational information as appropriate for patients and/or family members or accompanying caregivers
  • Provide consultation, feedback and referrals/linkages to primary care providers
  • Provide training to RHG staff in mental health and substance abuse as assigned
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with MH/SA related psychopharmacology
  • Remain current and knowledgeable about local and regional resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment, developing collaborative relationships where possible
  • Remain current on basic funding rules and guidelines as it relates to mental health and substance abuse assessment, intervention, and treatment.
  • Participate in outreach educational activities in the community as assigned
  • Maintain a regular schedule at assigned clinics in collaboration with the treatment teams at each clinic that best accommodates their need
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and participate in ongoing dialogue about content, quality, and organization of BH progress notes, self-management goals, care plans, etc.
  • Participate in all RHG meetings and training as directed or assigned
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in BH and Case Management services
  • Assist in identifying and developing new treatment opportunities for MH/SA patients when possible

REQUIREMENTS
  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • Must be Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Psychologist; provisionally licensed will be considered
  • Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LCAS) in addition to LCSW or LP is a plus
  • Minimum 2 years of experience and prior experience working within ethnically and culturally diverse families; clinical experience with medical professionals and integrated care strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, make decisions, organize tasks, and handle multiple priorities
  • Whether inexperienced or seasoned, seek supervision and consultation with peers and supervisors
  • Participation in regularly scheduled supervision
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel; able to efficiently learn to use electronic health record system
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written format
  • Good organizational skills
  • Desire to work with an ethnically culturally diverse population in a rural setting, demonstrate cultural sensitivity
  • Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries with patients, providers, co-workers and supervisors
  • Interpersonal skills that facilitate productive and respectful interactions with co-workers of varying job classifications and with client families in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate an ongoing interest in learning
  • Embraces the team concept; encourages and models healthy, productive team behavior
  • Valid NC Driver's License, auto insurance, willing to accept travel assignments as needed.
  • Physical demands: Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use computer keyboard and perform light lifting. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Moderate physical activity such as walking, traveling, and driving. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Competitive salary based on experience; benefit package includes Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, and 403(b) retirement plan. Position open until filled. 

EOE. Federal and State Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen required for all positions. 

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Posted 05/03/16
Peer Specialist (Mental Health) 
Department of Veterans Affairs Richmond, VA
This position is located in the Woman's Health Center, which is in the Mental Health Service at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. The incumbent serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid Veterans in daily living. The incumbent orients Veterans new to the programs in which they work about the services, hours, locations, staff and other pertinent information necessary for the Veteran to understand the program and how to utilize it. The incumbent may assist Veterans to articulate personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions. During these sessions, the incumbent may assist veterans in identifying their skills, strengths, supports and the resources needed to aid them in achieving those goals. 

Duties:

  • Functions as an interdisciplinary team member, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a mental health treatment program.
  • Performs a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for mental health recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their mental health treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services.
  • Incumbent functions as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for veterans in mental health treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency.
  • Performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adults to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (subject to change based on program needs) 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status: Non-exempt 

Supervisory Position: No 

Position Description Title / Number: Peer Specialist; GS-0102-06, #00065-A, GS-0102-07, #00066-A, GS-0102-08, #00067-A, GS-0102-09, #00068-A 

Bargaining Unit Position: Yes 

Recruitment / Relocation Incentives will not be authorized.
Posted 05/03/16
Coordinator Family/School Intervention Services - Available 2016-2017 
Richland School District Two - Columbia, SC
JobID: 4730 Position Type: Closing Date: 05/06/2016 Administration/Coordinator (Certified) Date Posted: 4/19/2016 Location: District Office Date Available: 07/2016 Attachment(s): CoordFamSchInterventSvcs.doc GENERAL SUMMARY Provides and assists school personnel and the District’s Instructional Support Services and Student Services Departments in developing and providing services to students involved in the disciplinary process and those with other mental health issues impeding their success in school. Oversees the operation of the Family/School Intervention Services Program and staff. Reports to the Executive Director of Instructional Support Services in the Instructional Support Services Department. Education and Experience: Minimum of a Master’s degree in marriage and family counseling; or, alternately, mental health or school counseling, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide, oversee, or supervise clinical services to families and students in the school district. 
Minimum of five years of experience working with children, adolescents and families (at least one year of this in schools) is required. Licensure as an LPC, LMFT, or LSW; supervisory credentials as LMFTS or LPCS is required. This is a 245 day position. The position is paid from the coordinator's salary schedule (teacher's salary schedule plus stipend) based on experience and degree. 

Deadline for applications is 4:00pm on May 6, 2016.
Posted 05/02/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist (Child & Family) 
Seven Counties Services - Louisville, KY
Under routine supervision, assists in implementing assigned client’s treatment/recovery plan through provision of adjunctive case management services, education, and peer support services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan.
  • Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support.
  • Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
  • Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.
  • Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.
  • Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.
  • Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by candidates of this job. Candidates may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification.
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.
Required Experience Over six and up to twelve months of experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds. Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue. May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities. 

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other JCAHO standards.
Posted 05/02/16
Peer Support Case Manager 
AmericanWork - Savannah, GA
Peer Support Case Manager provides services that include activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Facilitates and implements interactive and person centered Peer Support group that relate back to individuals IRP.
  • Participating in treatment team as scheduled
  • Billing logs will be submitted accurately and entered into catalyst prior to leaving your shift.
  • Provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.
  • Monitoring consumers at all-times including breakfast, lunch, transportation arrivals and departures, as well as break times.
  • Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery.
  • Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.
  • Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals. Employee is responsible for ensure all goals are current and active.
  • Ensure that Functional Assessments are completed when consumers first enters group and every 6 months.
  • Ensure that communication is reported to Mental Health Court Representatives pertaining to consumers progress or lack of.
  • Documents accurate services in coordination with internal Policy and Procedures and State Regulations and Guidelines including meeting documentation deadlines.
  • Will promote / encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, self-help, employment through tools such as strength based skills training, WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
  • Will abide by all safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR, as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
  • Will complete CIR’s reporting that are consistent with our state requirements.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to defuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint techniques guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
  • Acts as a role model in using appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
  • Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
  • Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
  • Must have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
  • Must have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)
Posted 05/02/16

Job Description

Job Title: Certified Peer Specialist – Reed House
Location: Savannah, Ga
Salary: Negotiable (Based off education and experience)
Status: Full Time

Job Description: Under immediate to general supervision, provides peer support services. May serve as a patient/client/consumer advocate. Provides consumer information and peer support in consumers in emergencies, outpatient or inpatient settings. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own recovery processes. Function as a role model of competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Meets with individual consumers to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Meets with individual consumers to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan.
  • Assists in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis.
  • Supports/assists consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Models effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers.
  • Accompanies consumers to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs.
  • Fosters the consumer's development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities.
  • Observes behavior and evidence of general well being and discusses observations with the consumer.
  • Attends treatment team meetings for assigned consumers.
  • Provides information regarding observations of and interactions with consumers.
  • Provides advice to consumers on empowerment skills and successful community living.
  • Informs consumers on community resources and how to use them appropriately. Provides information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned.
  • Participates in the development of effective consumer/family satisfaction in measurement instruments.
  • Provides support in interviewing consumers to obtain information regarding their satisfaction/dissatisfaction.
  • Assists each consumer to meet needs. May access services, locate social activities, or provide other assistance as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of experience in AND Certification as Peer Specialist (CPS) by the Georgia Department of Human Resources OR Certified Psychosocial Rehab Practitioner (CPRP)

Because we value our employees we offer a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. Come join our team and experience a sense of fulfillment as we truly change the lives of others.

**GATEWAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES IS A TOBACCO FREE AGENCY** TB testing and a fingerprint based background check of the Georgia and Federal Criminal History Record Database will be required upon appointment.

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Savannah, GA

Required experience:

  • advocacy/advisory or governance & as a current/former recipient of treatment: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) OR Certified Psychosocial Rehab Practitioner (CPRP)

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent
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Posted 5/02/16

Peer Support Specialist 
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Yadkin, NC
Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction 
Promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) 
Assists beneficiaries in developing psychiatric advance directives 
Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience 
Provides skill building support to CTI recipients obtaining independent housing to increase their independent living skill and increase their competencies with activities of daily living 
Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community 
Psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination 
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time 
Participates in peer review 
Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time 
Prepares and presents documentation for utilization review 
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes 
Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required. 
Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services 
NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (preferred or willing to obtain) 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities
Posted 5/02/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Louisburg, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery and eliminating/reducing barriers to employments in the following counties: Halifax, Franklin, Warren, Granville and Vance. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Health Services where we put people first! 
Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Healthcare) 
Job Responsibilities 
The Certified PeerSpecialist (CPS) will follow Supported Employment best practices to providebehavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with andamong the persons enrolled in supportive employment and other related programs. The CPS by definition is a person in recoverywho will utilize her or his personal recovery experience to instill a sense ofhope and optimism for persons in recovery. The CPS will demonstrate a personal belief in recovery, supportedemployment best practices, a sincere interest in the welfare of persons inrecovery. 

The CPS will demonstrate the ability to engage andserve the consumers enrolled, contribute to the overall success of thesupported employment process, and carry out duties with flexibility and anindividual focus. In addition the CPSwill complete detailed and accurate case notes and other reports to documentprogram measures. The CPS will conduct peer support groups to assist personsenrolled in supported employment to realize their personal goals in employment,education and volunteer opportunities. The CPS will report directly to the Supported Employment Team Leader,(Employment Service Coordinator) on all matters pertinent to the successfulobtainment of program goals and standards. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Assists with Recordkeeping and Filing- Responsible for Personnel recordkeeping for employees, complete and accurate. Personnel files, administers personnel administration in accordance with prescribed company standards. Prepares all periodic Personnel reports as prescribed by Corporate Human Resources and facility Administrator.
  • Assists with Employee Hiring and Recruitment - Assists with the facility staffing process, to include offer letters and background checks; creates/posts internal job postings; runs advertisements as required.
  • Performs Assistant Responsibilities- Performs all necessary administration for new hires and coordinates/implements facility NEO program. Responsible for preparing/administering payroll function. Maintains OSHA 300 log. Coordinates unemployment claims with facility administrator.

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Healthcare)
Posted 5/2/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Wilmington, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

**Must have 'lived experience' and a personal recovery story related to a primary mental illness or substance abuse disorder. 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 
As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 
Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan 
Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis 
Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems 
Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed 
Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients 
Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities 
Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers 
Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living 
Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 5/2/16
In-Reach Spec.
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions - Kannapolis, NC

Full-Time

  • Kannapolis, NC, United States 
The primary purpose of the In-reach Specialist position is to provide engagement, education and support designed to accurately and fully inform adults who have a serious mental illness (SMI) or a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) about community-based mental health services and supported housing options. This is a new position and will initially target in-reach efforts to Adult Care Homes (ACH’s) determined to be Institutions of Mental Disease (IMDs) and those with a high percentage of residents with mental illness. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

The In-reach Specialist is responsible for (though not limited to): 

  • Assessment / In-reach: Assuring frequent (not less than quarterly) and effective In-reach activities to targeted individuals and their legally responsible person, as applicable. Assessing individual’s interest in supported housing. Explaining fully the benefits and financial aspects of clinically appropriate community based integrated settings, including supported housing. Facilitating and accompanying individuals on site visits to permanent housing with tenancy rights. Exploring and addressing the concerns of any Adult Care Home resident who declines the opportunity to move to supported housing or who is ambivalent about moving to supported housing, despite being qualified for such housing. Reviewing individuals’ housing preferences. Providing linkages to ongoing peer support services as a step in education/exposure to the housing options and supports available. Educating individuals about services covered under the North Carolina State Plan for Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Medicaid 1915(b)(c) Waiver, or the state funded service array.
  • Documentation / Tracking: Maintains accurate and up to date list of individuals receiving In-reach and individuals who have transitioned to living in an integrated community setting. Works with the individual’s Care Coordinator to ensure reporting and needed follow-up on any critical incidents impacting the individual. Ensures that data is tracked and that all reporting requirements are met Ensures that all efforts are documented on day of contact or on the next business day.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
  • Knowledge of Medicaid and Special Assistance benefits, available clinical services, community supports, and supported housing. 
     
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to person centered practices is essential. This position requires ability to build trust, establish rapport, and use good communication skills to set the tone for successful in-reach meetings. Employee must have the ability to make prompt independent decisions based upon relevant facts and established processes. Additionally, an ability to model a respectful, positive, can-do attitude throughout the process is required. 
     
  • The employee should be able to learn and understand the waiver and program practices/requirements and apply this knowledge in problem-solving and responding to questions/inquiries. 
     
  • The employee must be detail oriented, able to independently organize multiple tasks and priorities, and to effectively manage an assigned caseload under pressure of deadlines. 
     
  • The employee must also demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing demands/duties as needed. 
     
Required Training and Education 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is required. 

Current NC Certified Peer Support Specialist with minimum of high school/GED and 2 years of experience working with individuals with mental health service needs. 

Must successfully complete Person Centered Thinking training, Motivational Interviewing, and state-sponsored In-reach trainings. 

About Our Company 

Cardinal Innovations is North Carolina’s largest managed care organization and the state’s second largest health plan. Our focus is on providing high-quality, cost-effective Medicaid managed care and state-funded behavioral health plans. Our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of our members and their families by creating and managing quality healthcare solutions for those who depend on the public system for care. Our plans reflect the uniqueness of our local communities and are capable of making continual adjustments and improvements to meet changing needs and priorities. Cardinal Innovations values the contribution of all our stakeholders, and our businesses are based on the principles of respect, collaboration, and mutual accountability. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Posted 5/2/16
Therapist/Counselor
Solution Pointe Health, LLC - Dalton, GA
Contract

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and families to promote optimum mental health. May help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with aging and mental, behavioral and emotional health. It is essential to be able to work not only with a wide range of mental health situations but to be able to work with a variety ages ranging from early childhood to late adulthood.

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Counsel clients and patients, individually and in family sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, evaluations, and chart reviews.
  • To participate in required treatment team meetings and staffing.
  • Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  • Evaluate clients' physical or mental condition based on review of client information.
  • Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
  • Discuss with individual patients their plans for life after leaving therapy.
  • Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.
  • Monitor clients' use of medications and collaborate with prescribing physician.

Must have a Masters Degree in a counseling related field.
Must have attended a CACREP Accredited graduate program.
Must be eligible for licensure in the state of Georgia for LPC licensure.

Job Type: Contract

Local candidates only:

  • Dalton, GA

Required education:

  • Master's

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Posted 4/29/16

Autism Support Specialist
District Wide Columbia Public Schools - Columbia, MO
This position serves as a consultant in the area of autism to Special Education teachers, staff and administration. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES 

  • Assess the need for professional development in the area of autism.
  • Arrange and conduct professional development training for staff and parents as needed.
  • Develop, reinforce and support current practice with all staff.
  • Assess student need and develop appropriate programming recommendations necessary to establish an appropriate learning environment.
  • Continue training and follow-up support with staff to implement appropriate programming for students.
  • Provide input related to student diagnosis and program implementation.
  • Maintain communication with administrative staff to provide updates concerning program status and needs.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of current research and practice.
  • Attend evaluation and IEP meetings as appropriate.
  • Understand and adhere to Board policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as necessary to support the mission and vision of Columbia Public School District. 

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS 

All employees of the District are expected to adhere to the policies and regulations of the Board of Education, maintain appropriate certification and competencies necessary for the position, and demonstrate the values of the district at all times. For information on polices, regulations and values, visit http://www.cpsk12.org . 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS 

Reports To: Director of Special Education 

Supervises: N/A 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education: Master's Degree in Special Services or related service field. Ph.D. preferred. 

Certification: Missouri Teaching Certificate 

Experience: Minimum 2 years teaching/consulting experience in an area of autism. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

ADA REQUIREMENTS 

Language: Read, analyze and interpret professional journals, Board policy, administrative procedures and forms and governmental regulations and guidance; Read, analyze, and implement curriculum and assessment data to plan instruction; Complete forms, write reports and engage in written correspondence with parents; Present information effectively and respond to questions; Write clear and complete lesson plans. 

Computation: Work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, and analyze data for instruction; Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. 

Reasoning: Solve a variety of problems in many different situations; Interpret instructions presented in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; Apply knowledge of current educational theory and instructional techniques while presenting subject matter to students; Demonstrate executive functions such as planning, organizing, remembering, and regulating information and behavior as they pertain to student performance and achievement. 

Other Skills and Abilities: Identify needs and abilities of individual students and to adapt instructional methods accordingly; Establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents; Perform multiple tasks simultaneously. 

Technology: Integrate technology into daily instruction; present information to students using a variety of media; Access and present information from online sources in a manner that enhances instruction; lead and monitor students as they perform online research; Instruct in buildings/classes where students are actively using 1-to-1 technology such as laptop computers, iPads, and other devices; Lead students in creating and presenting multi-media projects when such assignments enhance student learning; Use district software for recording grades and finding student information; Readily utilize smart boards, projectors and other instructional technology provided by the district; Adhere to all District policies and procedures regarding technology use. 

Physical Demands: An individual who holds this position must have the ability to: Speak and hear in an environment where numerous conversations and activities may be taking place simultaneously; Move around the classroom to interact with and manage students/groups of students; Read handwritten or printed material. 

Attendance: Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position. 

Conditions and Environment: The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active. Occasionally the individual will be required to work outdoors for short periods of time to perform such tasks as loading and unloading students from district transportation. 

Prospective and current employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact human resources to discuss reasonable accommodations to perform the essential job functions. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted 4/29/16

Mental Health Peer Specialist (Part Time)

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare - Roanoke, VA

Part-time

Have you received mental health services and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others?

Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. No experience necessary. The peer support specialist functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life.

Schedule is part-time during the day, 25 hours per week. The schedule for this position is 1 PM - 5 PM.

The Crisis Stabilization and Detox Unit provides short-term (3 to 15 day) stabilization for individuals who have symptoms of mental illness that could, if not addressed, result in a need for hospitalization. This service also offers medically supervised detoxification from alcohol and other drugs. Those needing both detoxification and support for symptoms of mental illness are served. Services are provided in a recovery-oriented environment, and include skills training, psychiatric care, 12-step recovery groups on-site, and discharge planning to assure continuity of care in transitioning to outpatient services.

Peer Support Specialists collaborate to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each client's point of view, experiences, and preferences. The peer specialist is responsible for maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. They provide peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as a liaison with other BRBH programs and community resources; carry out rehabilitation and support functions; and assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff. When peer specialist has appropriate credentials, he or she may perform professional duties and clinical supervision.

Minimum Requirements :

1. Is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness with good self-knowledge to manage their mental illness and at least one year recovery time.

2. Skills in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage.

3. High school diploma or G.E.D.

4. Skills in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage.

5. Knowledge of mental illness, substance disorders and community resources.

6. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with mental health disorders (with or without co-occurring substance disorders) and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships.

7. Possess ability to recognize and adjust practice and services to cultural and ethnic differences.

Why work at BRBH?

Working with clients: In this job each day you make a difference in someone's life and in our community.

Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, intellectual disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 375 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over forty years. This position is located in Roanoke, VA. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment.

 

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Posted 4/29/16

 

Mental Health Peer Specialist (Part Time)
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare - Roanoke, VA


Part-time
Have you received mental health services and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others? 
Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. No experience necessary. The peer support specialist functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. 

Schedule is part-time during the day, 25 hours per week. The schedule for this position is 1 PM - 5 PM. 

The Crisis Stabilization and Detox Unit provides short-term (3 to 15 day) stabilization for individuals who have symptoms of mental illness that could, if not addressed, result in a need for hospitalization. This service also offers medically supervised detoxification from alcohol and other drugs. Those needing both detoxification and support for symptoms of mental illness are served. Services are provided in a recovery-oriented environment, and include skills training, psychiatric care, 12-step recovery groups on-site, and discharge planning to assure continuity of care in transitioning to outpatient services. 

Peer Support Specialists collaborate to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each client's point of view, experiences, and preferences. The peer specialist is responsible for maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. They provide peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as a liaison with other BRBH programs and community resources; carry out rehabilitation and support functions; and assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff. When peer specialist has appropriate credentials, he or she may perform professional duties and clinical supervision. 

Minimum Requirements 

1. Is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness with good self-knowledge to manage their mental illness and at least one year recovery time. 

2. Skills in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage. 

3. High school diploma or G.E.D. 

4. Skills in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage. 

5. Knowledge of mental illness, substance disorders and community resources. 

6. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with mental health disorders (with or without co-occurring substance disorders) and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships. 

7. Possess ability to recognize and adjust practice and services to cultural and ethnic differences. 

Why work at BRBH? 

  • Working with clients: In this job each day you make a difference in someone's life and in our community.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, intellectual disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 375 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over forty years. This position is located in Roanoke, VA. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment.
 
 
 
Posted 4/29/16

POSITION: Full Time Substance Abuse Counselor

LOCATION: Ft. Oglethorpe, GA  

SCHEDULE:  Monday thru Friday 5:15 am -1:30 pm rotating Saturdays 

DESCRIPTION:   Colonial Management Group, LP (CMG) operates a number of nationally recognized and accredited methadone treatment centers dedicated to helping individuals with prescription drug abuse and opiate addiction regain control of their lives. We take great pride in treating our patients with dignity and respect in each phase of their treatment experience.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Design treatment and rehabilitation programs by using knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency and counseling, while tailoring the process based on patient’s needs.

​Modify treatments by maintaining case history and progress notes while observing their patients.

Restore patients to productive roles by educating them about available community based organizations, social, and employment services. 

Provide direct care in determining patient's status and issues by interviewing them, obtaining personal information and medical history.

Actively participates in preparation for surveys and inspections conducted by CARF, the State, DEA, Board of Pharmacy and any other agency site visits as dictated by the state laws or regulations. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree in related field.

Certification in Addiction/Substance Abuse preferred.

Some experience in the substance abuse field preferred.

Must be able to pass background check and drug screen. 

EEO:

Colonial Management Group, LP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability, or veteran's status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws.  

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Posted 4/28/16
Certified Peer Specialist
AmericanWork - Savannah, GA
Under immediate supervision, provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery;
  • Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals.
  • Will promote/encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self advocacy, self help, and employment through tools such as strength based skills training.
  • WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
  • Responsible for progress notes on each consumer as services are provided or as assigned by case load.
  • Will abide by all confidentiality, safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
  • Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Peer Specialist must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
  • Have an understanding of and sensitivity to serving the culturally diverse and special needs population and possess knowledge of the populations served in the services provided.
  • Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
  • must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
  • Have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
  • Have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)
  • Experience and /or life experience with mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder population.
Posted 4/28/16
Peer Support Specialist
Gateway Homes- Hampton Roads - Hampton Roads, VA

 
Full-time, Part-time

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

 

  • Supports the mission, vision and values of Gateway Homes, Inc., * Adheres to the personnel policies of Gateway Homes, Inc., * Assists the Program Manager in maintaining standards and regulations that are required by the program, * Supports the Program Manager and co-workers by being a proactive and engaged member of the team, * Provides peer support to individuals as deemed appropriate, * Involves residents in community activities as appropriate, * Keeps current with all mandatory training requirements, * Provides therapeutic supervision including monitoring, mentoring, facilitating groups, and interacting with residents, * Assists residents with meal preparation, nutritional intake and daily care and living activities, * Educates, monitors and coaches residents as needed to ensure residents understand the purpose and importance of taking medications as prescribed, * Performs other duties as requested by the Program Manager.
  •  

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

  • Completion of the NAMI peer to peer counseling program; * Ability to implement and follow policies and procedures of the DBHDS and Gateway Homes; * Ability to engage peers in skills development; * Ability to participate with professional staff in the design and implementation of training and programmatic activities; * Ability to observe the rights and personal dignity of others; * Ability to interact therapeutically with peers; * Ability to maintain effective working relationships with clients and other employees; * Must be able to stand or sit for entire shift and be able to lift at least 25 lbs.

Required Experience or professional qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Training in Peer Counseling offered by NAMI required. * One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid or volunteer experience in the mental health field or equivalent experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Peer Support: 1 year

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Posted 4/28/16

Peer Specialist
Commonwealth ICT Services - Virginia Beach, VA

Functions as a fully integrated team member to provide personal insight about the recovery process and what it is like to experience recovery from a serious mental illness. Provides input and support about the recovery process, symptom management and skills needed to maintain progress towards recovery. Provides peer counseling and support to individuals served, families, team staff and acts as liaison with community resources. Provides services with intent to maximize individuals' quality of life, daily functioning and ongoing prevention of hospitalization for mental health concerns. Works to develop trusting relationships with individuals served while providing peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff under the clinical supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates in daily ICT team meetings for client treatment planning needs.
  • Provides input into the development of client Individualized Service Plans (ISP) and recommends changes to the ISP as needed.
  • Provides support and encouragement to meet client’s stated ISP goals.
  • Serves as a mentor to clients to promoting hope and personal empowerment.
  • Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the team and client’s family as appropriate regarding clients’ experiences with symptoms of mental illness and recovery plans.
  • Provide direct services to clients including but not limited to teaching independent living skills, accessing needed community resources such as social services, housing, and financial supports, identifying and accessing self-help support groups, support for accessing community options that encourage social and recreational outlets, support for education and development of self-worth and role in client’s community.
  • Assists individuals with general problem solving. Assures safety needs are addressed and monitored.
  • Advocates for services on behalf of individuals and their families/care givers as needed. Reviews human rights and responsibilities with individuals and/or guardians as outlined in ICT policies and procedures. Documents and reports suspected violations of client’s rights immediately as required by policy.
  • Organizes and leads individual and group social and recreational activities to increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills and receive feedback and support.
  • Maintains all communications, written or verbal, with respect and confidentiality and complies with HIPPA standards and regulations.
  • Increase awareness of and support client participation in self-help programs, consumer advocacy organizations and other community resources that support and promote recovery model.
  • Help clients identify, understand, and address stigma and discrimination against
  • people with mental illness and develop plans to reduce self-stigma.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Personal experience with mental illness and recovery and a willingness and ability to share the recovery perspective with individuals served and ICT team members.
  • At least one year of clinical stability and recovery as evidenced by no psychiatric hospitalizations for treatment for the previous 12 months leading up to the time of hire.
  • Self-awareness of symptom management and positive coping strategies to maintain mental health stability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic human care giving practices and resources available to help individuals in the community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the nature of serious mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of assessments, individual service plans, quarterly reviews, contact progress notes and their uses in service planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Basic knowledge of use of medications in the care of individuals served.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and verbal, and working knowledge of computers and word processing.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

(DBHDS) regulations for providers of mental health services.

  • Knowledge of relevant Medicaid guidelines.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Acceptable background and central registry check; acceptable drug screen.

Education and Experience:

Must meet qualifications of Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health (QPPMH) or Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).
"Qualified Paraprofessional in Mental Health (QPPMH)" means a person who must, at a minimum, meet one of the following criteria:

(i) registered with the United States Psychiatric Association (USPRA) as an Associate Psychiatric Rehabilitation Provider (APRP);

(ii) has an associate's degree in a related field (social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling) and at least one year of experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness;

(iii) has a minimum of 90 hours classroom training and 12 weeks of experience under the direct personal supervision of a QMHP-A providing services to individuals with mental illness and at least one year of experience (including the 12 weeks of supervised experience).

"Qualified Mental Health Professional-Adult (QMHP-A)" means a person in the human services field who is trained and experienced in providing psychiatric or mental health services to individuals who have a mental illness including:
(i) a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Virginia;
(ii) a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, specializing in psychiatry and licensed in
Virginia;

(iii) an individual with a master's degree in psychology from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience;

(iv) a social worker: an individual with at least a bachelor's degree in human services or related field (social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling or other degree deemed equivalent to those described) from an accredited college and with at least one year of clinical experience providing direct services to individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness;

(v) a person with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field that includes at least 15 semester credits (or equivalent) in a human services field and who has at least three years of clinical experience;

(vi) a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Provider (CPRP) registered with the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA); (vii) a registered nurse licensed in Virginia with at least one year of clinical experience;

(viii) any other licensed mental health professional.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Mental health counseling with the severely mentally ill.: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Drivers license.

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 4/27/16

Certified Peer Specialist
Augusta University - Georgia
$15.06 an hour - Part-time
Minimum Requirement 

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent from a recognized State or Federal accrediting organization and experience with mental illness and mental health consumers 

Certification as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) in the state of Georgia 

Departmental Requirements - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills 
Excellent verbal/written communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills 
Experience with individual and group peer interventions 
Awareness of how addictions and mental illness can impact individuals, families, and communities
Knowledge of risks associated with substance abuse and mental illness 
Ability to demonstrate good decision-making skills in dealing with client safety issues 
Ability to maintain confidentiality 

Preferred 

Stable phase of recovery from mental illness and addiction; experience delivering mental health services on a one-on-one basis and in groups 

Responsibilities 

The duties include, but are not limited to: assist clients in utilizing problem-solving techniques to maximize resource acquisition and to develop a recovery plan; observe and assist with patient care sessions; assist project director with training of residents, faculty, and staff in recovery principles; assist providers with treatment planning conclusive with recovery; under immediate to general supervision, the CPS will serve as consumer advocate; provide consumer information and peer support for consumers in a variety of settings; perform a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives and directing their own recovery and wellness process; model competency in recovery and wellness; and other duties as assigned. 

Shift/Salary 

This position is supported by grant funds 

Shift: Days/M-F 
Salary: $15.06/hr 
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of candidate 
Pay Grade: 12 
Recruitment Period : 4/25/16 - Until Filled 

Other Information 

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." 

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. 

Conditions of Employment 

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
Posted 4/27/16
Behavioral Health Mental Assistant 11p-7a
Rutherford Reg Health Sys - Rutherfordton, NC
Provides treatment support services including monitoring and supervision of patients; assisting with meal;taking vital signs; assisting patients with completing wellness recovery action plan; facilitating recover education groups and peer support techniques. 

Participates in quality improvement activities for the program and the hospital. 

Assists with hospital admissions. 

Qualifications 

Requirements include:
High school diploma or GED and six months of supervised employment with population served; 

Skills in managing stress including anger, fear and hostility; 

Skills in interpersonal relations, verbal communication and organization. 

Preferred Certified PEER support specialist or BS in healthcare, psychology, counseling or related field with 1-3 years experience with population served is preferred. 

Job 

Nursing 

Primary Location 

NC-Rutherfordton 

Schedule 

Full-time 

Shift 

Night Job
Posted 4/27/16
Early Childhood Mentor-Coach Specialist
Telamon Corporation - Douglas, GA

$17.19 an hour
Provide support to assigned protégés to improve the development and learning of Head Start and Early Head Start children. Improve instructional outcomes as measured by CLASS scores, the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework and other assigned measures. Mentor-Coaches will support protégés’ completion of college coursework on their path to earning academic degrees. Participate in Mentor-Coach meetings and trainings. Train and oversee Peer Mentor-Coach Teachers where applicable. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Knowledge of and experience with Head Start Program Performance Standards and Child Outcomes Framework. Certified as reliable with the CLASS observation tool. Extensive knowledge of early childhood education including all domains of learning and development required. Knowledge of current research and ability to translate the research into classroom instruction. Experience implementing early childhood education service activities and training for teaching staff. Experience working with both adult and diverse learners required. Effective communication skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must pass physical and TB test. Ability to: Complete basic paperwork, analyze and solve problems, move and play with small children. Engage in occasional light lifting, pushing, carrying, and pulling tasks. Perform multiple tasks and meet deadlines.WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office, child care environment. Dress according to policy.
Posted 4/25/16
Certified Peer Specialist
Burrell Behavioral Health - Springfield, MO
This position only requires the Certified Peer Specialist to work 12 hours a week. 

Burrell is seeking a CERTIFIED Peer Specialist who will work to assist clients in setting goals to recover from mental health and substance abuse conditions in conjunction with a federally-funded primary care clinic project. The project will serve adults with serious mental illness and involves working closely with other community agencies, including hospitals and clinics. Specialist will provide assistance and consultation to the interdisciplinary team based on a “lived experience” perspective. Will promote skills for managing symptoms. Peer Specialist will be part of a team including healthcare professionals, substance abuse counselors, and vocational resources. 

Requirements: 

Must have a High School Diploma or GED and be a CERTIFIED Missouri Peer Specialist. Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Must have a valid driver’s license and a favorable driving record. 

http://www.dbsalliance.org/pdfs/training/Peer-Specialist-Training-and-Certification-Programs-A-National-Overview%20UT%202013.pdf 

Burrell Behavioral Health is a private, non-profit organization comprised of over 1100 employees including Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Therapists, and numerous Substance Abuse Counselors, Community Support Care Managers, Residential Care Specialists, Nurses, and administrative staff working together to provide comprehensive behavioral health care for adults and youth in Southwest and Central Missouri. 

Burrell is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted 4/25/16
Certified Peer Specialist
Traime Behavioral Health - Marietta, GA
This position of moderate difficulty is responsible for providing a variety of case management and outreach interventions to consumers in their natural environment. The staff member serves as advocate in assisting consumers in accessing community resources, teaching and modeling self-help and coping skills.
Posteed 4/21/16
In-Reach Specialist
Partners Behavioral Health Management - Elkin, NC
$26,286 - $30,885 a year
NOTE: If you have previously submitted an application for this position (before March 3, 2016), you DO NOT need to re-apply online. Your prior application will be given full consideration. 

Location: Negotiable 

Projected Salary: $26,286 - $30,885 

Original Posted Date: 10/15/2015 

Closing Date: Open Until Fille 

In-reach is an engagement, education and support effort designed to accurately and fully inform adults who have a serious mental illness (SMI) or a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) about community-based mental health services and supported housing options including but not limited to; the availability of tenancy support services and rental assistance. In-reach is ongoing with the goal of educating individuals about all community-based options, including the option to transition into supported housing, its benefits, the array of services and supports available to those in supported housing to include rental subsidy and other assistance individuals may need. In-reach also includes informing individuals about Medicaid, Special Assistance, services under the North Carolina State Plan for Medical Assistance or the State funded service array for which the individual is eligible. In-reach also includes offering the individual opportunities to meet with other individuals with disabilities who are living, working and receiving services in integrated settings. LME-MCOs will initially target in-reach to Adult Care Homes (ACHs) determined to be Institution for Mental Disease (IMDs). This position assists consumers in understanding recovery and implementing recovery-oriented activities to prevent relapse and promote wellness. 

Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Assessing individual’s interest in supported housing
  • Explaining fully the benefits and financial aspects of clinically appropriate community based integrated settings, including supported housing
  • Facilitating and accompanying individuals on site visits to permanent housing with tenancy rights
  • Exploring and addressing the concerns of any individual who declines the opportunity to move to supported housing or who are ambivalent about moving to supported housing, despite being qualified for such housing
  • Reviewing individual’s housing preferences
  • Provide linkages to ongoing peer support services as a step in education/exposure to the housing options and supports available
  • Educating individuals about services covered under the North Carolina State Plan for Medical Assistance, Medicaid 1915(b)( c ) waiver, or the State funded service array

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Considerable knowledge of recovery process.
  • Knowledgeable about Medicaid and Special Assistance benefits, available clinical services, community supports, and supported housing.
  • Ability and sensitivity to work and/or serve a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with consumers and families as well as other professional disciplines, community agencies and groups.
  • Ability to respect the laws regarding confidentiality of information, verbal or written and authorizations for release of information
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work.

Qualifications: Education and Experience Required: 

High School graduate or equivalent; in active, successful recovery for a minimum of one year and have successfully completed WRAP and Peer Specialist Trainings and 1-2 years’ experience working with the MH/SA population. 

In-Reach staff must be a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist.
Posted 4/21/16
Treatment Team QP Peer Support Specialist
October Road Inc. - Asheville, NC
Full-time, Part-time

The Assertive Community Treatment Team Peer Support Specialist directly supports our clients by actively participating in a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide clinical expertise in helping clients make real and lasting changes in their lives. Employee will attend daily staffings and update team members with relevant information regarding clients' needs or issues. Will also be responsible for utilization review, treatment plans/reviews, discharge planning, clinical documentation, staff relationships, referral contacts and a variety of other duties. Traveling to community to see clients and provide needed assistance. Emergency services/on call duty rotation that may include commitment procedures, after hour assessments, crisis planning, and hospital diversion.

Requires 2 years of experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and QP status according to 10A NCAC 27G.0104. Also Requires Certified Peer Support Certification with NC Peer Support Program.

Mileage reimbursement, cell phone and laptop provided.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Eye Care, Term Life & Whole Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Hospital Confinement/Medical Bridge. Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance, 401K, Paid Days Off, Holiday Pay. We also offer employee discounts to Sears Auto, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and Asheville Racquet Club.

The mission of October Road, Inc. is to provide high quality behavioral health services to the consumers in our care. The themes of recovery, wellness and achievement are integrated into a philosophy that utilizes clinically proven methods to achieve the most desirable results for our consumers, their families and the community at large.

October Road is an integrated, mental health and substance abuse provider for the greater Asheville area since 2006. October Road, Inc. strives to support consumers by actively participating in integrated care models, assisting our communities in developing recovery oriented systems of care and providing proven, evidence-based treatment. We follow evidenced based practices in all of our services and work diligently to recruit and retain the most dedicated and qualified staff to comprise our treatment teams.

We would love to have you for this magnificent journey as we continue to grow! We offer a very competitive benefits package for our full time employees and our part time employees enjoy the local discounts we offer. Most positions have access to their own company laptops and company cell phones so they can effectively do their job while take care of the people in our community.

October Road, Inc. is EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Severe Persistent Mental Illness: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver License, Certified Peer Support Specialist

» Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying to October Road Inc..

Posted 4/21/16

 

NC Peer Support Specialist / Behavioral Health / Recovery Coach
Recovery Innovations  - New Bern, NC


Part-time
A Recovery Innovations career means more than realizing your potential. It means becoming a part of a team with integrity and absolute commitment to creating opportunities and environments that empower people to recover and we’re actively seeking exceptional individuals to take us even further. 

Recovery Innovations, a worldwide leader in creating and delivering innovative recovery-based mental health and substance use programs, is seeking talented Peer Support Specialists for our New Bern, East Carolina Behavioral Health services. Join an exciting team of recovery leaders as we "create opportunities and environments that empower people to recover." 

Current Positions Available: 

  • Part Time / 20 hours per week: Peer Support Specialist - New Bern ECBH program 
  • Pool (as needed): Peer Support Specialist - New Bern ECBH program 
Position Summary: A Wellness City Peer Support Specialist provides recovery training, outreach and support to adults receiving mental health or substance abuse services in the community. Works with Adults providing hope, encouragement, support, self determination, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person. 

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Lived experience as a consumer of mental health services or substance use challenges
  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification preferred or willingness to obtain
  • Familiarity and competency with computers
  • Valid driver's license, clean 36 month driving report and proof of auto insurance 
We offer a great work culture and environment! 

If you are ready to really make a difference in people's lives and join our team of professionals who care, then take the next step and apply now!
Posted 4/21/16
Treatment Team QP Peer Support Specialist
October Road Inc. - Asheville, NC
Full-time, Part-time

The Assertive Community Treatment Team Peer Support Specialist directly supports our clients by actively participating in a multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide clinical expertise in helping clients make real and lasting changes in their lives. Employee will attend daily staffings and update team members with relevant information regarding clients' needs or issues. Will also be responsible for utilization review, treatment plans/reviews, discharge planning, clinical documentation, staff relationships, referral contacts and a variety of other duties. Traveling to community to see clients and provide needed assistance. Emergency services/on call duty rotation that may include commitment procedures, after hour assessments, crisis planning, and hospital diversion.

Requires 2 years of experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and QP status according to 10A NCAC 27G.0104. Also Requires Certified Peer Support Certification with NC Peer Support Program.

Mileage reimbursement, cell phone and laptop provided.

Benefits Include: Medical, Dental, Eye Care, Term Life & Whole Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Hospital Confinement/Medical Bridge. Accident Insurance, Cancer Insurance, 401K, Paid Days Off, Holiday Pay. We also offer employee discounts to Sears Auto, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and Asheville Racquet Club.

The mission of October Road, Inc. is to provide high quality behavioral health services to the consumers in our care. The themes of recovery, wellness and achievement are integrated into a philosophy that utilizes clinically proven methods to achieve the most desirable results for our consumers, their families and the community at large.

October Road is an integrated, mental health and substance abuse provider for the greater Asheville area since 2006. October Road, Inc. strives to support consumers by actively participating in integrated care models, assisting our communities in developing recovery oriented systems of care and providing proven, evidence-based treatment. We follow evidenced based practices in all of our services and work diligently to recruit and retain the most dedicated and qualified staff to comprise our treatment teams.

We would love to have you for this magnificent journey as we continue to grow! We offer a very competitive benefits package for our full time employees and our part time employees enjoy the local discounts we offer. Most positions have access to their own company laptops and company cell phones so they can effectively do their job while take care of the people in our community.

October Road, Inc. is EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Severe Persistent Mental Illness: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver License, Certified Peer Support Specialist

» Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying to October Road Inc..

Posted 4/21/16

Evening Support Counselor
Roanoke Intercept Youth Services Lynchburg, VA
Part-time
Evening Support Counselor 

Part-time, Hourly/Nonexempt 
Reports to the Life Skills Coach Supervisor 

A career at Intercept is a chance to change lives...one at a time. A unique opportunity to join a growing company in a challenging industry. Join our team of dedicated mental health professionals and use a solution focused approach to make a lasting, positive impact on those we serve. You'll be challenged. You'll be rewarded. You'll never be the same. 

Serve as a positive role model for residents to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the resident transitional living plan. Assist with life skills learning, transportation, and administrative duties. 
DIRECT CARE 
1. Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain resident cooperation and resolve resident conflicts. Interact with all residents while maintaining appropriate relationships which do not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information to residents. 

4. Provide transportation, accompany, and directly supervise residents on outings, activities and appointments in the community. 

5. Guide residents in personal hygiene techniques and the proper care of their condominiums. Assist residents in meal preparation steps. Guide and instruct residents in proper housekeeping and laundry procedures; review completion of weekly chores. 

11. Exercise fair, firm and consistent use of behavioral system. 

14. Supervise the administration of medications as appropriate. 

15. Check each condominium to ensure residents are in by curfew, working, or on an approved pass. Document all incidences in communication log and contact the Life Skills Coach or Program Supervisor. Record accurate and complete information in the resident chart pertaining to: resident behavior, critical incidents, AWOLs, restrictions, unusual sleep patterns, etc. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
The Evening Support Counselor shall have a baccalaureate degree or a high school diploma with at least one to two years experience working with children and/or families. The Program Supervisor shall directly supervise the Evening Support Counselor. 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.
Posted 4/20/16
Evening Support Counselor-Roanoke
Intercept Youth Services - Lynchburg, VA

Part-time
Evening Support Counselor 

Part-time, Hourly/Nonexempt 
Reports to the Life Skills Coach Supervisor 

A career at Intercept is a chance to change lives...one at a time. A unique opportunity to join a growing company in a challenging industry. Join our team of dedicated mental health professionals and use a solution focused approach to make a lasting, positive impact on those we serve. You'll be challenged. You'll be rewarded. You'll never be the same. 

Serve as a positive role model for residents to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the resident transitional living plan. Assist with life skills learning, transportation, and administrative duties. 
DIRECT CARE 
1. Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain resident cooperation and resolve resident conflicts. Interact with all residents while maintaining appropriate relationships which do not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information to residents. 

4. Provide transportation, accompany, and directly supervise residents on outings, activities and appointments in the community. 

5. Guide residents in personal hygiene techniques and the proper care of their condominiums. Assist residents in meal preparation steps. Guide and instruct residents in proper housekeeping and laundry procedures; review completion of weekly chores. 

11. Exercise fair, firm and consistent use of behavioral system. 

14. Supervise the administration of medications as appropriate. 

15. Check each condominium to ensure residents are in by curfew, working, or on an approved pass. Document all incidences in communication log and contact the Life Skills Coach or Program Supervisor. Record accurate and complete information in the resident chart pertaining to: resident behavior, critical incidents, AWOLs, restrictions, unusual sleep patterns, etc. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
The Evening Support Counselor shall have a baccalaureate degree or a high school diploma with at least one to two years experience working with children and/or families. The Program Supervisor shall directly supervise the Evening Support Counselor. 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.
Posted 4/20/16
Behavioral Health Specialist (Qualified Professional)
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - High Point, NC
Calling all compassionate and caring behavioral health specialists who are looking to partner with a community based service provider offering services to individuals living with mental health challenges. Specific openings in High Point include Peer Support Specialist Team Lead and Transitional Support Team Lead/Member. 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for dedicated Behavioral Health Specialists (Qualified Professionals) to join our interdisciplinary healthcare team providing support to individuals in residential, school, workplace and community settings. 

In this dynamic and rewarding role, there is an emphasis on creating interventions that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning for the client in the community. 

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Behavioral Health Specialist – Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health 
Job Responsibilities 
As a Behavioral Health Specialist you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and revision to the Person Centered Plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

Additional responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Specialist include: 

  • Facilitating relationships and serving as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community
  • Minimizing the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms or substance dependence that interfere with the recipient’s daily living and personal development, providing supportive counseling
  • Supporting the client in the development of various skill building activities, including: daily and community living skills, socialization skills, adaptation skills, and behavior and anger management
  • Participating in a first responder on-call system available to consumers and/or his/her natural support network on a 24/7/365 basis; coordinates “first response' resources according to consumer need and the PCP
  • Performing Case Management functions of linking and arranging for services, housing and referrals
  • Working closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and providing feedback, standardizing procedures and expediting PCP implementation
  • Ensuring that all initial and reauthorizations for services occur in a timely fashion
  • Monitoring utilization of service to ensure that it is effective, appropriate, and within the limits set forth in both rule, PCP, and the service authorization
  • Supporting individuals as they learn to live independently in the community and to realize their potential
Posted 4/20/16
NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (Qualified Professional)
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - New Bern, NC
Calling all compassionate and caring QP qualified NC Certified Peer Support Specialists who are looking to partner with a community based service provider offering mental health and substance abuse services where individuals live and work. 

RHA is looking for dedicated NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (Qualified Professionals) to join our interdisciplinary healthcare team providing support to individuals in residential, school, workplace and community settings. 

In this dynamic and rewarding role, there is an emphasis on creating interventions that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning for the client in the community. 

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

NC Peer Support Specialist QP– 
Social Services / Healthcare / Mental Health 

Job Responsibilities 
As a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist QP you will be responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and revision to the Person Centered Plan in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team. 

Additional responsibilities of the NC Peer Support Specialist QP include: 

  • Facilitating relationships and serving as a link between the company, parents, guardians, local agencies and the community
  • Minimizing the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms or substance dependence that interfere with the recipient’s daily living and personal development, providing supportive counseling
  • Supporting the client in the development of various skill building activities, including: daily and community living skills, socialization skills, adaptation skills, and behavior and anger management
  • Participating in a first responder on-call system available to consumers and/or his/her natural support network on a 24/7/365 basis; coordinates “first response' resources according to consumer need and the PCP
  • Performing Case Management functions of linking and arranging for services and referrals
  • Working closely with other clinical/professional staff to maintain communication and providing feedback, standardizing procedures and expediting PCP implementation
  • Ensuring that all initial and reauthorizations for services occur in a timely fashion
  • Monitoring utilization of service to ensure that it is effective, appropriate, and within the limits set forth in both rule, PCP, and the service authorization
Posted 4/20/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - High Point, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services, primarily in the facility, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting individuals in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting individuals by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or providing other assistance as needed
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned
  • Fostering individuals' development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the individuals
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups
  • Providing support to individuals on empowerment skills and successful community living

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 4/20/16
Peer Support Specialist/Program Advocate - part-time Cumberland Mountain Community Services Board - Cedar Bluff, VA
Part-time
Candidate must serve as a role model for recovery, wellness and self-advocacy as well as provide education on wellness and recovery and clarify and enhance self-advocacy skills. Individual must assist in creating a recovery environment and acting as an advocate for the needs and rights of individuals participating in outpatient mental health services, crisis stabilization services, and/or psycho-social rehabilitation services. Must be willing to work with individuals in crisis and collaborate with the community recovery team. Must establish and maintain a peer relationship and partner with the individual to facilitate recovery dialogues. Candidate must pursue and complete certification as a peer support specialist in Virginia and be willing to travel for required trainings and job duties. Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed. 

High school diploma or equivalent required. Individual must have personal knowledge and be willing to share his/her unique experience and perspective on recovery from behavioral health challenges. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and be willing and able to drive a 15 passenger van. Candidate must have the ability pass all CMCS background screenings.
posted 4/20/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Seven Counties Services - Louisville, KY
Under routine supervision, assists in implementing assigned client’s treatment/recovery plan through provision of adjunctive case management services, education, and peer support services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan.
  • Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support.
  • Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
  • Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.
  • Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.
  • Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.
  • Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by candidates of this job. Candidates may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification.
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.
Required Experience Over six and up to twelve months of experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds. Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue. May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities. 

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other JCAHO standards.
Posted 4/20/16
Certified Peer Specialist-Home Again Gordon
Healthcare Staffing, Incorporated - Calhoun, GA

HCS currently has full time positions available in Gordon County (Calhoun, Ga.)At least 3 years in recovery from substance dependence. Provide assistance and coordination of a recovery plan using motivational interviewing and other skills to support and promote personal goals and objectives. Provide relapse prevention planning to assist in managing and preventing crisis and relapse situations. Provide interventions through all phases of recovery. Must have gone through a recovery process and willing to help others through their recovery process. Provides direct service time per month. Assist the consumer with the development of interpersonal, community coping skills, and resource linkage through education, training, and modeling. Works non-traditional hours to ensure families are able to receive services despite caregiver work schedule and child school schedule. Provides support to clinical staff in regards to transporting consumers and ensuring family participation in Home Again Program. Responsible for all documentation as required. Responsible for keeping all charts inc compliance. Provides assessment, monitoring and assistance to consumer with self management of psychiatric symptoms. Community Support services consist of rehabilitative, environmental support and resources coordination considered essential to assist a youth and family in gaining access to necessary services and in creating environments that promote resiliency and support emotional and functional growth and development. Assistance to youth and family/responsible caregiver in the facilitation and coordination of the Individual Resiliency Plan including providing skills support in he youth/family’s self-articulation of personal goals. Planning in a proactive manner to assist the youth/family in managing or preventing crisis situations. Provides follow up of hospital discharges. Provides assistance and support in crisis situations. Will transport when needed. Other duties as assigned.
Other Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Bi-lingual is a plus
Minimum Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report. Must have 6 months experience working with children/adults with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues.
Please go to our website: www.healthcare-staffing.com to place an application with us.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • 1 year working with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Consumers: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

» Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying to Healthcare Staffing, Incorporated.

Posted 4/20/16

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST-MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board - Gloucester, VA

GENERAL INFORMATION: 
Newly formed PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) of the MPNN CSB is seeking
a professional to provide rehabilitation and support functions and assists in treatment of PACT clients. Provides direct services, education, support, and consultation to consumers and their families. Works with a challenging population of patients, often from diverse backgrounds, with varying degrees of life stress and comorbid medical conditions. Includes providing care to clients with co-occurring substance use disorders. Will be required to participate in the on-call provision of services. Provides services in the community as well as in consumer homes. Will be required to transport persons served in an MPNN CSB vehicle. This position works closely with other staff using a team approach. Employee must exercise tact and courtesy in contact with staff, clients, families, public, and service providers.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 
Bachelor’s degree in a human services field is preferred and at least one year experience working with adults with severe mental illness. Must have been the recipient of mental health services in order to relate to consumers as a peer in recovery.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License. Must obtain a TB test with satisfactory results by orientation and annually thereafter as required by licensing authority.

Position open until filled. EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Mental Health assisting SMI population: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

» Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying to Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board.

Posted 04/20/16

Inreach Peer Support Specialist
Alliance Behavioral Healthcare - Raleigh, NC
The In-Reach Peer Support Specialist is responsible for engagement, education and support for individuals who have a serious mental illness (SMI) or a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) to inform these individuals about community mental health services and multiple aspects of supported housing including rental assistance and the availability of tenancy support services. 

In-reach is ongoing and includes activities geared to educate individuals about all community based options including transitioning to supported housing, the benefits of supported housing, the array of services and supports available to those in supported housing including rental subsidy. The individual in this position also must inform individuals about Medicaid, Special Assistance, services under the N.C. State Plan for Medical Assistance, services under the State funded service array (for which the individual may be eligible). In-reach also includes offering opportunities to the individual to meet with other individuals with disabilities who are living, working and receiving services in integrated settings. 

Working to ensure that all rights of the individual are acknowledged and protected as defined by State law. 

Requires High school/GED and 2 years’ experience with the MH/SA population. Must be a N.C. Certified Peer Support Specialist 

Special Requirement: Driver’s license and safe driving record required. 

Knowledge about Medicaid and Special Assistance benefits, available clinical services, community supports and supported housing. 

Training in the following: 

  • Assertive Engagement
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Active Listening Skills,
  • RENEW Transition Model and other relevant models of engagement
Posted 4/20/16
Addiction Recovery Coach
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare Roanoke, VA
Have you received treatment services for substance use and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others? Recovery Coaches are people living in recovery from substance use and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. No experience necessary. The Recovery Coach functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. Schedule is Full Time, Mon-Fri. 

Please include a cover letter, explaining your interest in the position. 

Why work at BRBH? 

  • More time working with people in recovery In this job you spend the majority of your day providing direct services.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere.
  • Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information: http://www.brbh.org/benefits.htm
  • Want to know more? Check out our Employment page to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm
Recovery Peer Coaches collaborate to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each client's point of view, experiences, and preferences. The peer specialist is responsible for maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. They provide peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as a liaison with other BRBH programs and community resources; carry out rehabilitation and support functions; and assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff. When peer specialist has appropriate credentials, he or she may perform professional duties and clinical supervision. 

Applicant Requirements 

1. Have personally experienced a substance disorder; the Recovery Coach assists the other team members to understand the client's perspective and subjective experience. Prefer completion of certification for Certified Recovery Coach. 

2. Is or has been a recipient of substance related disorder services, and has acquired and uses the skills for chronic disease management. 

3. Skills communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage. 

4. Knowledge of substance related disorders, trauma-informed approaches to services, and community resources. 

5. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships. 

6. Possess ability to recognize and adjust practice and services to cultural and ethnic differences. 

7. High school diploma or G.E.D. 

8. Good driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years) 

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment.
Posted 4/20/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Asheville, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 
As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 
Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan 
Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis 
Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems 
Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed 
Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients 
Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities 
Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers 
Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living 
Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 4/20/16
PEER SPECIALIST
Department of Veterans Affairs  - Salisbury, NC
Full-time, Temporary
NOTE : This is a TEMPORARY appointment (not-to-exceed 6 months ). This appointment may be renewed for additional service in accordance with Agency needs for 1 additional year. Temporary positions offer health insurance (if the employee is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days) but do not offer life insurance or retirement benefits and may be terminated at any time before the expiration date. The appointment to a Temporary position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment. 


The position is located at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. Some of the duties include but are not limited to: 
You will function as an interdisciplinary team member, assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program. Peer Specialists perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self- help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. You will function as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, provide consumer information and peer support for veterans in outpatient and inpatient settings. You must have the ability to assist others in treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency. By inspiring the hope that recovery and resiliency are achievable goals, you can assist others who are diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self- determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery. You will perform a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. 

* Serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the veteran in daily living; 
* Orients veterans new to the programs in which they work about the services, hours, locations, staff and other pertinent information necessary for the veteran to understand the program and how to utilize it; 
* Assists veterans to articulate personal goals for recovery through the use of one to-one and group sessions; 
* Assists veterans in identifying their skills, strengths, supports and the resources needed to aid them in achieving those goals; 
* Works with veterans to develop and implement a personal recovery plan; 
* Assists with the execution of the recovery plan and monitors progress, making timely reports of progress and new problems to the treatment team; 
* Observes behaviors that might indicate difficulty adapting or responding to treatment (e.g., missed assessment appointments, failure to attend or maintain abstinence, risk to self or others, disruptive behavior), completes appropriate documentation, and reports concerns to the treatment or recovery team in a timely manner; 
* Uses ongoing individual and group sessions to teach veterans how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows group members to share their experiences; 
* Shares their own recovery story and as the facilitator of these sessions, which will demonstrate how they have directed their own recovery to veterans; 
* Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant materials; 
* The position performs other duties as assigned. 

DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. 

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8am-4:30pm
Posted 4/20/16
Peer Support Specialist  
Clark County Bluegrass.org  - Winchester, KY
Position Summary: The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) position is designed for an individual who has been in receipt of mental health services for serious mental illness or chemical dependency and is willing to share and use their experiences, knowledge, and first-hand insight to the benefit of the clients served. The PSS functions is a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. The PSS collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. The PSS is responsible to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment. S/he provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional. The PSS is a positive team player that promotes a culture of inclusion, participation, and the concept of a “Company of One.” 

Qualifications required:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Currently certified in good standing as a Kentucky Peer Support Specialist
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable operating transportation, proof of current auto insurance
Qualifications desired:
  • One year experience providing peer support services
Posted 4/14/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Louisburg, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery and eliminating/reducing barriers to employments in the following counties: Halifax, Franklin, Warren, Granville and Vance. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Health Services where we put people first! 
Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Healthcare) 
Job Responsibilities 
The Certified PeerSpecialist (CPS) will follow Supported Employment best practices to providebehavioral health services that foster supportive peer relationships with andamong the persons enrolled in supportive employment and other related programs. The CPS by definition is a person in recoverywho will utilize her or his personal recovery experience to instill a sense ofhope and optimism for persons in recovery. The CPS will demonstrate a personal belief in recovery, supportedemployment best practices, a sincere interest in the welfare of persons inrecovery. 

The CPS will demonstrate the ability to engage andserve the consumers enrolled, contribute to the overall success of thesupported employment process, and carry out duties with flexibility and anindividual focus. In addition the CPSwill complete detailed and accurate case notes and other reports to documentprogram measures. The CPS will conduct peer support groups to assist personsenrolled in supported employment to realize their personal goals in employment,education and volunteer opportunities. The CPS will report directly to the Supported Employment Team Leader,(Employment Service Coordinator) on all matters pertinent to the successfulobtainment of program goals and standards. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Assists with Recordkeeping and Filing- Responsible for Personnel recordkeeping for employees, complete and accurate. Personnel files, administers personnel administration in accordance with prescribed company standards. Prepares all periodic Personnel reports as prescribed by Corporate Human Resources and facility Administrator.
  • Assists with Employee Hiring and Recruitment - Assists with the facility staffing process, to include offer letters and background checks; creates/posts internal job postings; runs advertisements as required.
  • Performs Assistant Responsibilities- Performs all necessary administration for new hires and coordinates/implements facility NEO program. Responsible for preparing/administering payroll function. Maintains OSHA 300 log. Coordinates unemployment claims with facility administrator.

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Healthcare)
Posted 4/14/16
Peer Support Specialist
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Yadkin, NC
Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction 
Promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) 
Assists beneficiaries in developing psychiatric advance directives 
Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience 
Provides skill building support to CTI recipients obtaining independent housing to increase their independent living skill and increase their competencies with activities of daily living 
Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community 
Psychosocial rehabilitative interventions and case coordination 
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time 
Participates in peer review 
Ensures incident reports are prepared and submitted on time 
Prepares and presents documentation for utilization review 
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes 
Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required. 
Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services 
NC Certified Peer Support Specialist (preferred or willing to obtain) 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities
Posted 4/14/16
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)
Community Friendship Inc. - Atlanta, GA
 
$25,000 a year

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Links consumers to community resources and successfully completes supports for members in areas such as: mental health/medical appointment assistance, obtaining medications, food, transportation, crisis support, shopping, socialization, etc.
  • Actively seeks resources and opportunities in the community for client utilization.
  • Conducts home visits at a minimum of once per week when applicable.
  • Provides direct support for consumers when needed such as: arranging transportation, monitoring self administration of medication, etc.
  • Writes case note(s) weekly reflecting progress and other significant information, when applicable. Ensures all documentation is accurate, well written, and completed in accordance with time frames established by CFI and the direct supervisor.
  • Completes documentation needed for community referrals
  • Meets all documentation time frames.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of interventions to promote hope, confidence and motivation in consumers; Knowledge of how to assist consumers in developing a Long Term View of how they would like to see their life in the future; Knowledge of community resources and how to access them; Knowledge of psychotropic medication including side effects; and Knowledge of crisis management.
  • Skill in effective interpersonal relationships, dealing with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism; communicating information and ideas clearly, concisely and effectively both verbally and written; making sound, independent judgment, and creative problem solving; decision making; and planning and organizing.
  • The ability to develop trusting, respectful relationships with consumers, their families and their support systems; An understanding of mental illness, recovery and wellness; The ability to collaborate with others; the ability to meet documentation requirements; Ability to effect change; work with limited guidance; prioritize tasks; interact cooperatively; maintain effective work relationships, plan, develop, coordinate, and organize activities; analyze situations and realize potential impact of decisions; and deal effectively in crisis situations.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a Certified Peer Specialist - this person will have lived experience in dealing with mental illness. Must have a diagnosed mental illness.
  • GED or high school diploma required.
  • Ability to work well with people.
  • Good and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a current Georgia’s driver’s license, and be insurable in the State of Georgia.
  • Must be able to lift 25 – 50lbs, retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking; carrying; grasping; hearing; seeing; sitting; kneeling; climbing; balancing; stooping; crouching and reaching.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25,000.00 /year

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) with a Diagnosed Mental Illness

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent
 

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Community Friendship Inc..

Posted 4/14/16

Behavioral Health Specialist
Chippenham Hospital -  Richmond, VA
As one of the largest facilities in the nation’s largest hospital system (HCA), Chippenham Hospital provides the full scope of healthcare services. With 466 beds, we specialize in heart care at the Levinson Heart Hospital and emotional and mental health services through the Tucker Pavilion. Our ER is also a state-authorized Level II trauma center and we offer Central Virginia’s only Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 by pediatric-trained ER nurse and physician specialists. 

Tucker Pavilion, at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital, has been committed to the Behavioral Health needs of our community for over 100 years. We offer a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in our newly renovated units. 

Tucker Pavilion: The Leader in Behavioral Health:

  • Offering of care continuum – crisis team on site, inpatient/acute care for all ages, partial hospitalization for adolescents/adults
  • Use of audiovisual technology to offer Behavioral Health Needs assessments to HCA Virginia’s Emergency Departments
  • Partnership with the community in offering a Crisis Triage Center
  • Injection of clinical pathways in programming
  • Diverse array of therapeutic offerings – yoga, 12 step support, NAMI peer support, spiritual, pet therapy, gym on site, and more
  • Quality focus with outcome measurements injected into clinical programming
  • Four Child Psychiatrists
  • Host site for Behavioral Health clinical nursing rotations
The Child and Adolescent Unit at Tucker Pavilion was newly renovated in July 2015 and expanded to 24 beds. We treat children ages 5-12 and adolescents ages 13-17 with emotional and behavioral health problems in programs uniquely designed for each age group. Our services include inpatient stabilization for young people who are challenged with an acute behavioral health issue. Our individualized recovery care plans for this younger group make safety and crisis stabilization top priorities. We collaborate with outpatient treatment providers and emphasize patient and family education to help everyone involved better understand emotional health issues and symptom management. 

The Behavioral Health Specialist will develop, plans, and execute programming and services for behaviorally and/or emotionally impacted patients to stabilize symptoms and effectively integrate into unit milieu. Specific focus of is on the programming and intervention development working with the child and adolescent units. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: 


  • Leads the treatment team in the development of interventions, functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans in order to provide a safe and effective treatment environment for patients with challenging behaviors primarily on the child and adolescent units.
  • Develops and/or coordinates competency training for staff to assure clinical effectiveness and continual quality care provision for the child and adolescent units. Behavioral consultation will be provided to other units as needed.
  • Organizes and oversees orientation of new employees on the child and adolescent units to ensure competency in milieu management, group facilitation, and behavioral interventions to patients.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods. Identify process improvement opportunities; develop action plans and oversight of the implementation thereof across all programs with attention to the child and adolescent programming needs.
  • Assesses professional development needs related to behavioral interventions, group facilitation, human growth and development, crisis management, and clinical intervention. Conducts workshops, training, and in-service presentations in milieu management techniques and other topics to foster professional competency and development of unit based staff. Specialized training should focus on best practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy interventions.
  • Provides evidence-based, clinically sound behavioral interventions to patients individually and within group settings. Interventions should be consistent with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy modes of treatment.
  • Conducts routine unit rounding to promote collaboration among behavioral health recovery team members in determining an appropriate length of stay, comprehensive Recovery Care Plan and coordination behavioral interventions.
  • Work collaboratively with Tucker leadership to implement/support CJW, Behavioral Health and quality initiatives.
  • Responsible for compliance with regulatory standards, TJC, CMS, DBHDS.
  • Provide leadership cross-coverage for the behavioral health departments as needed to include afterhours call coverage.
  • Participates in meetings as requested to information share and/or represent the department. Partner with departmental leadership in the identification, development and/or execution of behavioral health initiatives.
  • Organize routine Flash and staff meetings to communicate changes, discuss initiatives and receive feedback to foster employee engagement.
  • Maintain quality Outcome Monitoring data with routine reporting to Division.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting of metrics and other information as requested by Tucker Pavilion leadership. Report similar data to the team members as indicated.
  • Assumes responsibility for completing all mandatory educational, health screening, CPR, and CPI requirements within designated time frame. Assumes responsibility for monitoring compliance of the same for subordinate staff.
Qualifications 

EDUCATION 


  • Required: Graduation from a BA/BS degree in a behavioral health or education discipline. Specialized training in Behavior Management including ABA/CBT/DBT treatment modalities.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Social Work, Education or other counseling related field.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • LICENSURE: Appropriate to the discipline
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (required)
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum five years behavioral health and/or education leadership experience commensurate with educational level. Program development and evaluation experience in either a behavioral health or education setting. Specialized training and experience in the delivery of treatment evidence based treatment modalities such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 
Posted 4/12/16
Peer Recovery Navigator
Magellan Health - Glen Allen, VA
Job Summary

The peer recovery navigator provides evidence-based peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for consumers. The peer recovery navigator performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. The peer recovery navigator will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.

Essential Functions: Will serve as member of CMC’s recovery and resiliency team with a dotted line relationship to the recovery care management team and will: Provide evidence-based peer support and wellness self-management services and supports.Participate in care coordination activities in collaboration with recovery care managers, recovery and resiliency team, members, providers, and adjunct support services.Identify recovery goals to assist consumers in realizing improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activitiesCreate Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) to assist consumers in identifying wellness self-management and relapse prevention strategiesProvide Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency support to help members identify whole health goals and objectives (1:1 and groups) to better address chronic diseases/co-morbid conditionsUtilize and develop problem solving techniques with individualsAssist members in organizing their time to keep appointments and other scheduled contacts with specific providers.Assist in transitions from different treatment settingsShare recovery-oriented education materials.Outreach to consumers who do not keep important follow-up appointmentsPromote community participation/inclusion as a strategy to prevent avoidable hospital admissionsLiasion with consumer organizations and provider agencies regarding efforts to expand the use of peer specialists and support recovery and wellness-oriented programs. Provide health education materials and resources to provider agencies, peer and family advocacy organizations, and other organizations to promote whole health and wellness.Serve as champion for recovery principles within the Care Management Center: Be a resource to CMC staff on recovery strategies and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans and peer support whole health. Regularly attend and participate in CMC Consumer/Provider council meetings.Non-Essential Functions: Candidate must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization.Canidate must be be able to work independently and be self-directed in their activities.Candidate must role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness strategies and techniques.Minimum Requirements: Education: HS/GED.Experience: 1-3 years.Industry: Health care environment.Licenses, Certifications, etc.: Certificate of peer support training from a state-recognized training and certification program (note, additional training will be provided).Other: Knowledge of recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans.Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings.Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.Preferred Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.Experience: As a peer support specialist preferred.Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation: Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data, without losing empathy.Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use their own recovery story to help others.Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitat discussions.Trained in Peer Support Whole Health and ResiliencyCertified WRAP FacilitatorGeneral Job Information TitlePeer Recovery Navigator (Northern VA)Job FamilyCare ManagementCountryUnited States of AmericaFLSA StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)Recruiting Start Date3/15/2016Date Requisition Created3/15/2016Minimum QualificationsEducationAssociates, BachelorsAssociates (Required), Bachelors: BEHAVIORAL HEALTHLicense and CertificationsOther Job RequirementsResponsibilities- Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family and parent support organizations and services.- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.- Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings; must be able to draw from your own experiences.- Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.- Have an understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills, and collaborative process.CompetenciesLanguage(s)Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
 
 
Posted 4/12/16
ACTT Certified Peer Support
Pathways To Life, Inc. - Greenville, NC
DESCRIPTION 

At Pathways to Life, we believe that our mission is to foster continual growth in the lives of those we serve, ourselves, our colleagues and our culturally diverse communities. Our efforts enhance recovery, wellness, self-determination and independence by providing appropriate supports, delivered with compassion and respect. 

We are currently looking to bring on a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) team member to serve on our ACTT team. 

DUTIES 


  • The Certified Peer Support Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.
The responsibilities of the Certified Peer Support Specialist are as follows: 

A. Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction; 

B. promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery);

C. assists beneficiaries in developing psychiatric advance directives; 

D. models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience 

E. provides consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Certified Peer Support Specialists, promoting a culture in which beneficiaries points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment; 

F. serves as an active member of the ACT team, equivalent to other team members, which includes facilitating the Person Centered Planning process for beneficiaries assigned to him or her if a QP. 

G. supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community and environment. 

Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Staff must be a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist and experience working with the adult population. 

  • The Certified Peer Support Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes the self-determination and shared decision-making abilities of beneficiaries.
The responsibilities of the Certified Peer Support Specialist are as follows: 

A. Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the beneficiary to promote recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction; 

B. promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery);

C. assists beneficiaries in developing psychiatric advance directives; 

D. models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience 

E. provides consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Certified Peer Support Specialists, promoting a culture in which beneficiaries points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment; 

F. serves as an active member of the ACT team, equivalent to other team members, which includes facilitating the Person Centered Planning process for beneficiaries assigned to him or her if a QP. 

G. supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community and environment. 

Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
 
 
Posted 4/12/16

Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Taylorsville, NC

You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 


RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 4/11/16
Certified Peer Specialist
Adapt of Missouri - St. Louis, MO

Immediate opening for a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist to provide peer support services to adults with serious mental illness in a community setting. Full-time days with full benefits including medical insurance, paid holidays, paid leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Must have good communication skills to assist consumers with interpersonal and independent living skills. The Certified Peer Specialist provides direct care services that have a rehabilitation and recovery focus to adults with severe and persistent mental illness so they can live successfully and to their satisfaction in the community. This is accomplished by using an assertive case management outreach approach based on the Rehabilitation and Assertive Community Treatment Model(s). Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients. Services may focus on a number of domains including housing acquisition, psychiatric rehabilitation, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, resource acquisition (vocational, educational, rental and utility assistance, substance abuse, medication), service coordination and development of a natural support system. This position will promote skills for managing symptoms and be part of a Modified Assertive Community Treatment team. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and be a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist. Please see information regarding certification on the Department of Mental Health website. http://dmh.mo.gov/mentalillness/provider/training/peerspectrain.html . Must also have a valid driver’s license and a favorable driving record. Submit resume and cover letter: Adapt of Missouri; 2301 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis Missouri 63139 or fax to 314-652-2320

Job Type: Full-time

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Posted 4/11/16

Certified Peer Specialist-Gordon (Parent CPS)
Healthcare Staffing, Incorporated - Calhoun, GA

Job Summary
Provide Parent-to-Parent Support, For Parents with children and adolescents with MH/SA diagnoses that have been in residential programs or hospitalized . Act as a reflective, objective, and non-judgmental coach or mentor. Have Peer Specialist Certification or eligible to apply for certification.
Job Desc.
Provide Parent-to-Parent Support. Act as a reflective, objective, and non-judgmental coach or mentor. Support families in their efforts to get needs met through Peer Support – Individual services. Work with families to organize and prepare for meetings so their voice can be heard. Attend meetings with families. Partner with other Providers in the process, as well as works as a collaborative advocate. Help family engage and actively participate in developing an individualized WRAP plan. Help team develop indicators of success that are the family’s expression of what their needs and goals are.
Help family make informed decisions that drive the process.
Use strength-based approach to guide the family into developing a vision. A mediator, facilitator, or bridge between families and agencies. Complete documentation as required in a timely manner. Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the CPS will teach and role model the value of every family's

To Apply:
Please visit our website at www.healthcare-staffing.com to view our open positions and apply through our website.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • 1 year working with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Consumers: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Peer Specialist Certificate

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 4/11/16

Certified Peer Support / Recovery Coach 
Behavioral Health Recovery Innovations - Henderson, NC

Part-time
A career with RI International means more than realizing your potential. It means becoming a part of a team with integrity and absolute commitment to creating opportunities and environments that empower people to recover and we’re actively seeking exceptional individuals to take us even further. 

Recovery Innovations, a worldwide leader in creating and delivering innovative recovery-based mental health and substance use programs, is seeking talented Certified Peers for our Henderson, NC Recovery Response Center. Join an exciting team of recovery leaders as we "create opportunities and environments that empower people to recover." 

We are actively recruiting for the following positions: 

  • 177-302: Part Time (24 hours a week) Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5:30pm - 12:00am 
  • 177-402: Part Time (18 hours a week) Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30pm - 12:00am 
  • 177-Pool: As Needed / Per Diem (needed hours include week days, weekends, day and night hours) 
Position Summary: 

The Certified Peer Recovery Coach provides recovery support to adult receiving mental health services at our Recovery Response Crisis Center. Works with adult providing hope, encouragement, support, self determination, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing and creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every Person. 

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Lived experience as a consumer of mental health services or substance use challenges
  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification required
  • Familiarity and competency with computers
  • Valid driver's license, clean 36 month driving report and proof of auto insurance 
We offer a competitive compensation along with a great work culture and environment. 

If you are ready to really make a difference in people's lives and join our team of professionals who care, then take the next step and apply now!
Posted 4/11/16
Peer Specialist II
Magellan Health  - Glen Allen, VA
Serves as an advocate and role model who shares coping skills and provides recovery and resiliency related information. The role performs a wide range of tasks to assist and support people in directing their own lives and their personal recovery process. Essential Functions: - Assist in identifying recovery goals. - Provide information and support to assist peers in effectively participating in developing a plan of care, engaging in team-based planning and facilitating co-creating of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) as needed based on recipients choice. - Model and collaborate to develop problem solving techniques with individuals. - Collaborate to assist peers how to identify strengths and needs, combat negative self-talk, identify and overcome fears and employ coping strategies and relapse prevention skills. - Share resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials. - Employ strategies to engage parents of children and adult peers who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers and obstacles and collaborate to find solutions. - Assist peers with inpatient units to prepare a comprehensive plan for discharge that includes relapse prevention strategies. - Link peers to community-based peer, parent, and family support services. - Liaison with parent-run and consumer organizations and provider agencies regarding efforts to expand the use of peer specialists, achieve family/consumer-driven and youth-guided care, and support recovery-oriented programs. Serve as liaison with advocacy organizations regarding peer support training and implementation initiatives. - Serve as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools.General Job Information TitlePeer Specialist IIJob FamilyCare ManagementCountryUnited States of AmericaFLSA StatusUnited States of America (Exempt)Recruiting Start Date4/5/2016Date Requisition Created4/5/2016Minimum QualificationsEducationAssociates, BachelorsAssociates (Required), Bachelors: BEHAVIORAL HEALTHLicense and CertificationsOther Job RequirementsResponsibilities- Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family and parent support organizations and services.- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.- Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings; must be able to draw from your own experiences.- Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.- Have an understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills, and collaborative process.CompetenciesLanguage(s)Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Posted 4/11/16
Peer Specialist
Department of Veterans Affairs -  Salem, VA
Serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the veteran in daily living;
  • Orients veterans new to the programs in which they work about the services, hours, locations, staff and other pertinent information necessary for the veteran to understand the program and how to utilize it;
  • Assist veterans to articulate personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions;
  • Assist veterans in identifying their skills, strengths, supports and the resources needed to aid them in achieving goals;
  • Work with veterans to develop and implement a personal recovery plan;
  • Assist veterans in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery;
  • Utilizes recovery tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist veterans in creating their own individual wellness and recover plans;
  • Contributes to the development of an effective discharge plan;
  • Assists with the execution of the recovery plan and monitors progress, making timely reports of progress and new problems to the treatment team;
  • Observes behaviors that might indicate difficulty adapting or responding to treatment, computes appropriate documentation, and reports concerns to the treatment or recovery team in a timely manner;
  • Teaches veterans how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows group members to share their experiences;
  • Share their own recovery story and as the facilitator of these sessions, which will demonstrate how they have directed their own recovery to veterans;
  • Assist veterans in exploring options for obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her choice in the most integrated, independent and least intrusive or restrictive environment, by making referrals to appropriate VA housing programs;
  • Inform veterans about community and mutual supports and how to use these in the recovery process;
  • Assist veterans in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy;
  • Serves as liaison with community-based consumer-run/or consumer-supportive organizations to develop and/or foster veterans' community integration and development of natural supports and self-reliance strategies;
  • Provides support of veterans' vocational choices and assist them in choosing a job that matches their strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, and providing interview tips and practice sessions;
  • Assist veterans in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure using such techniques as role playing;
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant materials; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
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    Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Position Description Title/PD#: Peer Support/0062-A
    Posted 4/11/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Burlington, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 4/11/16
Veteran Peer Specialist
Northwestern Community Services; Virginia Veteran and Family Support - Fairfax, VA 
$40,000 a year

Virginia Veteran and Family Support, Northern Virginia Region

Veteran Peer Specialist
Full time permanent position provides peer support to veterans and their families in the Northern Virginia area for the Virginia Veteran and Family Support. Office is based out of Fairfax. Peer support is provided through connecting, relating and supporting veteran or family member in any struggles represented. Common needs include, but are not limited to military transitional struggles, PTSD, substance abuse, employment and housing. Services are provided to veterans by assisting in the navigation of federal, state, non-profit & community services and resources which address the needs presented by the veteran and family. This requires the continual development of a service resource network for veterans. Qualified candidates must have the ability to facilitate combat peer support groups. Position requires the ability to connect with combat veterans at a peer level and be comfortable providing peer support for mental health needs including PTSD.

Job Type: Full-time w/ benefits
Salary: $40,000.00 /year

****CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE AGENCY APPLICATION AT WWW.NWCSB.COM TO BE CONSIDERED***

  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING ARE LISTED BELOW

Requirements:

  • Must be military veteran in any service branch with an Honorable Discharge. Must provide DD214.
  • Candidate must be comfortable working with veterans with wide range of mental health struggles including PTSD and substance abuse.
  • Candidate must be comfortable with public speaking and demonstrate ability in both written and spoken communication.
  • Candidate must have successfully completed an Associate's degree OReducation/military experience to produce required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Valid state driver's license with good driving record. Some reimbursed travel required

Preferred: Combat Experience

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Applicants must complete an AGENCY APPLICATION to be considered for interview.

The employment application can be found at www.nwcsb.com
Click on Employment tab and go to "Current Openings".*

Submit the following documents to Human Resources at HR @nwcsb.com
1. Completed NWCSB Application
2. Copy of DD214
3. Resume
4. Cover letter

Information on Peer Support Services provided under the Virginia Veteran and Family Support can be found at www.dvs.virginia.gov

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Local candidates only:

  • Fairfax, VA

Please review all application instructions before applying to Northwestern Community Services; Virginia Veteran and Family Support.

Posted 4/11/16

Peer Support Specialist
Archdiocese of St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
The Peer Support Specialist will act as role model to veteran families while working with Intensive Case Management. In doing so, the Specialist will meet with the clients to help them meet their goals in collaboration with the Program Manager, Financial Stability Counselor, and the Substance Abuse Counselor and other SSVF case management to track the success of their Individual Service Strategy/Treatment Plan of Care, coordinate individualized services and the involvement of providers working in the home and community setting, and document all support related to activities and services. 

RESPONSIBILITES: 
• Lead one or more peer support groups 
• Contribute to the ideas and processes of the ICM team 
• Help individuals to identify and work toward their goals 
• Work with the FSC to address long-term financial stability needs 
• Using a peer to peer approach, build rapport with persons in recovery. 
• Provide emotional and informational support for permanent housing assessing the client’s strengths, desires, and immediate/long term needs 
• Develop or contacting family and natural supports which exist in the community 
• Receive input from ICM team members regarding employment, housing, mentoring, substance abuse, and other immediate/long term needs. 
• Encourage individual veterans within the peer group to develop their own skills 
• Help veterans learn self-advocacy 
• Support veterans in recovery from mental illness, addiction or homelessness. 
• Help to identify person-centered strength and abilities. 
• Adhere to the strategies and goals outlined in the ISS and Treatment Plan 
• Being an advocate for the client 
• Coach clients to make solid, well-informed decisions which maintain housing. 
• Share relevant information with staff about health or psychiatric risk. 

Perform Outreach by - 
• Refer client to additional resources to address other service needs i.e. legal assistance, VA benefits, community substance abuse counseling etc. 
• Research additional benefits available to enhance service being provided. 
• Engage the client, the family, and natural supports within the community setting (when feasible and desired by client). 

Any other duties – As assigned by the Manager. 

Participation in at least one Agency Sponsored Fundraising event per year. 

DIRECT REPORTS: 
• None 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 
• Preference will be given to a veteran who has been a consumer of mental health services. 
• The veteran must be willing to facilitate and mentor fellow veterans who are at risk of homelessness. 
• Available to work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week 
• Reliable transportation is required 

SKILLS AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED: 
• Ability to act genuinely and honestly as a role model to other veterans 
• Ability to model good self-care 
• Ability to provide support and education 
• Signs of continual personal growth 
• Openness to learning new approaches 
• Willingness to take on new tasks 
• Ability to work in a team setting 
• Ability to set up and keep healthy boundaries 
• Capability to respect ethnic and cultural diversity 
• Good role model for others 
• Ability to handle confidential information 
• Ability to remain calm in stressful situations 
• Ability to collaborate flexibility with veterans and staff 
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and trust with 
• Attend training to develop skills as possible 
• Share knowledge with other veterans and staff 

RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRED: 
• Reports to Manager, SSVF 
• Works with other ICM staff 
• Develops relationship(s) with client family and natural supports 
• Works with other Employment and Housing Departmental staff 
• Works with the staff in other SPC programs 
• Networks with federal, state and local agencies 
• Embracing of St. Patrick’s mission and the dignity and worth of all persons 

RESOURCES: 
• ECM computer tracking systems. 
• Various programs throughout the SPC Partnership Center. 
• Client records and reports. 
• Dress for Success room and the emergency food pantry 
• Other resources as needed and identified
 
 
 
Posted 4/11/16
Peer Support Specialist
St. Patrick Center - St. Louis, MO
SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

This Peer Support Specialist will act as role model to veteran families while working with Intensive Case Management. In doing so, the specialist will meet with the clients to help them meet their goals in collaboration with the Program Manger, Financial Stability Counselor, and the Substance Abuse Counselor and other SSVF case managment to track the success of their Individual Service Strategy/Treatment Plan of Care, coordinate individualized services and the involvement of providers working in the home and community setting, and document all support related to activities and services. 

RESPONSIBILITES: 

Lead one or more peer support groups 
Contribute to the ideas and processes of the ICM team 
Help individuals to indentify and work toward their goals 
Work with the FSC to address long-term financial stability needs 
Using a peer to peer approach, build rapport with persons in recovery. 
Provide emotional and informational support for permanent housing 
assessing the client’s strengths, desires, and immediate/long term needs 
Develop or contacting family and natural supports which exist in the community 
Receive input from ICM team members regarding employment, housing, mentoring, substance abuse, and other immediate/long term needs. 
Encourage individual veterans within the peer group to develop their own skills 
Help veterans learn self-advocacy. 
Support veterans in recovery from mental illness, addiction or homelessness. 
Help to identify person-centered strength and abilities. 
Adhere to the strategies and goals outlined in the ISS and Treatment Plan 
Being an advocate for the client 
Coach clients to make solid, well-informed decisions which maintain housing. 
Share relevant information with staff about health or psychiatric risk. 

Perform Outreach by - 
Refer client to additional resources to address other service needs i.e. legal assistance, VA benefits, community substance abuse counseling etc. 
Research additional benefits available to enhance service being provided. 
Engage the client, the family, and natural supports within the community setting (when feasible and desired by client). 

Any other duties– 
As assigned by the Manager. 

Participation in at least one Agency Sponsored Fundraising event per year. 

DIRECT REPORTS: 

None 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: 
Preference will be given to a veteran who has been a consumer of mental health services. 
The veteran must be willing to facilitate and mentor fellow veterans who are at risk of homelessness. 
Available to work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week 
Reliable transportation is required 

SKILLS AND ATTITUDES REQUIRED: 

Ability to act genuinely and honestly as a role model to other veterans 
Ability to model good self-care 
Ability to provide support and education 
Signs of continual personal growth 
Openness to learning new approaches 
Willingness to take on new tasks 
Ability to work in a team setting 
Ability to set up and keep healthy boundaries 
Capability to respect ethnic and cultural diversity 
Good role model for others 
Ability to handle confidential information 
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations 
Ability to collaborate flexibility with veterans and staff 
Ability to maintain confidentiality and trust with 
Attend training to develop skills as possible 
Share knowledge with other veterans and staff 

RELATIONSHIPS REQUIRED: 

Reports to Manager, SSVF 
Works with other ICM staff 
Develops relationship(s) with client family and natural supports 
Works with other Employment and Housing Departmental staff 
Works with the staff in other SPC programs 
Networks with federal, state and local agencies 
Embracing of St. Patrick’s mission and the dignity and worth of all persons

Please review all application instructions before applying to St. Patrick Center.

Posted 4/11/16

Care Coordinator
Chris KIDS - Atlanta, GA
Program Overview 

Care Coordinator position open located in Southeast Georgia only at this time. 

No single entity can respond to the complex needs of youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges. Many youth and families often experience a fragmented system that is not adaptive to the families’ strengths and needs. Wraparound creates a single point of accountability to serve youth and families in the community through our program. Wraparound delivers intensive care coordination using a High Fidelity Wraparound model. 

The overall goal of Wraparound is to strengthen families and supporting them in keeping their children at home in the community. Wraparound benefits the family by including the family’s needs to be met using a holistic approach to address gaps other services cannot meet. Wraparound allows a creative, flexible, out-of-the-box approach to promote the family’s strengths. Families with youth ages 5-21 either in, or at risk of out-of-home placement are eligible for services. They may consist of youth who have been in PRTF, CSU or detention facilities. They may also have current or potential involvement with the DJJ, Juvenile Courts, or DFCS. Eligibility and specific services are determined on a case by case basis and include consideration of referral source, placement, insurance, or lack of, and family need. 

Position Description 

The Care Coordinator will manage the planning process as well as provision of services and administrative functions for youth and families who are Wraparound services (ie: CBAY, State funded Wraparound). The focus is on provisions of intensive service coordination and family support services to youth who meet the target population and eligibility requirements. The goal of Wraparound is to enhance the family and youth’s wellbeing by keeping the youth in the family home and community while promoting self-advocacy. Because of the life experiences and trauma histories that the youth and/or families bring when they become involved with the program, Care Coordinators must not only provide immediate safety/crisis planning skills, but must be actively engaged in the process of building relationships, understanding and solving problems as part of a team, and must offer energy, safety and commitment to their work through genuine, caring and empathetic engagement. The Wraparound Care Coordinator will manage a caseload of 10-15 families in order to provide the necessary assistance identified by the family as well as the community and natural support providers. The Care Coordinator will be responsible for serving eligible families and youth statewide. Travel is to be expected. 

The Care Coordinator assists participants in identifying and gaining access to medical, social, educational and other services. The Care Coordinator encourages the use of community resources through referral to appropriate traditional and non-traditional providers, paid, unpaid, and natural supports. Care Coordinators work in partnership with the youth and their family/caregiver/legal guardian, and are responsible for assembling the child and family team for a Child and Family Team Meeting (CFTM). 

The Care Coordinator must be emotionally stable, able to handle high stress, relate well to a wide variety of individuals, and be able to work as part of a team. The Care Coordinator must be able to follow, enforce and implement program descriptions as outlined in policy and procedure. 

The Care Coordinator must be able to provide one-to-one interaction with a designated child/adolescent and their family; act as liaisons and advocates for youth and families with other agencies as needed, complete required paperwork, and perform other related duties as required. Care Coordinators must be flexible in working hours, be able to respond to crisis situations in an effective manner and meet regularly with the Wrap Supervisor. 

This position provides care coordination to consumers/residents/member and the primary duties include but are not limited to the following: 

· Have an understand of the minimum standards for CBAY if working with CBAY or GA Wraparound population and/or the funding program requirements 

· Maintains a caseload of up to 10-15 families 

· Ensures family is contacted within 48 hours of in initial referral 

· Ensures that family is met face-to-face within 72 hours 

· Communicates minimally weekly with Wraparound Supervisor regarding caseload status 

· Completes wrap notes and contact notes weekly to the Wrap Supervisor from the previous weeks work. Care Coordinator must strive to meet the minimum standards for contacts for each youth and family on their caseload. 

· Completes a comprehensive intake assessment of the participant to determine services needed, including activities that focus on the need for any medical, educational, social or other services. 

· Develops a comprehensive narrative Family Story that encompasses all of learned information regarding the family to gain a better understanding of how to best assist them in meeting their needs and honoring family choice and voice. 

· Assessing residents/consumers/members/clients history of trauma, strengths and needs; 

o Aware of ACE score and implications on service planning 

o Administer Child and Adolescent Function Assessment Scale (CAFAS) 

o Administer CANS (Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths) 

· Periodic reassessment of the participant to determine ongoing service needs. 

· Assembles a CFTM within two (2) weeks/14 days of referral by interviewing the youth and family, and identifying family members/natural supports/agency representatives and other significant persons or follow timeframes required by the specific contract guidelines. 

· Assess the child's/family's strengths and needs and promotes strategy development with assistance from team members 

· Completes a CFTM Action Plan or Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that specifies the goals of providing care management and the actions to address the medical, social, educational and other services needed by the participant and includes activities that ensure active participation by the participant and others. 

· Ensures CFTM Action Plan is submitted to the Wraparound Supervisor within 4 days of the CFTM in order for corrections to be completed and submitted to the regulatory entities by preapproved timeframes. 

· Assists the youth and his/her family in accessing mental health, social services, educational services and other services and supports as identified by the Child & Family Team 

· Ensures that the services being provided are responsive to the family vision and needs identified in the CFTM Action Plan and that the family is experiencing voice, access and ownership of their plans and services 

· Communicate with service providers to overcome barriers within the action plan. If direct communication is not effective, the Care Coordinator will address ongoing issues with Wraparound Supervisors and/or Network Support (if appropriate). 

· Monitors the provision and quality of services through the Child and Family Team, and modify the CFTM Action Plan per the guidelines above. 

· Seeks community resources first with the assistance of the team and modifies the CFTM Action Plan whenever services or resources need to be added and/or deleted 

· Provides or secures support and crisis/emergency services for the child/family. This may be done through face-to-face contact, phone contact or availability by beeper or an on-call system 

· Collaborates with other necessary individuals the child/family may have contact with, i.e., DFCS Case Workers, DJJ Case Managers, Probation Officers, Teachers, Judges, Attorneys, Physicians, etc. This means that the Care Coordinator contacts these key people by telephone frequently, invites them (with adequate notice) to Child and Family Team and Action Plan meetings, and provides them with copies of completed CFTM Action Plans when this is approved by the family 

· Ensures that employer packet and employee packet of information is filled out correctly and fully and submitted to the Wraparound Supervisor to be entered into the TPA system if self-directed services are chosen by the family 

· Ensures that ongoing CFTM meetings are held every 30 days at a minimum. 

· Provide families with satisfaction surveys in order for the department to track outcomes. Satisfactions surveys include but are not limited to: Youth Services Survey for Families (YSSF) , Caregiver Strain Questionnaire, Provider Satisfaction Survey (Youth/Family/Care Coordinator) 

· Complete a monthly peer audit review 

· Complete ongoing review of their assigned youth’s charts and update or input any missing documents as necessary. The youth’s chart is the sole responsibility of the Care Coordinator and must be aware of the contents in order to assure all required components are included and complete 

· Follows the policy and procedures for the department/program 

· Other duties as assigned 

· Performance and Conduct 

o Maintain confidentiality of consumer information 

o Maintain appropriate professional boundaries 

o Follow the CHRIS Kids Code of Ethics 

o Follow mandated reporting requirements of GA Code 

o Support and maintain an environment of emotional and physical safety for consumers, staff and other stakeholders at all times 

· Demonstrate customer service; 

o Promote positive image of CHRIS Kids programs at all times 

o Work as a contributing and collaborative team member 

o Respond to consumer and peer needs in a timely fashion 

o Answer telephone calls and emails accordingly 

o Respond to requests for information from stakeholders in a timely fashion 

· Maintain Personal Information and Training; 

o Attend and participate in staff meetings as scheduled 

o Attend and participate in required trainings as scheduled 

§ Wraparound 101 

§ Advanced Wraparound 

§ Engagement Training 

o Maintain required certifications 

o Review, understand and responsible to program policies 

o Provide documents in a timely fashion to Human Resources 

o Report changes in status to HR as required by policy 

QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES 

The Care Coordinator will have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in one of the social sciences and will have a experience working directly with youth and families with youth having a severe emotional and/or behavioral diagnosis (SED). The individual will qualify for level 4 or higher within the DBHDD staff band designations. 

The Care Coordinator must have the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals in the community and professional agencies as well as the ability to interact with various client populations. Care Coordinators must also have the ability to express ideas effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing. Care Coordinators must have a dependable vehicle since the position requires travel (statewide) and insurance coverage beyond minimum liability. Care Coordinators must exhibit excellent organizational skills to deal with scheduling, budgeting, coordinating services, etc. 

Reports to: Wraparound Supervisor or Clinical Wraparound Supervisor
Posted 4/6/16
Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) - 2024
Indian Rivers Mental Health Centers - Tuscaloosa, AL
Certified Peer Specialist 

Adult Outpatient Services 

Relief: 10-15 hours per week 

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm 


  • Tuscaloosa, AL -
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Competencies:
Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 
Must possess knowledge and skills sufficient for establishing effective 
relationships with consumers who have mental illness. 
Must be knowledgeable about mental illnesses, the recovery model, and 
components of psychosocial rehabilitation. 
Must work within the Organization to serve the needs of consumers. 
Must understand treatment methods and services provided by the agency. 
Must be able to work effectively in crisis situations. 
Must be able to establish priorities and handle routine administrative and 
rehabilitation duties independently. 

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Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Orient new consumers to their Mental Health Services Providers as needed. 
Educate new consumers regarding the services available to them as well as 
the recovery process. 
Provide assistance to consumers in completing applications for Patient 
Assistance Programs. 
Maintain the database for the Patient Assistance Programs as well as the 
needed paperwork and communication with the pharmacy with regards to the Patient 
Assistance Program. 
Facilitate educational and training groups with consumers and the family 
members of consumers as directed by the immediate supervisor. 
Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals. 
Assist consumers in maintaining self-care needs. 
Develop and maintain a therapeutic relationship with consumers so that they 
can identify emotional, psychiatric or behavioral changes which may require 
further intervention or treatment.The CPS will help the consumer resolve the 
problem, and/or refer the consumer to the appropriate clinical staff. 
Teach consumers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and overcome 
fears. 
Ensure that appropriate information is communicated to Nurses and other 
staff regarding relevant consumer matters. 
Attend and provide input in staff meetings and interdisciplinary treatment 
planning. 
Document appropriate information in consumer records promptly and 
accurately. 
Model for consumers, good communication skills, recovery-oriented living 
skills, effective coping techniques, and self-help strategies. 
Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the 
mental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant materials. 
Continue to develop and share recovery-oriented material with other CPSs at 
the continuing education assemblies and via email. 
Attend continuing education assemblies when offered by the state. 
Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for effective recovery 
based services. 
Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRMHC policies, 
procedures and DMH Standards. 
Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed while 
on duty. 
Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos, 
e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs. 
Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately 
and in a timely manner with minimum supervision. 
Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and 
Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical 
manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, 
manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training 
requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of 
employment. 
Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to 
arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to 
meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting 
the need for sick leave in accordance with policy. 
Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining 
current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job 
injuries in accordance with policy. 
Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the 
department and the organization. 
All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or 
Executive Director. 
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Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a present or past consumer of mental health services. 
Current Peer Specialist Certification required. 
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. 
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Working Conditions, HIPAA, Other Guidelines:
Job Specifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be 
able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities as 
defined by ADA, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions. 

HIPAA: Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to 
protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC. Minimally accesses 
verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use 
and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’s financial, demographic, and/or 
clinical data. 

Working Conditions: Works in wide range of settings, including the main 
outpatient center, in the consumer’s home, community-based settings, 
residential programs, or in transport vehicles. Areas may be noisy, irregular 
and unpredictable and can be stressful at times. Consumers can present with 
active psychiatric symptoms, mixed responses to interventions, and unstable 
living and relationship situations; may require long hours. Must have the use 
of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other 
employees, consumers and the public through the use of the telephone and 
personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various 
items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, 
copier, multi-line phone and fax machine. Must be able to lift fifty (50) 
pounds and negotiate several sets of stairs in an eight (8) hour shift. Some 
risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. 

Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are 
representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform 
the primary functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to 
enable individuals with disabilities as defined by ADA, who are otherwise 
qualified, to perform essential functions. 

Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or 
corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without 
reasonable accommodation. 

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Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
This Employer participates in E-Verify
Posted 4/6/16
Assessment Counselor
KES, Inc. - Decatur, GA
Contract

Assessment Counselors – Core Provider in Atlanta area
Core Provider in Atlanta area is seeking to fill several vacant positions. All work is provided in the home and community, and reliable transportation is required. Assessment Counselors experienced in conducting thorough intake assessments to determine level of care; completing bio-psychosocial assessments for children and adults; CAFAS and LOCUS experience; MICPs; providing diagnostic impressions, and completing IRRPs. Must have an Associate or full Independent license as an LPC, LMFT, or LCSW . This is a contract position which is reimbursed per assessment completed. Please specify in the Subject Line what position you are applying for and Atlanta Area.

Required experience:

  • Master's Level Education: 1 year

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Please review all application instructions before applying to KES, Inc..

CERTIFIED MISSOURI PEER SPECIALIST

New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc. - Columbia, MO

Full-time, Part-time

Immediate opening for a CERTIFIED Missouri Peer Specialist to provide peer support services to adults with serious mental illness in a community setting. Full-time days with full benefits including medical insurance, paid holidays, paid leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Part-time employment will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Must have good communication skills to assist consumers with interpersonal and independent living skills. This position will promote skills for managing symptoms and be part of a treatment team.
Preferred candidate must carry a diagnosis for mental illness and be in their own recovery. Must have a High School Diploma or GED and be a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist. Please see information regarding certification on the Department of Mental Health website. http://dmh.mo.gov/mentalilless/provider/training/peerspectrain.html. Must also have a valid driver’s license and a favorable driving record.
Submit resume along with application to New Horizons; 2013 William Street, MO 65109. Submit to office or fax to Christina Hudson, HR Specialist at 573-636-5019. EOE.

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Missouri Peer Specialist

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to New Horizons Community Support Services, Inc..

Posted 4/6/16

Hospital Transition Team Peer Support Specialist
Therapeutic Alternatives - Aberdeen, NC
$12 an hour
The Hospital Transition Team provides short term services designed to help people: 

Maintain psychiatric progress made in psychiatric hospitals or progress related to recovery made in residential substance abuse treatment programs. 

Connect with services and benefits quickly after hospital discharge. 

Receive support for returning back to their home and community. 

Responsibilities: 

1. Peer Support Specialist may not provide services to a family member. 

2. Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of basic principles of MH/SA, ability to work with persons who may be different from me in areas of ability, age, economic status, etc; empathy and understanding of consumer problems and ability to respond to these problems; ability to determine consumer needs; ability to secure the cooperation of consumer. 

3. Implement individual habilitation plan involving instructing the consumer in daily living skills, socialization, leisure and/or recreational activities. 

4. Document the service provided in progress notes. The basic data included in these notes will include observations, consumer participation and progress, behavior changes or any pertinent information relating to the consumer. All documentation must be completed on the day the service is provided and completed in BLACK INK only. Use of “white-out” is not acceptable. 

5. Adhere to company policy that prohibits leaving consumer unattended in a vehicle or any other public place. 

6. Supervise/assist consumers in general daily living skills such as meal preparation, grooming, bathing, eating, money management, etc. 

7. Provide transportation for the consumer to community services/activities when required. 

8. Encourage consumer to make decisions on his own, as appropriate, to maximize independent living skills. (May include making and keeping appointments) 

9. Monitor progress notes, charts, programming materials. Maintain all required records. 

10. Submit all required documentation by the deadlines specified by the Hospital Transition Team 

Must report and communicate directly to the Hospital Transition Team Supervisor Supervisor. 

11. Attend all mandatory staff meetings and consumer conferences or give advance notice to the Hospital Transition Team Supervisor as to reasons for inability to attend. 

12. Receive supervision by the Hospital Transition Team Supervisor. 

13. Report any changes in consumer’s condition, family situation, or needs to the appropriate personnel. 

14. Report any accident or incident to the Hospital Transition Team Supervisor. 

15. Report to Hospital Transition Team Supervisor any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of recipients. 

16. Be familiar with TA, Inc. policies and procedures including the securing of emergency services and the regulations concerning medication administration. 

17. Be familiar with HIPAA regulations and abide by them. 

18. Assure consumer’s rights are met and maintain consumer confidentiality at all times. 

19. Operate office equipment as necessary, i.e. calculator, copier, computer, fax, etc. 

20. Obtain and keep current all training required by the agency. Understand that failure to renew classes by their due date will result in being removed from the schedule. 

21. Perform other duties as required by circumstances. 

Qualifications: 1. Have a high school diploma or GED equivalency 

2. Prior to delivering the service, individuals must meet North Carolina state certification requirements and be certified as a NC Peer Support Specialist (PSS), including a receiving a minimum of 40 hours approved training (or as otherwise required by the State of North Carolina) leading to the PSS certification. Must have 3 full years of driving experience and a valid driver's license. 

3. Peer Support Specialist must be delivered by individuals who: 

a. have the life experience of being diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance abuse problem AND 

b. Self-identify as an individual with life experience of a serious mental illness and/or substance abuse diagnosis AND 

c. Be well-grounded in their own recovery AND 

d. Meet state personnel statutes and rule requirements for employment and training of individuals delivering MH and/or SA services. 

4. No substantiated findings on the NC Personnel Registry/Health Care Program and must not be listed on the HHS/OIG List of Excluded Individual/Entities. 

5. SBI and DMV records must meet the requirements of area mental health contracts. 

6. HTT Peer Support Specialist will be supervised according to the rules of 10A NCAC 27 G.0104.

7. Must be flexible and willing to work various hours including nights and weekends.
Posted 4/6/16
Peer Support Specialist
Heartfelt Alternatives, Inc - Raleigh, NC

job Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent.

  • You must pose a certification from the North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Program
  • CPSS qualified
  • Type at least 20-25 wpm and be able to communicate effectively.

Responsibilities :

  • Provide supportive services to assist an individual with community re-integration following hospitalizations by developing relationships within the community and with their natural supports.
  • Emphasize personal safety, self-worth, confidence, growth, connection to the community, boundary setting, planning, self-advocacy, personal fulfillment, development of social supports, and effective communication skills.
  • Assist individuals in making informed choices with regard to their care, services, and other life decisions affecting them.
  • Engage in various skill building activities such as learning how to maintain stable housing.
  • Accurately and timely document/type service notes of encounters and contacts made on behalf of people we support.
  • Maintain positive working relationships within the communities served, including individuals, families, staff, monitoring and licensing agencies, organizations, and funders.
  • Drives and Travels extensively to community locations, various agencies, and other outreach organizations.
  • Provide and/or arrange for transportation for people receiving support as required.
  • Provide support as needed to meet the emotional, physical, and medical needs of each person supported.
  • Promote self-determination in all areas of life.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and other required meetings.
  • Convey observations and key issues to supervisor on an on-going basis.
  • Maintain all required training.
  • Will follow Peer Support service definition guidelines for services being provided; complete all other relevant responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • You must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Peer Support Specialist

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Heartfelt Alternatives, Inc.

Posted 4/6/16

Peer Support Associate
UNC-Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
This position is an individualized, recovery-focused service, based on a relationship of mutuality that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process. Activities of Peer Support serve to enhance the development of a philosophy of interdependence, the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills. The peer support specialist will work under the supervision of a clinical liaison to the OASIS Program treatment team. In addition to traditional peer counseling services, the peer support specialist will be facilitating a novel approach to peer support work including one-to-one peer support relationships between program participant peer support workers, program participants, and volunteer community support peers. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Certification in Peer Support - undergraduate college degree in Human Services field preferred, but not required. 

Position Number: 
S008202 

Posting Date: 
02/08/2016 

Closing Date: 
04/08/2016 

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Funded: 
No
Posted 4/5/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist/Employment Specialist
Physician Alliance for Mental Health - Wilmington, NC

Program: Supportive Employment
Primary Purpose of Position: The Employment Peer Mentor's lived experience, as a recipient or former recipient of services, provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. Employment Peer Mentors offer hope and motivation by drawing from their own employment experiences and resiliency to encourage other individuals to seek and maintain employment and community integration. The Employment Peer Mentor may provide critical elements of SE/LTVS as needed, do not hold a caseload, but can support any and aI individuals enrolled in the program as needed. The Employment Peer Mentor
must focus responsibilities on the following :
. Promoting self-determination, recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction; assisting individuals in
identifying strengths, wellness goals, setting objectives, and identifying barriers
. Attending treatment team meetings with individuals to promote individual's use of self-direction,
advocacy tools, teaching individuals techniques for developing or rewriting PCPs/Employment Plans, how to ask for appropriate services in the community; supporting individuals through the employment planning process
' Engaging and outreach to individuals in other programs and services to encourage employment ' Modeling advocacy skills for disclosure issues or requesting job accommodations
. Teaching wellness management strategies and self-management plans/tools to use in the workplace
and in their personal lives
. Linking to support groups in the community to learn from other peers, promote hope, problem solve
through situations, and decrease social isolation
. Providing education to other team ESPs to assist in understanding of self-advocate and peer-
supporting roles, promoting a culture in which an individual's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into services
' Providing resources and teaching transportation skills (teach bus routes, etc.)necessary to secure
employment
. Sharing own personal story to model how to chose, get, and keep meaningful employment
. Supporting individuals to make informed decisions about Supported Employment and build
community connections
. Supporting the vocational choices individuals make and support them in overcoming job-related
concerns and building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure

-NC Certification as a Peer Support Specialist is required

Required experience:

  • PSS: 1 year

» Apply Now

Please review all application instructions before applying to Physician Alliance for Mental Health.

Posted 4/5/16

                                        

Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Spruce Pine, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 4/5/16
IPS Employment Peer Mentor
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina Greensboro, NC
Part-time
Provides coaching, mentoring, and consultation to the individual served to promote recovery, self- advocacy, and self-direction 
Promotes wellness management strategies, which includes delivering manualized interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness Management and Recovery) and employment services Assists people receiving services in developing psychiatric advance directives 
Models recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience Provides consultation to team members to assist in understanding of recovery and the role of the Employment Peer Mentor, promoting a culture in which beneficiaries’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment 
Serves as an active member of the employment team, equivalent to other team members, which includes assisting with the Person Centered Planning process 
Supports and empowers the individual to exercise his or her legal rights within the community 
Provides employment services interventions and case coordination as needed 
Prepares and submits documentation accurately and on time 
Participates in peer review 
Completes required training within prescribed timeframes 
Successfully participates in the DMH approved IPS training and provide services according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model 

Qualifications: A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required from an approved, accredited institution 
Must be a NC Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Must be or have been a recipient of mental health services 
Excellent oral and written communication skills 
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and assign priorities 
Must have current, unrestricted, state-appropriate driver’s license 
Must have current, unrestricted vehicle insurance and provide own transportation for use in fulfilling job requirement
Posted 4/5/16
Behavioral Health Mental Assistant
Rutherford Reg Health Sys - Rutherfordton, NC
Provides treatment support services including monitoring and supervision of patients; assisting with meal;taking vital signs; assisting patients with completing wellness recovery action plan; facilitating recover education groups and peer support techniques. 

Participates in quality improvement activities for the program and the hospital. 

Assists with hospital admissions. 

Qualifications 

Requirements include:
High school diploma or GED and six months of supervised employment with population served; 

Skills in managing stress including anger, fear and hostility; 

Skills in interpersonal relations, verbal communication and organization. 

Preferred:
BS in healthcare, psychology, counseling or related field with 1-3 years experience with population served; 

Certified Peer Support Specialist. 

Job 

Nursing 

Primary Location 

NC-Rutherfordton 

Schedule 

Full-time 

Shift 

Variable
Posted 4/5/16
Mental Health Therapist 
Fairfax County Government  Alexandria, VA
$53,709 - $89,514 a year
Exciting opportunity to be a part of a team providing community-based intensive case management services! 

Provides comprehensive psychiatric services as one of a seven-member interdisciplinary psychiatric outreach team. The south county Intensive Case Management team provides direct treatment, rehabilitation, clinical and community case management, crisis intervention and stabilization, as well as support services, to persons with serious and persistent mental illness. The team includes a co-occurring disorders specialist, nurse, psychiatrist, senior clinician, supervisor, and mental health therapists/case managers. The team is designed to provide outreach, engagement, and treatment services in community settings such as homes, shelters, employment sites, jails, and hospitals. The team is driven by a commitment to helping individuals gain control of their recovery, thereby effectively managing all aspects of their lives in order to maintain community tenure. 

Works collaboratively and communicates effectively with internal and external partners to meet the needs of clients served. Documents all services and ensures a tightly coordinated rehabilitation treatment plan by collaborating with the individual, support systems, primary care providers/specialists, other ICM team members, and any other stakeholders in the individual's recovery. Intensive case management services are highlighted by a strong emphasis on recovery, advocacy, empowerment, and partnership. The position is based out of the Gartlan Center, in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. 

NOTE: Normal work hours for the position are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but may vary depending on clients' needs. 

Illustrative Duties: 

  • Makes preliminary or provisional diagnoses using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Shares information and discusses prevention and treatment methods and techniques in conjunction with peers and other professionals
  • Adapts and modifies treatment interventions and approaches for review by a more senior therapist
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources
  • Conducts prevention education activities
  • Maintains all appropriate client records according to governing standards, ensuring that records of clients on their caseload are complete, accurate and comprehensive
  • Advocates on behalf of clients regarding rights and needed services
  • Develops cooperative relationships with community groups and agencies
  • Monitors the impact of psychotropic medication on client's functioning and mental status
  • Provides crisis stabilization and crisis management under direction of a more senior therapist
  • Provides ongoing risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others under the direction of a more senior therapist

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities: 
  • Considerable knowledge of intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques
  • Knowledge of existing referral agencies and community resources
  • Ability to formulate diagnoses
  • Ability to perform mental health assessments and apply treatment approaches/modalities
  • Ability to manage a caseload
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public and private organizations, community groups, and the general public
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team member
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports

Employment Standards: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
Graduation from an accredited college with at least a bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, nursing (or, for certain positions providing services to children and adolescents, a bachelor's degree in special education) plus two years of clinical experience or graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or counseling plus one year of clinical experience. Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicum, and field experience. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience. 

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: 
First Aid and CPR certification, within 90 days of appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment, for positions in residential programs. Medication Administration Assistance Certification within 90 days of appointment, for positions in residential programs. Valid driver's license. Annual TB test. 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record, a Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, sociology or counseling plus two years of clinical experience. Clinical experience means providing direct clinical services to individuals with mental illness and includes supervised internships, practicum, and field experience. Ability to make clinical interventions in unconventional treatment settings. Ability to enter/retrieve data on electronic health record. Additional education may not substitute for clinical experience. Driver's license required. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Able to drive a car and conduct out-of-office visits in homes, hospitals, jails, shelters, or outdoors. Able to sit, walk, stand, and bend. Able to operate keyboard-driven computer equipment with or without accommodations. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE: 
Panel interview. 

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce. 

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance; TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Posted 4/4/16
Peer Suport Specialist
Seven Counties Services  Taylorsville, KY
Under routine supervision, assists in implementing assigned client’s treatment/recovery plan through provision of adjunctive case management services, education, and peer support services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan.
  • Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support.
  • Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
  • Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.
  • Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.
  • Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.
  • Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by candidates of this job. Candidates may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification.
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.
Required Experience Over six and up to twelve months of experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds. Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue. May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities. 

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other JCAHO standards.
Posted 4/4/16
EMERGENCY SERVICES PEER SPECIALIST
Loudoun County- Leesburg, VA
$12.75 - $18.26 an hour - Part-time, Temporary

EMERGENCY SERVICES PEER SPECIALIST Recruitment #16-G358-0215 
Date Opened:11/4/2015 8:00:00 AM Closing Date: 4/15/2016 11:59:00 PM 
Hiring Range: $12.75-$18.26 
Department: MHSADS 
Job Type: Open and Competitive Full/Part-Time: Part-Time 
Eligible For:No Benefits Reg/Temp: Temporary 
JOB DESCRIPTION The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Servicse is seeking a part-time Peer Specialist to provide peer support and program assistance as a member of the Emergency Services team. The successful candidate must have lived experience in Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse recovery and be prepared to offer informed support to individuals and families who are experiencing psychiatric crisis. Additionally, the Peer Specialist will have an active role in supporting services in the newly opened Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center through administrative support for Emergency Services Clinicians and Management, including: greeting individuals upon arrival at the CIT Assessment Center, distributing, copying, faxing, filing, and scanning paperwork, and connecting with other community organizations to secure clinically appropriate dispositions for individuals being served by Emergency Services. The Peer Specialist will perform other duties as assigned. 
JOB REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma or GED. Certification as a Peer Specialist. 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Spanish speaking preferred.
POST CONDITIONAL OFFER CONTINGENCIES Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, credit check, driving record check and TB test. Must have a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence. Click on a link below to apply for this position: Fill out the Application NOW using the Internet.

Posted 4/4/16

Certified Peer Specialist

HealthCare Staffing, Inc.- Brunswick, GA

Under immediate to general supervision, the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer information and peer suport for consumers in a behavioral health setting. The CPS supports consumers in living their own lives, with services ranging from teaching of skills to providing individuall and group counseling. The CPS will model comptency by helping consumers facilitate their own recovery and wellness process.

Posted 3/30/16

Peer Specialist (Mental Health), Jail Services,
225 Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare - Roanoke, VA
Have you received mental health services and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others? 
Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. No experience necessary. The peer support specialist functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. This position is subject to the availability of Pharmacy funding. The schedule is Full Time, Mon-Fri. Please include a cover letter with your application, explaining your interest in this position. They collaborate to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each client ' s point of view, experiences, and preferences. The peer specialist is responsible for maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. They provide peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as a liaison with other BRBH programs and community resources; carry out rehabilitation and support functions; and assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff. When peer specialist has appropriate credentials, he or she may perform professional duties and clinical supervision. Why work at BRBH? Working with clients: In this job each day you make a difference in someone ' s life and in our community. Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere. Work/Life Balance: We have a great Paid Time Off policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day. We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information: http://www.brbh.org/benefits.htm Want to know more? Check out our page on Glassdoor to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm Applicant Requirements: 1. Is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness with good self-knowledge to manage their mental illness. Please include a cover letter with your application, explaining your interest in this position. 2. Skills in assessment, service coordination, communication (oral and written), crisis intervention and basic computer usage. 3. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships. 4. Possess ability to recognize and adjust practice and services to cultural and ethnic differences. 5. Willingness to complete requirements for a certification for Certified Peer Specialist when training becomes available. 6. High school diploma or G.E.D. 7. Candidates must have a valid Virginia driver ' s license with a safe driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years). 8. Candidates who are offered a position are required to undergo a fingerprint background check and must be able to pass the background screenings of the correctional systems. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, intellectual disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 350 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over forty years. Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare maintains a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employment. 

Jobs.Roanoke.com. Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Certified Peer Specialist, Location: Roanoke, VA-24002
Posted 3/30/16
 
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Marion, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 
As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 
Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan 
Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis 
Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems 
Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed 
Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients 
Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities 
Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers 
Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living 
Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 3/30/16
Peer Support Specialist
Central Community Services, LLC - Louisburg, NC
$13 an hour - Full-time, Part-time

*MUST BE CURRENTLY CERTIFIED AS A NORTH CAROLINA PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST*

Central Community Services is seeking the following Certified Peer Support Specialists:

* Full-time Staff for Franklin County

* Part-time Staff for Franklin, Granville, and Vance Counties

Our program focuses on adults with mental illnesses needing one on one supports to further their mental health recovery and community independence. Staff interventions include advocacy, instruction of illness management and recovery skills, assistance with housing and employment efforts, and community integration.

Candidates must possess the following:

NC Peer Support Specialist Certification

Related work experience
Commitment to best practices and ethical care
Good written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management skills
Ability to work well independently and within a team
Reliable transportation

Full-time positions are salaried and eligible for benefits after our 90 day probationary period.

Part-time positions work 12-30 hours weekly and receive priority consideration for full-time opportunities.

Hourly wage is $13.

Central Community Services has been providing behavioral healthcare to low-income adults and children with mental illnesses for over twelve years in our local counties. We are state contracted, CARF accredited, and CABHA certified.

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • Related work experience: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • NC Peer Support Specialist Certification

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Central Community Services, LLC.

Posted 3/30/16

Clinic Cert. Peer Support Specialist
Moses Cone Health System Greensboro, NC
Education / Licensure / Certification: 
Education: 
High School Diploma or equivalent - Required. 

Additional Information: 
Preferred: Associates or Bachelor's Degree 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING-REQUIRED 
Driver's License 
NC DRIVER'S LICENSE 
BLS (CPR) 
AHA Health Care Provider BLS 

Additional information on required licensure/certification/registry/listings 
North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist certification 
Seizure Specialist Supervisor 

Additional information on preferred licensure 
/certification/registry/listings: 
Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisor 

Qualifications: 
Required: Minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals who have serious mental illness, 
substance use disorders, and/or intellectual/developmental disorders OR equivalent combination of higher 
education and experience. 

Preferred: 2-3 years of outpatient mental health experience working with individuals who have serious 
mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual/developmental disorders. 

Job Description: 
JOB SUMMARY 
The Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) is an active member of the behavioral health outpatient 
team and provides peer support services to people with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the 
behavioral health service line. 
Under supervision of the program manager, clinical supervisor, or program director the CPSS will 
function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping 
skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for people in 
outpatient and/or inpatient settings. 
The CPSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages in regaining independence 
within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. Recovery resources such as 
booklets, tapes, pamphlets, educational videos, and other written materials will be utilized by the 
CPSS in the provision of peer services. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 
* Annual flu shot 
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location) 
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance 
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job) 

MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES 
Assist people with articulating and developing personal goals for 
recovery through the use of one on one and group sessions and 
personal recovery plans. Sessions will support people in identifying and 
developing recovery plans with the skills, strengths, supports, and 
resources to aid them in achieving their desired goals. In this position 
you will work closely with the person's treatment team in determining the 
steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve the goals and self-directed 
recovery they desire for themselves. 
20 % 

Assist people with setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) 
groups and natural supports (family, friends). Provide means of locating 
and joining existing groups and community organizations that will help 
the individual in their recovery journey. Utilize tools such as the 
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist people with creating 
their own individual wellness and recovery plans. Utilize principles of 
Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment for people with dual diagnosis. 
20 % 

Independently and with periodic assistance from treatment team 
members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques and coping skills 
with individuals and groups. Share your own experiences with recovery 
and what skills, strengths, supports, and resources you used. As much 
as possible, share your own recovery story and as the facilitator of peer 
sessions use this to motivate others. 
20 % 

Support vocational choices and assist people with supported 
employment options and matching vocational activities with their 
strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, 
and providing interview tips. Assist individuals with building social skills 
in the community that will enhance job readiness and acquisition. 
15 % 

Assist people with obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her 
choice in the most integrated, independent, and least intrusive or 
restrictive environment. Assist them with applications to access housing 
benefits and accompanying them to view housing and other safe living 
facilities. The CPSS will model effective coping techniques and self-help 
strategies. Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for 
any effective recovery based services that will aid the person in their 
recovery. 
15 % 

The CPSS will maintain a working knowledge of current trends and 
developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals, 
industry organizations, and other relevant materials. The CPSS will 
continue to share recovery materials with others at continuing education 
seminars and other venues to be developed to support recovery oriented 
services; and attend continuing education seminars and offer 
in-service training as needed to create a recovery oriented culture. 
10 % 

Additional information on Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
Required: 
Knowledge of the Recovery process 
Facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health processes. 
Ability to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individuals in self-directed 
recovery 
Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, 
aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation) 
Ability to assist people with managing symptoms using strategies such as positive self-talk. 
Attendance 
Patient Safety 
Attention to detail, thorough in work 
Basic ability to use a computer and check email 
Ability to communicate in writing in English 
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English 
Oral and written communication skills 
Excel – Basic 
Possess basic computer knowledge 
Corporate Compliance 
Accountability 
Knowledge of concepts, procedures and techniques 
Professional Appearance 
Person Centered 
Wellness Recovery and Prevention 

Preferred: 
Mental Health Terminology 
Proficiency with typing and computers 
Organizational Skills 
Ability to work in stressful situations 
Working knowledge of data bases, spreadsheets, and word processing software 
WRAP Facilitator 
Trained in Person Centered Thinking 

TESTING/COMPETENCY 
Testing required: 
Data Entry 
Excel 

PATIENT POPULATION SERVED 
Cone Health serves the following patient populations: 
Neonate 
Posted 3/30/16
STATESBORO GA. PEER SPECIALIST 
PINELAND BHDD CSB - Statesboro, GA

A Peer Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse or mental disorder and is willing to self-identify as a peer and work to assist other individuals with chemical dependency or a mental disorder.
Because of their life experience, such persons have expertise that professional training cannot replicate. There are many tasks performed by peer support specialists that may include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. Must have a High School or GED, good driving record, upon hire will be drug tested and Criminal Background check

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • MUST BE A PEER: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to PINELAND BHDD CSB.

Posted 1/25/16

Peer Specialist 
HealthCare Staffing, Inc. - Griffin, GA

Healthcare Staffing Inc., a division of Butler America, is a healthcare outsourcing company that helps hospitals, clinics and other employers of healthcare talent attract, recruit and retain key staff members. Our client, a Community Service Board, is currently seeking Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists with certification to serve patients in Griffin, Georgia.

The Peer Support Specialist carries out support functions and assists individuals receiving services by providing initial engagement and outreach to clients that possibly need crisis intervention services, assisting clients with linkage to appropriate community resources, and promoting recovery through teaching clients about the value of self-help, peer support and personal empowerment. Through a peer support relationship and mentorship, this person will assist individuals in their transition back to the community.

The Peer Support Specialist helps foster hope and serve as a role model for persons who are in recovery.This person will work alongside individuals during and after a hospitalization to encourage wellness and independence.

The position may work evening and weekend shifts.

Education and Experience

- Knowledge skills and abilities comparable to that of a high school graduate.
- This position requires an individual who is or has been the recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness

- Ability to work as a member of a team and that has a commitment to the rights and abilities of individuals with severe mental illness to further their growth and development.
- Requires one year of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness.

Knowledge and Skills

- Demonstrated ability to interact positively with clients of various backgrounds, cognitive capacities and psychiatric/physical disabilities.
- Demonstrated ability to manage self professionally at all times.
- Skilled at engaging individuals in pre-employment and job support services or computer skills training.
-Strong understanding of trauma-informed care, wellness and recovery and WRAP principles
- Working knowledge of community resources such as transportation systems, recreation centers and activities, churches, drop-in centers, support groups, etc.
- Demonstrated understanding of working with persons with acute and/or chronic psychiatric diagnoses
- Demonstrated experience providing care management services to this population, both in-person and remotely
- Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to use graphics to present materials for persons with severe challenges whose abilities to read and comprehend are diminished.
- Demonstrated skill in using computer and mobile technology.

Required experience:

  • Related Experience preferred: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to HealthCare Staffing, Inc..

Posted 1/19/16

Assertive Community Treatment Team Peer Support Specialist 
Family Preservation Services of North Carolina, Inc. - Asheville, NC

Family Preservation Services of NC, Inc is looking for a Peer Support Specialist to work within our Assertive Community Treatment Team in our Asheville, NC location.

General Statement of Responsibilities:
The ACTT Peer Support Specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by consumers to have a satisfying life. The ACTT Peer Support Specialist collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each consumer’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. The Peer Specialist is responsible to maximize consumer choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. The Peer Specialist provides peer counseling and consultation to individual consumers, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. The Peer Specialist provides services that are culturally competent, age appropriate and address the unique needs of each consumer to empower and assist the consumer and family to access and utilize needed services and supports. At minimum, the ACTT Peer Support Specialist must meet credentialing requirements for a Paraprofessional per NCAC 10A 27G .0104 and must also be a Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Job Duties:

  • Serve as a mentor to consumers by providing peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer to validate consumers’ experiences, and by promoting hope, encouragement, and empowerment to consumers, so they take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery.
  • Act as an interpreter to help non-mental health consumer team members better understand and empathize with each consumer’s unique and subjective experience and perceptions.
  • Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning consumers’ experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, consumers’ responses to and opinions of treatment, and consumers’ experiences of recovery.
  • Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each consumer’s point-of-view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which consumer self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported.
  • Help consumers identify and understand culture-wide stigma and discrimination toward people with mental illness and develop strategies to eliminate stigma within the team.
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure the protection of consumers’ rights in order to help consumers improve their knowledge of their rights, and the procedures for filing complaints or grievances. Assist consumers with filing complaints and grievances, and assists consumers and team with mediating and resolving complaints and grievances.
  • Increase awareness of and support consumer participation in consumer self-help programs and consumer advocacy organizations that promote recovery; and serve as the liaison between the team and consumer-run programs such as self-help groups and drop-in centers.
  • Provide direct services to assigned consumers according to consumers’ Person Centered Plan. Direct services will include: supportive mentoring, guidance, life –coaching, independent living skills training and on-going support for maintaining independent living, as well as assist ACT Team locate consumers throughout the community.
  • Consistently maintain established productivity requirements as dictated by case assignments.
  • As appropriate, provide job readiness training to assigned consumers; and, assistance to consumers in securing and maintaining productive employment.
  • Provide medication management education to consumers and assist consumers with maintaining their compliance with their medication.
  • Provide communication skills, relationship building, and social skills training, include anger and behavior management training when necessary, and ongoing support to assigned consumers.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships with members of consumer support system, and maintain appropriate boundaries with consumer and the consumer’s support system.
  • Serve as an FPS Ambassador by positively representing FPS in working with consumers and families and in working with community partners, referral sources, etc.; and, developing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with other agency professionals and providers throughout the community.
  • Effectively link assigned consumers to appropriate and necessary community services and supports.
  • Attend and cooperatively and constructively participate in treatment team, supervision meetings, and required training. Treatment team meetings can include: staffing, evaluation of intervention, identification of needs, review of monitoring and linking of community based resources for the individual and family.
  • Document all services provided to the consumer and about the consumer to include all billable services and non billable services. Complete and submit documentation within 24 hours of date of service. Consistently submit time sheets and related paperwork on time every pay period.
  • Assist with case management functions and document such activity.
  • Be available to team members during consumer crisis events to provide information and support as necessary.
  • Provide information for court reports and other consumer related reports as required, and attends court when subpoena.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned and necessary to support consumers ’ success in achieving and sustaining independent living in their communities, and to support the mission and operations of FPS.

Competencies in:

  • service coordination
  • crisis assessment and intervention
  • symptom assessment and management
  • individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • medication prescription administration
  • monitoring and documentation
  • substance abuse treatment
  • work-related services
  • activities of daily living services
  • social, interpersonal relationship services
  • leisure-time activity services
  • support services or direct assistance to ensure individuals obtain basic necessities of daily life
  • Psychoeducation and support to recipients’ families and other major supports

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Interpersonal skill and abilities to effectively work with: individuals with mental health illness and their families; agency referral and community support professionals; and prospective employers from community businesses.
  • General knowledge of mental health issues and how to maintain functional, independent living.
  • General knowledge of the geographic area served by FPS, and a wide range of available community resources consumers may access.
  • Skills in and ability to teach, train, support, motivate and encourage individuals.
  • Skills and ability to find community resources and assist consumers in accessing and utilizing community resources.
  • Communication skills; and must be able to write and document clearly and succinctly, read and interpret written materials and communications in English.
  • Skills and ability to use a personal computer with skills in data entry and with programs such as Word and Outlook email
  • Skills and ability to independently access a wide range of physical settings throughout the community.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CREDENTIALING AND CERTIFICATION
At minimum, must meet credentialing requirements for the Paraprofessional within the mh/dd/sas system per NCAC 10A 27G .0104 by having a GED or high school diploma. Must also have NC Certification as a Peer Support Specialist through the NC Peer Support Specialist program.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have documented experience providing treatment to adults with severe and persistent mental illness

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  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.
  • *
  • Must be able and willing to work flexible schedules to include working early mornings, evenings, and weekends per consumer need.

Required experience:

  • Minimum 1 year with population served: 1 year

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Family Preservation Services of North Carolina, Inc..

Posted 1/19/16

Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Asheboro, NC
Provide individualized services in the community promoting self-determination/decision-making, 

Qualifications: High School Diploma from an accredited institution. NC Certified Peer Specialist.
Posted 1/19/16
Social Worker (Local Recovery Coordinator) 
Department of Veterans Affairs - Augusta, GA
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Location of Position: Uptown Division, Social Work Service Line 

Functional Statement Title/#: Social Worker #F00417 

List of Duties: 

  • Provides training and consultation to facility staff about recovery transformation and key principles of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery services, and ensures incorporation of recovery expectations and recovery oriented services at the time of Veterans' admission to inpatient care. 
  • Provides consultation re: family services for Veterans with serious mental illness, and education re: how to become involved in improving mental health care for Veterans through the Veterans Advocacy Council, for which he/she serves as Liaison.
  • Provides consultation, education, supervision, and/or support to local Peer Specialists.
  • Participates in Office of Mental Health Services (OMHS) Site Visits, and develops/implements facility wide education events each year related to Mental Illness Awareness Week in October and Mental Health Awareness Month in May.
  • Implements VHA Directive 2012-002 "Re-engaging Veterans with Serious Mental Illness in Treatment," and coordinates services for Veterans with a serious mental illness that have been lost to follow-up care.
  • Participates in VISN LRC conference calls and completes LRC work as assigned.
  • Provides direct clinical services to Veterans with a serious mental illness.
  • Serves as immediate supervisor to a number of Social Workers that have work assignments in Mental Health Service.
  • Participates as On-call Social Work supervisor and other duties as assigned.
Posted 1/19/16
North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Appalachian Community Services - Waynesville, NC

Appalachian Community Services provides Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disability services to individuals, families, and communities within the seven western counties of North Carolina.Our mission is to promote the emotional and physical well being of consumers in a safe and respectful environment. We are committed to providing a wide continuum of services to effectively meet the changing needs within the community. Appalachian Community Services is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the NC Certified Peer Support Specialist vacancy at our Haywood County Outpatient Clinic located in the Waynesville, North Carolina.b Details

 

  • Provides case management services
  • Monitors services provided to clients in all settings.
  • Uses therapeutic communication skills to engage clients during treatment. Teaches problem solving, anger management, and other life skills.
  • Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in client's behavior on appropriate forms to be included in client's medical record.
  • Requires completion of the Certified Peer Support Training Program.
  • The Peer Suppost Specialist Certificate is required.
  • Peer Support Specialists work with mental health and substance abuse consumers, supporting them in managing their own recovery.
  • Previous experience working with this population is preferred.
  • A positive and professional attitude
  • A strong commitment to patient care
  • Have knowledge of Mental Health, Social Work or Health Care Fields
  • High motivation and resilient professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business and operational factors
  • Strong critical-thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Proven conflict management/resolution skills
  • High professional ethics and standards
  • Strong team player
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have at minimum a high school diploma or equivalend
  • Must pass a background and reference check

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • NC Peer Support Certificate

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Appalachian Community Services.

Posted 1/19/16

Substance Abuse Care Manager 
Insight Human Services TASC - Sylva, NC 
$32,000 a year

Provides assessment and care management to individuals with substance use and mental health issues who are involved in the criminal justice system. Application at www.insightnc.org. EEO employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • 2 years in human services; prefer previous experience in substance abuse field: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • must be eligible for NCSAPPB registration

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Insight Human Services TASC.

Posted 1/19/16

Elementary School Counselor - 195 Day(3 Positions) 
Prince William County Schools  - Manassas, VA
Possess an earned master’s degree in school counseling from an approved school counselor education program. Must uphold the ethical and professional standards of professional counseling practices and support and maintain the development of a school counseling program that is based on the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) National Model. 

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: 

Meets Virginia requirements for certification with an endorsement as a school counselor to include a minimum of 100 clock hours of practicum experience in one setting (PreK-6 or 7-12) and an internship of 100 hours minimum in a different setting (PreK-6 or 7-12). For school counselors without previous counseling experience, it is recommended that the internship have been completed at the elementary school level. 

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK: 

The school counselor supports the academic success of all students by the development and management of a comprehensive school counseling program that is preventative in design and developmental in nature. Elementary school counselors plan, design and implement a school counseling program that is in alignment with national, state, local standards and individual school’s needs. Elementary school counselors deliver, manage and evaluate their services using the American School Counseling Association’s (ASCA) National Model as the guide. Elementary counselors function as leaders, advocates, collaborators and agents of systemic change in support of all students’ needs. Elementary school counselors help ensure that effective strategies are employed to encourage the maximum development of academic, career and personal/social goals of all students. 

DIMENSIONS: 

Budget Responsibility: N/A 
Employees Supervised: N/A 
Number of Schools/Departments: N/A 
Number of Students: As per Virginia State Department of Education recommended ratio of 500:1 for elementary schools. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES/ILLUSTRATIVE EX OF WORK: 

Work collaboratively with all stakeholders in providing a World-Class Education. 

Work within the beliefs, philosophy, and mission statements that have been approved and align with the school, school district and state mission. 

Plan, organize and deliver a comprehensive school counseling program based upon the developmental and individual needs of students and in collaboration with building level administrators. 

Develop a written plan for effective delivery of services based on state and local standards, current school data and individual student’s needs. 

Advocate for the elimination of barriers to access and assure a rigorous education for all students. 

Maintain current communication and appropriate resources for stakeholders. 

Apply legal and ethical standards of the role of the school counselor. 

Deliver counseling services through classroom instruction, interdisciplinary curriculum, group activities, individual or small group appraisal and advisement, consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling/response and peer facilitation. 

Collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other educational specialists to develop academic, career and personal/social skills for all students. 

Apply professional training to collect, analyze and interpret and use relevant data to guide students’ academic, social and career achievement. 

Develop an effective referral and follow up process with in-house support and outside agencies. 

Provide leadership, intervention and support when crisis counseling is appropriate. 

Manage the school counseling program through the effective use of calendars, action plans, and management agreements. 

Devote no less than 60% of their time providing direct services to students with the remaining time devoted to program management, system support and accountability. 

Collaborate with parents, teachers and administrators to ensure the effective implementation of the school counseling program and reflection of the school’s goals. 

Implement data-driven action plans that align with school and comprehensive counseling program goals, impact the issues of closing the gap and allow effective monitoring of student’s progress. 
Utilize data to perform yearly program audit to evaluate the schools counseling program’s effectiveness. 

Collect and use data to direct the program needs and direction. 

Provide regular result reports to administrators, teachers and appropriate shareholders. 

Monitor impact issues such as academic achievement, discipline referrals, attendance and assist with and support appropriate interventions. 

Complete other duties as assigned that align with the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) recommendations. 
Posted 1/19/16
Tenancy Peer Support Specialist - Stanly County 
Monarch - Albemarle, NC 
$12 an hour

The Tenancy Peer Support Specialist is primarily responsible for supporting people to achieve their personal goals while enhancing the development of their natural supports, as well as coping and self management skills. This position utilizes personal experience with mental health or substance abuse issues to assist others in achieving desired outcomes.

Position requires High School Diploma, 2 years of adult mental health experience, and a North Carolina Certififed Peer Support Certification. Starting salary is $12.00 per hour.

1. Provide supportive services to assist an individual in community re-entry following hospitalizations by developing relationships in their community and with their natural supports.
2. Emphasize personal safety, self worth, confidence, growth, connection to the community, boundary setting, planning, self advocacy, personal fulfillment, development of social supports, the helper principle, and effective communication skills.
3. Assist individuals in making informed choices with regard to their care and services and other life decisions affecting their illness.
4. Assist in the development of comprehensive crisis plans and work with people receiving services to effectively use their crisis plans.
5. Assist with self help, advocacy, pre-crisis support, and facilitating an individual with speaking with their employer regarding reasonable accommodations for psychiatric disability.
6. Assists the Tenancy Support Professionals in conjunction with the individuals supported in developing goals and areas of need, and assists in developing person centered plans.
7. Communicate needs and progress of the person supported to supervisor and/or Tenancy Support Professionals/other professionals as requested.
8. Engages in various skill building activities such as learning how to maintain stable housing, bill paying, cleaning, organizing belongings, building social skills, locating improved housing situations, teaching the individual to identify
and prepare healthy foods according to cultural and personal preferences of the individual served and his/her medical needs.
9. Accurately and timely documentation of encounters and contacts made on behalf of people we support; completes and submits billing documentation as appropriate; maintains comprehensive files.
10. Maintain positive working relationships within the communities served, including individuals, families, staff, monitoring and licensing agencies, organizations, and funders.
11. Drives and Travels extensively to community locations, various agencies, and other outreach destinations. Provide and/or arrange for transportation for people receiving support as required.
12. Provide support as needed to meet the emotional, physical, and medical needs of each person supported.
13. Facilitate person centered, effective, positive relationships with people receiving services using positive approaches that promote self determination in all areas of life.
14. Attend regular staff meetings and other required meetings. Convey observations and key issues to supervisor on an on-going basis. Maintain all required training by attending and actively participating in meetings and all
required trainings. Maintain certification in all agency, state and federal training requirements.
15. Assist new staff and/or current staff with orientation, mentoring, and training.
16. Demonstrate knowledge of and comply with all agency policies and procedures.
17. Will follow service definition guidelines for services being provided.
18. Completes all other relevant responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • adult mental health experience: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 1/19/16

School Psychologist 
Rural Health Group, Inc. - Roanoke Rapids, NC
Rural Health Group is seeking an NC Licensed Psychologist (or license eligible), for a full-time clinical position in a fully integrated federally qualified health center (FQHC) in northeastern NC. 
Join Rural Health Group as we create the 
school psychology service provision model of the future! 


We are seeking a specialist or doctoral level school psychologist for a full-time, year-round position on an integrated care team at our school-based health center clinics. 

This is a unique opportunity to be on the forefront of a developing school psychology provision model, for which part of the time will be dedicated to project and program development. In this position, practitioners will provide some traditional school psychology services (e.g., psychoeducational evaluations, functional behavioral analysis, staff development) and social-emotional interventions to students who are identified through universal social-emotional screening.

The practitioner will be part of a clinical team that includes medical providers, nutritionists, social workers, case managers and other professionals. Using a bio-psycho-educational approach, we hope to provide whole-child health care through our school-based health center programs. 

The benefits of this position include: 

  • Access to state-of-the-art screening and evaluation tools
  • Team-based approach to care
  • The opportunity to advocate for children at many levels
  • Opportunity to effect changes within the community
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development in an emerging field
  • Competitive benefits and salary
  • Engagement in different activities throughout the year
  • Potential for student loan repayment through the NHSC loan repayment program

Responsibilities and duties include:
  • Assessing the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Using assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate interventions and programs via psychoeducational evaluations, consultation, individual services and program development.
  • Screening and evaluation of referred children including selecting appropriate instruments, administering tests, observations, and writing reports which state the evaluation findings and provide for educational program recommendations.
  • Serving on both school and medical committees, acting as a liaison between school and Rural Health Group, and assisting with the creation of IEPs/504's, possibly in collaboration with both entities.
  • Assisting in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs needed to meet identified socio-emotional needs.
  • Delivering focused, skills-based individual and group interventions to students.
  • Providing consultation to parents, teachers, other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.
  • Providing and attending regular team meetings and staff trainings
  • Consulting with clinic team, schools, families and other community supports
  • Continuing professional development
  • Observation of federal, state, and local policies and regulations in the delivery of school psychological services
  • Serving on a number of multidisciplinary committees within Rural Health Group, the schools, and the community-at-large.

About us: 
RHG is a premier provider of community-based healthcare in northeastern NC and a designated federally qualified health center (FQHC). We provide high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse and low-income populations through a myriad of clinical, medical, mental health, education and support services. We provide integrated behavioral health services to underserved patients currently receiving primary care, using a team-based approach. If serving in a challenging rural area on a dynamic healthcare team appeals to you, please explore our website to learn more about us and click “Apply” below to submit an application. 

This position is open to North Carolina state licensed or license-eligible doctoral or specialist level psychologists. Specialist applicants must be willing to secure state licensure pursuant to North Carolina Psychology Board requirements. LPA's are also encouraged to apply. Position will be based at a local charter school and will expand to other RHG locations as the program grows. 

Requirements:
  • Must demonstrate the Rural Health Group Core Competencies, which include:
    • Good Judgment
    • Communication/Customer Service/Teamwork
    • Passion
    • Honesty
    • Responsibility
    • Job-Specific Skill Set
  • Must be a Licensed or License Eligible Doctoral level or Specialist Level School psychologist, or LPA
  • Minimum 2 years of experience and prior experience working within ethnically and culturally diverse individuals/families; experience with systems development strongly preferred (may be practica or internship experience)
  • Knowledge of Response-to-Intervention model of service delivery; strong preference for knowledge of social-emotional RtI.
  • Competence in psychoeducational evaluation selection, implementation, and interpretation, as well as report writing.
  • Knowledge of brief solution-focused interventions
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team, problem-solve, make decisions, organize tasks, and handle multiple priorities
  • Possess a pleasant, open attitude and a professional awareness of boundaries
  • Interpersonal skills that facilitate productive and respectful interactions with co-workers of varying job classifications and with children and families in a variety of settings
  • Whether inexperienced or seasoned, seek supervision and consultation with peers and supervisors
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel; able to efficiently learn to use electronic health record system
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written format
  • Good organizational skills
  • Valid NC Driver's License, auto insurance, willing to accept travel assignments as needed.
  • Physical demands: Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, use computer keyboard and perform light lifting. Ability to sit for long periods of time. Moderate physical activity such as walking, traveling, and driving. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Competitive salary based on experience; benefit package includes available Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, and 403(b) retirement plan. Position open until filled. 

EOE. Federal and State Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screen required for all positions. 

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
Posted 1/19/16
Psychiatrist 
Department Of Veterans Affairs - North Little Rock, AR 
$99,957 - $240,000 a year
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1361836 

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT; APLICATIONS WILL BE 
REFERRED WHEN THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETED IN THE SYSTEM AND UPON REQUEST BY 
THE SERVICE. 

Total salary will include Base Component and Market Pay. Final 
salary to be determined by local Physician Pay Panel. 
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. 

The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is seeking a Staff 
Psychiatrist for the positions within the Mental Health Service. Psychiatrist 
will report directly to the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health Service 
and hold a full-time VA appointment. 

The 
position will include clinical, tele-health, and administrative roles. It is 
expected to be within the Ambulatory Mental Health Division, but is dependent 
on the clinical needs of the Service. The clinical roles will include 
consultation on and direct care of patients with a wide range of mental health 
conditions, including psychoses, mood disorders, addictive disorders, anxiety 
disorders, as well as Axis II conditions. The position includes an active role 
in the education of medical students, general psychiatry residents and 
addiction and geriatric psychiatry fellows. In addition to these duties within 
the Ambulatory MH Division, incumbent may periodically be required to cover 
acute inpatient wards, primary care clinics, and/or Consultation-Liaison duties, 
and will have on-call duties in rotation with other Psychiatrists in the Mental 
Health Service. 

Our Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for 
him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - 
by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would 
you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to veterans? 

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be 
part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the 
top-quality care they deserve. 

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability 
to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety 
of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED 
Not Required RELOCATION AUTHORIZED 
No KEY REQUIREMENTS 
Must pass pre-employment examination. 
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required. 
Background and/or Security Investigation required. 
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. 

Must be proficient in written and spoken English. DUTIES:

  • Incumbent duties will include providing general clinical
psychiatric services to Veterans and including on-call services. 

  • These duties include general psychiatric care of adult
Veterans and may include, but are not limited to, conducting diagnostic 
evaluations, psychiatric consults, medication management, and individual or 
group psychotherapy. 


  • Psychiatrist may be expected to provide direct clinical
supervision of mid-level providers, psychiatric advanced practice nurses or 
physician assistants and other staff as appropriate. The work requires an 
administrative and practical knowledge as a Psychiatrist. 


  • The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in the
selection of or adaptation of standard and accepted clinical theories, 
techniques, and practices in treating patients or developing new techniques and 
programs for the treatment of specialized problems or clinical populations. 
Other services include, but are not limited to, treatment common patient 
diagnoses to include anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major 
Depression and other mood disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, 
Schizophrenia, and other Serious Mental Illnesses, Dementia, and mental 
disorder related to Traumatic Brain Injuries. 


  • The population served consists of female and male
Veterans from all military eras. 

  • The
Psychiatrist shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in, medical 
duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and 
with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief, 
Behavioral Medicine Service and the Chief of Staff. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Basic Requirements:
· 
Must be 
proficient in written and spoken English. 

· 
Degree of 
doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education 
in medicine or osteopathic medicine. 

· 
Current, 
full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, 
Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of 
Columbia. 

Citizen of the United States. Non-citizens may be appointed when it 
is not possible to recruit qualified candidates. 
Preferred 

Experience:
· 
Strong clinical 
background with the ability to work without clinical supervision 

· 
Strong 
background in diagnosis of psychiatric disorder and psychopharmacological 
treatments as well as familiarity with other treatment modalities to order 
appropriate non-pharmacological treatments 

· 
Ability to type 
and utilize electronic medical records system. 

· 
Ability to work 
well within a multidisciplinary treatment team approach. 

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including 
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, 
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; 
religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical 
competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and 
experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying 
experience, including volunteer experience. 

Reference:
VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part 
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human 
Resources Office. 

Note : Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. 

Physical Requirements:
Light lifting, under 15 pounds; light carrying (under 15 pounds);rabove the shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 62 hours; correctable vision; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability; sitting 8 hours. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting 
documentation will be reviewed. Please 
follow all instructions carefully. Errors 
or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 

In 
describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your 
experience. 

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy. 
BENEFITS: VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This 
link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA 
physician brochure . 

OTHER INFORMATION:
This job opportunity announcement may be used to 
fill additional vacancies. VA encourages persons with 
disabilities to apply. The health 
related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the 
Schedule A excepted appointment authority. 

HOW TO APPLY:
All 
applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below). You may also express your interest, obtain additional 
information about the position, or seek application assistance by emailing your 
C.V. to Cathy Heaton, HR Specialist, 501-257-1714 , Cathy.Heaton@va.gov . 
To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 to received consideration. 

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS 
account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your 
USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational 
questionnaire. 

2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your 
application package. 

NOTE : It is 
your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is 
submitted prior to the closing date. 

To 
verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the 
Application Status link and then select the more information link for this 
position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the 
documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has 
sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several 
hours to clear the virus scan process. 

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click 
Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your 
resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application 
will be incomplete. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
All 
applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): 

1. 
OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, available at:http://www.opm.gov/pdf_fill/of306.pdf 

2. Resume 

Applicants 
may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be 

required for all applicants:
1. 
10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrist and 
Chiropractors 

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdf 

2 . Cover letter 

3. DD-214 

4. 
Executive COre Qualifications (ECGs) 

5. Other 

6. Other 
Veteran documents 

7. SF-15 

8. Notice of Personnel Action, (SF-50), from your Official 
Personnel Folder , noting current grade, salary, position title and 
tenure (if current or former Federal Employee). You must also include the SF-50 
noting highest grade or highest previous rate. (Current CAVHS employees 
only: if your current SF-50 is not available through eOPF, you may 
contact your HR Specialist for assistance in getting a copy. However, a copy of 
your current SF-50 must be submitted with your application prior to the closing 
date of this announcement). 

9. 
Transcript 

Please 
use this checklist to ensure you have included 
other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your 
transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans 
Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal 
employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. 

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review 
and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or 
unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow 
the directions located at the following site: Fax Options . The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity
announcement is 1361836. 

NOTE : If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax 
the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online 
responses and may result in you being found ineligible. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO: Cathy Heaton 

Phone: (501)257-1714 

Email: CATHY.HEATON@VA.GOV 

Agency Information:
VHA Central Arkansas HCS Little Rock 
HRMS - 05 
2200 Fort Roots Drive 
North Little Rock, 
AR 
72114 
USA
 
 
 
Posted 01/19/16
PATH Outreach Specialist 
Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board - Hampton, VA
CLASS SUMMARY: 

Incumbent ensures continuity of directly provided and contractual services to the homeless mentally ill and substance abusing client populations. The Outreach Specialist assists clients with their basic physical, financial, social and personal needs. Homeless services for the client include outreach, psychological and need assessments, initial plan of care and service provider linkage, monitoring, advocacy, counseling and crisis intervention, daily living support, medication supervision, and similar functions. 

DISTINGUISHING ELEMENTS OF THE CLASS: 

I. IMPACT: The general health and welfare of the client population served are directly dependent on the work of this position. Clients are homeless, mentally ill and substance abusing individuals. The clients may also present multiple disabilities. The incumbent assesses need, plans treatment and refers clients to appropriate programs. Work includes mental status observations and recommendations. This class has the responsibility for advocating for needed services at the individual client level, as well as identifying generic needs in the services network. Finally, the Outreach Specialist provides a variety of essential therapeutic and logistical services directly to the client which enables client care. 

II. LATITUDE: An Outreach Specialist performs on-going case work independently with only occasional consultation with their Supervisor. An Outreach Specialist is expected to understand administrative and/or policy issues without individual consultation with their Supervisor. Periodic review of the Outreach Specialist’s case management records is made by the Supervisor. Work is guided by detailed policies and procedures however, the number and diversity of services and procedures involved require the incumbent to exercise considerable independent decision making. 

III. RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: None. 

IV. INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS: Work requires continuous and involved interface involving advocacy and/or coordination of client services with a number and variety of others, internal and external, to the agency. These include: clients, client families and caregivers, homeless shelters, agency staff, contractual program staff, local social services and health agencies, physicians, attorneys, court personnel, police, jail personnel, hospital staff, residential treatment and vocational rehabilitation personnel, state and federal service agencies, school personnel, employers, landlords, community groups and organizations and legislators. 

V. DIFFICULTY: Work involves assessment of client needs and the development of an initial plan of care specific to the needs identified. Work requires an involved integration or coordination of various services needed by the client. Work involves interaction with a multitude of professional disciplines, as well as requires the incumbent to personally render direct care ranging from crisis intervention to provision of basic shelter, food, or personal needs to supportive counseling. Incumbent works with hostile or aggressive clients and is called upon to de-escalate potentially explosive behaviors and situations. Lack of available resources requires use of creativity and innovation to deal with specific client needs, often in crisis situations. 

VI. COMMUNICATIONS: Constant oral communication by phone and in person with clients and other parties involved. Frequent standardized reports, correspondence and client service plans and summaries are written by incumbent. The incumbent may occasionally address community groups, peer groups and directors, managers, and coordinators in the agency. 

VII. EQUIPMENT/FACILITIES RESPONSIBILITY: Incumbent frequently operates agency or personal vehicles to visit clients and contact community resources. Incumbent may also use mobile telephone equipment. 

VIII. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work involves outreach to individuals living on the streets and in shelters located in problem neighborhoods. Work may also take incumbent to jails, and out-of-town locations. The incumbent is exposed to hostile and/or aggressive client behaviors presenting a personal risk of bodily harm. 

IX. KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA'S): 

Thorough knowledge of interviewing and supportive counseling principles and techniques. 

Thorough knowledge of social casework principles and techniques. 

Thorough knowledge of community resources and programs and of regional and state resources for homeless mentally ill and substance abusing population. 

Thorough knowledge of the symptoms, common behavioral and social characteristics and other manifestations of the disabilities affecting the client population served. 

Thorough knowledge of human development and behavior. 

Thorough knowledge of residential housing for the homeless population. 

Knowledge of federal and state local support services and laws governing client’s rights and confidentiality of records. 

Ability to evaluate and interpret behavioral observations. 

Ability to establish and maintain rapport with client group and their families. 

Ability to view and address the total spectrum of service needs. 

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and representatives of various public and private agencies. 

Ability to communicate effectively and prepare related documentation. 

Ability to prepare and maintain narrative and statistical records and to prepare related reports. 

X. LICENSURE: Valid Virginia Driver's License. 

XI. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLASS (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): 

Meets with and interviews with clients, families and other care providers to assess client needs and eligibility of services, prepares mental status and social assessments and other client information summaries. 

Develops treatment and service plans for clients. 

Participates in client review meetings and provides input. 

Responds to requests for information about available services for homeless mentally ill, and substance abusing adult populations. 

Advocates needs of clients within and outside system, liaise between client, caregivers and service providers. 

Assists clients in obtaining basic resources such as: shelter, food, medical services, and disability benefits. Assists with client relocations. 

Monitors client behaviors and progress and provides assistance to clients toward attaining pre-determined goals, schedules clients appointments, visits and observes residences. 

Provides supportive counseling to clients and client families, intervenes and provides emergency crisis counseling. 

Makes client referrals to appropriate service providers and coordinates service delivery to client. 

Participates in discharge evaluations and planning. 

Prepares memos, correspondence, records and reports related to homeless services activities. 

Consults with other agency professionals on difficult behavioral cases. 

Attends and testifies at court hearings and other legal proceedings involving the client managed. 

Develops and maintains a housing resource list. 

Does related work as required. 

Transports clients as necessary. 

XII. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Position requires some walking, moving, carrying, climbing, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, sitting, standing, pushing, and pulling. 

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and at least one year experience working with the target population OR five years of equivalent work experience. 

Valid Virginia Driver's License.
 
 
 
Posted 01/19/16
Certified Peer Specialist 
Healthcare Staffing, Incorporated - Rome, GA

Full Time 40/hr week position available in Rome, GaJob Description: Must be a Georgia State Certified Peer Specialist. A Certified Peer is a person that has completed or is currently in a Recovery Program and has went through the state of Georgia to become certified. Ensures all assessments, MICPS, treatment plans, and paperwork is completed and accurate on each consumer on caseload. Prepares and conducts group activities. 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. Serves as advocate for consumers within the facility and the community. Leads recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with consumers. Drives Van to pickup and take consumer s home as assigned and needed. Offer assistance to those wanting to apply to be peer specialist. Visit other Peer Programs and Peer Specialist meetings as needed to assist with training or peer specialist issues. Responsible for completion of weekly documentation by due date. Responsible for follow up for if consumers are absent from program Responsible for keeping charts in compliance Responsible for providing educational, advocacy and recovery groups for consumers daily, ensuring attendance is at maximum capability. Act as a member of a holistic team with all the clinicians, CSI staff, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Peer Support Staff, etc. Responsible for completing/assisting with monthly calendar and ensure it is completed by the 1st of each month. Develops individualized and comprehensive plan of care based on assessment, consumers level of need and functional ability. Responsible for ensuring consumer records are closed per HR policy when it is determined the consumer no longer needs treatment. Responsible for carrying out all clinical duties per policy and procedures. Utilized good clinical judgment to provide appropriate consumer care. Responsible for assisting with new referrals and their orientation. Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Job Requirements: Must have a high school diploma or ged. Must be able to pass a criminal background check, drug testing and have a clean 7 year motor vehicle report.
Please fax resume to: Attn; Dayna Veit 706-624-8328

 

 

Required experience:

 

  • 6 months working with substance abuse or mental health consumers: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent
 
 
 

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Posted 01/19/16

Transition Support Specialist 
Partners Behavioral Health Management - Statesville, NC

Qualified? Apply now: http://www.partnersbhm.org/Pages/jobs-Transition-Support-Specialist.aspx

Applications received through Indeed will NOT be reviewed. Please visit our website for application instructions.

Location: Negotiable (Statesville, Hickory or Gastonia, NC)

The Transition Support Specialist works with individuals identified for the Transitions to Community Living Initiative who have chosen to transition to independent/supported housing in the community. Transition support ensures individuals have access to safe and affordable housing in the community, with a goal of maximizing community capacity, and assuring that basic community supports are in place that will lead to responsible tenancy. This is accomplished through carrying out assigned work duties within the assigned region to facilitate the development of/access to safe and affordable housing for adults with Serious Mental Illness or Severe and Persistent Mental Illness and other associated co-occurring conditions. This position assists consumers in understanding recovery and implementing recovery-oriented activities to prevent relapse and promote wellness.

Role and Responsibilities:

Transition Specialist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assessing individual’s interest in supported housing
  • Facilitating and accompanying individuals on site visits to permanent housing with tenancy rights and identification of needed and desired household items, assists with setting up utilities
  • Exploring and addressing the concerns of any individual who declines the opportunity to move to supported housing or who are ambivalent about moving to supported housing, despite being qualified for such housing
  • Reviewing individual’s housing preferences
  • Provide linkages to ongoing peer support services as a step in education/exposure to the housing options and supports available
  • Be aware and explain to individuals about services covered under the North Carolina State Plan for Medical Assistance, Medicaid 1915(b)( c ) waiver, or the State funded service array
  • Facilitates all aspects of the supportive housing component that assists individuals in establishing tenancy in a home in their community of choice.
  • Assists individuals directly in all of the processes and preparation needed to secure housing as well as working with provider agencies to achieve this outcome.
  • Actively identifies and locates safe and affordable housing options for individuals with behavioral health needs.
  • Serves as consultant, including lived experience with TCL Initiative, to support and educate individuals about independent housing, housing resources and supports available and provides guidance and direction on how to access these resources.
  • Collects data for reporting purposes as assigned by Supervisor
  • Gathers supporting documentation for initiatives upon request by Supervisor
  • Participate in housing support efforts/committees as assigned by Supervisor
  • Keeps Supervisor and the Transitions to Community Living Team informed of regional housing trends and barriers to obtaining and maintaining long-term tenancy in supportive housing.
  • Completes timely and thorough documentation of all tasks and efforts

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of recovery process.
  • Knowledge of the needs of individuals with a mental illness, and substance use/addiction disorders and have the ability to effectively work with all individuals with respect on a level that they can understand and relate to
  • Knowledgeable about Medicaid and Special Assistance benefits, available clinical services, community supports, and supported housing.
  • Ability and sensitivity to work and/or serve a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with consumers and families as well as other professional disciplines, community agencies and groups.
  • Ability to respect the laws regarding confidentiality of information, verbal or written and authorizations for release of information
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work.
  • Be a team player that understands how the performance of their role will affect others
  • Must embrace and exemplify the philosophy of “Housing First”.
  • Knowledge of housing operations and various funding mechanisms.
  • Ability to educate others about various housing options/resources and how to access them.
  • Ability to follow a schedule combined with commitment to adhere to established deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with landlords and housing management companies, key external stakeholders in the community, and with internal stakeholders (employees).
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products (such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

Education and Experience Required: 
High School graduate or equivalent; in active, successful recovery. A valid driver’s license is required.

Training: 
Additional training required or to be completed in first year: Person Centered Thinking training, Motivational Interviewing, and state-sponsored TCL-DOJ related trainings.

Education and Experience Preferred: 
Active, successful recovery, for a minimum of one year. Have successfully completed WRAP and Peer Specialist Trainings and 1-2 years’ experience working with the MH/SA population. Lived experience may be considered work experience.

Licensure/Certification Preferred: 
NC Certified Peer Support Specialist.

Thank you for your interest!

 
 
 

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Posted 01/19/16

Peer Support Specialist Children 
Bluegrass.org - Lexington, KY
The Family Peer Support Specialist is a biological parent, adoptive parent, or relative caregiver with permanent legal custody who is raising or has raised a child with an emotional, social, behavioral, and/or substance use disability; and whose child has been a consumer of at least one state-funded service for children with an emotional, social, behavioral, and/or substance abuse disability. The FPS Specialist will provide mentoring and support to parents/caregivers through various modalities, and will work toward enhancing family involvement within the child-serving system of care. The FPS Specialist is a positive team player that promotes a culture of inclusion, participation, and the concept of a “Company of One.” 

Qualifications required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be a biological parent, adoptive parent, or relative caregiver with permanent legal custody who is raising or has raised a child with an emotional, social, behavioral, and/or substance use disability; and whose child has been a consumer of at least one state-funded service for children with an emotional, social, behavioral, and/or substance abuse disability
  • Must have successfully completed the core competency training administered by the statewide family network and proof of continuous professional development training to maintain professional status and meet Medicaid and/or SIAC requirements
  • Knowledge of the Understanding System of Care philosophy which includes Wraparound process, family-driven, and youth guided principles, etc.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel to service areas
  • Proof of required supervision that may be required by CMHC
  • Driver’s license, reliable operating transportation, and valid proof of auto insurance
 
 
 
Posted 01/19/16
Peer Support Specialist 
Central Community Services, LLC - Louisburg, NC 
$13 an hour

Central Community Services is seeking a Certified Peer Support Specialist to provide services for adults with mental illness in Franklin and Vance counties. Interventions to include advocacy, instruction of illness management and recovery skills, assistance with housing and employment efforts, and community integration.

Must be currently certified as a North Carolina Peer Support Specialist, have related experience, be committed to best and ethical practices, have good written and oral communication skills, work well independently and within a team, and have reliable transportation.

Hourly wage is $13. Part-time hours are available up to 35 hours weekly with full-time potential. Resumes with cover letters may be emailed or faxed to: 919-692-1268.

Central Community Services has been providing behavioral healthcare to low-income adults and children with mental illnesses for over ten years in our local counties. We are state contracted, CARF accredited, and CABHA certified.

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Required experience:

  • One year of related work experience: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • NC-PSS Certificate

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 01/19/16

Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Seven Counties Services - Louisville, KY
Under routine supervision, assists in implementing assigned client’s treatment/recovery plan through provision of adjunctive case management services, education, and peer support services. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 

  • Serves as an active member of the client’s treatment team, including participation in team meetings and treatment planning meetings.
  • Assists clients in development of recovery plan, including psychiatric advance directives and crisis plan.
  • Provides psycho-education with focus on illness management and peer support.
  • Implements and coordinates recovery plans for individual clients in assigned population group, including evaluation, consultation, and education, and follow-up services.
  • Serves as role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
  • Provides case management, resourcing, service collaboration for individual clients as extension of case management services.
  • Maintains accurate, thorough records on all assigned cases and uses documentation to assist clients in evaluating progress.
  • Provides advocacy services on behalf of clients.
  • Informs supervisor, and other members of treatment team as indicated, of issues/concerns related to individual clients.
  • Participates in required trainings to maintain certification.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by candidates of this job. Candidates may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Completion of state-certified peer support specialist training.
  • Peer Support Specialist Certification.
  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • Good interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable population group and principles/philosophy of recovery.
Required Experience Over six and up to twelve months of experience. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Position requires lifting of 20 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of items weighing up to ten pounds. Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissue. May involve 24-hour on-call responsibilities. 

Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation. Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other JCAHO standards.
Posted 01/19/16
Youth Mentor/Transitional Specialist/Driver - Fredericksburg 
Intercept Youth Services - Fredericksburg, VA
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

Youth Mentor/ Transitional Specialist 
Part-Time, Hourly/Nonexempt 
Reports tp the 360º Therapeutic Mentor Supervisor 

SUMMARY 
Works one on one with youth by providing Therapeutic Mentoring, and transitional services. Serve as a positive role model for clients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the Individualized Action Plan (IAP). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

When assigned a new client, coordinate an initial meeting with the Supervisor, the case manager, youth, and self to develop an IAP. 

Interact with all clients in accordance with the IAP and the therapeutic process. 

Maintain therapeutic relationships which do not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information to clients. 

Provide transportation, accompany, and directly supervise clients on outings and activities in the community. 

Exercise appropriate non-physical intervention in accordance with policy to de-escalate problem situations. 

Demonstrate initiative, creativity and flexibility in organizing and conducting recreational activities and outings. 

Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner and consistent with outlined program policies. 

Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain client cooperation and resolve client conflicts.

Develop and maintain relationships with case managers, social workers, and guardians regarding client progress. 

When advised by supervisor, participate in the Treatment Team process by offering reports on client treatment needs, goals and progress, as applicable. 

ENVIRONMENT 

Adhere to safety and security guidelines. 

Assist in proper use and storage of supplies, equipment, etc. 

Maintain facility in clean, safe condition. 

Report potential hazards to supervisor. 

REQUIRED MEETINGS 

Attend staff meeting as scheduled. 

Meet with 360º Transitional Solutions Supervisor, as determined. 

Meet with program managers, parole/probation officers, and/or social workers for case updates (when approved by mentor supervisor). 

INTERCEPT STANDARDS 

In addition to the stated duties of this position, Intercept expects all employees to maintain a certain standard of responsibility and conduct in the course of their work. These standards include but are not limited to the following: 

Becomes familiar with and supports philosophy, goals, and objectives of Intercept. 

Contributes to the well-being of clients by serving as a positive role model and demonstrating professional and caring attitude and behavior toward co-workers, clients, and guests. 

Greets peers, clients, and visitors courteously. 

Provides directions to clients and guests in a concise, informative manner, keeping a positive and courteous tone. 

Evidences good communication skills with co-workers, clients, and visitors through a non-judgmental approach, effective listening, good eye contact, and positive interactions. 

Establishes and maintains good rapport and working relationships to foster intra- and interdepartmental communications necessary for the delivery of client care. 

Answers telephone promptly and politely, giving name, company name, and asking May I help you? 

Utilizes available methods to maintain effective communication. 

Establishes and achieves realistic goals within position. 

Completes assigned tasks in an accurate and timely fashion. 

Participates effectively as a team member, coordinating efforts with other employees as appropriate. 

Maintains assigned schedule by allowing adequate time to arrive and assume responsibilities at designated time. 

Attends monthly mandatory staff meetings as well as all scheduled in-service and other required training. 

Adheres to Intercept certification requirements, including but not limited to annual tuberculosis test/screening and CPR/First Aid certification. 

Adheres to attendance standards. 

Complies with appropriate dress standards. 

Submits timely written requests for leave, and reports need for time off due to illness according to company standards. 

Works independently to complete required tasks with minimum supervision, as appropriate. 

Maintains the confidential nature of all client and company related activities. 

Adheres to all facility policies and procedures. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
None at this time. 

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a client treatment center or a correctional center. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY 
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
Current Virginia driver's license, CPR/First Aid, proof of auto insurance. Possess own vehicle or reliable transportation in order to meet Transitional specialists work expectations. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the direct care duties it is essential that the individual possess the physical abilities to safely and effectively perform non-physical de-escalation in accordance with those requirements set-forth by Crisis Wave; furthermore, regarding essential physical requirements associated with direct care and recreation duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. In the course of transporting clients and recreational equipment, the employee is required to operate a motor vehicle, and may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision for reading, distance vision for driving, peripheral vision for driving, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus when changing activities. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as would be found with office machines (indoors) and automobiles or recreational equipment (outdoor).
Posted 01/19/16
Combat Stress Recovery Specialist 
Wounded Warrior Project - Fayetteville, NC
The Combat Stress Recovery Specialist position is designed to provide ongoing support and expertise to wounded warriors dealing with invisible injuries through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual warrior needs. The overall goal of the position is to enhance the quality of a warrior’s readjustment and life satisfaction, to promote goal setting for reintegration, and encourage mental wellness through appropriate internal referrals and external resources. The individual has accountability for tracking the warrior’s progress while he or she is enrolled in the Combat Stress Recovery Program (CSR). The position is accountable to the Combat Stress Recovery Manager. 

On at least a quarterly basis, the CSR Specialist will work with the Project Odyssey Coordinator to organize a Project Odyssey for warriors dealing with combat stress in his or her region. Project Odyssey is an outdoor recreational program that allows warrior to challenge themselves physically while in a supportive environment that will include the, Combat Stress Recovery Specialist, the Project Odyssey Coordinator, a Wounded Warrior Project Peer Mentor, and a volunteer licensed mental health professional. 

Following a Project Odyssey, the Specialist is responsible for following the warriors for up to 90 days. During this time the Specialist will assist the warrior in identifying and achieving personal goals. 

  • Coordinate the integration of support resources to help the warrior achieve his or her readjustment goals with other WWP programs and services, external service organizations, agencies and healthcare facilities
  • Conduct routine outreach and assessment using specific criteria identified by WWP
  • Acts as warrior advocate: investigates and reports adverse occurrences
  • Promote effective and efficient utilization of clinical resources
  • Mobilizes resources, as needed, to achieve expected warrior goal within the desired timeframe
  • Complete expanded assessment for attendance of Project Odyssey
  • Conduct a screening interview to determine appropriateness for Project Odyssey attendance or referral to another program
  • Assess warrior’s progress in pursuit of goals
  • Refers cases where warriors and/or family would benefit from counseling or long term support
  • Enhances a collaborative relationship to maximize the warrior’s ability to make informed decisions
  • Collaborate with combat stress recovery program manager in development and execution of continued care and achievement of goals
  • Complete additional training/certifications as dictated by position requirements
  • Participate in highly physical adventure learning activities including but not limited to, high and low ropes courses, water sports, hiking, climbing, and horseback riding
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including above-average electronic communication skills to stay connected with the rest of the team
  • Team player with both Project Odyssey Coordinator and the entire WWP staff
  • Self-motivated, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups
  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization and able to timely complete required assignments
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Ability to generate big-picture content and program structure
  • Military culture competency
  • High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of web-based communication tools, including social networks and online chat programs

Education & Experience Requirements 
  • Master’s degree required, preferably in a social work, psychology or a related healthcare field and minimum of two (2) years of experience of working with military and veteran’s population or military service-related MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and assisting military or veteran populations required. 
OR 
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social work, psychology or a related healthcare field with a minimum of four (4) years of experience of working with military and veteran’s population or military service-related MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and assisting military or veteran populations.
  • Prefer two (2) years of experience assisting military or veteran populations in support of development and readjustment. Critical to have working knowledge of military and veteran issues, particularly with Iraq and Afghanistan military and veterans.
Posted 01/19/16
Youth Mentor/ Transitional Specialist - Culpeper 
Intercept Youth Services - Culpeper, VA
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

Youth Mentor/Transitional Specialist 
Part-Time, Hourly/Nonexempt 
Reports tp the 360º Therapeutic Mentor Supervisor 

SUMMARY 
Works one on one with youth by providing Therapeutic Mentoring, and transitional services. Serve as a positive role model for clients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the Individualized Action Plan (IAP). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

When assigned a new client, coordinate an initial meeting with the Supervisor, the case manager, youth, and self to develop an IAP. 

Interact with all clients in accordance with the IAP and the therapeutic process. 

Maintain therapeutic relationships which do not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information to clients. 

Provide transportation, accompany, and directly supervise clients on outings and activities in the community. 

Exercise appropriate non-physical intervention in accordance with policy to de-escalate problem situations. 

Demonstrate initiative, creativity and flexibility in organizing and conducting recreational activities and outings. 

Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner and consistent with outlined program policies. 

Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain client cooperation and resolve client conflicts.

Develop and maintain relationships with case managers, social workers, and guardians regarding client progress. 

When advised by supervisor, participate in the Treatment Team process by offering reports on client treatment needs, goals and progress, as applicable. 

ENVIRONMENT 

Adhere to safety and security guidelines. 

Assist in proper use and storage of supplies, equipment, etc. 

Maintain facility in clean, safe condition. 

Report potential hazards to supervisor. 

REQUIRED MEETINGS 

Attend staff meeting as scheduled. 

Meet with 360º Transitional Solutions Supervisor, as determined. 

Meet with program managers, parole/probation officers, and/or social workers for case updates (when approved by mentor supervisor). 

INTERCEPT STANDARDS 

In addition to the stated duties of this position, Intercept expects all employees to maintain a certain standard of responsibility and conduct in the course of their work. These standards include but are not limited to the following: 

Becomes familiar with and supports philosophy, goals, and objectives of Intercept. 

Contributes to the well-being of clients by serving as a positive role model and demonstrating professional and caring attitude and behavior toward co-workers, clients, and guests. 

Greets peers, clients, and visitors courteously. 

Provides directions to clients and guests in a concise, informative manner, keeping a positive and courteous tone. 

Evidences good communication skills with co-workers, clients, and visitors through a non-judgmental approach, effective listening, good eye contact, and positive interactions. 

Establishes and maintains good rapport and working relationships to foster intra- and interdepartmental communications necessary for the delivery of client care. 

Answers telephone promptly and politely, giving name, company name, and asking May I help you? 

Utilizes available methods to maintain effective communication. 

Establishes and achieves realistic goals within position. 

Completes assigned tasks in an accurate and timely fashion. 

Participates effectively as a team member, coordinating efforts with other employees as appropriate. 

Maintains assigned schedule by allowing adequate time to arrive and assume responsibilities at designated time. 

Attends monthly mandatory staff meetings as well as all scheduled in-service and other required training. 

Adheres to Intercept certification requirements, including but not limited to annual tuberculosis test/screening and CPR/First Aid certification. 

Adheres to attendance standards. 

Complies with appropriate dress standards. 

Submits timely written requests for leave, and reports need for time off due to illness according to company standards. 

Works independently to complete required tasks with minimum supervision, as appropriate. 

Maintains the confidential nature of all client and company related activities. 

Adheres to all facility policies and procedures. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
None at this time. 

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a client treatment center or a correctional center. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY 
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
Current Virginia driver's license, CPR/First Aid, proof of auto insurance. Possess own vehicle or reliable transportation in order to meet Transitional specialists work expectations. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the direct care duties it is essential that the individual possess the physical abilities to safely and effectively perform non-physical de-escalation in accordance with those requirements set-forth by Crisis Wave; furthermore, regarding essential physical requirements associated with direct care and recreation duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. In the course of transporting clients and recreational equipment, the employee is required to operate a motor vehicle, and may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision for reading, distance vision for driving, peripheral vision for driving, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus when changing activities. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as would be found with office machines (indoors) and automobiles or recreational equipment (outdoor).
Posted 01/19/16
Child Life Specialist- Casual Position 
Memorial Health - Savannah, GA
The Child Life Specialist strives to promote the psychosocial, emotional, and physical development of children, adolescents and their families within the clinic setting, in order to maintain normalized living patterns minimize stress and anxiety, and increase adaptive coping. 

Serving as an integral member of the health care team in the ambulatory care and inpatient settings, the child life specialist provides children opportunities for gaining a sense of master, for play, for learning, for self-expression, for family involvement, and for peer interaction. 

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Child Life, Child Development or related field. Eligibility to sit for the Child Life Certification exam required: Child Life Certification required within first year of employment. 

Special Skills - Academic preparation at the Bachelor's Degree level with supervised experience(s) in the health care setting. 

This individual must exhibit skilled knowledge of child and adolescent development and assessment, play and therapeutic interventions, basic understanding of childhood illnesses and disease processes, family centered care, children and family responses to illness and/or life changing events, bereavement/ grief support, diversity and family dynamics, interpersonal communication, behavior management, interventions to support coping, and effective communication, collaboration with other health care professionals, and knowledge of research which supports child life practice. 

EXPERIENCE - Prefer six months to 1 year experience with hospitalized children. 
Posted 01/19/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Lenoir, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 01/19/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - Marion, NC
Youve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, youre ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If youre looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individuals point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering clients development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
Posted 01/11/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist 
New Progressions, LLC - Jackson, MS

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE RESPONDING!

New Progressions LLC, a nationally accredited behavioral health agency is currently seeking a CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST to work in Hinds County, Mississippi and surrounding areas. This individual must be CERTIFIED by the state of Mississippi to provide Peer Support Services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is an active member of the CORE (Program/Team) and provides peer support services to clients with serious mental illnesses under supervision of the Clinical Director and Operations Director. The Peer Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age,in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recoveryprocess. Recovery resources such as booklets, tapes, pamphlets and other writtenmaterials will be utilized by the Peer Specialist in the provision of services.
Using a formal goal setting process, the CPS will:

  • Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-tone and group sessions. During these sessions the PS will support clients inidentifying and creating goals and developing recovery plans with the skills,strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals * Assist clients in working with their Case Manager or treatment team in determiningthe steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directedrecovery. * Assist clients in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, aswell as means of locating and joining existing groups. * Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to assist clientsin creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans. * Independently or with periodic assistance of higher graded treatment teammembers, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals andgroups; discussions will be utilized where clients will share common problems indaily living and methods they have employed to manage and cope with theseproblems. As one who has availed themselves to mental health services, the CPS will share their own experiences and what skills, strengths, supports and resources they use. As much as possible, the CPS will share their own recovery story and as the facilitator of these sessions, will demonstrate how they have directed their own recovery. * Use ongoing individual and group sessions to teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum which allows group members and CPS to share their experiences.
  • Support clients’ vocational choices and assist them in choosing a job that matches their strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, and providing interview tips. * Assist clients in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.

Utilizing their recovery experience, the CPS will: * Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience. * Assist the client in obtaining decent and affordable housing of his/her choice in themost integrated, independent , and least intrusive or restrictive environment bytaking them out to view housing, either driving them or riding with them on publictransportation. * The PS models effective coping techniques and self-help strategies. * Serve as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recoverybased services that will aid the client in daily living. * Assist in obtaining services that suit that individual’s recovery needs by providingnames of staff, community resources and groups that may be useful. Informclients about community and natural supports and how to use these in therecovery process. Community resources may include but not limited to: socialsecurity office, Department of Family and Children services, local YMCA, Library,restaurants, clients’ service organizations, apartment complexes and other typesof housing, etc. * Assist clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma throughself-advocacy. This will be accomplished through regular meetings, individual orgroup sessions. Through the use of role playing/modeling techniques the PSprovides opportunities for others to show/demonstrate how they have handledsimilar problems, how to present themselves in certain situations, or how to handleproblems that may arise in interactions with others. * With assistance from the Program Coordinator/Team Leader, the Peer Specialistwill work with the clients and other treatment team staff to develop atreatment/recovery plan based on each client’s identified goals.Treatment/Recovery Plans will be reviewed and signed by the Coordinator/TeamLeader and other participating treatment team staff. The PS will document thefollowing on the client’s treatment/recovery plan: a.identified person-centered strengths, needs, abilities, and recovery goalsb.interventions to assist the client with reaching their goals for recoveryc.progress made toward goalsAdapted from Peer Support Technician VACO Classified (Veteran's Administration)
The PS will maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in themental health field by reading books, journals, and other relevant materials. The PS willcontinue to share recovery materials with others at continuing education seminars andother venues to be developed to support recovery-oriented services; and attend continuingeducation seminars and other in-service training when offered.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
The Peer Specialist is administratively assigned to the CORE with New Progressions LLC and will receive supervision from the Coordinator/Team Leader of the program. The supervisor provides continuing assignments and indicates generally what is to be done, i.e., setting up group or individual meetings, reviewing job applications, etc The incumbent is expected to handle routine duties independently and is expected to establish common priorities for his/her assignments. Group teaching and facilitation work may be performed with the assistance of the supervisor or other mental health treatment team members. Work is reviewed by supervisor to ensure that it is technically correct and that it conforms to established policies and previously given instructions. Assignments that are routine and repetitive are not reviewed by thesupervisor unless there are problems.
GUIDELINES:
Established procedures and specific guidelines are available to the incumbent to cover thework assignment. Guidelines are applicable and specific to most situations. Incumbentwill use judgment in determining the appropriate guide or instruction to fit thecircumstances and in determining what information is required. In situations where theguidelines are not applicable; do not exist or are unclear the incumbent refers the problemto the coordinator. Administration has provided and will continue to update aBibliography of Recovery literature and the program will select appropriate literature thatfocuses on Recovery and how to teach clients in their recovery process.
COMPLEXITY:
The work involves providing support services for the client that requires assisting them inestablishing goals and mechanisms to reach those goals. Decisions on establishing goalsand formal action plans will always be made in conjunction with the client and casemanager/treatment team and reviewed with the supervisor. Decisions regarding whatneeds to be done involve choices that require a simple analysis such as organizing facts innarrative or logical order and comparing them to past solutions in similar cases or toapplicable criteria. Actions to be taken or responses to be made, such as advice to theclient differs depending on the facts of the situation.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:
The Peer Specialist assists and guides clients toward the identification and achievement ofspecific goals defined by the client and specified in the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).The work involves a variety of routine, standardized tasks that facilitate work performed byhigher level providers. Work performed by the incumbent will promote communitysocialization, recovery, self-advocacy, self-help, and development of natural supports.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is primarily sedentary. Typically, the employee will sit to do the work. However,there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as books,papers, etc; accessing transportation from one's on vehicle.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work will be performed in a wide range of settings, including the medical center; in client,group or family homes; in community-based outpatient settings, community agencies; or intransport vehicles (public or government). Work areas are often noisy, irregular andunpredictable and can be stressful at times. Clients demonstrate varying levels ofrecovery and symptoms.

Required experience:

  • At least 1 year: 1 year

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Posted 01/11/16

Certified Peer Support Specialist - Greenville 
Recovery Innovations - Greenville, NC
A Recovery Innovations career means more than realizing your potential. It means becoming a part of a team with integrity and absolute commitment to creating opportunities and environments that empower people to recover and we’re actively seeking exceptional individuals to take us even further. 

Recovery Innovations, a worldwide leader in creating and delivering innovative recovery-based mental health and substance use programs, is seeking talented Certified Peers for our Wellness City Hope Station in Greenville, part of our Carolina Behavioral Health services. Join an exciting team of recovery leaders as we "create opportunities and environments that empower people to recover." 

We are actively recruiting for the following positions: 

  • 139-103 - Full Time / 40 Hrs a week
  • Pool / per diem - Peer Support Specialist – New Bern ECBH program
Position Summary: A Wellness City Peer Support Specialist provides recovery training, outreach and support to adults receiving mental health or substance abuse services in the community. Works with Adults providing hope, encouragement, support, self determination, and connection to the community. Assists in implementing creating a recovery environment. Acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every person. 

Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Lived experience as a consumer of mental health services or substance use challenges
  • North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification required
  • Familiarity and competency with computers
  • Valid driver's license, clean 36 month driving report and proof of auto insurance 
We offer a competitive compensation and full benefits package along with a great work culture and environment (benefits offered to full time only). 

If you are ready to really make a difference in people's lives and join our team of professionals who care, then take the next step and apply now!

Posted 01/11/16
Peer Support Specialist (NC Certified) 
Appalachian Community Services - Murphy, NC

Appalachian Community Services provides Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Disability services to individuals, families, and communities within the seven western counties of North Carolina.Our mission is to promote the emotional and physical well being of consumers in a safe and respectful environment. We are committed to providing a wide continuum of services to effectively meet the changing needs within the community. Appalachian Community Services is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the NC Certified Peer Support Specialist vacancy at our Cherokee County Outpatient Clinic located in the Murphy, North Carolina.

Peer Support Specialist

  • Provides case management services
  • Monitors services provided to clients in all settings.
  • Uses therapeutic communication skills to engage clients during treatment. Teaches problem solving, anger management, and other life skills.
  • Observes, reports, and documents signs and symptoms or changes in client's behavior on appropriate forms to be included in client's medical record.
  • Requires completion of the Certified Peer Support Training Program.
  • The Peer Suppost Specialist Certificate is required.
  • Peer Support Specialists work with mental health and substance abuse consumers, supporting them in managing their own recovery.
  • Previous experience working with this population is preferred.
  • A positive and professional attitude
  • A strong commitment to patient care
  • Have knowledge of Mental Health, Social Work or Health Care Fields
  • High motivation and resilient professionalism
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business and operational factors
  • Strong critical-thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Proven conflict management/resolution skills
  • High professional ethics and standards
  • Strong team player
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have at minimum a high school diploma or equivalend
  • Must pass a background and reference check

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • NC Peer Support Certificate

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 01/11/16

 

Community Mental Health Assistant 
Haywood Regional Medical Center - Clyde, NC
Community Mental Health Assistant (CMHA) will assist with all aspects of support services for patients under the direction of Unit Nurse Manager and Clinical Program Manager. The most important responsibility of the CMHA is to ensure the safety of patients and staff. CMHA is expected to provide services in a manner consistent with Recovery philosophy. 

Essential Job Functions: Provides treatment support services including monitoring and supervision of patients, assisting with meals, taking vitals, assisting clients with completion of daily living skills and wellness recovery action plans, facilitating recovery education groups and peer support techniques (for staff with peer support specialist training). Ensures the safety of patients and staff by initiating all behavioral interventions as trained (in CPI and crisis de-escalation) and seeking the necessary authorization from the appropriate persons when restrictive interventions are employed. Provides visual monitoring and personal searches of all clients per acuity protocol. Patients' rights will be respected at all times and staff will adhere to the concept of least restrictive intervention. Willingness to help provide front desk support/unit secretary functions as needed. Responsible for accurate communication and completion of any assigned paperwork and documentation necessary for medical records or billing purposes. A ccepts responsibility for updating and increasing skills and knowledge through training and continuing education. Promotes a harmonious working environment by communicating clearly and working cheerfully and cooperatively with co-workers, other hospital employees, supervisors, patient, family members, physicians, and the general public. 

Qualifications : 

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent. 

B. Minimum 6 months experience working with population served or completion of WRAP and Peer Support 

Specialist training or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Knowledge of Recovery and Wellness Philosophy is 

preferred. 

Responsible to : Unit Nurse Manager 

Interrelationships : Receives clinical supervision and support from Clinical Program Manager regarding duties provided in the realm of treatment programming. Interacts with all HRMC employees, patients, visitors, and general public.
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Posted 01/08/16
Peer Support Specialist 
Bluegrass.org - Lexington, KY
AVAILABLEPART-TIME POSITIONS 
SATURDAYAND SUNDAY 
1STSHIFT (7:00 am - 3:30 pm) 
2ndSHIFT (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm) 

This member of the Schwartz Center Treatment Team has experience as a recipient of substance abuse services and is willing to use and share his or her personal experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit the team and its clients. The Substance Abuse Peer Support Specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process. S/he collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. S/he is responsible to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services . S/he provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional. The PSS is a positive team player that promotes a culture of inclusion, participation, and the concept of a “Company of One.” 

Qualifications required:

  • High school graduate or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of current auto insurance.
  • Must have a history of Substance Abuse Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Ability to demonstrate two years of recovery involvement.
Qualifications desired:
  • One year experience providing peer support services
  • Currently certified and in good standing as a certified Kentucky Peer Specialist
  • Bi-lingual preferred
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Posted 01/08/16
Director, Office of Recovery 
Dept Behavioral Hlth& Dev Disb - Atlanta, GA
Dept Behavioral Hlth& Dev Disb Director, Office of Recovery - 
Job Number: GEN0017 

Job Posting : Dec 10, 2015 - Closing Date : Ongoing 
Primary Location : GA-Fulton-Atlanta 

Number of Openings : 1 
Job : General Title 
Shift : Day Job 
Advertised Salary : Paygrade 19 

Description : 

The Director of the Office of Recovery Transformation is responsible for providing oversight of the department’s recovery work through leadership, management and development and implementation of the office’s strategic plan by: 

Facilitating and guiding DBHDD’s efforts to be a recovery oriented system of care 

Supervising staff in the Office of Recovery Transformation 

Developing an annual strategic plan for the Office of Recovery Transformation 

Providing resources and information for the department’s recovery work 

Participating in internal program compliance and quality improvement efforts 

Directing the Recovery Focused Training and Technical Assistance projects currently being planned and implemented 

Participating in the Georgia Recovery Initiative monthly meetings, community and state events and recovery support opportunities 

Leading recovery foundations training Steering Committee 

Managing the budget of resources for recovery work 

Providing consultation and training to provider organizations to improve and enhance their Peer Support programs 

Public speaking at national, state and local community events on Georgia’s Certified Peer Specialist Program; its history and current projects that support the recovery movement 

Supervising the Recovery through the Arts project in collaboration with the Commissioner’s Office 

Maintains active, collaborative relations with advocates and other stakeholders such as GAO, Atlanta Legal Aid, Behavioral Health Services Coalition and Georgia Recovery Initiative 

Actively participates and makes regular reports to the Georgia Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Council of which the Director of ORT is a de facto member 
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned 

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE THIS POSTING AT ANY TIME 

Qualifications 


Completion of a Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years experience managing professional level staff, OR Eight years of experience, four years of which managing at the level equivalent to area of assignment, OR Four years of experience at the lower level or position equivalent (GSM011) OR A combination of education and experience at agency discretion. 

Preferred Qualifications - External : 
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in a behavioral healthcare related field and lived experience in recovery 

Experience managing projects 

Supervisory experience 

Possess excellent written and verbal skills 

Possess an understanding of fundamental recovery principles and be familiar with best practices, implementation of peer support programs and other recovery oriented peer work:
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Posted 01/08/16
Youth Mentor/Transitional Specialist 
Intercept Youth Services 37 - Richmond, VA
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 

360º Transitional Specialist 
Part-Time, Hourly/Nonexempt 
Reports tp the 360º Therapeutic Mentor Supervisor 

SUMMARY 
Works one on one with youth by providing Therapeutic Mentoring, and transitional services. Serve as a positive role model for clients to observe and learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors. Contribute to the formulation and implementation of the Individualized Action Plan (IAP). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

When assigned a new client, coordinate an initial meeting with the Supervisor, the case manager, youth, and self to develop an IAP. 

Interact with all clients in accordance with the IAP and the therapeutic process. 

Maintain therapeutic relationships which do not allow self-disclosure of personal or social information to clients. 

Provide transportation, accompany, and directly supervise clients on outings and activities in the community. 

Exercise appropriate non-physical intervention in accordance with policy to de-escalate problem situations. 

Demonstrate initiative, creativity and flexibility in organizing and conducting recreational activities and outings. 

Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner and consistent with outlined program policies. 

Use good interpersonal communication skills to gain client cooperation and resolve client conflicts.

Develop and maintain relationships with case managers, social workers, and guardians regarding client progress. 

When advised by supervisor, participate in the Treatment Team process by offering reports on client treatment needs, goals and progress, as applicable. 

ENVIRONMENT 

Adhere to safety and security guidelines. 

Assist in proper use and storage of supplies, equipment, etc. 

Maintain facility in clean, safe condition. 

Report potential hazards to supervisor. 

REQUIRED MEETINGS 

Attend staff meeting as scheduled. 

Meet with 360º Transitional Solutions Supervisor, as determined. 

Meet with program managers, parole/probation officers, and/or social workers for case updates (when approved by mentor supervisor). 

INTERCEPT STANDARDS 

In addition to the stated duties of this position, Intercept expects all employees to maintain a certain standard of responsibility and conduct in the course of their work. These standards include but are not limited to the following: 

Becomes familiar with and supports philosophy, goals, and objectives of Intercept. 

Contributes to the well-being of clients by serving as a positive role model and demonstrating professional and caring attitude and behavior toward co-workers, clients, and guests. 

Greets peers, clients, and visitors courteously. 

Provides directions to clients and guests in a concise, informative manner, keeping a positive and courteous tone. 

Evidences good communication skills with co-workers, clients, and visitors through a non-judgmental approach, effective listening, good eye contact, and positive interactions. 

Establishes and maintains good rapport and working relationships to foster intra- and interdepartmental communications necessary for the delivery of client care. 

Answers telephone promptly and politely, giving name, company name, and asking May I help you? 

Utilizes available methods to maintain effective communication. 

Establishes and achieves realistic goals within position. 

Completes assigned tasks in an accurate and timely fashion. 

Participates effectively as a team member, coordinating efforts with other employees as appropriate. 

Maintains assigned schedule by allowing adequate time to arrive and assume responsibilities at designated time. 

Attends monthly mandatory staff meetings as well as all scheduled in-service and other required training. 

Adheres to Intercept certification requirements, including but not limited to annual tuberculosis test/screening and CPR/First Aid certification. 

Adheres to attendance standards. 

Complies with appropriate dress standards. 

Submits timely written requests for leave, and reports need for time off due to illness according to company standards. 

Works independently to complete required tasks with minimum supervision, as appropriate. 

Maintains the confidential nature of all client and company related activities. 

Adheres to all facility policies and procedures. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
None at this time. 

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a client treatment center or a correctional center. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY 
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
Current Virginia driver's license, CPR/First Aid, proof of auto insurance. Possess own vehicle or reliable transportation in order to meet Transitional specialists work expectations. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the direct care duties it is essential that the individual possess the physical abilities to safely and effectively perform non-physical de-escalation in accordance with those requirements set-forth by Crisis Wave; furthermore, regarding essential physical requirements associated with direct care and recreation duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. In the course of transporting clients and recreational equipment, the employee is required to operate a motor vehicle, and may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job may include close vision for reading, distance vision for driving, peripheral vision for driving, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus when changing activities. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as would be found with office machines (indoors) and automobiles or recreational equipment (outdoor).
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Posted 01/08/16
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist 
RHA Health Services - MiracleWorker - Burlington, NC
You’ve walked a mile in their shoes - now solidly in recovery. Now, you’re ready to help someone else achieve the same level of stability! 

RHA Behavioral Health Services is looking for compassionate and supportive Certified Peer Support Specialists to join our dedicated interdisciplinary healthcare team providing peer support services and assisting clients with determining personal goals for recovery. 

In this dynamic role you will use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services in the community, promoting individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Behavioral Health Services where we put people first! 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare) 

Job Responsibilities 
As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. 

Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include: 
Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan 
Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis 
Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems 
Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed 
Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients 
Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities 
Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers 
Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living 
Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned 

Certified Peer Support Specialist (Nonprofit Social Services / Behavioral Healthcare)
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Posted 01/08/16
Peer Support Case Manager 
AmericanWork - Savannah, GA
Peer Support Case Manager provides services that include activities that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Facilitates and implements interactive and person centered Peer Support group that relate back to individuals IRP.
  • Participating in treatment team as scheduled
  • Billing logs will be submitted accurately and entered into catalyst prior to leaving your shift.
  • Provides peer support services and serves as a consumer advocate.
  • Monitoring consumers at all-times including breakfast, lunch, transportation arrivals and departures, as well as break times.
  • Performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in self-directing their own recovery.
  • Consistently meets facility and regulatory training requirements by attending all mandatory meetings and staff training sessions as required.
  • Develop IRP in conjunction with each consumer (and family, if possible) that has recovery goals and specific steps to obtain and reach those goals. Employee is responsible for ensure all goals are current and active.
  • Ensure that Functional Assessments are completed when consumers first enters group and every 6 months.
  • Ensure that communication is reported to Mental Health Court Representatives pertaining to consumers progress or lack of.
  • Documents accurate services in coordination with internal Policy and Procedures and State Regulations and Guidelines including meeting documentation deadlines.
  • Will promote / encourage empowerment, self-sufficiency, self-advocacy, self-help, employment through tools such as strength based skills training, WRAP plans and peer to peer support.
  • Will abide by all safety rules and regulations of the AmericanWork, Inc., APS, CARF, and DHR, as well as ensure all staff and consumers abide.
  • Will complete CIR’s reporting that are consistent with our state requirements.
  • Provides appropriate crisis intervention as necessary by anticipating and responding quickly to escalating behaviors, utilizing de-escalation techniques to defuse the situation, correctly prioritizing safety concerns, following proper restraint techniques guidelines, and displaying neutral emotions.
  • Acts as a role model in using appropriate counseling skills by de-escalating aggression, using active listening skills, using appropriate tone and volume of voice, providing a high frequency and variety of positive reinforcements, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and promoting a positive peer culture.
  • Additional duties may be assumed as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Must have certification as a Certified Peer Specialist
  • Must possess a high school diploma and /or GED,
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License;
  • Must have a clean Motor Vehicle Records (MVR);
  • Must have a clean Criminal Back Ground Check (no convictions or shown credible evidence of perpetrating abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation – child or adult)
Posted 01/07/16
Healthy Steps Program Coordinator 
The Cooperative Health Centers, Inc. - Columbia, SC

The Healthy Steps Program Coordinator will coordinate, manage, and track the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) via Healthy Steps Program. The Program Coordinator will provide direction, leadership, and support to the Healthy Steps Specialists who provide services and assistance to at-risk children and their families seeking healthcare services at Five Points Pediatrics, Sterling Sharpe Pediatrics, and Brookland Community Pediatrics. The Program Coordinator will serve as a liaison between the Healthy Steps Specialists, Pediatricians, patient and families, ECCHC Administration, and the MIECHV Program to ensure successful implementation of the program.

Principal Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and administer the Healthy Steps Program in accordance with federal/programmatic rules and regulations
  • Work directly with grant funding organization to ensure proper execution of all program requirements
  • Provide regular (clinical/reflective/administrative) supervision for Healthy Steps Specialists
  • Maintain positive relationships with the Healthy Steps funding organization/representatives
  • Maintain and/or create positive relationships with peer organizations/representatives
  • Maintain and/or create and implement strategies to meet deadline commitments
  • Prepare progress, activity, and status reports and/or other special reports as requested
  • Input and monitor data entries and narrative documentation for clients enrolled into the program (MIECHV and EHS)
  • Coordinate travel/training for Healthy Steps Team
  • Ensure the office operates professionally and perform collateral duties to include the ordering of office supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Work with the Finance department in monitoring, reviewing, approving, and tracking program/project budgets to ensure timely and eligible expenditures
  • Develop and/or maintain documentation to track project/program lifecycle
  • Manage and direct the initiation, planning, execution, control, and closeout phases of project/program
  • Coordinate requests and recommend change from original specifications with grant sponsors, team, or stakeholders
  • Identify potential problems; facilitate problem resolution by determining or recommending and implementing resolution strategy
  • Assist in creating quality management plans
  • Attend and/or participate in meetings, trainings, conference calls, webinars, etc. as needed

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications
Education: A bachelor’s degree with training in child development, family studies, nursing, social work, psychology, or related fields.

Experience: Experience/knowledge of maternal infant health, parenting, child development, and or child abuse prevention within a home visiting and preventative framework. Prior direct home visiting experience with 1-3 years’ experience- preferably in health care setting, working with parents of infants and young children, and assessing the development of children from birth to three.

Skills: Ability to use personal computer and possess working knowledge of relevant software systems. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Other requirements:

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and/or reflective supervision training
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks in a variety of locations
  • Knowledge of and ability to work and engage with the uninsured, under-served, and under-represented populations
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and foster the team concept

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Prior direct home visiting experience with 1-3 years’ experience- preferably in health care setting: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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Posted 01/07/16


Peer Support Specialist 
Pathways/Compass Health - Jefferson City, MO

Full-time, benefit eligible position working with an outpatient population in Jefferson City.

QUALIFICATIONS: Peer Specialist is a person who has progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse or mental disorder and is willing to self-identify as a peer and work to assist other individuals with chemical dependency or a mental disorder. High school diploma/GED or approved by DMH/State for training. Please email BOTH cover letter & resume for consideration for this position.

As a Peer Support Specialist you will be responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients.
Additional responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include:

  • Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan
  • Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients
  • Fostering client’s development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients
  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers
  • Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living
  • Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned

Chosen candidate must attend a weeklong training and be certified as a Peer Specialist in the State of Missouri or have current certification.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Posted 01/06/16

Qualified Professional: Peer Support Program 
Serenity Rehabilitation Services - Burlington, NC

Serenity Rehabilitation Services is a mental health agency offering outpatient behavioral health services, case management services, and community based services in Mecklenburg, Alamance, and Davidson Counties. We are looking for a full-time/part-time Qualified Professional to oversee our Peer Support program for Alamance County to provide support services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the different stages of recovery.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Train support staff on individuals’ disabilities, their PCP’s, and PCP implementation.
  • Monitor the implementation of the PCP to assure that services are being provided in a manner that is professional, effective, and consistent with governing rules, statutes, service definitions, and the PCP.
  • Facilitation of the Person Centered Planning process, including the recipient and people identified as important in the recipient’s life. Ensure initial and re-authorizations for services occur in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure all required documentation for opening cases, including but not limited to admission assessments, development of updates to Person Centered Plans (PCPs), crisis plans, information card/face sheet, copy of current Medicaid card (as applicable), TARs, arranging for clinical assessments and other ongoing assessments as necessary, and service notes within applicable timelines.
  • Provide on-going supportive and/or case management functions in accordance with the problems, needs, and the strategies identified within the service plan in order to help the clients achieve their stated goals and objectives.
  • Develop staffing schedules based upon the person served needs, interests, and/or desires and the related strengths of support team staff.
  • Ensure that services rendered to persons served are billable via management of cases.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision of support team staff.
  • Participate/ lead treatment team meetings.
  • Represent the Serenity at local management entity and other necessary meetings, as related to the care of persons’ being served.
  • Provides liaison services between consumers, potential consumers and other social agencies providing services for designated population(s)
  • Submit all completed documentation to the Medical Records Specialist for filing, billing, and payroll purposes.

Qualifications: Education/Experience
The minimum requirement for this position is either:

  • A Masters degree in a related field and 1 year of supervised, post graduate, experience serving persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disabilities ; or
  • A Bachelors degree in human service related field with 2 years of supervised, post graduate, experience serving persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disabilities.
  • A Bachelors degree in another field with four years for supervised, post-graduate experience serving persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disabilities
  • Must have knowledge and one year’s experience with the age and population served and meet Qualified Professional Status as defined by 10A NCAC 27G.0104 rule.

If you meet the above qualifications please fax your resume and cover letter to the link provided below. Serenity Rehabilitation Services is an equal opportunity employer who provides a drug-free workplace and supports work/life balance.

Required experience:

  • working with the MH/SA/DD populations: 2 years

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Posted 01/06/16

Housing Specialist 
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Statesville, NC
The Housing Specialist is required to participate in training and in cooperation with community resources 
Engaging the individual on the topic of housing and educating them about their opportunities 
Facilitate the Person Centered Planning process for individuals assigned and serve as a consultant and educator to fellow ACT team members on the topic of housing 
Participate in daily staff meetings; prepare and submit all documentation accurately and on time; ensure incident reports are prepared and submitted on time 
Participate in 24/7 on call crisis phone rotation 
Complete required trainings within prescribed timeframes including the approved ACT Team training 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a human service field preferred and be a Qualified Professional (QP) 
Preference is for someone who has at least one year experience providing services in assisting individuals find appropriate housing 
Experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illness is preferred 
Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and must hold a valid, unrestricted North Carolina driver’s license


Posted 01/05/16
Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Vision Behavioral Health Services - Louisburg, NC
  • Providing interventions to include self help skill development, system advocacy, individual advocacy, pre-crisis and post crisis support, housing, education/employment, and meals and social activities
  • Provide input into the Person-Centered Plan
  • Assist with enhancement of development of natural supports, as well as coping and self management skills of the individuals served
  • Provide supportive services to assist an individual in community reentry following hospitalization.
  • Assist individuals with the acquisition, development and expansion of rehabilitative skills needed to move forward in recovery
  • Assisting individuals with development of system advocacy, individual advocacy, pre-crisis and post-crisis support skills
  • Provide individual with various skill building activities
  • Assisting with development of daily and community living skills
  • Assisting individual with development of socialization skills
  • Assisting individual with development of leisure time, interests/activities
  • Monitoring for progress/lack of progress through observations, interview, and documentation review.
  • Providing education on mental health/substance abuse related issues
  • Assisting with behavior and feelings management skills
  • MUST BE CERTIFIED AS A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST OR WORKING TOWARDS CERTIFICATION

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Have a min. of 1 yr. demonstrated recovery time from a mental health and/or substance abuse disorder: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Certified Peer Support Specialist , Driver's License

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Vision Behavioral Health Services.



Posted 01/05/16
 

Addiction Recovery Coach, Project LINK 
Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare - Roanoke, VA
Have you received services for substance use and are looking for an opportunity to mentor others?

Recovery Coaches are people living in recovery from substance use and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. No experience necessary. The Recovery Coach functions as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. 

Recovery coaches collaborate to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands and respects each client's point of view, experiences, and preferences. The peer specialist is responsible for maximizing client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. They provide peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families and team staff; act as a liaison with other BRBH programs and community resources; carry out rehabilitation and support functions; and assist in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support, and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff. When peer specialist has appropriate credentials, he or she may perform professional duties and clinical supervision. 

Project LINK provides services and education to meet the needs of substance-abusing pregnant women, mothers and their infants, and women of childbearing age. Read more information about Project LINK programs in Virginia here: http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/library/document-library/what%20is%20project%20link.pdf 

Why work at BRBH? 

  • Making a difference: This role supports clients directly, which is critical for the work that we do. In serving our clients, each day BRBH makes a difference in our community.
  • Great co-workers: Our staff work hard and support each other in a team atmosphere. Full Time, Day schedule: This office is open Monday - Friday, day shift. This position is Full Time, 40 hours/week, with benefits.
  • Work/Life Balance: BRBH has a great PTO policy - 29 days annually, which starts accruing on your first day.
  • We offer great benefits, including VRS (Virginia Retirement System)! Click here for more information: http://www.brbh.org/benefits.htm
  • Want to know more? Check out our page on Glassdoor to see employee reviews and more information about BRBH: http://www.glassdoor.com/Overview/Working-at-Blue-Ridge-Behavioral-Healthcare-EI_IE464369.11,43.htm
Applicant Requirements 

1. Have personally experienced a substance disorder and a minimum of 18 months in sustained recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. 

2. Good driving record (no more than two moving violations in the last three years and no criminal violations in the last five years) 

3. Personal experience in working a 12-step recovery program. Recipient of substance related disorder services, and has acquired and uses the skills for chronic disease management. 

4. Experience in employment or other activities that have developed good interpersonal and communication skills. crisis intervention and basic computer usage. 

5. Knowledge of substance related disorders, trauma-informed approaches to services, and community resources. 

6. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, ability to work with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and ability to establish supportive trusting relationships. 

7. Possess ability to recognize and adjust practice and services to cultural and ethnic differences. 

8. High school diploma or G.E.D. 

Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) is one of forty Community Services Boards established under the Code of Virginia to provide comprehensive services for individuals who have mental health disorders, intellectual disability, or substance use disorders. We are charged also with continuously monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure their cost effectiveness and applicability to current citizen needs. BRBH operates multiple programs throughout the Roanoke Valley with over 350 employees working to provide or support our services. We are proud to have served our community for over forty years. This position is located in Roanoke, VA.
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Posted 01/05/16
Clinical Assessment Specialist (Part-time) 
National Counseling Group - Culpeper, VA

Come work for a company voted a "Top Work Place 2015!!!"

National Counseling Group invites you to be part of our tradition of providing excellent CARE by applying to our part-time Clinical Assessment Specialist opportunity in Culpeper , VA.

The Clinical Assessment Specialist is responsible for conducting the initial screening, intake, assessment, and diagnostic impression to ensure that and initial treatment plan is developed that will identify the services needed for ongoing care. The Clinical Assessment Specialist is also responsible for coordinating care with other assigned clinicians, peer support, and medical practitioners, working within the National Counseling Group’s care network.Applicants should possess good clinical documentation skills, experience working with and assessing mental health illnesses, and the ability to work within a fast paced behavioral health crisis environment.

Education: Master’s Degree in the human services field from an accredited college or university

Must be Licensed (LPC, LCSW) in Virginia

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • full time direct clinical experience with children/adolescents that have a mental health diagnosis: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • LPC, LCSW in Virginia

Required education:

  • Master's

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Please review all application instructions before applying to National Counseling Group.

Posted 01/05/16

Certified Peer Specialist-WHAM Certified 
Genesis Alliance for Mental Wellness, LLC - Decatur, GA 
$12 - $15 an hour

Job Description

  • Facilitate peer groups
  • Assist peers in choosing, obtaining, and keeping wellness and healthy lifestyle related goals.
  • Help peers work through the process of identifying health and wellness related goals.
  • Ask facilitative questions to help peers gain insight into their own personal situations.
  • Empower peers to find solutions for health problems and concerns they are facing.
  • Help peers find their own solutions by asking questions that give them insight into their wellness status.
  • Assist in identifying steps to take to achieve a health and wellness related goal.
  • Assist peers in strengthening their readiness to actively pursue health and wellness.
  • Use a variety of methods, tailored to the individual to setting and reaching health/wellness related goals.
  • Provide structure and support to promote personal progress and accountability.
  • Compile and share wellness and healthy lifestyle resources for peers and other staff or supporters.
  • Selectively use self disclosure to inspire and support.

Qualifications:

  • Must be have completed both the certified peer specialist training and the Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) training.
  • Must be able to document in electronic medical record and must have reliable transportation.

****** DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT A GEORGIA CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST*****

Rate: $12.00 - $15.00/Hr.

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Decatur, GA 30032

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Genesis Alliance for Mental Wellness, LLC.

Posted 01/04/16

Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Family Preservation Services of North Carolina, Inc. - Hendersonville, NC

Family Preservation Services of NC, Inc.
is a trauma informed mental health agency offering the full continuum of outpatient behavioral health services. We are looking for full-time/part-time Certified Peer Support Specialists to provide support services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the different stages of recovery.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with clients providing hope, encouragement, support, and self-determination.
  • Provide on-going supportive and/or case management functions in accordance with the problems, needs, and the strategies identified within the service plan in order to help the clients to achieve the stated goals and objectives.
  • Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems.
  • Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed.
  • Engage client in developing healthy relationships through social activities.
  • Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients.
  • Assisting the consumer with the identifying and effectively responding to or avoiding identified precursors or triggers that result in functional impairments.

Job Requirements Successful candidates of the Peer Support Specialist role are able to work as a member of a healthcare interdisciplinary team with a focus on ensuring successful recovery and overall mental health for clients.
Required experience:

  • Working with MH/SA/DD Populations: 1 year

Required experience:

  • minimum: 1 year

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Posted 01/04/16

Peer Support Specialist 
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Mount Airy, NC
The primary purpose of this position is to assist individuals with gaining the skills necessary to live independently in the community 
Provide life experiences with mental illness and mental health services 
Provide highly individualized services in the community and promotes individual self-determination and decision making 
Provide pre-crisis and post-crisis support, including assisting the individual with a personal crisis plan, linking to resource in the community and gaining overall independence 
Complete accurate and timely documentation of services provided daily 

Qualifications: HS school diploma from an accredited institution 
Valid driver’s license required 
Qualifications for a Peer support, or obtain in a timely manner 
Applicant must have a mental illness diagnosis and in recovery or mental illness in the immediate family
Posted 01/04/16
Tenancy Peer Support Specialist - Winston Salem 
Monarch - Winston-Salem, NC 
$12 an hour

The Tenancy Peer Support Specialist is primarily responsible for supporting people to achieve their personal goals while enhancing the development of their natural supports, as well as coping and self management skills. This position utilizes personal experience with mental health or substance abuse issues to assist others in achieving desired outcomes.

Position requires NC PSS certification in addition to 2 years of supervised adult mental health experience. Starting pay is $12.00 per hour.

1. Provide supportive services to assist an individual in community re-entry following hospitalizations by developing relationships in their community and with their natural supports.
2. Emphasize personal safety, self worth, confidence, growth, connection to the community, boundary setting, planning, self advocacy, personal fulfillment, development of social supports, the helper principle, and effective
communication skills.
3. Assist individuals in making informed choices with regard to their care and services and other life decisions affecting their illness.
4. Assist in the development of comprehensive crisis plans and work with people receiving services to effectively use their crisis plans.
5. Assist with self help, advocacy, pre-crisis support, and facilitating an individual with speaking with their employer regarding reasonable accommodations for psychiatric disability.
6. Assists the Tenancy Support Professionals in conjunction with the individuals supported in developing goals and areas of need, and assists in developing person centered plans.
7. Communicate needs and progress of the person supported to supervisor and/or Tenancy Support Professionals/other professionals as requested.
8. Engages in various skill building activities such as learning how to maintain stable housing, bill paying, cleaning, organizing belongings, building social skills, locating improved housing situations, teaching the individual to identify
and prepare healthy foods according to cultural and personal preferences of the individual served and his/her medical needs.
9. Accurately and timely documentation of encounters and contacts made on behalf of people we support; completes and submits billing documentation as appropriate; maintains comprehensive files.
10. Maintain positive working relationships within the communities served, including individuals, families, staff, monitoring and licensing agencies, organizations, and funders.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Adult Mental Health Experience: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • NC Certified Peer Supprt Specialist Certification

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

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Please review all application instructions before applying to Monarch.

Posted 01/04/16

Peer Support Specialist - Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) 
Horizon Behavioral Health - Lynchburg, VA
The Peer Support Specialist carries out support functions and assists individuals receiving services through the new Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center at Centra by providing initial engagement and outreach to clients that possibly need crisis intervention services, assisting clients with linkage to appropriate community resources as a follow up service to crisis intervention, and promoting recovery through teaching clients about the value of self-help, peer support and personal empowerment. The position may work evening and weekend shifts as the Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 

Requirements: Knowledge skills and abilities comparable to that of a high school graduate. In addition, this position requires an individual who is or has been the recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness, with the ability to work as a member of a team and that has a commitment to the rights and abilities of individuals with severe mental illness to further their growth and development. Requires one year of experience working with individuals with serious mental illness. 

Consideration will be given for an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Posted 01/04/16
Psychologist (Outpatient Mental Health @ Paducah KY CBOC) External 
Department Of Veterans Affairs  - Paducah, KY 
$58,562 - $108,507 a year
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1575727 
Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under MRN-HA-15-1575673-INT-BU. 

OUR MISSION : To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ 

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