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Certified Peer Specialist​/CARES

Job in Lawrenceville - Gwinnett County - GA Georgia - USA , 30046
Company: State of Georgia
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-11
Job specializations:
  • Social Work
    Mental Health Worker, Support Services Supervisor
  • Healthcare
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Certified Peer Specialist (CARES)
View Point Health is seeking full-time Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPS or CARES) to join the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. The Adult CSU is a medically monitored, short term crisis stabilization that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization for individuals and detoxification for individuals who are seriously, emotionally disturbed and substance abuse dependent adults. VPH Adult CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility. The CSU is designated as an Emergency Receiving and an Evaluating Facility, and is NOT a treatment facility designated by the DBHDD to receive individuals for involuntary commitment for treatment. The CSU provides emergency receiving, screening, and evaluation services 24- hours a day, seven days a week, and has the capacity to admit and discharge seven (7) days a week. The CSU is a safe, locked unit with twenty-seven (27) beds. The CSU provides services that are under the direction of a licensed, trained and qualified psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is on-call 24-hours a day; rounds are made on the unit seven (7) days a week. The target population to be served is adolescents ages 14 to 17 from anywhere in the state of Georgia who require psychiatric or behavioral stabilization and/or detoxification.

The goal of the crisis program is to stabilize youth in the least restrictive environment, to assist in crisis stabilization by providing a comprehensive treatment plan utilizing the youth's and/or family's strengths, natural supports and community resources.

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

Responsibilities:

* Support and facilitate Peer Support Services for parents and caregivers of clients who are admitted to the Viewpoint Health Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit.
* Will assist in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team, in developing responsive and flexible resources, while cooperatively working to ensure smooth transitions to other levels of care.

Requirements:

* Must be eligible for certification as a Certified Peer Specialist- Parent in the state of Georgia or must be a certified peer specialist Parent in the state of Georgia. http://(Please contact us using the "Apply for this Job Posting" box below)
* Must have valid Georgia ID:
* Must perform services within the scope of lived experiences, education and knowledge.
* Be able to advocate for client and family and model supportive advocacy
* Be able/willing to actively seek and manage appropriate care for their family member; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;

Provide a letter of reference attesting to the applicant's commitment to family wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

* Provide two additional reference contacts (previous supervisors requested)

Minimum Qualifications:

* High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Agency Specific Qualifications:

* Possession of Certification as a Peer Specialist or CARES.

High school diploma or GED AND any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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