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Certified Peer Specialist -Youth

Job Description

Job Description


  • Will support and guide Peer Support services with Emerging adults (18-26).

  • Will provide support to individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) diagnosis.

  • Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources.

  • May transport clients as needed. 


Job Requirements


• Must be eligible for certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia or must be a certified peer specialist in the state of Georgia.
• Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID:
• Have a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance abuse diagnosis.
www.gacps.org/Home.html
• Be able to advocate for themselves;
• Have a high school diploma
• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;
• Must be well grounded in recovery wellness (At least on year between diagnosis and application to training) and/or one year continuous abstinent from substance use;
• Provide one letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

Preferred Qualifications
• Current certification as a CPS
• Bilingual a plus
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Team player

Salary is based on education and experience.
High School with Peer Specialist eligibility – 9.12 per/hr
High School with Peer Specialist certification – 9.58 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist eligibility – 10.82 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist certification -11.39 per/hr

www.gacps.org/Home.html

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview

Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check.

This is a full time position and is eligible for organizational benefits.

Job Snapshot

Location US-GA-Flowery Branch
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate $9.12 - $11.39 /Hour
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Avita Community Partners

Contact Information

US-GA-Flowery Branch
Justin W. Dudkiewicz
678-513-5723
Snapshot
Avita Community Partners
Company:
US-GA-Flowery Branch
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Hour
Pay Type:
$9.12 - $11.39 /Hour
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Job Description


  • Will support and guide Peer Support services with Emerging adults (18-26).

  • Will provide support to individuals with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) diagnosis.

  • Will conduct group counseling and assist with community resources.

  • May transport clients as needed. 


Job Requirements


• Must be eligible for certification as a Peer Specialist in the state of Georgia or must be a certified peer specialist in the state of Georgia.
• Must be 18-26 years of age; provide a copy of this document or valid Georgia ID:
• Have a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance abuse diagnosis.
www.gacps.org/Home.html
• Be able to advocate for themselves;
• Have a high school diploma
• Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way;
• Must be well grounded in recovery wellness (At least on year between diagnosis and application to training) and/or one year continuous abstinent from substance use;
• Provide one letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)

Preferred Qualifications
• Current certification as a CPS
• Bilingual a plus
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Team player

Salary is based on education and experience.
High School with Peer Specialist eligibility – 9.12 per/hr
High School with Peer Specialist certification – 9.58 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist eligibility – 10.82 per/hr
Bachelor's Degree in a behavioral health related field with Peer Specialist certification -11.39 per/hr

www.gacps.org/Home.html

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview

Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

The selected candidate will be subject to a FBI Criminal History Record Check. Applicants reserve the right to challenge the contents of a FBI Criminal History Record Check.

This is a full time position and is eligible for organizational benefits.

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