PEER SPECIALIST - YOUTH

3110 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034, USA Req #851
Friday, July 5, 2024

Claratel Behavioral Health is an innovative, community-based organization in metropolitan Atlanta offering comprehensive mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to over 11,000 uninsured and underinsured citizens annually. Operating over 20 locations in DeKalb County with a diverse workforce of 500+ staff, our dedicated team provides high-quality, evidence-based care to help clients and their families recover and thrive. Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), we strive to ensure disabilities no longer limit potential. Read more about our recent CARF accreditation here.

 

At Claratel, we are dedicated to providing care that is client-centered, recovery-focused, and trauma-informed, ensuring a holistic and empathetic approach to each individual's unique journey

 

CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST – YOUTH Clifton Springs MHC 

JOB SUMMARY

Community support staff focused on the Emerging Adult and Adolescent populations. As a part of the System of Care grant from DBHDD will provide services that consist of rehabilitative skills building, the development of environmental supports and resources coordination considered essential to assist a person in improving functioning, gaining access to necessary services in creating environments that promote recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual. The CPS-Y will also participate in the engagement and coordination of care of children, adolescents, and young adults with other systems and internal providers. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Staff will serve as the primary coordinator of behavioral health services and will provide linkage to the community; general entitlements and psychiatric, substance use/abuse, medical services, crisis prevention and interventions services
  • Staff will have contact with the individuals on his/her caseload weekly
  • Staff will meet with consumers face to face a minimum of twice a month with at least 50% of contacts being face to face and 80% of contacts outside of the clinic

SKILL, COMPENTENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMNTS

  • Certified Peer Specialist-Youth in Georgia. Must have a current driver’s license

INTER- RELATIONSHIPS

  • Able to work closely with other staff within the center, including clinicians, prescribers, and front desk staff, as well as other community providers for client referrals and linkage

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Community and office setting Monday-Friday (three days per week 8:15am-5:00pm; two days per week 10:15am-7:00pm)
  • May require weekend or adjusted hours due to program and community events
  • Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine
  • Completes/passes agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings
  • Must be able to drive, climb stairs and walk at least 1 block. Services will be provided in home or in the community to include public buildings such as the library and government agencies
  • Hours of availability can vary based on need of clients to include late evenings and weekends

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES

  • Must be able to work with diverse populations and culture of people, able to communicate effectively, multi-task, be self-motivated and organized

 

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we have received, we regret to inform you that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We appreciate your understanding and wish you the best of luck with your job search.  Applicants will be subject to an FBI Criminal History Record Check.

                                                                                

Claratel is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE)

 

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of Claratel not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital or partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws.  This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff and termination

Claratel Behavioral Health participates in E-Verify (Company ID: 226305).

Our Mission: Claratel Behavioral Health strives to provide the right service, for the right person, at the right time.

Our Vision: Claratel Behavioral Health envisions a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential.

Our Values:

  • Providing inspirational leadership in marshaling resources to achieve our vision
  • Being an industry leader in public sector service delivery
  • Having talented and well trained staff that is client and mission focused
  • Offering a full service continuum with a collaborative spirit
  • Being the provider of choice, the employer of choice and the board of choice

 

 

 

Other details

  • Job Family Peer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator REGULAR
Location on Google Maps
  • 3110 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034, USA