PEER SPECIALIST (CPS-MH) - MON-FRI 8:00AM-4:30PM

23 Warren St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Req #868
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

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

The Peer Support Specialist is an integral part of the Peer Support Program, which provides recovery-focused services to individuals with severe, persistent mental illnesses. Under general supervision, Peer Support Specialists provide psycho-educational skill-building groups/interventions to promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, daily living skills & development of natural/community supports.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepares and provides recovery-oriented, psycho-educational groups
  • Manages a caseload, provides consistent care coordination, skills training and referral completion
  • Assists in evaluating progress, developing individual recovery plans & ensuring appropriate level of care
  • Educates and advocates with family members and other caregivers to support individuals in their recovery
  • Is a role model of recovery, flexibility, and professionalism
  • Documents all contacts and complete individual daily progress notes
  • Works cohesively with co-workers, site physicians, adult outpatient clinicians, administrative staff, agency administration, personal care home providers & family members
  • Possesses basic computer skills & utilize electronic medical records daily;
  • Completes/passes agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings
  • Is responsible for transporting, via agency vehicle, program participants on community integration outings
  • May require occasional weekend or adjusted hours due to program and community events
  • Additional duties may be assigned by the Program Lead and/or Director, as needed


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

 

  • Certification as a peer specialist (CPS-MH) by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project
  • 6 months experience working/volunteering in the capacity of CPS in adult mental health & with individuals diagnosed with severe, persistent mental illness
  • Competency in teaching basic group skills, understanding how to engage individuals in treatment & development of self-advocacy
  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED
  • Proficient computer skills to be able to use electronic medical records
  • Care coordination skills to assist individuals with accessing/linking to additional resources and/or services within the agency and/or community
  • Must have transportation to and from work, strong interpersonal skills & be a positive team player, ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, & be a positive role model for persons served

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:30pm.
  • Primarily in clinic but does require some work in community during required program outings
  • May require occasional adjusted hours due to program and community events
  • Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine
  • Must complete and pass agency-sponsored defensive driving course, as well as all other agency-required trainings

 

 

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
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  • 23 Warren St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA