Certified Peer Specialist-Case Manager
River Edge Atlanta, GA
- Posted: November 17, 2020
Certified Peer Specialist-Case ManagerAbout River Edge Behavioral HealthRiver Edge continues to be one of Georgia's leading resources for mental health, substance use disorder treatments and supports as well as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesPermanent Supportive Housing Program - Fulton County Midtown Atlanta, Georgia River Edge offers behavioral health outpatient services to adults inFulton County experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. Therefore, we are seeking dedicated healthcare providers to join our team of professionals in the delivery of recovery-oriented services. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is for Fulton County residents inclusive of primary tenant and family.
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is a cost-effective way to help people with disabilities live more stable, productive lives. Supportive housing is widely believed to work well for those who face the most complex challenges. Including homelessness and those who also have very low to no incomes and/or serious, persistent issues that may include substance abuse, addiction or alcoholism, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or other serious challenges to a successful life.Under the supervision of theSite Supervisor, the Certified Peer Specialist-Case Manager will: Duties and Responsibilities:Collaborate with each client to develop and strengthen their Self-Sufficiency Action Plan according to individual goals and objectives.Provide clients training in the areas of personal hygiene, accessing community resources, medical adherence, household management, or other needs as outlined in the client's Self-Sufficiency Action Plan.Ensures that client interactions are person-centered, goal-focused, and reflect each client's Self-Sufficiency Action Plan.Perform home visits and off-site case management meetings.Provide referrals service plan for comprehensive services to ensure housing sustainability.
Assists residents with the transition from homelessness by coordinating with emergency shelter and outreach services.Maintain complete and organized files.Maintains and provides documentation on program goals and outcomes.Maintains appropriate case documentation and client confidentiality.Prepares and submits reports to Supervisor or Team Lead as required.Additional Requirements:Must possess a valid Georgia Driver's License.Must have the flexibility to be on a "call" schedule, if applicable.The applicant has received or is currently receiving mental health services and has been in recovery for at least 12 months.Previous experience working in a behavioral health care setting is preferred.Minimum Training & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a social services related field is preferred but not required.At least one year of previous experience working in a behavioral health care setting.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 as a current or former consumer of mental health services.The ideal candidate will have already passed the Certified Peer Specialist exam and obtained the CPS Certification, or be willing to become a Certified Peer Specialist.If selected for an interview, you must bring a copy of your Driver's License, Social Security card, highest level of education degree AND transcript, certification and licensure (if applicable) with you to the interview appointment.All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview.
Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring manager for the next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive a notification.