Certified Peer Specialist - Parent (CPS-P) (C&A CSU)
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C&A CSU - Decatur, GA
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Job Title:  Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P) (C&A CSU)

Program:   Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization program (C&A CSU)

 

Agency Description:

Our Agency – View Point Health

Do you want to make a differenceIf you want a rewarding career, View Point Health is the place for you! We make a difference in the lives of the individuals that we serve.  We are one of 23 agencies created by the state of Georgia to provide a safety net of care for behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). 

 

We are looking for passionate, skilled, and dedicated staff to become part of our diverse team and provide day-to-day opportunities which support and guide individuals in achieving personal goals for maximum living.

 

Job Title:  Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)

Pay Grade: 

Salary Range:

Shift:  First – Full-Time (40 hours per week on average)

Job Hours:  7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Monday through Sunday - Flexible hours.  Also triage.  May require on-call.

 

Job Location:  Decatur, GA (DeKalb County)

The base location for this position is:  

View Point Health’s Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) Programs provides psychiatric crisis intervention and stabilization services to adolescents (14-17 years of age), who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need detoxification for substance use.  The C&A CSU operates 24-hours a day, seven 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.

 

Job Description:

Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)

View Point Health is seeking a full-time Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P) to join the Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit.

  • The C&A 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 C&A 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.
  • Offer support and facilitate Peer Support Services with adolescents who are currently inpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit clients (14-17 yrs.).
  • Will support and facilitate Peer Support Services for parents and caregivers of clients who are admitted to the View Point Health Adolescent 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.
  • Will assist with facilitating group activities, daily living activities, physical activities, and assist with community resources.
  • Participate with the multi-disciplinary treatment team to provide feedback for clients’ care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements/Competencies:

  • Must have a high school diploma
  • 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://www.gacps.org/Home.html
  • Must have a valid Georgia ID
  • Must perform services within the scope of lived experiences, education and knowledge.
  • Must be able to advocate for client and family and model supportive advocacy
    Must 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
  • Must be able to advocate for themselves
  • 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 one year between diagnosis and receiving appropriate treatment and/or one year continuous abstinence from substance use.)
  • Provide a letter of reference attesting to the applicant’s commitment to their own wellness and recovery. (Please include contact information)
  • Provide two additional reference contacts (previous supervisors requested)
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds
  • Requires long periods of sitting/standing
  • Must have valid Georgia driver’s license and Motor Vehicle Record in accordance with company policy
  • Candidates for selection must pass a criminal background check (including fingerprinting)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and subject to random drug screens
  • Candidates for selection must pass a TB test
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.
  • 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://www.gacps.org/Home.html

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma
  • Current certification as a Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team player

 

NOTE:

Applicants must provide official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, copy of diploma for High School/GED, and official copy of professional license (if applicable) to be considered for an interview.

 

Benefits (for qualified employees):

  • State Health Benefits Package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, long-term care, legal services, flexible spending accounts)
  • Paid New Hire Training
  • Company contributes additional 7.5% of salary to 401(a) Retirement Plan
  • No employee deduction for Social Security
  • Additional benefits such as legal services, Employee Assistance Program and discounted tickets to attractions, shopping, technology and travel
  • Supervision, training, and continuing education opportunities available

 

View Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  View Point Health recruits qualified candidates for positions in View Point Health programs throughout its service area.  It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications.  This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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 agency for next steps in the selection process.  Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Qualifications

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. Note: Some positions may require a valid driver's license.
  • 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://www.gacps.org/Home.html

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma
  • Current certification as a Certified Peer Specialist – Parent (CPS-P)
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Team player

 

NOTE:

Applicants must provide official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, copy of diploma for High School/GED, and official copy of professional license (if applicable) to be considered for an interview.

 

View Point Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer:  View Point Health recruits qualified candidates for positions in View Point Health programs throughout its service area.  It is the policy of View Point Health to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications.  This position is unclassified, and employment is at-will.

 

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 agency for next steps in the selection process.  Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

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