River Edge
  • 14-Nov-2018 to 05-Dec-2019 (EST)
  • Peer Services
  • Milledgeville, GA, USA
  • Full Time

An important alternative to waiting or an afterhours trip to the emergency room, the River Edge Crisis Service Center - located at River Edge-Baldwin - operates 24-hours-a-day year round to provide outpatient crisis stabilization (23 hours or fewer) to adults facing an acute mental health crisis. When needed, skilled Crisis Service Center staff can facilitate smoother transition to higher levels of care as well.

The Baldwin Crisis Service Center is currently seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to complete their CSC team.

Duties & Responsibilities:  Provides a broad range of paraprofessional social services to patients/clients/consumers and their families, participates in treatment team planning, and performs crisis intervention. Assists in dealing with personal and social problems. May provide supportive counseling to consumers and families and/or serve as a liaison for social services. Prepares lesson plans for group topics, maintains medical records and documents daily group notes. Performs case management duties, and group skills training and refers clients to needed services and resources.


Minimum Training & Experience:   Candidates 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 (current or former consumer of mental health services). Applicants must hold a GED or High School diploma. In addition, applicants must demonstrate strong reading comprehension and written communication skills. You must have demonstrated experience with leadership, advocacy, or governance, and be well grounded in your recovery (one year between diagnosis and application to the training).  Must meet the Qualifications for Peer Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Applicant will have attended Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Certified Peer Specialist training and passed the Certified Peer Specialist certification process.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory drug screen and background clearance.

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