Certified Peer Specialist

Arlington, Georgia
Calhoun BH
Calhoun Behavioral Health
Full Time
Location: Arlington,Georgia Wage: 20472.39 to 22600.00
Department: Calhoun BH Position Type: Full Time
Announcement Begin Date: Pay Grade:
Location Name: Calhoun Behavioral Health

GENERAL NATURE OF WORK: Under the direct supervision of Licensed staff provide 70% billable services to individuals on assigned case load. Be in compliance with service guidelines. Complete documentation within 24 hours. Help people reengagement in services. Monitors service delivered are authorized, ensure caseload is accurate, use time towards travel, scheduling and activities needed to ensure successful face to face appointment. Attend agency required training, supervision, meeting as scheduled by supervisor. Will keep up with essential learning to perform assigned work. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent and Any combination of training and experience, which would have enabled the applicant to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in advocacy or advisory or governance and one (1) continuous year as a current or former recipient of treatment (including mental health/substance abuse treatment or diagnosis) Must be certified as Peer Specialist by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Salary is $22,600 annually if certified.

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS POSITION: In addition to meeting the minimal qualifications, preference will be given to those with a Bachelor's Degree in a human services area and Certified Peer Specialist designation with one year experience at the level of Certified Peer Specialist or a position with similar duties. OR one year experience at the SST -2 level with Certified Peer Specialist designation OR five years’ experience at the level of Certified Peer Specialist

(X) A pre-employment physical required for appointment to position.

(X) A fingerprint criminal records investigation required for appointment to position.

(X) Pre-employment drug testing and random alcohol/drug testing required for appointment to position.

(X) Males between 18 and 26 years of age required to present proof of having registered with the Selective 

    Services System as required by federal law or of being exempt from such registration.

(X) An official transcript required from the college that granted your hours and/or degree.  The transcript 

     (Primary Source) will need to be furnished to the Personnel Department with application materials.

Complete application in exact accordance with instructions on how to complete the work history.  Describe background in full and make certain application is signed and dated by applicant.  Applications must include a telephone number where the applicant can be reached during the daytime.  Incomplete applications, applications with insufficient detail, or application that are otherwise unacceptable may be returned and can result in applicants not being considered for the position.


(X) This announcement is open to all qualified applicants.

(X) This announcement is open to all current Aspire BH & DD Services employees who meet minimum qualifications for

      the position.  They include one year of continuous employment in current position, no disciplinary actions,

      investigations or incidents.

ASPIRE BH & DD SERVICES does not refuse services or employment to anyone based on race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or religious or political opinions or affiliations.  An applicant who has a disability which requires special accommodation should contact Personnel at (229) 430-4433 for assistance.