Certified Peer Specialist Youth
DeKalb Community Service Board
 Decatur, GA

Certified Peer Specialist Youth

Full-time or Part-time

JOB SUMMARY:

Community support staff focused on the Emerging Adult and Adolescent populations. As a part of the System of Care grant from DBHDD will provide services that consist of rehabilitative skills building, the development of environmental supports and resources coordination considered essential to assist a person in improving functioning, gaining access to necessary services in creating environments that promote recovery and support the emotional and functional improvement of the individual. The CPS-Y will also participate in the engagement and coordination of care of children, adolescents, and young adults with other systems and internal providers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Staff will serve as the primary coordinator of behavioral health services and will provide linkage to the community; general entitlements and psychiatric, substance use/abuse, medical services, crisis prevention and interventions services. Staff will have contact with the individuals on his/her caseload weekly. Staff will meet with consumers face to face a minimum of twice a month with at least 50% of contacts being face to face and 80% of contacts outside of the clinic.

SKILL, COMPENTENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMNTS:

Certified Peer Specialist-Youth in Georgia. Must have a current driver’s license.

INTER- RELATIONSHIPS:

Able to work closely with other staff within the center, including clinicians, prescribers, and front desk staff, as well as other community providers for client referrals and linkage.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

“Telehealth work currently available with anticipation of an office/telehealth hybrid in the future”.

Must be able to drive, climb stairs and walk at least 1 block. Services will be provided in home or in the community to include public buildings such as the library and government agencies. Hours of availability can vary based on need of clients to include late evenings and weekends.

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES:

Must be able to work with diverse populations and culture of people, able to communicate effectively , multi-task, be self-motivated and organized.

Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check, and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so.

For more information visit www.dekcsb.org/careers

DeKalb CSB is an equal opportunity employer regarding disability under VEVRRA and ADA

Master's degree in any behavioral science from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience at lower level Social Svcs Spec 1 (SSP070) or position equivalent.

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