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D169 - LIGHT - Certified Peer Specialist

281 Carl Vinson Pkwy, Warner Robins, GA 31088, USA Req #116
Thursday, January 4, 2024

About River Edge Behavioral Health

Serving more than 10,000 Georgians, River Edge continues to be one of the state's leading resources for mental health, substance use disorder treatments and supports as well as individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. River Edge offers outpatient services at our Emery Highway-Macon, Monroe County and Baldwin County locations. Outpatient services include behavioral health, nursing, and psychiatric assessment, stabilization and medication maintenance services as well as crisis intervention services as well as awareness, education and recovery groups. 

Mental Illness Recovery River Edge offers a wide array of evidence-based mental health services for youth and adults journeying toward recovery. River Edge is especially skilled at assisting those with multiple challenges as well as promoting and supporting recovery for individuals and families with intensive needs.

Peer Specialist (with CPS Preferred)

Location/Schedule: 175 Emery Hwy, Monday Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

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.


  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Social Worker, Criminal Justice, or Human Service field.
  • Applicants must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification or obtain certification within 12 months of employment.

Minimum Training & Experience:

  • Candidates must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addictive disease, and a willingness to identify themselves as a person with mental illness (current or former consumer of mental health services).
  • Demonstrated strong reading comprehension and written communication skills, 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 minimum qualifications for Peer Specialist as defined by the DBHDD Peer Specialist Project and/or Consumer Health Network.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a valid Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Certification or obtain certification within 12 months of employment.

Additional Information:

The Application Process

All qualified applicants will be considered.

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory candidate pool has been identified.

The hiring managers will contact only those selected for an interview.

Applicants who are not selected will receive notification via email.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email.

Safe Working Environment

We at River Edge believe every employee has a right to a safe work environment. Therefore, we recommend full vaccination of all employees. Getting the vaccine, frequently washing your hands, sanitizing common areas, and wearing your mask continues to be the most effective way to fight.

Diversity and Inclusion

River Edge Behavioral Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, genetic make-up, disability, age, or veteran status.

Drug-Free Workplace

River Edge Behavioral Health is a drug-free workplace with a longstanding commitment to providing a safe, quality-oriented, and productive work environment. In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, all applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug screen.

At Will Workplace

Employment with River Edge Behavioral Health is at will. At-will means your employment relationship with River Edge Behavioral Health or Affordable Business Solution is for an indefinite period and is subject to termination by you or River Edge Behavioral Health, with or without cause, with or without notice, and at any time.

River Edge Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer: River Edge Behavioral Heath recruits qualified candidates for positions in its service area. It is the policy of River Edge Behavioral Health 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.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make life better and a strong desire for personal growth we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly value diversity.  We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

All selected applicants must pass a satisfactory background clearance and pre-employment drug test.


Other details

  • Job Family Peer Specialist
  • Job Function Non-Managerial
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • 281 Carl Vinson Pkwy, Warner Robins, GA 31088, USA