In addition to submitting the application below, please send two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the application or trainings, please contact Judy Benham, 218-910-6223 or for other questions: Amanda Okech, Director of Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative—218-244-5913 / email@example.com
*Please note, submission of CPS Employment Training application does not guarantee acceptance into the training. A written notification of acceptance decision will be provided in 30 days or less from submission date.
The goal of the Certified Peer Specialist Employment Training is to prepare individuals (with a personal mental illness and/or dual diagnosis) who want to be employed as a staff in the mental health field, or related community programs. This is a job training certification. While employment upon graduation is not guaranteed, it is important that all applicants to CPS training are work-force ready to the best of his/her ability prior to attending the certification training.
Please answer the following questions about your vocational experiences:
In order to ensure the best learning environment for our trainees, please answer the following questions:
One of the fundamental requirements to being a Certified Peer Specialist comes from one’s personal experience of living with a mental illness and his/her ability to be far enough along in recovery and wellness to be able to help others in their recovery journeys.
Please all answer the following questions to help share your experience on the recovery path:
Please email the following attachments to your application to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Please make sure you have thoroughly answered and enclosed the necessary information for the application. Incomplete applications may delay process and prohibit acceptance into a training event.
Once a completed application has been received, you will receive communication from the Peers: Link to HOPE Initiative Team within 30 days to set up a phone interview to go over your application as well as discuss potential training opportunities.
I am submitting my application to be considered for a Certified Peer Specialist Employment Training opportunity. The information I have submitted is an honest reflection of my experiences, my commitment to recovery, and my goal of becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist. I understand that by submitting this application for training, it does not guarantee an opportunity to attend a training or employment as a Certified Peer Specialist.
Thank you for completing your application for the Certified Peer Specialist Employment Training!
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