If you know of anyone from Vancouver who might be interested in the Peer Support Worker Training Program, please feel free to pass this information on to them.
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WANTED: PEER SUPPORT TRAINEES
Closing Date February 27, 2009
Training: Sept. 11/09 – Feb. 26/2010 (Mondays 9am-12pm, Fridays 1-4pm)
Practicum: Mar. 2010 onward
TO APPLY FOR TRAINING, PLEASE SUBMIT:
* Application Form (see attached or obtain form at reception)
* Two Letters of Reference (2) not from family members
CRITERIA FOR BEING ACCEPTED INTO THE TRAINING:
* Have personal experience receiving mental health services
* Role model to people recovering from serious mental illness
* Good interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to be empathetic, supportive and patient
* Able to learn and work in a classroom setting for 3-4 hrs/class
* Adequate writing and reading skills
* Present in a professional manner
* Work cooperatively and collaboratively with mental health staff
* Like working with a variety of people and have an appreciation of each individual’s unique value
* Willing to work with a culturally diverse population
* Related experience is an asset, though not required
REQUIREMENT ONCE ACCEPTED INTO TRAINING:
* Complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC)
* CRC cost is $55, reimbursed to those who have been short-listed after interviews and upon submission of receipt
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO:
Peer Support Office
200 – 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
APPLICATIONS DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 27, 2009
VANCOUVER PEER SUPPORT TRAINING APPLICATION
1. What motivated you to apply for this training program?
2. What do you hope to gain from this training?
3. How would you define the role of a Peer Support Worker?
4. If applicable, list your background related to mental health courses
or programs, volunteer or employment experience that you would consider to be an asset for this training?
5. What personal life experiences have you had that you consider to be an asset for doing peer support work?
6. Please share some of your thoughts and feelings about having been given a mental health diagnosis?
7. As a Peer Support Worker, is there a particular kind of person that you would like to work with? Please explain.
8. As a Peer Support Worker, is there a particular kind of person that you would find difficult to work with? Please explain.
9. What would you do if a person with who you are doing peer support work with wants to do something that goes against your beliefs and values but isn’t something illegal or unsafe?
10. Anything else that you would like us to take into consideration?