FREE PEER SUPPORT & FAMILY SPECIALIST TRAINING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IN DENVER, CO
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Why Enroll in Free Peer Specialist Training?
Working as a peer specialist is a meaningful career that betters overall community health. As a peer specialist, you will work as a mentor and guide to individuals in crisis, those struggling with a mental health condition and individuals with substance abuse struggles. This is an in-demand role with stability and long-term potential to advance. Mental health peers can make an average of $17 per hour as they enter the workforce. They can increase their wage by obtaining new certifications and skills as they work.
About the Program
You will begin your peer support training with a free, 3-week personal development program that will assist you in your career. It will also help you build your confidence as you complete your education and enter the workforce. You will be trained to support people in their mental health or addiction recovery journey. You will also learn how to use your firsthand experience with similar challenges to better support your peers.
Topics of our personal and professional development training
- Financial health and literacy
- Mindset growth
- Writing personal brand and goal statements
- Public speaking
- Team building
- Conflict resolution
- Resume building
- Tech and digital skills
- Sharing your story
- And much more!
What you will learn
Once you have finished your personal development training, you will begin your free peer support and family specialist training and certification in Denver via a self-paced, online course. You will be trained to support people in their mental health or addiction recovery journey. After completing your training and certification, you will:
- Know how to access, distribute and refer community resources
- Be familiar with wellness and recovery service planning
- And more!
What You Can Do with Certification
After completing the free peer counseling training certification program through CrossPurpose, you will be ready to obtain a helping job in the mental health field.
Your options as a Peer Specialist include:
- Peer Specialist
- Client Advocate
- Outreach Care
- Peer Recovery Specialist
- Residential and Clinical Support
Our Course Curriculum:
First 3 Weeks: Personal Mindset and Professional Development Training
6-8 weeks of self-paced online training
10th grade reading level/6th grade math level
Type Must have a background with mental health, psychological trauma or substance misuse
Being previously incarcerated is a plus
No substance misuse of any kind within the past 6 months to one year
No criminal or drug charges within the past year
CrossPurpose is a community-building organization committed to removing the barriers to finding meaningful employment that fosters independence, leadership and self-worth.
Level Playing Field
By providing these programs, we level the playing field so that our graduates can enter the job market as a desirable, competitive candidate.
Make a difference
You will help individuals just like you find their own futures and success. Get started in a career that makes a difference.
We collaborate with experts in the industry and local partners to develop a comprehensive program that will give you the best start possible for your future as a Peer Specialist.
FAQs About Free Peer Specialist Training
Does CrossPurpose offer free peer support specialist training near me?
CrossPurpose offers this program to individuals in the Denver metro area. If you are outside of this area, please feel free to contact us. We may be able to point you to resources in your community.
When can I get started?
You can get started right now. Click here to be taken to our application for free peer specialist training.
How can I apply?
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