Idaho Peer Support Specialist Training

Program Contact:

Bobbi Matkin-Emery, Training Director
1607 W. Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

PHONE: 208-336-5533 x340
FAX: 208-336-0880

EMAIL:
WEBSITE: OCAFA
FACEBOOK: OCAFA

AUGUST 2015 PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST TRAINING UPDATE

We communicate via email.
Make sure we have your current email address
so we can keep in touch with you!

 

Boise Training: August 24-28, 2015
Idaho Falls Training:  September 21-25, 2015
Coeur d’Alene Training:  November 9-13, 2015

The 2015 application deadline has passed.  We will update our website in the event that we need additional applicants from Regions 1, 2, 5, 6,   and/or 7.  Let Jess know if you’d like to be informed via email about the opportunity to apply for the Idaho Falls or Coeur d’Alene training.
The Boise training is full.

 

IF YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR THE IDAHO FALLS OR COEUR D’ALENE TRAINING
Jess will EMAIL YOU to sign up for a phone interview even if you have participated in one previously.  It’s important that we have your current email address and that you check your email regularly as this is how we will be communicating with you.  We will be conducting phone interviews for the Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene trainings in August and September, 2015.

 

 

 TRAINING INFORMATION
The Peer Support Specialist Training is a program of Jannus, Inc., formerly Mountain States Group, and is now responsible for peer specialist training only.  The Department of Health & Welfare (DHW) is now the certifying body for peer specialists.  You can find certification information here.

 

We are funded to train 25 peer support specialists in each of the three (3) DHW hubs over the next 12 months.  This means that 25 individuals in regions 1 and 2, 25 individuals in regions 3 and 4, and 25 individuals in regions 5, 6 and 7 will be trained, and trainings will take place in Boise, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene.  Please note that individuals will NOT be admitted into a training that is outside of the hub in which they reside.  Applicants will be considered only for the training scheduled in the hub in which they reside.  This means that an individual living in Coeur d’Alene will not be permitted to attend the training scheduled in Boise.

There are ten (10) scholarships available for each of the 3 trainings and they will be awarded based solely on need.  For those trainees who are not selected for a scholarship, the peer specialist training fee is $300 which does not include travel, accommodations, or per diem.  By applying to the training, applicants have applied for a scholarship if needed.

 

 

Thank you again for your continued patience during this process and feel free to let Jess know if you have questions.  We’ll be in touch!

 

Peer Support Specialist Training Readiness Guide
Read this before applying to the training

2015 Peer Support Specialist Training Application July 2015
This application is for all training dates and locations


Application Timeline July 2015
Find out what to expect when you apply to the training

 

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