Title: CPSS Training provided by Bobby Brazell of Midlands Recovery Center:Certified Peer Support Specialist / Recovery Coach Training
When August 13th – 18th 8:00am – 5:30pm
Where: Lantana Recovery, 1470 Ben Sawyer Blvd unit 6, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Who Should Attend: People in recovery who are interested in becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) must submit competed application by July 20th, 2020 selection.
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. Strong reading comprehension and written communications skills.
In recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction, with one year of continuous recovery. Willingness to self-identify as a person in recovery for the benefit of others, demonstrated participation in advocacy, and/or a strong interest in helping others. Agree to respect and observe the Recovery Training Academy Code of Ethics.
Description: This training provides a forty-six hour training opportunity designed for those individuals interested in actively serving as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) / Recovery Coach. A CPSS / Recovery Coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or maintaining recovery. The training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a CPSS / Recovery Coach and will explain the various roles associated with a CPSS / Recovery Coach. The training will provide participants with tools and resources useful in providing recovery support services.
Objectives: 1. Learn the roles and functions of a Certified Peer Support Specialist / Recovery Coach
2. Build skills to enhance relationships
3. Discuss co-occurring disorders and medication-assisted recovery
4. Describe stages of change and their applications
5. Address ethical issues and experience wellness planning
6. Practice skills and documentation training
Credit: 46 hours for certifications as a Certified Peer Support Specialist / Recovery Coach
Registration Fee is $350.00
No Payment is due until applicant is accepted for the training following the initial screening. At that time, checks should be made payable to “Lantana Recovery.” to run a card please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 2.5% processing fee apllies. Payment plans available
Application Deadline: July 20th, 2020
Completed applications – including writing sample, reference letters, signed Code of Ethics – must be submitted by the deadline to:
CPSS Training provided by Lantana Recovery and Brookdale RecoveryAPPLICATION
A. GENERAL STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY & PRIORITY
People in recovery who are interested in becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) must apply for selection and initial screening by Lantana & Brookdale Recovery.
The minimum qualifications to be certified as a CPSS are:
1. High school diploma or GED
2. Strong reading comprehension and written communication skills as indicated by responses during the application process
3. In recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction, with one year of continuous recovery
4. Willingness to self-identify as a person in recovery for the benefit of others
5. Demonstrated participation in advocacy and/or a strong personal interest in helping others
6. Agree to respect and observe the Recovery Training Academy Code of Ethics (Please sign and return with application.)
C. PERSONAL INFORMATION DATE OF APPLICATION: Date _ Yrs. in Recovery: _Dropdown
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D. WRITING SAMPLE
Each applicant must submit a writing sample explaining why he/she should be selected to participate in the Recovery Training Academy. Please include your value system, the leadership skills that you possess, your ability to demonstrate and promote recovery, any advocacy or work done in the community, and what the Recovery Training Academy Code of Ethics means to you. This essaycan be written in the space provided below or copied and pasted.
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Applicants must verify that they have at least two (2) years of sustained recovery. Each applicant must submit two (2) reference letters that will attest to the candidate’s appropriateness for certification through the Recovery Training Academy. The letters should also comment on the applicant’s years of recovery by addressing the length of recovery and any activities such as volunteer work, sponsorship, etc., that the applicant pursues surrounding recovery. This verification letter can come from a sponsor, counselor, accountability partner, faith leader, friend, or co-worker. One reference should identify as being a person in long-term recovery. At least one must specifically address the candidate’s understanding and belief in recovery and the ability to convey such to others. Please email to email@example.com
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To Receive Interim Certification as Peer Support Specialist:
¨ Upon completion of the training, applicants must pass a written exam (minimum passing score is 70 out of 100), which will be administered at the completion of the Training. . Applicants will also be evaluated by the trainers in areas of participation, understanding, belief in and respect for the many pathways to recovery, and demonstrated skills to convey such to others. Applicants must receive an overall satisfactory rating from the trainers.
Ethical Behavior Code
1. My primary obligation and responsibility is my recovery. I will immediately contact my supervisor if alcohol, drug use, or anything else gets in the way of my recovery.
2. Recovery is guided by self-determination. I will assist others in achieving their needs and goals. This includes advocating for the decisions of the peers regarding professional and other services.
3. I will support the Faces and Voices of Recovery Bill of Rights for each person that I serve.
4. I will advocate for the integration of peers into self-selected recovery communities and will promote the individual’s inherent value to those communities.
5. I will act in accordance with the law.
6. I will affirm the dignity of each person that I serve.
7. I will provide recovery services regardless of someone’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, political belief, language, socioeconomic status, or mental or physical condition. If differences that impact the motivation for recovery occur, I seek consultation and, if necessary, will make a referral to another peer support specialist.
8. I will never use physical force, verbal abuse, or emotional abuse; intimidate; threaten; harass; or make unwarranted promises of benefits to the people I serve.
9. I will share my lived experience to help others identify resources and support that promote recovery.
10. I will respect the privacy of those I serve, and I will abide by confidentiality guidelines as required by law.
11. I will never engage in sexual or intimate relations with peers that I serve.
12. I do not accept gifts of significant value from peers that I serve.
13. I do not lend or borrow money from the peers that I serve.
14. I will improve my recovery service knowledge and skills through ongoing education, training, and supervision as determined by my employer.
The above principles will guide me in my role as a Certified Peer Support Specialist / Recovery Coach as well as my relationships and the levels of responsibility in which I function.