Peer Employment Training
RI International believes that every person who wants to work can succeed in developing a meaningful career of their choice. Peers in the workforce help transform the mental health services delivery systewith their unique skills and “been there” experience. RI International trains and seeks to employ peers to work as recovery educators, recovery coaches, in-home crisis workers and much more.
Those who wish to become Peer Support Specialists begin with an intensive 75-hour Peer Employment Training (PET) program that teaches people who have revieved services in the mental health system the skills and techniques of peer support. dents completing the class and passing the competency testsmay seek employment providing recovery education and peer support in various mental health programs. PET includes training in recovery and peer support principles, communications skills, cultural diversity, ethics and boundaries, substance abuse, trauma and resilience, conflict resolution and much more. Click here for more information on the content of the training. It is a competency-based curriculum; students will demonstrate their proficiency in the skills they learn.
In partnership with the Riverside University Health Systems – Behavioral Health, RI International at Riverside provides six Peer Employment Training classes a year, two in each region of Riverside County. Individuals interested in attending can contact us here.
For information on additional opportunities to attend Peer Employment Training, or to host a training in your area, please contact RI Consulting (a DBA for Recovery Opportunity Center).