Program Information & Application Instructions

THIS IS A SAMPLE COPY OF AN APPLICATION FORM PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE. DO NOT SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION - IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Advanced Course which is operated by Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) and funded by the San Francisco Department of Public Health with Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) funds. We are currently seeking applicants for the Summer 2021 Advanced Course Cohort.
 
Please read this page thoroughly before continuing to the application.

About the Advanced Course
This advanced-level course is offered to empower and educate individuals who would like to obtain specialized peer counseling training and professional development in a collaborative learning environment. The course is designed to equip participants with knowledge, build skills, and increase confidence & competence in providing strengths-based, person-centered peer counseling and support services, as well as allow opportunity for advancement in peer counselor/specialist roles in the behavioral health system of care. The Advanced Course is offered twice annually, in the winter and in the summer.  For more information about the program and answers to frequently asked questions visit https://ramsinc.org/peercertificate
 
Qualifications
In order to qualify for this course, please note that you must meet the following requirements:

*at least 18 years of age 
*resident of San Francisco 
*successfully completed at least a high school education or GED
*identify, or have family members who identify as, having lived experience in the behavioral/mental health system
*have a stable internet connection 
*have enough computer skills to comfortably navigate basic platforms such as email
** Individuals with current or past education, training, and work experience as peer providers and/or community advocates & volunteers in the mental health field are highly encouraged to apply **
if you have any questions about these requirements, please check out our FAQ page at the link listed above.
 
About the Online Course
The Summer 2021 Advanced Course will be held online. Access to a stable internet connection and ability to navigate basic technology is a requirement. 
Students who do not have access to a computer will be loaned one. You will be required to join the class from a computer and to have your camera on during class time. 
 
Application and Notification Timeline 

Program Information Session (click blue text to join Zoom)  – attendance strongly encouraged
Wednesday 5/19 @ 4pm-5pm  
Meeting ID: 973 3092 4863
Passcode: 389027

***Due Date: Monday 6/7 by 5pm***

Notification of Application Status via Email: week of 6/14

Course Schedule
6/29-8/24
*Tues 10am-12pm
*Thurs 10am-12pm
*individual assignments up to 1 hour on Mondays & Wednesdays
Application Instructions 
Please read this application thoroughly before filling it out. You will
need to attach several documents to this application to submit it. These
documents are required for a complete application and the program expects
you to make a thorough effort to acquire these documents. If you are not
able to attach documents, there are additional instructions & comment boxes
included where you can elaborate and we will still consider your
application depending on the circumstance. If you have any additional
concerns or issues with your application, please contact
certificate@ramsinc.org.

*It is recommended that you look over the application and prepare all your attachments and personal statement before you fill everything out in one go. This application does auto-save if you close it and then open it later from the same device, but due to differences in technology this is not guaranteed.*

THIS IS A SAMPLE COPY OF AN APPLICATION FORM PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION. 

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