Working in Recovery and Workforce Integration Webinars

This month, W.I.S.E is postponing its regularly-scheduled Employer Learning Exchange webinar and celebrating the arrival of spring with not one but TWO employer-focused webinars in April! 

 

With all of the recent buzz surrounding SB-614 (California's pending peer certification bill), many employers in the Public Mental Health System (PMHS) are more interested than ever in hiring peer staff and/or enhancing the skills and competencies of their existing peer employees. In the past, employers have hired peers based solely on their willingness to disclose personal lived experience, but as we have learned, this necessary requirement is hardly sufficient to ensure peers achieve and maintain success in their roles.

 

April 25, 2016

Working in Recovery 1.1

 

The Working in Recovery series is WISE's core curriculum for managers and supervisors who directly oversee peer support staff. We recently revamped this training to better reflect the concepts taught in Recovery 101 and Peer Support 101, both of which are now mandatory prerequisites for our Working in Recovery trainings. 

 

Working in Recovery (Part One) is a full-day interactive workshop that addresses effective peer integration by exploring: 

  • The most common mistakes employers make when first incorporating peers into traditional mental health settings, and how to avoid or correct them
  • Creating a workplace that values peers and supports recovery principles
  • Crafting peer job descriptions and designing peer roles and job duties
  • Recruiting and interviewing peer support workers
  • Hiring and onboarding: the first 30 days and beyond

Working in Recovery (Part Two), which we will introduce later, delves into ongoing supervision and performance management issues specifically geared towards the peer support role.

 

 

Date | Time

 

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

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CONFERENCE CODE:  827-613-909

 

 

April 26, 2016

Workforce Integration: Why it Matters

 

For this webinar, WISE is teaming up with Doors to Wellbeing Program, a new National Consumer Technical Assistance Center (TAC) established by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery with funding support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Doors to Wellbeing serves peers across the lifespan while empowering and involving youth leaders within the continuum of local, state, regional, and national consumer-led organizations in order to revitalize and grow the grassroots self-help movement in the United States. 

 

As part of its Spring Webinar Series, Doors to Wellbeing, has invited Dawniell A. Zavala, WISE Program Director, to host a special webinar that will provide peer employers and employees with the obstacles, reasons and methods to ensure a successful integration of peers into the mental health workforce.

 

 

Date | Time

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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WEB ACCESS:  

 

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YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS WEBINAR!!!

 

 

REMINDER: The WISE Employer Learning Exchange (ELE) takes place on the last Monday of each month from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. These calls/webinars are for organizational leaders, policy planners, managers, supervisors, directors, and HR staff that oversee peer programs and/or work directly with peer staff. While peer line staff and volunteers will never be turned away, ELE content is not geared toward peer support workers. 

 

The ELE is a forum offering key decision makers an opportunity to discuss their experiences, ideas, tips, challenges, and best practices related to peer employment and get their questions answered in a friendly, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment.

 

Click here to add the monthly ELE call to your calendar so you'll never miss it! 

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