Applicants must have personal lived experience with a mental illness, addiction or justice-involvement and have experience as a consumer of services in the mental health system.
Applicants must also identify themselves as a person who has used, or uses, mental health services in their own recovery process. OR applicants must be an immediate family member of a person with a mental illness who has had experience as a consumer of services.
Applicants must plan to attend all sessions, which include classroom instruction via Zoom. Notification of any need to miss a class or leave early must be done verbally and in writing at least 24-hours in advance.
Applicants must secure their own transportation to internship sites in addition to the classroom in Huntington Park. (Currently all training and internships are online via Zoom).
Applicants must be able to communicate effectively using written and verbal skills.
Applicants must complete the application using a computer, independently and in their own words.
Applicants must have basic computer skills and the technical capability to participate.
All requested information must be provided and every question on this application must be completed. (Note: This DOES NOT include the “Voluntary Disclosure of Self-Identification” form on Page 8). Incomplete applications are defined as containing any blank information box or partially-answered essay question. If you need additional sheets, please put your name on each sheet and send them with your application.
Applications must be completed using a computer. You may type directly into the application and submit online once completed.
Each candidate must attend an interview before acceptance into the program. Dates/times for the interviews will be scheduled by the PRPSN Training Department.