Five workshops describing the application process for the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist Academy and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care will be offered in February. Please complete this form and use the pull-down menu at the bottom of this page to select the workshop you will be attending. Applications to the next CARES Academy are due by close of business on March 5, 2018.
February 21, 10:00am - 2:00pm, ASPIRE, 601 West 11th Ave., Albany, GA 31707 We will be offering the CARES exam 4:00pm - 6:00pm at ASPIRE on February 21
If possible, please bring a draft writing sample of between 250 and 500 words (which is a required part of the application). Please include key information about your value system, examples of leadership you have exercised in recovery, advocacy work you have done in your communtity to promote recovery and other ways in which you have promoted recovery. If you bring this writing sample, we'll be able to give you tips for enhancing and improving the draft.
In addition, if you are able to bring two references, each between 250 and 500 words, we'll be able to provide tips for improvement. These should address the same qualitites and experiences you address in your wirting sample, along with information about your ability to work with diverse groups of people and your reliatibilty and dependability.
If you are not able to bring the writing sample or references, please plan to attend. The workshop provides lots of valuable information to CARES Academy applicants, including a mock group interview (which is the second step in the application process, for the highest scoring applicants from the written submissions).