Friday, June 9, 2017

RAMS Division of Peer-Based Services PEER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM -- Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Cohort!

RAMS Division of Peer-Based Services is very excited to announce the Peer Internship Cohort 2017-2018. The Peer Internship Program is designed for individuals with lived experience who are consumers of behavioral health services, former consumers, family members of a consumer, and/or peer providers working for a community agency providing behavioral health services.

The Internship Program offers collaborative learning in a peer-supported environment, in which Peer Interns work with other Peer Practitioners throughout the 9-month program. Peer Interns will attend formal trainings each month provided by RAMS for additional professional development. The Internship Program also provides weekly group supervision from a Peer Supervisor, as well as ongoing individual supervision from a site supervisor.
 
We are looking for individuals who:
 
In order to qualify for this internship, please note that you must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age,
  • Resident of San Francisco,
  • Have successfully completed at least a High School education or GED,
  • Be able to work 20 hours/week in a behavioral health care setting, AND
  • Commit to the nine months of the internship
     
This program is funded by MHSA and other sources through San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services. As such, the Internship Program’s mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with lived experience with Community Behavioral Health System of Care, and/or their family members.
 
Application and Course Timeline:
  • Wednesday, June 7th: Application Release
  • Friday, July 14th @ 5PM: Application Submission Deadline
  • Week of August 14th: Notification of Application Status
  • Wednesday, August 23rd: Registration Forms Due
  • Tuesday, September 5th: Internship Start Date

Materials are available for download at: http://www.ramsinc.org/peerbased.php. Please feel free to contact us at peerinternship@ramsinc.org should you have any questions or would like any additional information.