This program is designed to prepare paraprofessionals in healthcare and school settings to provide specialized enhanced care coordination to children, youth, and their caregivers impacted by opioid use disorders (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD).
Building Futures Together is a U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program. Each trainee will receive a stipend of up to $12,500 to defray the costs of program participation and program graduates will receive a certificate from the University of New Hampshire and a nationally recognized Department of Labor Certificate in Behavioral Health.
Training for the second cohort will begin October 23, 2021
- Individuals who work in “paraprofessional” behavioral healthcare positions, including occupations such as mental health worker, peer support counselor, peer support specialist, community health worker, outreach worker, social services aide, mental health worker, substance abuse/addictions worker, youth worker, recovery coach, recovery manager, recovery mentor, recovery support specialist, and recovery coach/guide.
- Paraprofessionals who are interested and motivated to pursue this step in their careers.
- Must be 18 years old and a citizen of the United States or a foreign national having in their possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have behavioral health related lived experience.