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Apply for Community Health Worker Certified Peer Specialist Training Academy

Important Details About the Training

  • FREE!

  • Participant Payment Provided

  • Transportation assistance available

Time Frame

May 11, 2020 - July 9, 2020.

Nine weeks of training (Mon thru Thurs) 9am-3pm

What Will I Learn?

This 9-week training is sponsored by the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. It is designed to train men, ages 18-30, who have experienced violent injury in their own lives. Graduates will be eligible to apply for employment as a Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) or Certified Peer Specialist (CPS). Participants will gain skills in violence prevention/intervention, community education, health system navigation, how to approach physical health and mental health emergencies, addressing the impact of trauma, motivating people to reach their goals, group facilitation skills and de-escalation techniques.

Minimum Requirement for Applicants

  • Must Identify as Male; Age 18-30

  • Must have personal experience of violence, to yourself or someone close to you

  • GED/ High School Diploma

  • A Willingness to Share how violence and trauma have affected your mental and physical health, and to use that experience to help others heal

  • A criminal record may not be a barrier to entry into the program-- eligibility will be assessed on a case by case basis


A complete application includes:

  1. Completed application form

  2. A copy of your resume

Please submit your application form and resume as soon as possible. Submission instructions are on the last page of the application form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Selected applicants will be invited for an in-person interview. If you are interested in applying and need help understanding part of the application, please call or email and we are happy to answer any questions!


Commit to 165 hours of training, 4 days weekly for 9 weeks Attend ALL sessions of training Please note this is a training opportunity and not a job offer

Contact or call 215- 762-1170 to request an application

The application form is also available here

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