The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is recruiting approximately 15 individuals to participate in a Peer Mentor training for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are seeking individuals with lived experience with an I/DD with demonstrated knowledge of and direct personal experience navigating the North Carolina Medicaid delivery system.
Participants will learn key concepts to support peers with I/DD in a managed care system. All classes incorporate learning activities to be done as a group and individually, as well as knowledge checks. Participants will complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation to provide feedback which will be incorporated to improve the overall curriculum.
The program will begin in April 2022, with classes held weekly. All sessions will be held via Zoom to ensure the safety and health of the participants.
Individuals will receive a stipend of $300 to participate in the program and complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation. Upon completing the course and achieving an 85% proficiency score, individuals will receive a certificate of course completion.
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Participants must demonstrate the following, with or without support:
If you acquired your Traumatic Brain Injury before you were 22 years old, you may apply.
The training sessions will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 11-1 pm on the following dates:
No. Prospective participants will be contacted for an interview after submitting an application.
This is not a job; it is a time-limited, independent contractor opportunity. Those selected will receive a contract to review and sign that outlines group participation requirements and how the $300 stipend will be paid.
If selected to participate, you will need to:
No.The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist program is a separate program to certify people living in recovery with mental illness and/or substance use disorder and provide support to others who can benefit from their lived experiences.
Yes. The curriculum was adaptedfrom the InReach peer advocates leadership training curriculum authored by Patricia K. Keul in collaboration with peer mentors with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The input and ideas from self-advocates remain at its core.
This opportunity is supported through funding from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities and Optum and support and leadership from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities and Community Bridges Consulting Group.