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Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online


with Jeffrey Carpenter, Your Host

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 30, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a childs life. Childrens Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maines children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. The need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the childs treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful FREE ONLINE training program. The training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services and will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies.

The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen and First Aid & CPR training, if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2021.

Registration is open to any individual 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course. Registrants have one year to complete the training. Upon registration, you will receive an email from Woodford’s Family Services with your next steps to start your program. At that time you will be required to send in your high school diploma or GED/HiSet completion along with any college transcripts.

Note: The $25 is a registration/admin fee only. There is no other cost for this training at this time!

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maines OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state by networking with high schools, vocational schools, state colleges, universities and adult education programs. He is here to help you through this opportunity by providing answers to questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training. Welcome aboard!

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