Rhodes Wellness College is pleased to announce the creation of a special scholarship program to help addictions treatment and recovery facility employees receive accredited skills training. In giving back to this critically important community, Rhodes Wellness College wants to help those on the front lines deal with increasingly complex medical, structural and social challenges. Improved outcomes, in conjunction with recognized skills training will also enhance organizational access to public and private funding, a constant challenge for those working in social services.
To qualify for the Addictions Treatment and Recovery Employee Scholarship, addictions treatment and recovery facility employees must provide a letter of recommendation from their employer. This letter of recommendation must also include a commitment from the employer indicating that he or she will continue to employ the applicant after their classroom education has been successfully completed. See Financing & Scholarships for selection criteria and more information. Scholarship value is $500 and cannot be used in conjunction with the Practicum Host Scholarship. For additional details and instructions on how to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-708-4416 or 1-877-708-4416 outside of the lower mainland).
About Life Skills Programs and Addictions
For over 40 years, life skills programs have been used effectively in addictions recovery and treatment. In 1967, the Canadian Government funded various initiatives to celebrate Canada’s Centennial. The province of Saskatchewan used their funds to develop a highly effective and successful life skills program entitled Saskatchewan NewStart.
This NewStart life skills method of working with individuals included precise behaviour objectives and opportunities to practice these new behaviours. This program is commonly used in recovery houses and addiction treatment facilities. The “coaches” need very specific training in group facilitation and teaching problem solving skills. Including skills training has been proven to be one of the most effective methods to assist an addict or alcoholic in adjusting to a new lifestyle. Many do not have requisite skills to function effectively
The Addictions Counsellor Training Program includes Life Skills Coach Training, Counselling in Addictions, including Pharmacology, Families and Couples, Youth, Sexual Abuse Trauma, Employment Difficulties, Program Planning, and much more.