By Forum Staff
Outreach Training Institute, a provider of training/retraining for State-certified substance abuse counselors, announced this week that it is currently offering full scholarships for city-based healthcare workers to become Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors as part of a State Department of Health Workforce Retraining grant.
According to OTI, the scholarships, which are valued at $4,450, are available immediately, with enrollment kicking off after Labor Day in September for individuals who would like to study to become drug and alcohol addiction counselors and do not hold the Qualified Health Professional credential. Applicants must be employed at a City-licensed healthcare organization or recently laid off from a licensed healthcare organization and living in the five boroughs. Programs are eligible for those who are licensed by the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Department of Health, or Office of Mental Health. Interested applicants must also have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and meet other admissions criteria.
The scholarships include a 350-hour training program and an additional CASAC test prep course, OTI noted. The training program is available at OTI’s Richmond Hill campus.
For more information about Outreach and OTI, call the OTI Training Administrator at (718) 847-9233, Ext. 2309; or visit opiny.org/outreach-training-institute.