Employment and Workforce Development
The MHANJ is the leading trainer of providers and peers working in New Jersey’s mental health system. We offer a comprehensive continuum of job readiness, job placement and post-employment support as well as professional development opportunities for providers.
- The MHANJ’s Career Connection Employment Resource Institute (CCERI) assists the mental health community in creating positive career paths for mental health consumers. Vocational preparation for mental health consumers includes a comprehensive Tools for Success program that covers job readiness and employment skills. We also provide partial care prevocational and specialized employment professional development for providers. (Statewide)
- The MHANJ’s Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains and supports individuals in mental health recovery striving to become providers of mental health services. The program operates a job bank and meets the educational requirements that lead to Certification as a Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP) and Certification as a Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP). (Statewide)
This is a program of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union County made possible with funding from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.