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Our Programs are designed for individuals without an associate or other degree. We support students in pursuing their associate degree and gaining work experience to enter and/or grow in the behavioral health field.

Our programs intentionally support individuals to meet requirements for the California Health Access and Information Wellness Coach I certificate requirements. To learn more, visit Become a Certified Wellness Coach

Apprenticeship Programs in Private, Non-Profit Child-, Youth- and Family-Serving Agencies 

For individuals with 6 or fewer college units interested in employment in Alameda, Lake, Mendocino, or Sacramento counties, the Catalyst for Wellness in Community Apprenticeship Program is a 2-3 year apprenticeship in partnership with the California Alliance for Children and Family Services’ Catalyst Center. Apprentices work with a partner employer, earning wages and benefits while completing their online associate degree for transfer in social work and human services through Chabot College. 

  • Services Provided by Entry-level Workers
    Help children and youth learn healthier behaviors (e.g. managing big emotions, dealing with new social situations, etc.) Provide peer support services by drawing on their lived experience and expertise to help others heal and recover from life challenges Provide referrals and linkages to community and public resources (e.g. Medicaid, food banks, housing) Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments or community/public resources
  • Services Provided by Graduate Degree-level Workers
    Provide clinical mental health evaluations and treatment to those living with mental, emotional, or substance abuse challenges, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs Provide individual and group therapy to assist in overcoming varying personal challenges Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with their problems Provide mental health promotion and education
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County-based Child Welfare & Human Services Career Entry: Wellness Scholars

For individuals without a full associate degree for transfer, and who are either currently employed or interested in working at county child welfare agencies (current partner counties include Lake and Calaveras Counties). This CLPCCD program supports county employees in pursuing their associate degree in Social Work and Human Services:  

Application coming soon. Join our e-mail list!

  • Services Provided by Entry-level Workers
    Help children and youth learn healthier behaviors (e.g. managing big emotions, dealing with new social situations, etc.) Provide peer support services by drawing on their lived experience and expertise to help others heal and recover from life challenges Provide referrals and linkages to community and public resources (e.g. Medicaid, food banks, housing) Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments or community/public resources
  • Services Provided by Graduate Degree-level Workers
    Provide clinical mental health evaluations and treatment to those living with mental, emotional, or substance abuse challenges, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs Provide individual and group therapy to assist in overcoming varying personal challenges Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with their problems Provide mental health promotion and education
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Current or Future Chabot College Student Support 

For current or future Chabot College students interested in behavioral/mental health careers working with children, youth, and families, this program offers students career, academic, and daily living support to reduce barriers to completing behavioral health-related certificates and degrees.

  • Services Provided by Entry-level Workers
    Help children and youth learn healthier behaviors (e.g. managing big emotions, dealing with new social situations, etc.) Provide peer support services by drawing on their lived experience and expertise to help others heal and recover from life challenges Provide referrals and linkages to community and public resources (e.g. Medicaid, food banks, housing) Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments or community/public resources
  • Services Provided by Graduate Degree-level Workers
    Provide clinical mental health evaluations and treatment to those living with mental, emotional, or substance abuse challenges, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs Provide individual and group therapy to assist in overcoming varying personal challenges Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with their problems Provide mental health promotion and education
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Job Readiness in the Behavioral Health Field 

For Californians without an associate degree or higher education who are interested in a behavioral health career or want general career guidance, resources are available. 

  • Services Provided by Entry-level Workers
    Help children and youth learn healthier behaviors (e.g. managing big emotions, dealing with new social situations, etc.) Provide peer support services by drawing on their lived experience and expertise to help others heal and recover from life challenges Provide referrals and linkages to community and public resources (e.g. Medicaid, food banks, housing) Transport and/or accompany clients to appointments or community/public resources
  • Services Provided by Graduate Degree-level Workers
    Provide clinical mental health evaluations and treatment to those living with mental, emotional, or substance abuse challenges, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs Provide individual and group therapy to assist in overcoming varying personal challenges Guide clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with their problems Provide mental health promotion and education
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Sign up  for announcements and additional information.

For questions e-mail: behavioralhealth@clpccd.org

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