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WHAT IS WISE?

WISE, which stands for Workforce Integration Support and Education, is a new program of Cal Voices funded by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Our goal is simple: to help employers in California’s public mental health system recruit and retain consumer and family member staff through genuine workforce integration.

 

We understand the constraints and issues you’re facing because we’ve been there. In fact, we are there. Over 90% of our staff identify as consumers and/or family members, including our entire Executive Leadership team and all of our program managers. Just like you, we strive to put the MHSA’s vision and values into practice by promoting and advancing peer employment. We know that successful incorporation of consumers and family members requires the convergence of many factors.

 

Public mental health system employers have achieved varying levels of progress in hiring peer staff and implementing recovery-oriented workplace practices. We can all use assistance with reinforcing our strengths and mitigating our weaknesses. Just as peers need support from one another to encourage growth and continual improvement, our employer partners also benefit from sharing their successes and challenges with one another in a non-judgmental environment. We are passionate about providing these services to you and look forward to helping your agency realize its specific objectives.

 

So how will WISE help your organization?  Check out our program offerings below!

 

  • COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND MUTUAL SUPPORT

 

  • INDIVIDUALIZED ASSESSMENT OF YOUR WORKPLACE NEEDS

 

  • IN-PERSON AND ON-CALL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

 

  • CUSTOM ONLINE AND INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAININGS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND PEER STAFF

 

  • RETENTION STRATEGIES FOR HARD-TO-FILL POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE

 

  • EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND WORKPLACE BEST PRACTICES

 

 

Want more information about WISE℠?  Contact Dawniell Zavala, WISE℠ Program Director, at dzavala@norcalmha.org or (916) 366-4600.

WISE℠ (Workforce Integration Support and Education)