Announcing New Employment Pathway: Certified Peer Support Specialist. Apply Today!

We’re excited to launch a new training and employment pathway, Ready to Work: Certified Peer Support Specialist, which we’re offering in partnership with Vaya Health and Mission Health.


What is a Peer Support Specialist?

Peer Support Specialists increase positive outcomes for individuals on their recovery paths. Specialists share their own experiences to help others, and the five-day training offered by Vaya Health meets the guidelines of NC’s Certified Peer Support Specialist Program. The class is interactive, and participants are encouraged to share their perspective throughout the training. CPSS salaries in the WNC region range from $30,000-$55,000 annually.


Do I qualify?

– I am 18 years or older.

– I have lived experiences in recovery from a significant mental health or substance use disorder.

– I am in recovery for at least one year.

– I have at least a high school diploma or equivalent.


Class Schedule:

January 28-February 1, 8:00-4:30

Classes will be held at the Edington Center with lunch provided.


To Apply: 

Contact Michael Hayes to learn more and apply:

(828) 398-4158 x105 or

The registration deadline is December 19 at 5 p.m.


Green Opportunities is also accepting applications for our Kitchen Ready and YouthBuild training programs, which begin in early 2019. Apply today!


Are you looking for a job, training opportunities, or your GED® / high school equivalency diploma? GO can help you meet your goals. GO training programs are designed to teach our Members valuable transferable skills–like teamwork, communication, problem solving, and professionalism–that will prepare you to find and keep a job. In addition to training, Green Opportunities provides Members with personalized support services, GED® tutoring, life skills workshops, counseling, resume development, and job search assistance.


– YouthBuild, starts January 22, 2019

Carpentry and GED-study for out-of-school youth ages 16-24. Download a flyer

– Kitchen Ready, starts February 4, 2019

Hospitality and culinary arts for adults 18+


GO specializes in providing support and training to adults facing barriers to employment, including homelessness, prior incarceration, lack of work experience, and trauma. Our team is focused on people’s futures, not their pasts, and is committed to helping Members meet their goals, find stability, and begin new careers.



Join us on for an Info Session on Wednesday, December 19 from 3:30-4:30. Learn about the training & employment pathways offered at GO and how we can help you meet your education & employment goals. RSVP here to let us know you’re coming.


Can’t make it to the Info Session? Call Jeremy at (828) 398-4158 x107 or email to schedule an appointment, or fill out a short online application to let a member of our recruitment staff know that you’re interested in our programs.