Wounded Healer Mentor Requirements

All interested applicants must complete the NC Peer Support Specialist (NCPSS) certification before mentoring begins. NCPSS Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Lived experience in recovery from trauma, mental health, or substance use disorder
  • In recovery for at least one year

Wounded Healers (WHs) requires all mentors to have lived experience of incarceration. Once the applicant is accepted into the Mentor Program, WHs will provide scholarships for all necessary training to complete the NCPSS certification requirements.  If an applicant already has their NCPSS certification, WHs will provide training to meet recertification requirements. Mentor will receive an orientation prior to beginning mentoring and ongoing supervision from the Lead mentor and other WHs staff.

Please note: Completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the mentor program. Upon reviewing the application, an interview will be scheduled for qualified applicants.

Applicant Information

Are you a citizen of the United States?
If no, are you authorized to work in the U.S.?
Are you a Certified Peer Support Specialist?
Have you ever worked as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)?
Have you ever worked in peer support in other roles?


High School

Did you graduate?


Did you graduate?


Did you graduate?


Please list three references of people (not related to you) who can speak to your character.

Reference 1

Reference 2

Reference 3

Lived Experience of Incarceration

Have you ever been incarcerated (jail or prison)?

Lived Experience of Recovery

Are you in recovery from mental health issue and/or substance use?

Peer Support

Current or Most Recent Employment

May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?

Military Service

Background Checks

All qualified applicants will be subject to a sex offender/background check. If positive, this may limit the roles you can play as a Wounded Healer Mentor.

Disclaimer and Signature

I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release.