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Qualified Cultural Navigators

QCN graphicQualified cultural navigators are individuals who are trained to provide support, information and guidance to new immigrants.  Not only do they have the lived experience of having been immigrants/refugees themselves or having worked very closely with refugees for a long period of time, but they have specific knowledge regarding issues of stress, trauma, the psychological impact of immigration and acculturation, and how to support individuals in crisis. 

DBHDS provides a qualification process for Qualified Cultural Navigators as a way to recognize this unique set of skills that are not always reflected in school transcripts or resumes.  Under this qualification pathway, participants complete a series of workshops and trainings designed to provide them with competencies needed to be competitive in entry level positions in behavioral healthcare.

The required programs are designed to connect them with nationally recognized interventions and best practices, which combined with their bicultural and bilingual skills, provide an excellent candidate pool for a diverse and culturally competent entry-level workforce.

To be considered as a Qualified Cultural Navigator in Behavioral Health, please read the application found here in its entirety.  Once you have collected all the necessary material you may apply at this LINK.

You may find a sample application HERE

Email all required certificates, qualifications, and other information to OCLC Email 

Please allow two months for your application to be processed and for you to receive your certificate.  

Email any questions to OCLC Email  Include your full name, phone number, and email address in your correspondence.