Assessing Core Skills and Specific Expertise
ARAP has identified a number of core skills expected of all its members.
Descriptions of these core skills are provided below.
Analytical and Critical Thinking - Individual having the ability to think analytically and critically, to evaluate different options, proposals and arguments and make sound decisions.
Inter-personal Communications - Individual having the ability to effectively communicate their ideas, positions, and perspective to their peers, as well as understand the ideas, position, and perspective of their peers and facilitate resolutions of differences in the common interest.
Governance Expertise - Strong understanding and experience with the appropriate roles, group processes and corporate bylaws and policies that form systems of not for profit governance. Demonstrated judgment and integrity in an oversight role.
Commitment to ARAP’s mandate - Demonstrates a strong understanding and commitment to the mandate of ARAP. Commitment to mandate may be demonstrated in many ways, including personal experience, professional experience, volunteer experience etc.
ARAP has also identified some specific expertise that it would like one or more members to possess.
Descriptions of these specific areas of expertise are provided below.
Mental Health and Addictions Expertise - Individual having expertise in various aspects of mental health and addictions issues and services, including both community-based and clinical expertise.
Anti-racism and Anti-Black Racism Expertise - Individual with strong knowledge and understanding of anti-racism and anti-Black racism; knowledge and/or experience with mental health issues, service and systems in an anti-racism and anti-Black racism context a definite advantage.
Expertise from Individuals with Lived Experience of Recovery - Individual with strong knowledge and understanding of the lived experience of recovery, including knowledge and/or experience with mental health issues, services and systems.
Please assess your level of competency for each of the core skills using the following rating index:
Excellent" - Substantial knowledge base combined with more than 5 years professional and/or volunteer experience
"Good" - Some knowledge base combined with 2-5 years professional and/or volunteer experience
"Average" - Knowledge base of an 'average person' combined with less than 2 years of professional and/or volunteer experience