Our Platform: Professional Training

Professional Training

Training Program

The core of the Vanderburgh Sober Living system is comprehensive training available to all Chartered Operators and House Mentors. The training we offer is comprehensive, with training topics and modules ranging from how to mentor guests, standard House Mentor responsibilities in the home, how to address emergencies, how to conduct community outreach to keep a waiting list, how to run a profitable business operation, accounting and tax considerations, and how to navigate the complex regulatory environment surrounding sober housing.

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Training Delivery

VSL Training delivery takes place in a variety of forms, including:

  • On-site initial training program at our headquarters in Webster, Massachusetts
  • On-site ongoing seminars and workshops, held at our headquarters as well as online
  • Online learning modules, including:
    • Administrative: use of software, handbooks, templates, tools, and systems
    • Operational: rent collection, accounting, record keeping, home inspections
    • House Mentors: guest orientation, drug screening, rules and violations
    • Outreach: building relationships with referral partners and presentations
    • Intake: applicant review, phone screening, and monitoring
    • Business Management: accounting, human resources, marketing, etc.
    • Safety: home and personnel safety, emergency procedures and preparedness
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Training Details

Initial Training

VSL’s Operator Training Program takes place both online as well as at our headquarters in Webster, Massachusetts. New Operators are introduced to the Vanderburgh Sober Living system with an introductory video call, review of the Operator Knowledge Base, and practical training in our office as well as on location at your new home.

Immersive Training

We offer House Mentors (and Operators, if desired) the opportunity for immersive training at an established sober living home. This is an invitation to stay in a VSL home to see first-hand how stuff works. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a deep understanding for the daily operation of a structured sober living environment.

Training Costs

Standard training come free with Charter membership. Comprehensive training will be billable on a negotiated basis depending on the level of support requested. Full and unrestricted access to our Knowledge Base, online training resources, and template documents is included at no cost with Charter membership.