Calling all supervisors committed to strengthening the peer workforce by learning and mastering the supervision and integration of peer workers.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is pleased to announce A Learning Community to Improve the Supervision of Peer Workers.
This learning community is open to supervisors of peer workers who want to learn, strengthen, and apply core competencies related to their position. If you have experience working in a peer role and currently supervise other peer workers, we encourage you to apply.
WHEN, WHERE, HOW:
The learning community will meet virtually for 3 months, from April 2020 through July 2020.Participants will have the opportunity to learn from plenary sessions led by national leaders in the field of peer support services and participate in online discussions with supervisors from across the country. Each participant will concentrate on developing a supervisory implementation plan for their organization during workgroup sessions.
The BRSS TACS team will host the virtual sessions on Monday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. Participants will learn in small workgroups that expert faculty members will facilitate. Workgroups will meet during weeks without scheduled plenaries.
Please note that SAMHSA encourages learning community members to attend all plenary and workgroup sessions to maintain consistent contact with stakeholders.
The learning community has the following four educational objectives:
· Learn and begin to master skills of supervision
· Increase understanding of the varieties of peer support practices
· Acquire practical tools that promote peer support integration in the organization
· Connect with others who have similar goals and challenges
Attend our Informational Webinar
To help you assess whether the learning community is a good fit for your needs, the BRSS TACS team is holding an informational webinar on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will cover the learning community’s objectives, plenary topics, and the logistics of participating. There will be time for questions and answers as well. Sign up today!
Apply for the Learning Community by March 2, 2020!
If you would like BRSS TACS to consider you for participation in this learning community, please complete the online application on Survey Monkey by 8:00 pm EST on Monday March 2, 2020. Every interested individual in an organization must fill out and submit an application.Applicants will learn of their acceptance into the learning community on March 23, 2020.
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the BRSS TACS team at 781–247–1803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!