This classification is viewed as the title for the peer recovery specialist’s supervisor. The supervisor may or may not have a personal lived experience, but is familiar with the peer recovery specialist’s job tasks and requirements. This is a non-reciprocal credential offered at the state level.
There are certain knowledge areas and skills that are required to provide effective peer supervisor services to workers helping individuals living with behavioral health disorders. Registered Peer Supervisors must demonstrate the ability to provide effective supervision and model behavior and ethics for the peer recovery specialist. In addition, Registered Peer Supervisors must provide supervision within their area of expertise, yet be knowledgeable of the integrated services provided by the behavioral health systems.
- One must have documented one year of direct supervision of peer recovery specialists per the organization’s job description and/or resume or;
- One must be a MABPCB Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) for one year, or;
- One must have a minimum of 6 months experience in a supervisory/management role within a behavioral health setting
- Must complete the six hour “Supervising Peers” training
- An RPS must take a “Supervising Peers” refresher course every two years
- It is suggested that individual or group peer supervision be provided bi-weekly