Supervision of Recovery Coaches and other Peer Workers

Date range: 
Jun 22 2022 - Jun 24 2022
Instance type: 
Attendance Mode: 
Paul Alves, Windia Rodriguez
Sponsored by BSAS: 

Description Narrative:
Recovery Coaches and other peer workers are currently employed throughout MA in a variety of environments – clinical, non-clinical, judicial, community-based, etc. because of their lived experience and proven effectiveness in helping people in recovery build lives of wellness. These environments may or may not have fully integrated recovery principles and values, but effective supervision of the Recovery Coach and/or peer worker provides a meaningful point of engagement for this ongoing process.

BSAS Supervision for Recovery Coaches & Other Peer Workers has been developed by people in recovery, Recovery Coaches and people with supervisory experience of peers within the environments where recovery services are delivered. The training is designed to orient supervisors to the skills, tasks, practices & processes needed for effective supervision of people acting in non-clinical peer capacities. Interactive exercises will offer multiple opportunities for participants to view their role, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities within the larger context of the workplace; to explore systems thinking and styles of leadership; to understand the impact of working from a strengths-based perspective and acknowledge the role power and privilege may play within supervisory/organizational relationships.