The interNational Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to peer support in mental health systems. Founded in November 2004 by a group of peer specialists, the organization has quickly grown with members from every state.
This document is intended to familiarize potential Peer Specialist Training applicants with the field of peer support, the Via Hope peer certification process, and things to consider before making the decision to apply for the 43-hour Peer Specialist Training.
This hiring guidelines handout was used during the 2010 Peer Specialist Learning Community and 2011 Recovery Focused Learning Community to assist organizations with peer support service implementation.
Provided to Via Hope by Lyn Legere of The Transformation Center. This sample job description was created as a sample for hospitals interested in hiring peer specialists.
Provided to Via Hope by Lyn Legere of The Transformation Center. This job description overview was created as a tool for community centers, clinics or hospitals interested in hiring peer specialists.