Yes, Mental Health Peer support specialist are referred to as "Certified Peer Support Specialist" while substance use peer support specialists are referred to as "Peer Recovery Coaches"
None but some hiring agencies have education requirements of a high school diploma or GED.
* Have a serious mental Illness as outlined in the Medicaid Provider Manual
* Has received public mental health services currently or in the past
* At least 18 years of age
Provide at least 10 hours per week of peer support services with supported documentation written in the IPOS (Individual Plan of Service)
Work a minimum of 90 days as a peer specialists within the Community Mental Health Services Program. Complete application for peer support specialist certification including supervisor signature and two letters of recommendation. Complete phone and peer to peer interview with trainers of state curriculum.
Must be Able to prevent transmission of communicable disease; able to communicate expressively and receptively in order to follow individual plan requirements and beneficiary-specific emergency procedures, and to report on activities performed; and in good standing with the law (i.e., not a fugitive from justice, a convicted felon who is either under jurisdiction or whose felony relates to the kind of duty to be performed, or an illegal alien)
After Application Approval; 56 hour in person training program - requests for special accommodations, dietary needs, and emergency contact are included as a part of the registration for training.
Yes, "in good standing with the law (i.e., not a fugitive from justice, a convicted felon who is either under jurisdiction or whose felony relates to the kind of duty to be performed, or an illegal alien). "
Yes, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Appalachian Consulting Group (ACG) Senior Trainer (for Peer Support Specialists)
Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), Peer Recovery Coach, Veteran Peer Support Specialist, Youth peer support services
CPSS: Certified Peer Support Specialist CPRM - Certified Peer Recovery Mentor
Michigan's Medicaid State Plan and federally approved 1919(b) waiver and 1915(c) Habitation Supports Wavier (HSW) - community-based mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability specialty services and supports are covered by Medicaid when deliver under the auspices of an approved Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) - certified as a Community Mental Health Services Program (CMHSP)
Michigan Peer Specialists United
Pam Werner firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Peer Conference