Successfully Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and Tools

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This webinar provides a framework for and specific tools on successfully employing peer specialists:

  1. Clarifying the peer specialist role;
  2. Recruiting, hiring, and training of peers;
  3. Educating and supporting non-peer staff;
  4. Using the reasonable accommodation (Americans with Disabilities Act) Employee Assistance Programs to address job difficulties and support good performance;
  5. Team building: Cross training and co-learning;
  6. Key components/elements of organizational culture and infrastructure


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