“Supervising Staff Providing Multiple Services: Exploring the Nuances Between Coaching and Peer Support”- April 2023 Supervisor’s Community of Practice

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April 2023 CPS & CPPS Supervisor’s Community of Practice

“Supervising Staff Providing Multiple Services: Exploring the Nuances Between Coaching and Peer Support”
with Tim Saubers

April 27th, 2023 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT



Tim Saubers

Tim got his start as a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist in 2016, completed recovery coach training in 2019, and has worked in direct support, supervisory, and program management roles. He currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Workforce Development at the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence while also providing consultation centered on curriculum and exam development, research, and programmatic design. Additionally, Tim sits on a variety of state and national committees and workgroups including serving as Vice President of the board of the National Association of Peer Supporters, among others. In 2022, Tim created the Wisconsin Peer Support Advocacy Network with the goal of organizing and coalescing the voice of the grassroots peer workforce in order to affect change in support of the needs of the workforce. Tim centers the principles of equity and justice in his work while moving not just to disrupt and reform systems, but to create new systems in their entirety.


We’ll explore the importance of role clarity when supervising staff who are certified as Certified Peer Specialists and have completed recovery coach training as well. We’ll discuss the differences and overlap of Certified Peer Specialists who provide peer support, and recovery coaches who provide guidance and coaching. We’ll also spend time discussing how to navigate supervisory requirements that may vary depending on the services staff are providing, ethical concerns that may arise, and ensuring that the services that staff are providing are clearly delineated between peer support and coaching.


Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, May 11th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on May 18th, 2023. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

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