Peer specialists help others in recovery by assisting them the tasks of managing daily skills for healthy living, helping them stay motivated through social and emotional support, linking them to clinical care and community resources, and by offering long-term, proactive support.
Earning the NYCPS can assist individuals with securing meaningful employment and may qualify them to bill Medicaid.
I recommend that if you are interested in earning your NYCPS that you first review the application, You can also review information on the certification on the NY Peer Specialists website or call 518-426-0945. You can begin your training by clicking here, then click on the login button, and create a new account. The training platform has been very well constructed and of high quality. I would also recommend speaking to other peer specialists about their work in order to assess if it is a fit for you.