As part of a CAPRSS Peer Review Team, review applications for core accreditation to assess a program’s conformance with core standards. Prepare for and participate in peer review site visit, score results of visit, and assist in preparing and presenting findings and recommendations, using an asset-based and strengths-based approach.
- Prospective Peer Reviewers will attend a two-hour orientation session.
- Selected peer reviewers will need to complete a self-guided, online peer reviewer training.
- Peer Reviewers will be asked to complete at least two Peer Review Site Visits per year.
- The total time commitment for a peer review is approximately 5 days per site visit: half-day for review of organizational materials; 2 days travel; 2 days on-site; and half-day for follow-up reports.
Honorarium: $1,000 per site visit (airfare and hotel paid)
Knowledge, Qualifications, and Skills
- Knowledge of the recovery community
- Experience in coordinating, managing, or delivering addiction peer recovery support services
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: governance; organizational management, including human resources, finance and budgeting; participatory process; leadership development; peer supervision; program evaluation
- Mature judgment and objectivity
- Ability to work effectively in a team
- Strong interpersonal communications skills
- Commitment to CAPRSS’ mission
- Knowledge of mental health peer recovery support services a plus
- Must review and sign CAPRSS Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements
- Become familiar with CAPRSS Peer Reviewer Manual, and the policies and procedures it describes.
- Become familiar with the CAPRSS core standards.
- Become familiar with the Peer Reviewer score sheet, both printed and online form.
In preparation for each Peer Review Site Visit:
- Review the self-assessment information and documentation materials submitted by the assigned organization.
- Participate in Peer Review Team phone calls to prepare for site visits and to finalize site visit reports.
During Peer Review Site Visit
- Adhere to CAPRSS Policies & Procedures and Code of Ethics
- Act in a consultative capacity to focus on quality improvement and program alignment with CAPRSS standards
- Conduct information-gathering interviews with staff, peers leaders, peers, and other stakeholders.
- Conduct onsite surveys to gather information about the organization and its peer program.
- Review documents presented onsite.
- Participate in on-site Peer Review Team meetings to discuss interpretations of the assigned organization’s conformance to standards and criteria.
- Participate in exit conference with Executive Director and key staff.
- Work with team to identify areas of excellence and to make recommendations in areas that need improvement.
- Immediately notify the Peer Review Team Leader of any serious issues uncovered during the course of a Peer Review Site Visit, or of any issues, conflicts, problems or concerns that might jeopardize or compromise a Peer Review Site Visit.
- Assist and support other team members as needed and appropriate.
- Complete Peer Reviewer score sheets, restricting opinions to documents, activities, policies and processes that are covered by the standards.
- Review and provide feedback on the draft site visit report.
- Make suggestions to the CAPRSS Accreditation Review Committee and the Standards Committee for addition, deletion, or revision of existing standards.
After Peer Review Site Visit
- Complete and submit Peer Reviewer score sheets online.
- Review and comment on the Site Visit Summary Report that is prepared by the Team Leader.