Chapter 6: Program management – supervision, support, and mentorship for peer health navigators

In this chapter, we identify the responsibilities of the host agency related to peer health navigator supervision, support and mentorship, navigator and client matching and navigator self-care.

Chapter 6: Program management – supervision, support, and mentorship for peer health navigators (PDF)

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Programming resources and tools

The following resources can be used to support host agency responsibilities related to supervision, support and mentorship of peers and peer health navigator self-care. Where a resource addresses a specific recommendation from the chapter, the recommendation number is provided.

General

Staff supervision policy

Elevate NWO

This policy outlines the standards, procedures and supervisor and staff responsibilities for staff supervision at Elevate NWO.

Volunteer policy

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre

This policy includes procedures and standards for the recruitment, support and supervision of volunteers.

Chapter 6: Supervising peers from Building blocks to peer program success: A toolkit for developing HIV peer programs

Peer Education and Training Sites/Resource and Evaluation Center (PETS/REC) Initiative

This chapter reviews different forms of supervision and how supervision can be best delivered to support peers. A separate accompanying document contains tools for supervising peers, including a list of topics to cover during administrative supervision with peers (pages 6-8) and a guide for group supervision with peers (page 9).

Self-care

Peer self-care plan worksheet (page 10) from Building blocks to peer program success: A toolkit for developing HIV peer programs (resources for chapter 6)

Peer Education and Training Sites/Resource and Evaluation Center (PETS/REC) Initiative

This worksheet can be used by peers to identify the self-care activities they will undertake. (supports recommendation 11)