Position Title: Children, Youth & Family Liaison | CYFL Community Development Trainer  

Primary Responsibilities/Function: To be part of a robust and culturally diverse working team, NAMI San Diego CYF Liaison Team especially seeks individuals who qualify as a Youth/Family Support Partner defined by County Behavioral Health Services as an individual with [current or past] experience as a consumer, or caregiver to a consumer, of CYF Behavioral Health Services, Child Welfare Services, the Juvenile Justice System, or Special Education.”  

The CYFL Community Developer Trainer is responsible for connecting with families and TAY youth through technology and social media. This position also builds community through assisting with county wide trainings, meetings, workshops, classes and presentations for children, youth, families, professional/peer professionals involved in the Child Family & Youth Behavioral Health System of Care (CYFBHSOC). This position works as a community educator and motivational trainer using lived experience. Works in concert with the Program Manager and CYFL Lead Trainer to assist in the facilitation of in person and on-line workshops, trainings, and activities for Childrens System of Care children, youth, families, professional/peer professionals. Additionally, creates and sustains a social media presence for CYFL. Creativity and good understanding of technology and social media needed. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and team building skills. Lived experience with community outreach, public speaking, and volunteer development as well as behavioral health experience strongly preferred. Bilingual in English and at least one threshold language preferred.  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assists with conducting both in-person and virtual presentations, workshops, classes and focus groups with individuals involved in the Child Family & Youth Behavioral Health System of Care throughout San Diego County.  
  • Assists in developing community and professional relationships within the CYFBHSOC, including within the TAY, Transitional Age Youth community, and Faith-based community.  
  • Assists with school outreach and coordination of school presentations.  
  • Work with communities both on-line and in person to provide resources, support and opportunities to give feedback to the Childrens System of Care.  
  • Maintain necessary documentations, i.e. surveys, sign-ins, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, mileage, etc.  
  • Participate in community relations efforts, including but not limited to supporting and assisting the development community relationships and support of major NAMI San Diego events in order to meet community awareness goals.  
  • Communicate effectively with community leaders to grow and support programs.  
  • Participate in regular supervision, mentoring, team building, support, and reviews.  
  • Proficiency in social media, and multiple digital platforms newsletter, brochure and flyer skills a plus.  
  • Ability to navigate trends in social media and youth-oriented technology.  
  • Contribute to creating a stigma-free, recovery positive, person-centered, trauma-informed and culturally competent professional presence in the San Diego community at large.  
  • Increase job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, as required.  
  • Administrative duties as identified by CYFL Program Manager.  

Accountability: Education Department Director in absence of CYFL Program Manager 

Minimum Requirements, including linguistic and cultural skills, education, experiences, licenses and certifications: 

  • Personal lived experience or parent of a youth currently or formerly engaged in services for mental illness or behavioral health concerns is preferred.  
  • A strong positive viewpoint towards mental health is essential.  
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant field preferred (Social Work, Psychology, Community, Education, Advocacy / Activism) or clearly demonstrated equivalent work experience in the field with experience and education in behavioral health, mental health and wellness. Must have experience with Transitional Age Youth as well as working with youth.  
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and habits.  
  • Ability and willingness to mentor and motivate community members and volunteers.  
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills – both written, verbal, and non-verbal.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations plus the ability and desire to work as part of a team.  
  • Ability to keep confidential information confidential and be discrete.  
  • Willingness to support NAMI San Diegos Mission and Values. 
  • Ability to navigate transportation to various sites in the community. 
  • Ability to present information to public groups.  
  • Ability to type using computer is essential with competency using Microsoft Office programs.  
  • Bi-lingual in English and one of the following threshold languages required: Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Tagalog, or Vietnamese.  

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting. Environment with diverse populations routinely coming in for workshops or training.  
  • Periodic lifting up to 15 pounds is required.  
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings – from public to private, both on a virtual platform as well as in person 
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required.  
  • Community and office setting. Regional travel required.  

Employment Status: 32 Hours per week, Non-Exempt 

Compensation: $18.00 hourly plus benefits 

To apply: please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@NAMISD.org.  

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.