Peer Recovery Program Associate

>>Peer Recovery Program Associate

Peer Recovery Program Associate

Employment Status:               Non Exempt- 40.0 hrs.

Compensation:                        $15-$17.00 hour

Accountability:                        Director of Education in absence of Family Programs Manager                                       

Peer Recovery Program Associate Job Description

On behalf of NAMI San Diego, ensure the competent provision of all Peer Programs including but not limited to Peer-to-Peer Education Program, CONNECTIONS Support Groups, Side-by-Side Peer Companion program. This position also supports the Career Pathways Peer & Family Support Specialist training program, for individuals with lived experience seeking or already volunteering/working in the Behavioral Health Field. Responsibilities include co-training in person and through web based platforms and general program support.


  • Coordinate Peer-to-Peer Recovery Programs
  • Coordinate Peer Recovery Support Connections Program
  • Coordinate Peer Companion Side-by-Side Program
  • Co-train Peer & Family Support Specialist training classes (webinar and in classroom)
  • Assist with development of multimedia visual aids and presentations
  • Document and input program data
  • Evaluate and document updates to programs accordingly
  • Plan facilitation of activities and events, material production and distribution, and other resources to ensure that operations are managed within authorized budgets
  • Mentor and motivate with strong presentation and/or training skill
  • Maintain a strong positive viewpoint towards mental health
  • Practices Recovery language

Required Background and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred (Social Work, Psychology, Community, Education, Advocacy / Activism) or 1 year clearly demonstrated equivalent work experience
  • Experience as a mental health family member or mental health consumer strongly preferred.
  • Experience training or teaching adults or young adults
  • Experience mentoring and motivating volunteers
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in the use of computer software (Microsoft Office Access Database, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, GoToTraining), email and web navigation
  • Excellent communication, planning, analyzing, problem solving, time management and coordinating skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to share appropriately and present information to the public
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations plus the desire and ability to work as part of a team

Other Qualifications:  

  • A strong positive viewpoint towards mental health is essential
  • Ability to keep confidential information confidential and be discrete
  • Willingness to support NAMI San Diego’s Mission and Values
  • The ability to travel efficiently and frequently to offsite locations as needed, including but not limited for purposes such as: offsite meetings, support groups, attending training programs, traveling to collaborative partner sites, etc.
  • Use own automobile, must have clean driving record i.e.; meet standards as reported on their Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)
  • NAMI or other Peer and Family course graduates added plus
  • Added Plus: Bilingual and bicultural in Spanish
  • Flexibility and availability to work evenings and weekends

Working Conditions and Job Setting: Program headquarters is a standard office setting. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds. Work environment with diverse populations and provide trainings and workshops. Travel is also required using personal automobile and insurance coverage.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email – no phone calls please.

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.