POSITION TITLE: Peer Recovery Program Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities/Function: 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Peer-to-Peer Recovery Programs.
  • Coordinate Peer Recovery Support Connections Program.
  • Coordinate Peer Side-by-Side Companion Program.
  • Co-train Peer & Family Support Specialist (PFSS) through webinars and in-person presentation.
  • Provide 1:1 support, resume building help and career placement support for PFSS students.
  • Assist with development of multimedia visual aids and presentations.
  • Document and input program data.
  • Evaluate and document updates to programs.
  • 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 skills.
  • Maintain a strong positive viewpoint towards mental health.
  • Practices Recovery language.
  • Document phone calls, email, walk in engagements with resources.

Range of Authority: The Peer Recovery Program Coordinator reports to Director of Education in absence of Family Programs Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Personal lived experience with mental health and/or as a family member of someone with mental health.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health) or 3 years clearly demonstrated equivalent work or volunteer experience.
  • Strong experience training or teaching adults.
  • Positive experience mentoring and motivating volunteers.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the use of computer software (Microsoft Office Access Database, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, GoToTraining, Publisher), email and web navigation.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, non-verbal & written), planning, analyzing, problem solving, time management and coordinating skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Confident public speaking skills.
  • Interest & ability to work as part of a team with diverse populations.

Other Qualifications:  

  • A strong positive viewpoint towards mental health and recovery language is essential.
  • Confidentiality & discretion is a must.
  • 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, 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 (WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Peer Employment Training (PET), Career Pathways FPSS (Family/Peer Support Specialist).
  • 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.

Full-time – 40 Hours                                        Hourly Salary: $16.00

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@namisd.org.