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Family Peer Support Specialist

NAMI New Hampshire

The National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) is a statewide, grassroots non-profit comprised of a network of affiliate chapters and support groups, staff, and volunteers that provide information, education, and support to all families and communities affected by mental illness. NAMI NH’s public policy work includes advocacy for health insurance coverage and access to comprehensive, integrated health care and community-based supports without discrimination or stigma for all who are affected by mental illness. Visit www.NAMINH.org to learn more about our programs.

 

 


The Family Peer Support Specialist provides 1:1 support and education to families/primary caregivers of children and adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) in families homes/virtually or in the community.  The Family Peer Support Specialist establishes support groups and family education programs in communities and is responsible for identifying and recruiting family member candidates to participate in one of NAMI NH’s leadership training programs providing support to the family leaders in a role of their choice. 

Ultimately, success will be determined by the extent to which NAMI NH can reduce or eliminate stigma and end discrimination regarding mental health for all individuals and their families.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Lived Experience – having a personal experience as a family member of either/or a parent of a child with SED and understand and has the experience of the process of working towards family recovery empowerment.
  • Active certification in NAMI NH Family Peer Support preferred.
  • Working knowledge of community resources and experience navigating the mental health and related systems of care.
  • One year of work experience in the human service or mental health field providing direct service, within NAMI NH preferred.
  • Demonstrated writing, public speaking, training, and organizational skills.
  • Maintain available, reliable transportation and willingness to travel and have a flexible schedule.
  • Consideration is given for formal education and has completed NAMI NH’s Leadership Programs.
  • Above-average proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of products and virtual meeting software.
  • Ability to develop, track, transfer, and access information related to work through navigating different cloud-based systems as directed.
Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Provide one-to-one support to families/primary caregivers of children and/or adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) in families homes/virtually or in the community.
  • Promote parent participation in NAMI NH specific programs and parent/family/community support groups.
  • Demonstrate in their work a commitment to the system of care values and guiding principles.
  • Identify, recruit family leadership candidates, and connect them with the appropriate program to meet their needs.
  • Recruit, provide and ensure training/orientation and support to family leaders in a role of their choice.
  • Execute, collect, and organize all data related to the position all tasks required to meet contractual agreements with funders and governing agencies.
  • Participate in program team and supervisory meetings and seek consultation when needed from a supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Physical and Travel

  • While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to talk or hear along with frequently standing; walking; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasional travel may be necessary.
  • It may be necessary to work some evenings and weekends.

 

Community

  • Demonstrate effective outreach and promotion of NAMI NH’s support, education, and leadership programs and our public policy platform.
  • Attend community events/meetings as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with all customers, consumers, NAMI NH staff, families, agencies, and other organizational staff in a productive and considerate manner.
How to Apply:

Please visit www.naminh.org and see our Employment section under our About Us tab to view open positions and complete your application online!  

https://naminh.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=64&source=aWQ9OA%3D%3D 

Salary Range:

$36-$38k

Job Location:

Statewide

Date Added: July 12, 2021

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