Job Description: PeerPals are persons who have experienced their own major mental illnesses, but have achieved a substantial degree of personal well-being and stability. Serving as a friend and mentor, each Pal must have a strong desire to help others and be willing to be assigned for six months to someone who is in the beginning stages of his or her recovery. Pals will receive ongoing training and supervision by the PeerPal Advisor for the duration of the assignment. Pals work four hours per week and are paid $11.25 per hour.
- Education: Completion of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course, or equivalent mentor certification
- Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the program area
To be considered for a PeerPal position please email the PeerPals coordinator for more information.
The Outreach Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and oversees the coordination of all NAMI outreach activities such as health fairs, resource tables requested for events, VA Kiosks and Community Display updates.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Outreach Assistant performs a wide range of duties in direction and support of Volunteer Outreach Services including but not limited to the following:
- Maintain various public and internal calendars for scheduling resource fairs and events
- Track and record the materials distributed at all outreach events, determine the number of individuals served and prepare this information in a report, as directed.
- Work with Volunteer Administrator/Coordinator to recruit volunteers to assist at fairs/events and brochure deliveries.
- Keep VA Outreach kiosks stocked with brochures and collateral material
- Keep brochure displays stocked with brochures and collateral material in the community locations
- This position is part time and hours may vary monthly not to exceed 40 hours a month.
- AA degree or higher and/or equivalent office experience
Knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of NAMI programs and mission
- Strong communication, planning and organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task in a face-paced environment
- Ability to assess individual skill levels and interests and tailor them to appropriate jobs
- Strong understanding of working with individuals with disabilities specifically brain disorders
- Ability to work closely and communicate effectively with other office personnel
- Previous office experience and practices
- Ability to work independently as a self-starter
Proficiency in the use of computers for:
- Microsoft Office 2010
- Simple Accounting
The Outreach Assistant should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
- Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
- Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
- Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the program.
- Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
- Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
Hours and Compensation:
Up to 40 hours per month $14 hour/mileage.