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.