NAMI Central Texas'”the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness'”is dedicated to improving the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness through education, support and advocacy programs.
Does the prospect of being part of a small team that's experiencing the excitement and challenge of expansion and growth excite you? While founded in 1984 as NAMI Austin, the organization has been strategically riding a wave of change in the way our community addresses mental health by providing exceptional peer-led mental health education, support and advocacy programming, all at no cost to the community. The current challenges of the pandemic crisis find the organization pivoting to online programming to continue to meet the needs of the community, making this a great opportunity for someone who gets excited at the prospect of utilizing technology to maximize the impact and reach of our unique programs.
NAMI Central Texas is currently seeking an individual to serve as the organization's first Peer Program Coordinator, reflecting the organization's commitment to meet the unique needs of peers.. As member of the program team, the Peer Program Coordinator will be responsible for assessing current peer programs and develop and implement a plan in peer programming to meet the education and support needs of individuals living with a mental illness in the Central Texas area. Additionally, they will represent the affiliate in the creation of community partnerships to support peers in the Central Texas area and provide leadership in implementing best practices in peer programming for the affiliate, with a focus on recruiting and developing a volunteer peer team to support our work.
Key responsibilities include:
'¢ Must have lived experience as a person living with a mental illness as required to facilitate NAMI programs
'¢ Peer Support Specialist Certification (or ability to complete certification process)
'¢ 2+ years of volunteer recruitment and management preferred but not required
'¢ Strong public speaking, presentation and communication skills
'¢ Confidence in self-advocacy and sharing one's personal recovery story
'¢ Exceptional networking, leadership and organizational skills
'¢ Experience working with a wide range of diverse people and groups especially underserved populations
'¢ Ability to work in collaboration with a team
'¢ Experience engaging with staff, board, volunteers and the community utilizing a nonjudgmental approach, active listening and leading with a positive attitude
'¢ Ability to maintain confidentiality
'¢ Valid driver's license and access to a reliable motor vehicle as frequent travel is required
'¢ Ability to work frequent evenings and weekends
'¢ Bilingual English / Spanish preferred
'¢ Familiarity with Central Texas counties
'¢ Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite; familiarity with project management platforms (such as Asana) and experience with Salesforce a plus
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