Jobs

NAMI San Mateo County is Hiring!

Become a Peer PAL

NAMI Peer PALS LogoPeer PALS are individuals who have experienced their own major mental illnesses, but have achieved a considerable 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/her recovery. PALS receive ongoing training and supervision by the Peer PAL Advisor for the duration of the assignment. Pals work four hours per week and are paid $18.50 per hour.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Peer PAL position please fill out NAMI Peer PALS application:  For more information please email us at rocio@namisanmateo.org.

Become a Connection Co-Facilitator

Connection Co-facilitators are individuals who have experienced their own major mental illnesses but have achieved a considerable degree of personal well-being and stability. Serving as a peer support group leader, each co-facilitator must have a strong desire to help others and be able to work well with another co-facilitator to lead adult support groups using NAMI Principles and Guidelines. Connection co-facilitators are asked to work a minimum of two evenings per month for at least one year. The meetings are from 7-8:30pm and co-facilitators are paid for two hours.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Completion of Peer to Peer Class and Connection Leader Class
  • NAMI Membership
  • Leadership and Listening skills

To be considered for a Connection Co-facilitator position, please fill out the NAMI Co-facilitator application:  For more information please email us at ellen@namisanmateo.org

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