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NAMI San Mateo County is Hiring!

Sites Supervisor

Job Description:

The Site Supervisor oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the ongoing NAMI-based support programs and all other programs that are implemented at the satellite training sites. This role will be responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and monitoring program activities and outcomes.  This role will work hand in hand with the Executive Director in helping to develop and grow these much-needed programs and support groups at each site. The role will work closely with communications and education/staffing to promote and schedule activities accordingly.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, trains, reviews, and evaluates the work of para-professional employees – facilitators, peers, and non-peers. The role will provide direction and guidance to current and new staff at each site.
  • Prepares, reviews, and monitors collection of statistical data.
  • Conducts needs assessments, defines, and addresses training issues, and sets goals for programs.
  • Interacts with managerial staff to ensure that treatment plans and programs for clients are appropriate and up to date.
  • Maintains current presenter list including substitutes and maintains, updates, and enhances all program materials (hard and electronic)
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures about service/support programs.
  • As needed, may develop proposals or work with staff to help obtain grants for specific mental health programs.
  • As needed, participates in task forces or committees, and attends meetings with other mental health professionals to resolve problems and to ensure continuity of services.

Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in a mental health agency, proven ability to manage peers is a plus; any peer certifications will be considered; public speaking experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but applicable experience can substitute

Click here to view the full job description: Sites Supervisor


To Apply:

Please contact: rtaylor@namisanmateo.org.

Lead Clinician

Job Description:

As a Supervising Mental Health Clinician, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and guiding the peer and family services provided within our organization. You will be responsible for leading a team of NAMI peer and family support/education associates.  This person will be providing supervision, mentorship, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality programming and support to our community. This role requires a deep understanding of therapeutic modalities, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to promoting the well-being of individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

Support Groups and Educational Programs that require supervision:

  • Connection – all
  • Family Support Groups – all
  • Peer to Peer
  • Family to Family
  • Basics
  • Mental Health 101

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Supervision: Provide clinical supervision and guidance to a team of mental health workers, conduct individual and group supervision sessions, and ensure adherence to ethical standards.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and inspire mental health peers and family members, coordinate staffing assignments, and facilitate team meetings and trainings.
  • Site Oversight: Monitor service quality through regular case reviews, stay updated on mental health trends, and integrate new evidence-based practices.
  • Program Development: Contribute to program and service development, participate in strategic planning, and collaborate with community partners to enhance mental health resources.
  • Administrative Duties: Oversee clinical operations’ administrative tasks, assist in recruiting and onboarding new staff, and ensure compliance with best practices.

Qualifications: 

  • Must hold a MSW or MFT licensure
  • NAMI Training and Education preferred but not necessary

Click here to view the full job description: Lead Clinician


To Apply:

Please contact: rtaylor@namisanmateo.org.

Family Support & Education Associate - General, Latinx, or AANHPI Concentration

Job Description:

Family Support & Education Associates will execute and perform family services at NAMI SMC program centers (San Mateo, South San Francisco, East Palo Alto/ Menlo Park). This job can have different population focuses including General, Latinx, or AANHPI. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute and perform on-site family services including leading Family-To-Family Education Classes, Family Support Groups, and much more.
  • Serve as site liaison – providing information and direction as needed to participants and guests about all of NAMI SMC programs and services
  • Perform necessary administrative activities in order to track all data for quality assurance and reporting purposes
  • Collaborate with site supervisor regularly to stay informed on the status, challenges, metrics, and needs of the outreach program

Click here to view the full job description: Family Support & Education Associate


To Apply:

Please contact: rtaylor@namisanmateo.org.

Outreach Associate - General, Latinx, or AANHPI Concentration

Job Description:

Outreach Associates will execute and promote all outreach activities related to NAMI SMC’s programming and community. This job can have different population focuses including General, Latinx, or AANHPI.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all scheduled community outreach events related to your population focus – resource fairs, tabling, etc.
  • Attend NAMI SMC programming as needed to relay program goals in outreach efforts
  • Perform necessary administrative activities in order to track all outreach activities
  • Actively promote NAMI SMC programs across all aspects of the organization
  • Ensure all interested program participants have access to all program info
  • Collaborate with outreach director regularly to stay informed on the status, challenges, metrics, and needs of the outreach program

Click here to view the full job description: Outreach Associate


To Apply:

Please contact: rtaylor@namisanmateo.org.

Peer Support & Education Associate - General, Youth, Latinx, or AANHPI Concentration

Job Description:

Peer Support & Education Associates will execute and perform on-site peer services at NAMI SMC program centers (San Mateo, South San Francisco, East Palo Alto/ Menlo Park). This job can have different population focuses including General, Youth, Latinx, or AANHPI.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute and perform on-site peer services including leading Peer Education Classes, Connection Support Groups, Peer PALS, and more as it relates to your population focus.
  • Serve as site liaison – providing information and direction as needed to participants and guests about all of NAMI SMC programs and services
  • Perform necessary administrative activities in order to track all data for quality assurance and reporting purposes
  • Collaborate with site supervisor regularly to stay informed on the status, challenges, metrics, and needs of the outreach program

Click here to view the full job description: Peer Support & Education Associate


To Apply:

Please contact: rtaylor@namisanmateo.org.

Peer PAL

Peer 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 up to four hours per week and are paid $20 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 Apply:

Please fill out this application: Peer PALS. 
Questions & inquiries, please contact: tpon@namisanmateo.org.

APEALS Teen Support Group Facilitator

APEALS, A Peer Emotional and Life Skills Group, is an emotional and life skills group for middle and high school students that is led by 2 Young Adult Peer Facilitators. It is an 8 week group that is intended to provide a safe place for teens to talk with other peers dealing with similar issues.

APEALS Facilitators play a crucial role as guides and supporters rather than authoritative figures in the teen group setting. The primary objective is to empower teenagers to discover solutions from within themselves. Our role is to create a nurturing environment where teens feel encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. We aim to foster an atmosphere where peer interaction and support are actively promoted. By doing so, we enable teens to tap into their collective wisdom and find the answers that resonate most with them. The role is 2-3 hours a week in-person and pays $20/hour. 

Qualifications:

  • Age 18+
  • In recovery from their mental health condition and able to maintain a positive outlook on recovery
  • Able to commit to 1 group a week for 8 weeks

Click here to view the full program description: APEALS Facilitator


To Apply:

Please fill out this application: APEALS Facilitator Application
Questions & inquiries, please contact: olivia@namisanmateo.org

Connection Support Group 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 Apply:

Please fill out this application: Connections Co- Facilitator

Questions & inquiries, please contact: rocio@namisanmteo.org or mcastaneto@namisanmateo.org.

Ending the Silence Presenter

Are you passionate about mental health awareness and education? NAMI SMC is seeking passionate presenters to join our mission in educating middle and high school students about the warning signs of mental health conditions, how to get support, and that they are not alone in their struggles. Ending the Silence is a 1 hour presentation that goes into schools and aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health, empower students with valuable knowledge, and contribute to our movement of ending the silence.

Two Roles Available:

  • Lived Experience Presenter: Shares their personal journey of mental health recovery to inspire and offer hope to students.
  • Adult Presenter: Leads an engaging, interactive slide show presentation to educate students about mental health conditions and accessing support.

Qualifications:

  • Age 18+
  • Available during school hours 8am-4pm
  • Completion of Ending the Silence Training

To Apply:

Please fill out this application: Ending the Silence Presenter
Questions & inquiries, please contact: olivia@namisanmateo.org