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NAMI San Mateo County is Hiring!

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 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 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