NAMI Clackamas is hiring!

We are hiring a part-time (.5 FTE) Peer Resource Specialist, a peer-delivered service provider (must be a person who is receiving or has received mental health services) who strives to improve the quality of life of those whose lives are affected by mental health issues through support, education and advocacy. The Peer Resource Coordinator will help clients get services they may qualify for, including but not limited to medications, SSI and SSDI, health insurance, connect with other available and appropriate community supports and other resources as needed and to obtain mental and physical health care in an effort to achieve and maintain each client’s recovery. They will also help manage and train Peer Resource Connection (PeRC) volunteers.

Qualifications:
1. Able to make a strong commitment to The National Alliance on Mental Illness of County.

2. Self-motivated, creative, and resourceful. Enjoys working with diverse groups of people, especially persons with mental health disorders. Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.

3. Experience and desire to make a positive impact in the community.

4. Advanced written and oral communication skills.

5. Possess creativity, integrity, initiative, patience, enthusiasm and professionalism.

6. Intermediate knowledge or willingness to learn Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Google Apps.

7. Ability to be flexible in time and temperament to meet training, committee and client needs and obligations.

8. Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

9. Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.

10. Must be receiving or have received mental health services.

40 hour peer support specialist training provided upon hire if not already completed.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to michele@namicc.org. Please address your personal experience with mental illness in your cover letter. Interviews will start on January 2, so prompt responses are appreciated.

Announcing Support Connections!

Support Connections logoDo you need to talk to someone who’s been there?

Support Connections Peer Support Specialists can help people with mental health issues by and people supporting loved ones with mental health issues by:

  • Helping to navigate the mental health system including finding a provider, making appointments and being an advocate when necessary
  • Helping to identify barriers to wellness and recovery and focusing on strategies to overcome them
  • Finding other community resources and support programs
  • Assisting in development of goals
  • Listening and offering support
  • Modeling recovery to share hope
  • Working with their┬ánatural support system, like family and friends, when appropriate, to help achieve goals

Support Connections is offered in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties at no cost to anyone with mental health issues including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD and more. Peer Support Specialists can meet you where you’re at, both in your community and in your recovery. Services are offered in English and Spanish and LGBTQI-specific support is available. Peer Support Specialists are not clinicians, therapists or prescribers.

If you have questions or want to make an appointment call the NAMI Clackamas office at 503-344-5050 or email maeve@namicc.org

Support Connections is a partnership between Northwest Family Services and NAMI Clackamas and is funded by a generous grant by Health Share of Oregon.