We invite you to consider using your lived experience to help someone else
Are you a male between the ages of 18 and 70+ with a mental health condition? We invite you to consider using your lived experience to help someone else in their journey toward better self-care and more independence. Our Community Peer Program trains individuals who have completed the NAMI-SCC Peer-to-Peer Program to work as guides for others in a similar situation to establish goals, find resources, and develop social engagement skills as they learn how to live with their diagnosis. You must be able to commit 5 hours per week for this role. You are also required to attend team meetings 1-hour per week on Thursdays from 2-3pm. Please review the job description and complete an application for consideration.
- Two (2) calls per week from a Peer, lasting 15 – 30 minutes
- One (1) visit per week, lasting 1-3 hours within the local community (Santa Clara County).
- The Participant will set goals, practice self-care techniques, and become more independent.
- The Peer will share resources, promote self-advocacy, and present options for growth.
- Attendance at support and/or recovery groups suggested by the Peer.
- Identify and practice coping skills with the Peer that work best for the Participant.
- Practice social engagement by meeting outside their home or occasionally for coffee/snack.
- Adopt self-care routines that promote wellness and instill confidence in this Participant.
How to Apply
Send your completed application form to the Community Peer Program coordinator by email to CPP@namisantaclara.org or by mail to the following address:
NAMI Santa Clara County
1150 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 24
San Jose, CA 95128