NAMI Santa Clara County is Hiring!

Open Job Positions:


Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to support the Volunteer/Outreach Manager in carrying out the mission of NAMI Santa Clara County. The Volunteer Project Assistant is responsible for supervising office volunteers and coordinating their work on preparing educational and outreach materials. In addition, the Volunteer Project Assistant assists program coordinators in preparing the required materials for classes and events. The Volunteer Project Assistant reports to the Volunteer/Outreach Manager.

This is a part time position, two days a week with a total of up to 10 hours a week.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

The Volunteer Project Assistant performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with preparation of NAMI Outreach materials
  • Support Volunteer/Outreach Manager in use of volunteers in preparation of materials
  • Ability to assess individual skill levels and interests and tailor them to appropriate jobs
  • Assist with NAMI Santa Clara County Outreach Events

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of NAMI programs and mission
  • Successful completion of Peer-to-Peer class
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a face-paced environment
  • Ability to asses individual skill levels and interests and tailor them to appropriate jobs
  • Understanding of working with individuals with disabilities specifically brain disorders
  • Ability to work closely and communicate effectively with other office personnel
  • Previous office experience and practices
  • Ability to work independently as a self-starter

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Email
  • Internet

Personal characteristics:

The Volunteer Project Assistant should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the program.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Job Type:        Part-time

This is a part time position, two days a week with a total of up to 10 hours a week.

 Deadline:         July 31, 2019

To apply, please send an email with your contact information by the deadline to our Volunteer/Outreach Manager.


Job Description:

Peer Pals are persons who have experienced their own major mental illnesses, but have achieved a substantial 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 or her recovery. Pals will receive ongoing training and supervision by the PeerPal Advisor for the duration of the assignment. Pals work four hours per week and are paid $11.25 per hour.

  • 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

Job Type: Part-time

To be considered for a PeerPal position please email the PeerPals coordinator for more information.