Title:  Program Assistant for African American Mental Health Campaigns (Spirituality and the Everyone Counts Campaign) 

The Program Assistant is responsible for the successful implementation, coordination, evaluation, reporting and day-to-day operation of the Spirituality and Mental Health Awareness Campaigns and will contribute to the planning and administration of these programs. They will work closely with contractors and designated facilitator/organizers. They will be responsible for facilitating groups and participate in outreach for both programs. They will also work with the LEVS Program Coordinator to organize the annual “Day of Prayer” event. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the Program Coordinator II (Supervisor) to plan, design, develop, implement and coordinate the new African American Spirituality project to meet contract deliverables.
  • Coordinate logistics for meetings, groups, trainings, events related to program activities.
  • Facilitate presentations and support groups including the Anti-stigma groups and the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups. 
  • Sustain programs that hold high integrity of cultural foundation, including ethnicities, life experiences, gender(s), sexuality, socio-economic status, age, etc.
  • Build relationships with community partners and develops new partnerships.

SPECIFICATIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND COMPETENCY FACTORS

  • Experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member is at the core of our mission and vision. We are seeking someone who understands that we are a peer-run and operated organization that honors lived experience as an expertise in the field of mental health.
  • Commitment to demonstrating the mission, vision, and values of PEERS. 
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Advance level Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator preferred (or willingness to be trained).
  • Exceptional public speaking, presenting, and group facilitation skills.
  • Strong administrative skills and written communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse teams and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and meet project deadlines and expectations. 
  • Possession of valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and car.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB SETTING

  • Program headquarters is a standard office setting on the second floor of a multi-story building, requiring use of an elevator for access.
  • Innovative, mental health consumer driven organization with strong ties to the community.
  • Environment with diverse populations routinely coming in for workshops or training.
  • Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, with some weekends and evenings.

Employment Status/Compensation: 30 hours per week, hourly employee with benefits (Compensation Range: $18.50 – $21.50 per hour)

To Apply: Please complete ALL application steps to be considered for this position. This position will remain open until filled. 

  • Submit a resume, cover letter, and supplemental questionnaire by e-mail to Lynn Rivas at hr@peersnet.org by August 9, 2019.  Please include Assistant Coordinator as the subject line in the email.
  • Supplemental questionnaire:
    1. Do you identify as having lived mental health experience or do you have a family member with lived experience? 
    2. Describe your experience supporting African American Mental Health Consumers/Programs? 
    3. Are you comfortable supporting a program that is centered on mental health and spirituality (includes faith-based, non-traditional spiritual and other healing communities)? 

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Perform other duties as assigned.

PEERS is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving underrepresented communities, and we encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. People of color, women, transgender people, LGBQI people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.