outreach and development associate - mental health

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NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network

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The NAMI Greater Boston Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN) seeks outreach and development associates who will work closely with co-founder Howard D. Trachtman, BS, CPS, CPRP, COAPS, a nationally recognized mental health advocate and the executive director, Ewa Pytowska, CP and who is also a board member of NAMI Massachusetts.

These are the various components of the position, you need not be expert in all areas.
Mr. Trachtman is willing to mentor suitable candidates in peer support and/or advocacy.
Email him at hdt@nami.org or call (781) 642-0368.

As almost all of our members identify as being in recovery from mental health and/or
addictions the ideal candidate would being willing to disclose their personal experience with mental health
and/or addictions treatment.

Our weekly staff meetings are on Tuesdays and are co-located with our partner organization, the
Hope Center of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community, www.mbrlc.org The MBRLC also has volunteer opportunities at all of its' five centers.

The Hope Center is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1000am-300pm and there is the
potential for work from home. Our busiest day is Tuesday and candidates are invited to attend our
staff meeting. Candidates do not need to be available every day.

Outreach and Development Associate Job Description
not everyone will do all roles

Visit in person or communicate with other organizations to promote the peer movement and PSAN
Maintain database of NAMI GB CAN members and verify accuracy of NAMI's database
Recruit new PSAN members and renew lapsing members
Maintain NAMI literature and help distribute to community
Help staff PSAN information table at conferences and events
Staff PSAN office
Check PSAN voice mail/email and respond to information/referral and other calls
Provide peer support as needed
Help facilitate monthly business meeting at Center Club, 3rd Thursday of month 630pm-830pm
Communicate with existing PSAN members via phone, email and US mail
Help with PSAN newsletter
Prepare for NAMI Walk in May and ongoing fund-raising
Help coordinate legislative advocacy if desired
Provide input on updating website
Liaison with PSAN Advisory board
Help organize PSAN social events
Assist with computer class as needed
Help organize PSAN social events
Assist with computer class as needed
Identify needed office supplies

OPTIONAL:
IN OUR OWN VOICE presenter or willing to take free training
NAMI Connection group facilitator or willing to take free training
PEER to PEER mentor or willing to take training







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About NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network

Location:

Plaza Level - Lindemann, 25 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

NAMI GB CAN (NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network) provides support, education and advocacy. We are a grassroots organization of people with lived experience of mental health treatment (Peers). We are an affiliate of NAMI-MASS (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness.

NAMI is known as the "Nation's Voice on Mental Illness" and we at GB-CAN believe that this voice must be recovery-oriented and value the lived experience of Peers.

Our website is www.namigbcan.org

Description

NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network (NAMI GBCAN) www.namigbcan.org is an
affilliate of NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). While anyone is welcome
to join or volunteer, most of our active members have lived experience with mental health treatment.

We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness,
fighting for rights and helping people become employed. Our pillars of advocacy are
support, education and advocacy. We do much advocacy work by going to the state house
and serving on boards and committees. NAMI Greater Boston Consumer Advocacy Network (NAMI GBCAN) www.namigbcan.org is an
affilliate of NAMI Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts). While anyone is welcome
to join, most of our active members have lived experience with mental health treatment.

We are dedicated to eliminating the stigma and discrimination of those labeled with mental illness,
fighting for rights and helping people become employed. Our pillars of advocacy are
support, education and advocacy. We do much advocacy work by going to the state house
and serving on boards and committees. By affiliating with NAMI we have access to the NAMI Connection
support group model, the In Our Own Voice speakers program and more. As NAMI is known as the
"Nation's Voice on Mental Illness" we at NAMI GBCAN want this voice to be recovery-oriented and
value the lived experience of our peers.

We are an partner of the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community www.mbrlc.org
and help staff the Hope Recovery Center www.hoperlc.org

We also help people navigate the mental health system and provide numerous social activities
for our members.


WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

25 Staniford StreetPlaza LevelBoston, MA 02114

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Mental Health
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Networking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • many activities take place on Tuesdays

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