ASL (American Sign Language) Volunteers Needed-Family Support Group Leader (VIRTUAL!!)

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National Alliance on Mental Illness- Greater Cleveland

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitators are trained NAMI leaders who lead NAMI Family Support Groups. They play an important role in ensuring all participants feel welcomed and supported.

NAMI Family Support Group Facilitators are uniquely qualified to lead support groups because they are personally a family member or 'like family’ friend of a loved one living with

mental illness.

By utilizing NAMI-trained support group methods, they empathize with and encourage those who are just beginning the journey to a renewed life.

A NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator ensures that the group shares responsibility for maintaining guidelines, sustains clear participant boundaries, clarifies goals, and reinforces communication skills that encourage group participation.


Minimum Requirements for Volunteer Facilitators

  • Must be fluent in ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Are personally a family member or 'like family’ friend of a loved one living with mental illness
  • Committed to facilitating or co-facilitating Family Support Groups in his/her community for a minimum of one year
  • Respects his/her own emotional and physical resources and limitations
  • As a facilitator, does not act in the capacity of therapist or any other health professional
  • Adheres to the integrity of the NAMI Family Support Group model. Demonstrates this at each group by utilizing the facilitation tools and skills he/she has been trained by NAMI to provide
  • Facilitates each meeting to the best of his/her ability
  • Willingness to participate in continued development to provide the best support group experience possible and continually improve facilitator skills
  • Respects cultural and lifestyle differences of group participants
  • Understands that his/her behaviors reflect on the integrity and perception of NAMI and the programs NAMI offers and, therefore, keeps personal opinions and actions separate from those made as a NAMI leader
  • Is (or willing to become) a member of NAMI

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About National Alliance on Mental Illness- Greater Cleveland

Location:

2012 West 25th Street, Suite 705, Cleveland, OH 44113, US

Mission Statement

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering those living with mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing education, support, information, and referrals.

Description

NAMI Greater Cleveland provides services to those with serious mental illnesses and their family members through a variety of support and education programs. In addition, we advocate on behalf of our members and the community on issues related to mental illness. Program highlights include:

  • Support Groups: 16 groups providing mutual support averaging 2,500 visits per year;
  • Helpline: providing information and referral to over 1,485 callers per year;
  • Educational Courses: free classes, including NAMI’s signature Family to Family course, reaching over 75 participants per year;
  • Outreach: providing information about mental illness via our Community Education Nights, Speakers Bureau and Health Fairs to more than 1,100 people per year;
  • Multi-Cultural Outreach: providing specialized services to the African-American and Hispanic communities, including Spanish-language courses and materials.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • American Sign Language
  • Bilingual
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies

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