Are you a parent with experience navigating child care systems in Ohio? Do you want to help
Do you also have a child with a behavioral, mental health, emotional, intellectual/developmental and/or substance use disorder?
Do you know the difficulties that come with navigating the care systems with your child?
Do you want to use your experience and expertise to help others in similar positions?
We are looking for people, like you, who want to act as a Parent Peer Support Specialist with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Parent Peer Support Specialists use their personal experience and knowledge to help and support parents who are new or unfamiliar with community resources & systems that support our children.
As a Peer Support Specialist you will:
- Work with other caregivers to provide them support and improve their well-being
- Use your personal experience and knowledge to promote family-driven, youth guided practices
- Help strengthen other families in need
- Act a mentor to parents or caregivers with newly diagnosed children
- Be a parent or caregiver of a child with a diagnosed mental, intellectual or substance use disorder
- Have a minimum of 1 year experience navigating a child care system (e.g. Mental Health services, Special Education, Substance Use Treatment).
- Live in Delaware or Morrow Counties in Ohio
- We will train you to provide services, approximately 44 hours of training is required.
A little bit more information on NAMI:
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI started with a small group of families in 1979 and has grown to include more than 500 local affiliates. The affiliate NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties was started 20 years ago by a small group of volunteers who were committed to understanding and supporting their loved ones with mental illness. The dedication of these volunteers was the backbone of NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties for many years. Today volunteers continue to be the heart of the organization and are supported now by a small, dedicated group of staff members. Through volunteer-led educational classes, support groups, and community programs NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties has impacted and continues to affect the lives of countless individuals.
If you are interested, please reach out to Angela through email at Angela@NotAloneOhio.org
About NAMI Delaware & Morrow Counties (Ohio)
P. O Box 601, 814 Bowtown Road, Delaware, OH 43015, US
To improve the quality of life and ensure dignity and respect for persons with serious mental illness, and offer support to their families and close friends.
We advocate at the county, state and national levels for non-discriminatory access to quality healthcare, housing , education and employment for people with mental illness.
- Educate the public about mental illness.
- Work to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.
- Advocate for increased funding for research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
We offer educational classes and support groups for people living with mental illness and their families and friends.
651 West Marion StreetMount Gilead, OH 43338
September 8, 2021
- Case Work / Management
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Special Needs
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- The first year of participation, we ask that you attend 50 hours of training. Support for families varies depending on need.