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NAMI New Hampshire

Family & Community Support Specialist-Greater Manchester

Children Programs · Manchester, New Hampshire
Department Children Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Posting

 NAMI NH is growing! NAMI NH is seeking a full time, 40 hours per week, Family and Community Support Specialist in the Greater Manchester and surrounding area. This is a salaried, exempt position.

  Job Title: Family and Community Support Specialist (FCSS)  

 Job Summary: The Family and Community Support Specialists (FCSS) will provide 1:1 support and education to families/primary caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness.  The FCSS will establish support groups and family education programs in communities and will be responsible for identifying and recruiting family member candidates to participate in one of NAMI NH’s leadership training programs providing support to family leaders in a role of their choice. 

 Job  Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one support to families/primary caregivers of children and/or adolescents with mental illness.
  • Demonstrate in his/her work a commitment to the system of care values and guiding principle      
  • Serve on work groups, advisory councils and committees as assigned.
  • Demonstrate effective outreach and promotion of NAMI NH’s support, education, leadership programs, and public policy platform. 
  • Attend community events/meetings as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Education:

  • Lived Experience – having personal experience as a parent or family member of a child with mental illness and understands and has the experience of working through the process toward family recovery empowerment.
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience navigating the mental health and related systems of care.
  • Three years of work experience in the human service or mental health field providing direct service.
  • Ability to use a computer to develop, track, transfer and access information related to work.
  • Have available, reliable transportation and willing to travel and have a flexible schedule.
  • Consideration given for formal education and/or agrees to or has completed NAMI NH’s Leadership Programs.

Work Schedule: 

Generally works Monday through Friday with occasional requirements to attend evening and/or weekend events.  Local travel required

Send your letter of interest, resume and salary requirements to:

 NAMI New Hampshire is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability or any other classification protected by state, federal or local law.

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  • Location
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Department
    Children Programs
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience