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NAMI New Hampshire

Family & Community Support Specialist-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 two full time, 40 hours per week, Family and Community Support Specialists in Manchester. These are salaried, exempt positions.

  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, birth to age 8, with mental illness, to improve mental health outcomes by adapting the NH Wraparound Practice Model. The FCSS will establish support groups and family education programs in Manchester.

 Job  Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one support to families/primary caregivers of children, age 0-8, 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,  and education,programs.  
  • 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.
  • Bilingual Preferred - Spanish or other

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.

These positions are funded through a contract with the City of Manchester, Health Department.

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