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Associate Director - Next Steps Program

  2/22/2021   NAMI San Diego
 Job Description        

Staff provides clients and family members who visit the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital and its Emergency Unit, and designated community clinics and programs with onsite support and resource information that promotes successful recovery and re-entry into the community. The team consists of trained Peer Specialists, Family Support Specialists, Recovery Specialists or AOD Counselors, Health Navigators, Eligibility Specialists, Nurses, and Behavioral Health Consultants, most of whom have lived experience with serious mental illness, substance use or a co-occurring disorder, or have a family with lived experience. Staff offers services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. The Associate Director reports to the Next Steps Program Director and will be on site in the EPU and hospital units as well as the Next Steps office, adjacent to the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital.



Masterís degree in a mental health discipline Valid California license as an LCSW, LMFT, LPPC, or Psychologist Preferred self-identified as a peer or family member of a peer Knowledge of San Diego Countyís behavioral health and social services Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Experience in community mental health and the peer recovery model preferred Able to work with minimal direction and supervision Comfortable working in a psychiatric hospital based behavioral health service setting Basic knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel), email and web navigation Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality


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