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Job Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator at Star Vista Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Center

StarVista CISPC has been the only 24-hour suicide and crisis hotline in San Mateo County. This telephone-accessed service is staffed 24-hours a day, 365 days a year through a combination of paid staff and over 50 trained volunteers. The Center is both a critical first point of contact for people in need of referrals to social services and a last resort for people on the brink of suicide to reach out for help.

The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the crisis line and its volunteer program, as well as assisting with the development of the new crisis text services to youth that will begin in August 2020.

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: Full-time, 40 Hour/week
Program/Department: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
Salary/Status: DOE, Exempt 40 hours a week.
Availability: **Position to start August 1. Ideal candidate can participate in training sessions Tues/Thurs (6-9pm) in July.**

To Apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter of why you are interested in this position to

For more information, please click here.

Job Opportunities: Peer Support Line Counselors

The CalHOPE Crisis Counseling Program (by the Department of Health Care Services) has positions open for COVID-19 Peer Emotional Support Line Counselors for the California Peer-Run Warm Line operated by Mental Health Association (MHA) of San Francisco.

The applicants do not have to be licensed or certified counselors, but can be peers with lived experience.

See the recruitment details here.

NAMI’s Recruiting for an Education Coordinator

NAMI San Mateo is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator, 25 hours per week.  The Education Program Coordinator will be responsible for organizing and setting up NAMI program classes, including Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Provider Education, Basics and Ending the Silence, as well as arranging for teacher/facilitator training/meetings for all programs and support groups, and identifying additional organizations for program delivery.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes thru outreach, plans, and schedules all education programs.
  • Updates existing programs to keep current with NAMI standards.
  • Prepares program materials for teachers and participants.
  • Communicates with teachers to ensure successful programs.
  • Keep up-to-date records in Excel of current waitlists for classes.
  • Reports NAMI class info when class is complete – internally & externally
  • Creates flyers and brochures for education programs.
  • Assists with special events such as NAMI General Meeting.
  • Works with staff and volunteers
  • Research/Plan outreach to identify additional presentation opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of NAMI programs with preference to having taken one of our classes.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. 
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular schedule when needed for training or special events.
  • Proficient with MS Office programs including Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Helene Zimmerman at

Deadline to apply, January 13, 2020
Start Date: February 3, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience.

NAMI Part-Time Education Coordinator Job Opportunity

National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Mateo County (NAMI SMC) is seeking an Education Coordinator (part-time, 25 hours/week) to support their signature programs: Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Connection, Basics, Provider Education, Ending the Silence and Family Support Groups.

Job duties include, but are not limited to: organizing training classes for teachers, enrollees and/or facilitators, preparing materials for each class, promotion/marketing of classes and tracking of all programs completed.

The anticipated start date is mid-February, 2020. For a complete job description and to apply, please click here.

Voices of Recovery Seeks Project Coordinator


Voices of Recovery is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator who will be in charge of assisting our Project Director in organizing our ongoing projects. This task involves monitoring project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner. Read more

Job Opportunities at the Felton Institute

Program Manager

This Program Manager opportunity at the Felton Institute is responsible for the overall program and clinical operations of the Felton Early Psychosis program (formerly Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis – PREP) site, monitoring client services, maintaining compliance with quality assurance standards and managing personnel. Local travel between agency sites as well as direct service provision to a small number of clients is expected. This position reports to the Associate Director.

See Full Job Description Here


Clinical Team Leader

This Clinical Team Leader opportunity at the Felton Institute is a leadership position responsible for the implementation of coordinated specialty care model program and coordinates team activities, monitors quality assurance and supports fidelity monitoring of Felton’s early psychosis program model (formerly Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis – PREP). Local travel between agency sites as well as direct service provision to program participants is expected. This position reports to the Director of Programs.

See Full Job Description Here


Send Resumes to Bruce Adams, Director of Programs, at

Office of Diversity and Equity Job and Internship Anouncements

ODE Logo_Hi Res_Transparent.pngThe Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is excited to announce two new job and internship opportunities. ODE advances health equity in behavioral health outcomes of marginalized communities throughout San Mateo County. ODE works to empower communities; influence policy and system changes; develop strategic and meaningful partnerships; and promote workforce development and transformation within BHRS. 

1) ODE is seeking Community Health Planners.

There are currently two vacancies 1) a permanent Community Health Planner position that will support Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) implementation and technical assistance across BHRS; and 2) a limited-term position, through June 30, 2021, that will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive, outcome-based evaluation, data collection and reporting infrastructure for MHSA funded programs.

Application available here

2) ODE is seeking Cultural Stipend Internship Program (CSIP) interns.

The 2019-20 Cultural Stipend Internship Program (CSIP) Awardees complete and present their cultural humility related projects to clinic sites, Health Equity Initiatives (HEI), and community groups. CSIP awardees spend the academic year participating in one of nine HEIs and coordinating a year-long project, in addition to their regular duties as clinical interns. 

CSIP provides a stipend of $7,000 awarded annually to up to 10 interns. Awardees are selected based on their expressed interest in and commitment to cultural awareness and social justice in both community and clinical settings; personal identification with marginalized communities; and/ or lived experience with behavioral health conditions. Priority is given to bilingual and/ or bi-cultural applicants whose cultural background and experience is similar to underserved communities in San Mateo County. Once selected, awardees are then matched with an HEI and tasked with conducting a project that helps BHRS becomes more culturally sensitive on a systemic level, and more accessible to marginalized communities. 

Application available here. 

To learn more about the Office of Diversity and Equity, visit our website at

For other job and internship opportunities with ODE visit

California Clubhouse Seeks Program Staff Generalist

California Clubhouse is looking for dynamic, hard-working, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of adults recovering from mental illness. The opening is for a full time, hourly Program Staff Generalist. See the position description for more information.

BHRS Seeks Private Providers

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is seeking to contract with licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional clinical counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners to provide mental health services to San Mateo County Medi-Cal and CareAdvantage beneficiaries under a managed care system.

We offer highly competitive rates, which have recently been increased, and a chance to build your practice- or if you’re already established, a chance to give back to the community! Please contact provider relations at 650-573-2242 if you’re interested in joining the BHRS private provider network. See the Private Provider Network brochure for more information.

NAMI SMC Seeks Bilingual Family Partners

NAMI SMC is looking for bilingual Family Partners for the new HOPE (Helping Our Peers Emerge) project. HOPE is a colloboration between NAMI SMC, Heart & Soul, California Clubhouse and BHRS,  designed to provide peer and family support services to assist individuals who are in psychiatric hospital settings and help them successfully transition back into the community.

NAMI is seeking full or part time Family Partners who are bilingual in Mandarn/Cantonese and English, or Spanish and English. See the job description for more information.

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