Street Performer

Street Performer by Phillip Pearson

Peer Specialists Needed, Crisis Diversion (AM and PM)

YOU, in an anti-stigma VIDEO?

We are looking for individuals who are willing to do a video on the stigma they have experienced while interacting with any  of the following:  law enforcement, first responders, paramedics, pharmacist, doctors and health care providers. The video will be professionally produced and will appear on TV statewide, the Department of Mental Health and other venues. You must be comfortable with people seeing you on video and sharing your experiences with stigma.  Your picture may also appear on anti-stigma billboards across the state. Contact

NAMI Alabama Peer Programs Coordinator Job Opening

We will now be accepting resumes for the position of Peer Programs Coordinator. The job description and duties are attached. Qualified candidates must be living in recovery with a mental illness and be certified as a program leader in at least one of the 3 NAMI Alabama peer programs. The deadline to submit resumes is Monday, December 14. Details on how to apply for the job are below.


Job Opening: Family Peer Specialist

NOVA provides treatment for individuals ages 15-25 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis. A Parent Peer is a parent, grandparent or guardian who is parenting, or has parented, a child with serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness, and can articulate the understanding of their experience and share that experience with another parent/family. Parent Peers provide strength-based rehabilitative support services to parents that are expected to increase the child/family’s capacity to function within their home, school and community while promoting recovery. This person responsible for advocating for parents/families who have children with serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness. This position will require the Parent Peer to have innovative ideas to help parents/guardians increase knowledge of serious emotional disturbances/serious mental illness and mental health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults, assist with encouragement of families with cooperating with services, and promote self-empowerment of the parent. 

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Job Opening: Certified Peer Specialist- Youth

This is a responsible, professional position who works with young adults who are receiving clinical services through our organization.  The Youth Peer Specialist will work closely with the care coordinator and the Family Peer Specialist to implement the treatment process with the young adult and their family.  They must have personal experience (“lived experience”) in mental health services or child welfare and be able to appropriately disclose and share that experience with young adults receiving treatment through our organization. The Youth Peer Provider supports young adults, ages 16 – 21, by sharing their own lived experience of mental health and/or child welfare with young adults to foster hope, build resiliency, and develop self-advocacy skills that will empower them to reach their goals. 

This can be either a full time or part time position.

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Job Opening: Certified Peer Specialist- Youth Parent

This is a responsible, professional position as a certified peer with lived experience, who works with parents and/or primary caregivers of a child with emotional, physical, behavioral, and or/mental health challenges.  

This can be either a full time or part time position.

Voting Rights Outreach

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is collecting personal experiences of voters with disabilities for the 2020 Election. Learning about these experiences can help election officials improve their voting services and help disability organizations figure out where to focus their voter education.



Joshua A. Baker, MSW – A Voting Rights Outreach Coordinator with ADAP

Certified Peer Specialist Job Opening

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 KIND OF WORK: This is responsible and confidential work providing peer support services in a variety of settings to include teaching and modeling the value of the individual recovery experience. Assisting in identifying recovery and wellness goals. Assisting individuals with developing coping skills, communication skills, and social skills. Planning and conducting peer-engagement, peer support and aftercare groups as scheduled by the program. Recording and documenting patient’s progress and participation in group and individual sessions. Carrying out support services as prescribed in the treatment plan. Coordinating patient logistics by assisting in patient departure to include arranging transportation, following along with patients for temporary visits, discharges and appointments. Working with social workers and discharge staff members, community peer specialist to help individuals transition to the community. 


NEWS: Upcoming Crisis Centers for Behavioral Health

The providers and locations of the new crisis centers are AltaPointe Health in Mobile, the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, and WellStone Behavioral Health in Huntsville.

These centers will help to:

  • Reduce the number of arrests
  • Reduce the frequency of visits to hospital emergency departments
  • Provide individuals in crisis access to care
  • Promote sustained recovery and provide linkage to community agencies and organizations, psychiatric and medical services, crisis prevention and intervention services.