NAMI York-Adams Counties PA
August 23, 2021
140 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 105, York, PENNSYLVANIA
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Desiree Irvin


Position Summary:  

 The PAUSE Program Coordinator is an essential position that oversees all aspects of the school-based PAUSE Program for NAMI York Adams Counties PA (“NAMIYA”). The PAUSE program is a three-tier in-school / virtual comprehensive mental health crisis prevention, intervention and educational program for York County high school and middle school students, faculty, and their families. The PAUSE Program Coordinator is committed to success and provides leadership to internal and external partners to ensure desired program goals are met.  


 NAMI Values: 

  • Hope: We believe in the possibility of recovery, wellness, and the potential in all of us. 
  • Inclusion: We embrace diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. 
  • Empowerment: We promote confidence, self-efficacy, and service to our mission. 
  • Compassion: We practice respect, kindness, and empathy. 
  • Fairness: We fight for equity and justice. 


NAMI York Adams Counties PA Mission: 

   NAMIYA’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by mental illness recognizing that key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential in achieving success. 

Position Duties: 

  • Build and sustain new and existing relationships with key stakeholders (including school districts, Independent schools, Public Charter schools and Vocational schools) to meet program inclusion, growth and sustainability goals. 
  • Coordinate and Manage PAUSE programming schedule, facilitator schedule and training schedule. Record all information into the HHHub Database. 
  • Facilitate at all PAUSE youth support group meetings, school administrator/staff group meetings and evening family programming.  
  • Register and attend NAMI signature program trainings to stay current on curriculum and promote these programs within PAUSE.  
  • Liaison between the schools and NAMIYA’s for the PAUSE program. Work with school boards, administrative personnel, and other school staff members to initiate and establish this mental health program into their school.  
  • Gathers data and reports all metrics, manages budget, provides training, and supervises facilitators related to PAUSE programming. Participates in outreach related to the PAUSE program. 
  • Maintain all program statistical data of the program and provide reports to other staff and Executive Director for entry into the NAMI National reporting software and for county MH-IDD office for state reporting. 
  • Communicate the programs successes and challenges to the Executive Director and the Program Committee. 
  • Draft and submit monthly and periodic reports to the Executive Director and the Board outlining Program activities for the month and status of Program goals.  
  • Work with Executive Director to plan yearly PAUSE budget. 
  • Assist with agency fundraising efforts – Annual walk, grants, and donations. 
  • Assist with agency outreach efforts in the community – back to school night, National Night Out and other school community activities. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

General Requirements & Skills

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience. 
  • Experience and knowledge, personal or professional, about working with individuals and families affected by mental illness. 
  • Experience working with youth, families, and school districts at all levels.  
  • Familiarity with NAMI and its programs. 
  • Proficiency with technology to manage web-based software platforms (training provided). 
  • Fluency with MS Office (PPT; Word; Excel) 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences. 
  • Ability / Willingness to work (15) fifteen to (20) twenty hours per week including some evenings and weekends as needed. Available for additional hours as needed as program expands. 
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions. 
  • Success in working with volunteers. 
  • Must pass all clearances, background checks, and pass a mandated reporter training. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the service area, requiring use of a personal vehicle. 

 Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to:

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