Freelance Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – May 7, 2018
Overall, the job position was fine, they requested multiple designs for their upcoming events to be executed. No more than maybe 20 hours of design work per week. This position helped improve my skills in info graphics. The most enjoyable part was the free range I had in ultimately deciding what would be on said flyer.
Inter-Club Council Representative (Current Employee) – Modesto, CA – April 21, 2018
I am a mental health speaker who goes out into the community and shares personal stories and provides general information on resources. The job is rewarding in many ways which is why I have worked there as a volunteer for over 10 years.
I was a volunteer here while I was attending college to receive my Associates Degree. When not volunteering at the office I was running the NAMI ON CAMPUS Club at my college to bring awareness about Mental Health.
Mental Health Recovery Support Facilitator (Former Employee) – Winchester, VA – December 9, 2017
I worked as a volunteer facilitator for the mental health recovery support group. Also helped to initiate recovery support meetings in the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit of Winchester Medical Center.
Volunteer Support Group Facilitator (Current Employee) – Columbus, GA – October 26, 2017
I have had an overall great experience in all my involvement with this org. NAMI was a great place to kick-start my career. I learned a lot during support groups including how to lead/facilitate groups myself. I also got connected to valuable community resources through this organization.
Outreach specialist NAMI (Current Employee) – Columbus, GA – September 15, 2017
NAMI has helped me fulfill a life-long goal of being an advocate for mental health and mental-illness awareness. NAMI has provided this platform and it has helped me hone in on my compassion for others and helped me develop my communication skills, especially as a public speaker.
I worked as a volunteer at NAMI. The organization is great, you feel you are really making a difference. They provided training and support, and made you feel as if you were part of a family. The most difficult part of the job is seeing how the family/friends of those with mental illness struggle to get support and assistance.
Good place for experience but may not be what's expected.
Clerical duties and phone customer service (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT – May 28, 2017
When I was here during a field experience project during my college years, I was in charge of two jobs: being a secretary and providing companionship for patients at a separate place. The latter provided great experience for those wanting experience in psychology, however, the former responsibility wasn't as fulfilling.
Over-worked, under payed, lack of concern for employee well-being
Addictive Disorders Case Manager (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 8, 2017
I worked here for almost 5 years and while I loved the girls who worked in my office, the job stress was extremely high. We were constantly expected to meet impossibly unrealistic expectations by our bosses and were written up regularly even though punishment proved completely ineffective in dealing with the problem. There was an overall lack of support from our higher-ups and, although they'd never admit to it, our superiors were constantly pressuring us to essentially commit Medicaid fraud by inflating our billable face-to-face ours or face termination.
Co-workers, flexible schedule
Low pay, high stress work, little support from superiors, and lots more