PSI Coordinators are volunteers in each state and countries around the world who help bridge the gap between families struggling with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and the care and resources they need to recover. As a volunteer PSI Coordinator, you provide this connection by finding the treatment and support resources needed for families and providers who contact you. Families identify PSI Coordinators in their state through the PSI or PSI CT websites or by a PSI Helpline volunteer.
We currently have five volunteers in this role here in Connecticut and we need help to manage the increased volume of texts/calls/emails we are receiving as awareness grows bringing moms out of the shadows and into the arms of treatment and care providers.
Our goal is to have two PSI Coordinators in each county. At present, we do not have any coordinators in New Haven, Fairfield, Litchfield, Tolland or New London Counties.
If you are interested in learning about the PSI Coordinator role, you can contact PSI CT Coordinator Jen Vendetti who can provide information and direct you on next steps.
This volunteer position is managed by PSI Volunteer Services Manager Carrie Banks, PSI and PSI North Carolina Chapter.
Here are the steps in becoming a PSI Coordinator:
- Review the PSI Coordinator Roles & Responsibilities document, which outlines the role and responsibilities of the Coordinator position.
- Fill out an application form to be reviewed by Carrie Banks.
- Complete a brief phone interview conducted by a PSI Coordinator.
- Complete an orientation with Carrie via webinar held once per month.
- Review and sign contract.
Then you will be listed on the PSI website as a PSI Coordinator in your community!