Virtual Mental Health Support to Youth


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
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Help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress over our texting platform

About

Do you want to advance access to mental health support? Join our fight to make trauma healing services accessible to all youth. We're a nonprofit on a mission to empower youth of color to heal from trauma from systemic oppression.

We provide personalized, proactive mental health coaching over text message to teens . As a coach, you become someone our students can count on. You implement our Empathize-Normalize-Stabilize coaching framework to help youth build positive coping skills for managing traumatic stress. We're not crisis response - we check in with youth proactively each day, reaching them on their good days and bad days. Your role is at the core of what we do.

Note: You do not need a licensure or clinical background to be a coach. We take coaches through 15 hours of our robust training program on evidence-based practices and our coaching model. Coaching is done on our secure web portal that coaches log on to from their own laptops/computers, not on coaches' own personal cell phones or from coaches' personal numbers. All coaches are supervised in real-time by licensed social workers or mental health professionals, who step in during crisis situations.

Hear from one of our students here: vimeo.com/230341010
Learn more and sign up here: http://getmindright.org/ways-to-help/

Skills

  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Child Advocacy
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2-hour shift once a week
  • Experience working with underserved youth with a strengths-based lens

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