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Disaster Shelter: Mental Health Worker-Oahu

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Pacific Islands Region

  • 1 person is interested

The purpose of this position is to provide Disaster Mental Health services to clients and community in support of a Shelter Operation under current COVID-19 conditions.

Key Responsibilities

The Disaster Mental Health Shelter Worker for Oahu will ensure:

  • Disaster Mental Health services are provided to clients, Red Cross responders and the community throughout Oahu effected by an event requiring setting up a shelter or shelters.
  • Support and collaborate with other disaster functions before, during and after a disaster by acting as a subject matter expert.
  • Help clients find resources to meet future mental health needs resulting from the event.
  • Perform client casework, as needed

Qualifications
  • Must hold any level license or registration as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychiatrist (including non-clinical licenses such as Licensed Masters Social Worker or LMSW)
  • May be a retired mental health professional who:
    • Meet the educational criteria for their specific profession;
    • Held a license (any level license) from any U.S. state or territory as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychiatric nurse or psychiatrist, or a certificate as a school psychologist or school counselor, within the 5 years prior to on-boarding as a Disaster Mental Health Shelter Worker; and
    • Maintained a license or certification in good standing upon retirement and without any disciplinary action taken by the issuing U.S. state or territory licensing or certification board.
  • Ability to be part of a team demonstrating traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence and compassion. The Disaster Mental Health Shelter Worker understands how they fit into the larger DCS and Sheltering structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the DCS Program.

Safety First! Our need for volunteers is constant and our guidelines reflect the latest CDC safety recommendations and follow the national and local government laws. COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged and is required for in-person volunteer roles.

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About American Red Cross - Pacific Islands Region

Location:

4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4155 Diamond Head RoadHonolulu, HI 96816

(21.26671,-157.79846)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • As needed to respond to disasters. Must be willing to work up to 5 shifts in a 2 week period. For deployments to the mainland (not required) you must be available for at least two weeks.
  • Willing to complete Red Cross training, customer service focus, calm under pressure

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