Strong Minds (Mental Health Care Worker) Volunteer
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What we do: Help us provide mental health screenings to our Special Olympics athletes: children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Events occur year-round throughout the Jacksonville area.
Who we need: Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Counselors, trained on-site to provide all-day screening exams.
Benefits of Helping Special Olympics Florida Strong Minds
- Feeling good about helping an athlete overcome the fear of visiting a mental health professional
- Enjoying the camaraderie of working together with a group of your fellow professionals
- Having the ability of increasing the number of patients in your practice: your practice will grow once word gets around that you work with persons with intellectual disabilities
- Receive free CEU’s for hours volunteered at Games depending on your agency, school or professional organization
About SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA INC
40 E Adams Street, Suite LL15, Jacksonville, FL 32202, US
Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large.
Healthy Community is a premier, health care delivery approach that focuses on the whole person with an intellectual or developmental disability and provides integrated health care coordination.
Good health is necessary for persons with an intellectual or developmental disability to secure the freedom to work, learn, and engage in their families and communities. The United States Surgeon General stated, "Individuals with a developmental disability are more likely to receive inappropriate and inadequate treatment, or be denied health care altogether. Children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities receive fewer routine health examinations, fewer immunizations, less mental health care, less prophylactic oral health care, and fewer opportunities for physical exercise and athletic achievement than do other Americans. Those with communication difficulties are especially at greater risk for poor nutrition, overmedication, injury, and abuse." Special Olympics International created Healthy Community in response to the U.S. Surgeon General call to action on the health care disparities for people with an intellectual or developmental disability.
We'll work with your schedule.
40 E Adams StreetSuite LL15JacksonvilleJacksonville, FL 32202
- Mental Health
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Must be at least 20
- Orientation or Training
- One time two day training. We ask that you commit to holding 1-2 events per year for at least 3 years.
- Certification in LMHC, Psychology, Social Work must be up-to-date and in Florida