The American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health responder provides disaster mental health services to individuals and families who have been impacted by a disaster.
Provide Disaster Mental Health interventions to clients impacted by a disaster
Participate in relevant meetings and activities as a member of the Disaster Mental Health chapter team
Participate in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster education
Help facilitate long-term recovery for clients impacted by disaster
Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local mental health agencies
Support other disaster responders before, during and after disaster response using staff mental health strategies
A. CURRENTLY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
Have at least a Masters Degree in one of the mental health professions listed below; and
Currently hold a license (any level license, including non-clinical licenses such as Licensed Masters Social Worker or LMSW) from any U.S. state or territory as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychiatrist
B. CURRENT SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS:
Have at least a minimum of a Masters Degree in school psychology or school counseling; and
Currently hold a state license or state certification as a school psychologist or school counselor issued by a state board of education
C. CURRENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSES:
Have a state license as a registered nurse; and
Have a minimum of 2 years experience working in a psychiatric setting
D. RETIRED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
Meet the above educational criteria for specified profession; and
Held a license or certification (any level license) from any US state or territory as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, school psychologist, school counselor, psychiatric nurse or psychiatrist, within the 5 years* prior to on-boarding as a Disaster Mental Health worker; and
Retired in good standing(with no actions pending against the license) within the issuing state licensing or certification board
About American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region
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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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its 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.