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DCS: Disaster Mental Health Team Trainee (Virtual)

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American Red Cross- Eastern North Carolina

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DCS: Disaster Mental Health Team Trainee (Virtual)

  • Purpose The purpose of this position is to provide Disaster Mental Health services to clients and Red Cross workers during preparedness, response, and recovery within a chapter/region.
  • Responsibilities
    1. Provide Disaster Mental Health interventions to clients impacted by a disaster.
    2. Participate in relevant meetings and activities as a member of the Disaster Mental Health chapter team.
    3. Participate in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster education.
    4. Help facilitate long-term recovery for clients impacted by the disaster.
    5. Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local mental health agencies.
    6. Support other disaster responders before, during, and after disaster response using staff mental health strategies.
  • Time Commitment One to four hours a month, available for on-call disaster response
  • Qualifications

    CURRENT DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2017

    1. CURRENTLY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
      • At a minimum, holds a Master’s Degree in one of the mental health professions listed below; and
      • Holds a current, unencumbered license from, or is registered with, any U.S. state or territory as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychiatrist (any level license/registration, including non-clinical licenses such as Licensed Masters Social Worker or LMSW)
    2. CURRENT SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS:
      • At a minimum, holds a Master’s Degree in school psychology or school counseling; and
      • Holds a current, unexpired license or certification as a school psychologist or school counselor issued by a state board of education.
    3. CURRENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSES:
      • Have a state license as a registered nurse; and
      • Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a psychiatric setting, verified by a letter from a current or previous employer.
    4. RETIRED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:
      • Meet the above educational criteria for the specified profession; and
      • 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 onboarding as a Disaster Mental Health 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.

    * If a prospective Disaster Mental Health volunteer has been retired for more than 5 years, the corresponding Disaster Mental Health Division Advisor should be consulted. See the Disaster Mental Health and Disaster Health Services Advisor Program Roster for a list of advisors and their contact information.

    EXCEPTION: An individual enrolled in the Disaster Mental Health program prior to May 2010 who does not meet these eligibility criteria can continue to work in the Disaster Mental Health activity given good standing with his/her chapter and a positive performance history while working on local and/or national relief operations.

  • Relationships

    Works closely with DMH Chapter Coordinator, DAT leaders and responders, Disaster Program Manager.

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About American Red Cross- Eastern North Carolina

Location:

100 North Peartree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610, US

Mission Statement

The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors--in its international and national capacity--to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being.

Description

The American Red Cross (ARC), also known as The American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Relief Call Center

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment One to four hours a month, available for on-call disaster response
  • CURRENTLY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: At a minimum, holds a Master’s Degree in one of the mental health professions

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