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ALERT!! Mental Health Professionals Needed! Disaster Relief Red Cross Needs You!

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American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

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Disaster Mental Health Associates respond to the psychosocial needs of people affected by a disaster, including Red Cross disaster workers, across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to support Red Cross Mission
  • Identifying mental health needs through individual psychological triage and mental health surveillance.
  • Promoting resilience and coping, including enhanced psychological first aid (EPFA), individual psychoeducation, community-level support, and community resilience training.
  • Providing targeted disaster mental health interventions, including secondary assessment and
  • referrals, crisis intervention, casualty support, and advocacy.


Time Commitment:
Flexible. Volunteers can work locally to respond to the needs of victims affected in local house fires, can participate in local preparations and exercises, and can deploy to help with local or national disasters.


Qualifications:
  • Must be an either: a current school psychologist, a current school counselor, a current psychiatric nurse, or a licensed mental health professional--hold 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).
  • Collaborative, assertive, and flexible working style.
  • Ability to participate and contribute in regular meetings.
  • Demonstrates the ability to engage in constructive and proactive problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of Disaster Mental Health activity guidance.
Training: We provide all the training!

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR LOCAL HEROES TO POSITIVELY IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY"

Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Juana Zapata, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689

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About American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

Location:

10600 N. Trademark Parkway, Suite 406, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17199 Yuma St Suite 2Victorville, CA 92395

(34.47301,-117.2875)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Time commitment varies based on availability. Responses may be completed in less than an hour or take as long as three to four hours.
  • We are looking for local heroes to positively impact your community for disaster relief!

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