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Disaster Mental Health Volunteer from Coffee County Area

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American Red Cross - Tennessee Region

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Provide emergency mental health needs to disaster victims of a hurricane, tornado, or house fire.

Key Responsibilities:

-Receives required Red Cross disaster training to be ready to respond in a management capacity

-Participates in planning quarterly meetings and table-top disaster exercises (twice a year) to assist in building adequate human resources (volunteers) and material assets necessary to respond to a major event

-Interfaces with other Activity Leaders on integration and capacity building


The individual must:

A. Have an independent license (license to practice without supervision) and master’s degree as a clinical social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychiatric nurse, or psychiatrist OR

B. Have a state license or state certification and master’s degree as a school psychologist or school counselor issued by a state board of education (this is an expansion to the DMH eligibility requirements cited in 2008) OR

C. Have a state license and a bachelor’s degree (BSN) as a registered nurse and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification for psychiatric and mental health nursing to include RN-BC or PMHNP-BC or PMHCNS-BC.

Exception: An individual enrolled in the DMH program in DSHR prior to the issuance of this requirement who does not meet these new educational requirements and clarified eligibility criteria (independent licensure or nurse certification) can continue to work in the DMH activity given good standing with his/her chapter and a positive performance history while working on local and/or national relief operations.

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About American Red Cross - Tennessee Region

Location:

2201 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, 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.

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Coffee County AreaCoffee County, TN 37355

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideal availability is a minimum of 2-weeks assignments operating 6-days per week. Shift work may be determined by the scale of the relief operation which may include shifts for less than 12 hours.
  • You must have a license in a mental health field. Red Cross training will be provided.

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