The Red Cross needs Mental Health Professional Volunteers

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Southern California Region

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Your Title: Disaster Mental Health OR Resiliency Mental Health Volunteer

We have two great programs that need Mental Health Professionals!

The role of the Disaster Mental Health volunteer is to serve as a member of a temporary work unit on a disaster relief operation to provide disaster mental health support to individuals and families who have been impacted by a disaster.

Our Resiliency Mental Health volunteers will provide support for the Armed Forces Resiliency program by assisting with facilitator training, supporting mental-health related events, attending VA whole health program trainings and providing general support to mental health-related needs within the Armed Forces.

Requirements:

  • CURRENTLY LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: At 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)
  • CURRENT SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS: At minimum, holds a master’s degree in school psychology or school counseling; and Holds a current, unencumbered license or certification as a school psychologist or school counselor issued by an appropriate state board.
  • CURRENT PSYCHIATRIC NURSES: Have a state license as a registered nurse; and Have a minimum of two years of experience working in a psychiatric setting, verified by a letter from a current or previous employer.
  • RETIRED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Meet the above educational criteria for 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 five years* prior to on-boarding 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.
This role is in Orange County.

Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Christina Gosling, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at christina.gosling@redcross.org or (714) 380-7263.

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About American Red Cross - Southern California Region

Location:

600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Health & Medicine, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Santa Ana, CA 92705

(33.75323,-117.79011)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Family Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible (be on-call and respond based on your availablity)
  • 3 hours of self-paced online training

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