Disaster Mental Health Team Member

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

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Purpose: As a Disaster Mental Health Team Member you will provide Disaster Mental Health services to clients and Red Cross workers during preparedness, response, and recovery. Disaster Mental Health volunteers help to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.

Volunteer Responsibilities: As a Disaster Mental Health volunteer, you will:

  • Provide Disaster Mental Health interventions to clients impacted by a disaster;
  • Help facilitate long-term recovery for clients impacted by a disaster;
  • Support other disaster responders before, during and after disaster response using staff mental health strategies;
  • Participate in relevant meetings and activities as a member of the Disaster Mental Health team;
  • Assist in developing partnerships with local mental health agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to treat people with respect under all circumstances and instill trust in others;
  • Holds a master’s degree in mental health (at minimum) and holds a current, unencumbered license in a mental health profession;
  • Comfortable using technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, video conferencing and internet search tools;
  • Able to complete required Red Cross training.

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About American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region

Location:

4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, 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's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to a service 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Anywhere in the CountyCockeysville, MD 21131

(39.49543,-76.56038)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment: • Approximately 5-10 hours per month, flexible schedule; • During times of a local disaster, time commitment may increase; • Commitment of at least 6 months.
  • • a current, unencumbered license in a mental health profession, and 2 years relevant experience required.

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