Disaster Mental Health Team Member- Berks County

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

The purpose of this position is to provide Disaster Mental Health (DMH) services to clients and Red Cross workers during preparedness, response, and recovery within a chapter/region.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide Disaster Mental Health interventions to clients impacted by a disaster.
  1. Participate in relevant meetings and activities as a member of the Disaster Mental Health chapter team.
  1. Participate in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster education.
  1. Help facilitate long-term recovery for clients impacted by disaster.
  1. Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local mental health agencies.
  1. Support other disaster responders before, during and after disaster response using staff mental health strategies.

Time Commitment: Varies

Qualifications:

  1. 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)
  1. CURRENT SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS:
  • At 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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 5 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.

To get started as a Red Cross volunteer, please visit:

https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=121215&h=193&p=592563

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About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Location:

3939 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104, 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

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
Community, Disaster Relief, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Reading, PA 19601

(40.35373,-75.94052)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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