Mental Health Professionals: Turn your Passion into Action! (License Required) - Ada County

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Idaho and Montana

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Experiencing a natural disaster or other emergency (such as a home fire) can be intensely stressful. Even when the immediate danger has passed, the impact can still be felt. As a licensed mental health professional, you can provide compassionate support to individuals and families as they navigate the aftermath of a disaster.

Disaster Mental Health volunteers play a crucial role in alleviating disaster-related stress and trauma by providing essential mental health support, including:

  • Emotional Support: Address immediate emotional needs and offer compassionate support to disaster-impacted individuals.
  • Coping and Resilience: Educate clients on coping strategies and resilience-building techniques.
  • Resource Connection: Facilitate access to local mental health resources and services.
  • Community Outreach: Collaborate with local mental health agencies to strengthen community resilience.
  • Education and Training: Provide ongoing education and support to disaster responders and the community on emotional responses to disasters.

Commitment and Qualifications:

  • Requirements: Must hold a master’s degree and a current, unencumbered mental health license.
  • Time Commitment: Flexible and variable based on disaster response needs. Options to volunteer virtually and/or provide in-person support.
  • Training: Comprehensive training is provided to prepare you for this vital role.

Ready to make a difference? Here's how to get started!

  1. Go to redcross.org/volunteer to complete our online application. It takes less than 10 minutes!
  2. Once your application and background check are complete, a member of our team will reach out for a quick screening call. This allows us to make sure this position is the perfect fit for your interest, availability, and needs.
  3. We’ll get you connected and provide all necessary training to ensure you feel supported and successful as a volunteer.

Questions? Email our team at IDMT.Recruiting@redcross.org for more information about this or other positions.

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About American Red Cross of Idaho and Montana

Location:

5380 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83705, 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:

  • 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
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Community, Crisis Support, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Boise, ID 83701

(43.61366,-116.21735)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable based on disaster response needs.

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