The Grundy County Health Department has an available Crisis Counselor position. We are looking for someone who is willing to help during a Public Health Emergency. This is a medical volunteer opportunity.
You will be joining a volunteer corp. that is banning together and preparing to help in a Public Health Emergency.
As part of this volunteer team you will be asked to attend trainings every other month for about an hour. You will be asked to participate in quarterly phone drills and participating in yearly drills or exercises planned by the Health Department or its region.
Note: We are not a volunteer corp. preparing to respond to floods, tornados, or nuclear accidents/emergencies unless the situation calls for a mass vaccination or medication of public. We will only be dealing with healthy individuals and providing them with preventative medication or vaccines.
Our volunteer corp. is preparing to respond to a Public Health Emergency, an emergency during which we would open a large medication/vaccination clinic and dispense preventative emergency meds/vaccinations out to the public.
As volunteers you will train and work right alongside our staff here at the Health Department.
Below is the Volunteer Position Overall Responsibilities:
As the Crisis Counselor you will be monitoring workers, other volunteers, and the public within the clinic for signs and symptoms of stress, fatigue, or anxiety. If you notice someone that may be in need of some form of crisis counseling you will have a quiet location within the facility to talk with them and help them to be at ease during the current emergency siutaiton.
- Crisis Counseling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18