American Red Cross - Pacific Islands Region
Hawaii: Disaster Shelter Oahu: Mental Health Worker
Company: American Red Cross - Pacific Islands Region
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Location: 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI, 96816
Project Details

The purpose of this position is to provide Disaster Mental Health services to clients and community in support of a Shelter Operation.

Key Responsibilities

The Disaster Mental Health Shelter Worker for Oahu will ensure:

  • Disaster Mental Health services are provided to clients, Red Cross responders and the community throughout Oahu effected by an event requiring setting up a shelter or shelters.
  • Support and collaborate with other disaster functions before, during and after a disaster by acting as a subject matter expert.
  • Help clients find resources to meet future mental health needs resulting from the event.
  • Perform client casework, as needed

  • Qualifications
  • Must hold any level license or registration as a social worker, psychologist, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, or psychiatrist (including non-clinical licenses such as Licensed Masters Social Worker or LMSW)
  • May be a retired mental health professional who:
  • Meet the educational criteria for their specific profession;
  • 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 Shelter 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.
  • Ability to be part of a team demonstrating traits of honesty, forward looking, competence, intelligence and compassion. The Disaster Mental Health Shelter Worker understands how they fit into the larger DCS and Sheltering structure and how their actions can positively influence and support the DCS Program.
  • General requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • As needed
  • Category
    Crisis Support
    Disaster Relief
    Emergency & Safety
    Skills Area
    Disaster Response
    Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
    Mental Health
    Mental Health
    Psychology