Website Medical Teams International
Setting: Disaster Zones
Role: The purpose of the Emergency Mental Health Officer is to assist in delivering life-saving programs during emergency events in a holistic and sustainable way, keeping in mind how the humanitarian response will set the ground work for transitional and development programming. Responsibilities may include assessments of mental health situations, facilitate life-saving mental health interventions needed in addition to prevention activities.
Time Commitment: 3 to 5 Weeks (or longer)
When: Ongoing. Must be able to deploy with 24-72 Hours.
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Requirements: Currently licensed to practice as one of the following: Psychiatrist; Clinical psychologist; Psychiatric nurse; Occupational Therapist; or Clinical social worker. International experience in mental health program, including experience in humanitarian response and recovery following an emergency an advantage.
Cost: Volunteers are responsible to pay for their travel, visas, immunizations, and any travel insurance. In-country food and lodging expenses are included for certain programs. Please contact MTI for more details.
For more information visit: MTI