Crisis Worker Volunteer - Hotline or Textline

Employer
PRS, Inc Volunteers
Location
Oakton, VA
Posted
Jun 13, 2018
Closes
Jun 15, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
PRS CrisisLink is a community-based nonprofit organization that serves the Northern Virginia and DC area individuals living with mental illness, substance use disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and all individuals who face life crisis. We are seeking empathetic, non-judgmental, and caring volunteers to answer our suicide and crisis prevention hotline calls for our PRS CrisisLink program. PRS CrisisLink volunteers receive extensive training (50+ hours) and acquire excellent communication and suicide prevention skills that last a lifetime. Students who volunteer can earn college credit or internship experience and receive letters of recommendation. Please click on the link to view current training schedule and our available volunteer shifts; https://prsinc.org/crisislink/volunteer/crisishotline/ . Ideal Candidate: Must successfully complete in-person and online Hotline training of initially 50 hours. The training includes a 2-Day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training. A non refundable training fee of $100 is required and covers the materials provided to each trainee. Must be willing to commit to one, 3-hours per week shift for the duration of one year. Must be empathetic, non-judgmental, and be responsive to the feelings of callers. Ability to make sound decisions under pressure and be able to problem-solve with minimum supervision. Must be prompt and have reliable means of transportation required. Computer experience and proficient typing skills. Job Posted by ApplicantPro

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