Vibrant Emotional Health is seeking “Peer Supporters” with a healthcare background for the national Disaster Distress Helpline’s (DDH) new Healthcare Peer Support Communities pilot program. Peer supporters will provide structured moderation within an online Facebook Group dedicated to healthcare workers impacted by Covid-19. The peer supporter will engage peers in meaningful discussion on relevant topics and provide timely and trusted resources. Peer Supporters will receive free trainings in evidence-informed models of peer support and disaster emotional care, in order to utilize foundational principles and best practices. Peer supporters will also work closely with a designated DDH crisis center to connect peers to a trained crisis counselor when a member is/or appears to be in emotional distress, experiencing symptoms of other mental health concerns, such as suicidal thoughts and/or suicidal ideation, for follow-up care and support.
Primary Program: Disaster Distress Helpline
Reports to: Program Manager-Online Peer Support
Per Diem: 28 hours per month/flexible hours
Rate: $18.00 per hour