TEAM FACILITATOR (MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL)
Guides the debriefings
Ensures professionalism at debriefings
Maintains communications with the coordinator(s)
Identifies ongoing training topics and team needs
Conducts or directs after care as necessary Makes referrals
Mobilizes team members for response to an incident
Is liaison with department and other agencies
Responsible for administrative matters
Identifies debriefing locations
Coordinates team selection process
Attend regional or state meetings as applicable
Maintain records of team activities
TEAM MEMBERS (PEER SUPORT)
May perform the introductory phase of the debriefing byestablishing confidentiality, rules for debriefing and introduction of facilitator.
Assist coordinator(s) as assigned
Assist and take active roll with defusings and debriefings.
Attends team debriefing
Request mental health assistance when the members training and resources are exceeded
Assist in providing follow up services
Remain informed and follow written protocols and proceduresand guidelines of local and international organizations associated with CISM
Team members should be familiar with the laws which apply to their own professional jurisdiction.
Team members must respect the right of refusal to participate in an intervention Function only within the limits of their training.
Attend minimum of one meeting per year.
Attend in-service trainings.
Team members shall be sensitive people who keep confidential the material shared in the debriefing sessions. They must be well adjusted, empathetic, respected by peers, credible and non-judgmental. Team members will be approved by the mental health professional. Team members will be evaluated on a continuing basis by the mental health professional for their effectiveness and their own well being.
Team members must be in good standing with the Indianapolis Fire Department. Participants should be advised by Team Member not to discuss anything which would jeopardize an investigation, cause them to be disciplined or which would cause them to admit a deliberate violation of any laws, policies or regulations.