Willingness to share a personal experience of exposure to a potentially traumatic event that resulted in strong reactions. Were you able to overcome/recover from the effects of the event? What did you do to resolve the reactions?
Life experience: jobs, professions, or participation in organizations in the past that would provide value as a peer support member.
Willingness to be on call and respond to potentially traumatic events.
Ability to maintain confidentiality…is trustworthy
Caring and compassionate
Shall have the ability to relate to people empathetically
Shall possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
Works well with others
Respected by peers and colleagues
No current disciplinary actions or current investigations
Is willing to attend/participate in current & ongoing training (4-20 hours per month)
Willingness to undergo an application & selection process
Willingness to participate in an oral interview
Statement of support from supervisor and Battalion Chief