Posted on :
22 Jan, 2019
22 Jan, 2019
ECHO-NOVA, which was established in 2018, has the vision of creating a healthier Emergency Medical Service (EMS) in South Africa, by improving the psycho-social wellness of EMS personnel, in order for them to function optimally and to minimise the negative impact related to repeated exposure to trauma. The core values of ECHO – NOVA are honesty, trust, compassion and commitment to serve the EMS (for more information see http://echo-nova.co.za/).
Job Title: BOARD MEMBER (TREASURER)
ECHO-NOVA (the Emergency Counselling and Mental Health Organisation – New Beginnings) would like to appoint a new Treasurer of the ECHO-NOVA Board.
Professionals who work in the emergency medical field work in a fast-paced environment that is stressful and often dangerous. Apart from exposure to trauma on a daily basis, our paramedics (all levels) are falling victim to serious and violent crimes while on duty. ECHO-NOVA was established in response to the need for awareness as well as effective, accessible and appropriate mental health care for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals. Some access to counselling services is available, but these services do not always meet the needs of EMS personnel.
Our objectives cover the four focus areas of knowledge, awareness, resilience and support, articulated as follows:
Being in the start-up phase, ECHO-NOVA requires active and committed board members who are able to contribute to building and strengthening the organisation. Key responsibilities of the Treasurer include:
Board meetings take place quarterly on pre-determined dates, and Board members can participate in person (preferably) or via Skype.
Previously disadvantaged South Africans are encouraged to apply. Applications should consist of:
Applications should be directed to the Chairperson of the Board, Mr J.J. Pienaar and submitted to [email protected] by 23h59 on 1st February 2019.