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Disaster Action Team (DAT) -Hennepin County

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Minnesota Dakotas Region

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Purpose:

  • This position supports the Regional Disaster department. This opportunity requires participation in in-person activities and/or performing work in a Red Cross facility. To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.
Responsibilities:
  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
Qualifications:

Required:

  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and submission of vaccine status and supporting documentation in Volunteer Connection.
  • Willingness to carry vaccination card to work assignments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer)
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Care and RC Respond and online interfaces.
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
  • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Ability to:

  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Sit for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
  • Work in extreme cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Drive in daytime and at night

Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


To Apply for this position please go to: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=lead&a=22490&h=210&p=206780

If you have questions, please contact Zack at zachary.ernst@redcross.org or call 612-463-6587.

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About American Red Cross - Minnesota Dakotas Region

Location:

1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55454, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's providing care and comfort to one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, an ill or injured service member or veteran, or support to a military family, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55401

(44.98365,-93.26936)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Organization
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • On-Call Shifts

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